THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Director and Screenwriter OLIVER
PARKER has worked extensively as an actor, and theatre and film director.
His most recent film was
the highly acclaimed hit An Ideal Husband, which he adapted and directed.
Starring Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert
Everett, Julianne Moore and Jeremy Northam, the film was nominated for two
Golden Globes and three BAFTAs.
In 1995, Parker directed
his adaptation of Othello starring Laurence Fishburne, Irene Jacob and
Kenneth Branagh for Castle Rock Entertainment.
In 1994, Parker wrote,
directed and acted alongside his brother Nathaniel Parker in his first short
film Unsigned, which was featured at the London
Film Festival that year. In 1995, he made two short films: A Little Loving,
starring Helena Bonham Carter and The Short Cut.
For television, in 1996,
Oliver directed two monologues Billingsgate Alfie, starring Jim Broadbent
and Copper Clive starring Steve Tompkinson. Both projects
were written by Tony Grounds for the "First Sign Of Madness"
series for Carlton Television.
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