British director, writer, and producer, Ol Parker is well-known for directing movies such as I Really Hate My Job, St. Trinian’s, Dorian Grey, St. Trinian’s II: The Legends of Fritton’s Gold, Jonny English Reborn, etc. He has won BAFTA Award for Best British Film and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture.
Ol Parker is married to Thandie Newton, whom he met while working in a BBC film, since 11th July 1998. She is also an actress mainly known for her work in The Pursuit of Happiness. They have two daughters and a son named as Ripley Parker, Nico Parker, and Booker Jombe Parker.
Ol Parker Early Life & Education
Ol Parker, an English film director, writer, and producer, was born as Oliver Parker to mother Jullian, a writer, and father Sir Peter Parker, a former chairman of British Rail in London. He grew up with his siblings Nathaniel Parker, Lucy Parker, and Alen Parker. Parker completed his studies from Cambridge University.
Ol Parker Career
Ol Parker started his career as a theatre artist. After several years on stage as an actor and a director, he shifted to the television and also tried working as a stand-up comedian. After that, Parker got leaned towards movies and produced his first short film entitled Unsigned in 1994.
After directing two more short films. he began directing feature films. Parker adapted Othello, the Shakespeare play, to the screen which was highly appreciated by the critics. Other successful works of Parker include Othello (1995), An Ideal Husband (1999), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), The Private Life of Samuel Pepys (2003), Fade to Black (2006), I Really Hate My Job (2007), St. Trinian’s (2007), Dorian Grey (2009), St. Trinian’s II: The Legends of Fritton’s Gold (2009), Jonny English Reborn (2011), Goodness Gracious Me (2013).
Parker wrote screenplay for the movies The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Now Is Good, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Imagine Me & You, It Was an Accident, In Your Dreams (TV movie), Grand Hill (TV series), Love Up (TV movie) which proved him as a good writer as well. Ol won BAFTA Award for Best British Film and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture.
Ol Parker Personal Life
Ol Parker is married to Thandie Newton, whom he met while working in a BBC film, since 11th July 1998. Thandie is also an actress mainly known for her work in The Pursuit of Happiness. They have two daughters and a son. Daughter, Ripley Parker was born on 17th December 2000 in London and younger daughter Nico Parker was born on December 2004. Son, Booker Jombe Parker, was born on 3rd March 2014.
Ol Parker Net Worth
Ol Parker earns a good sum of money in his career. He has directed several hit movies and TV series through which he obtains a good sum of money. His directed movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel earned $136.8 million which was budget of $10 million. He wrote another comedy-drama film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which was budget of $33.1 million is able to earn $86 million.
Though he hasn't shared his current net worth it is sure that he has millions of dollars. His wife, Thandie Newton collectively has a net worth of about $17.5 million dollars.