Jamie Parker

An accomplished stage actor and talented musician, Jamie Parker began impressing audiences just two years out of drama school, when he originated the role of Scripps in the massively popular musical "The History Boys. " ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1979 in Middlesbrough, UK

Filmography

Actor (10)

Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lady in the Van 2015 (Movie)

Estate Agent (Actor)

Endeavour 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parade's End 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hour 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Valkyrie 2008 (Movie)

Lieutenant Werner von Haeften (Actor)

Alexander Hamilton 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The History Boys 2006 (Movie)

Scripps (Actor)

Wire in the Blood 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Determinations 1987 (Movie)

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Music (1)

The History Boys 2006 (Movie)

"L'Accordéoniste" (Song Performer)

Biography

An accomplished stage actor and talented musician, Jamie Parker began impressing audiences just two years out of drama school, when he originated the role of Scripps in the massively popular musical "The History Boys. " Born in Middlesbrough in 1979, Parker went on to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where he graduated in 2002. By 2004, he was appearing in "History Boys" on the West End. He went on to play the role for the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington, Hong Kong, film, and radio versions of the play. Still more prestigious stage work would follow for Parker, including a turn as Hippolito in a West End revival of "The Revenger's Tragedy," as well as several productions at Shakespeare's Globe, such as "As You Like It" and "Henry VI Part 1" and "Henry VI Part 2," the latter of which gave Parker a chance to show off his musical skills, when he played the recorder in a tavern scene. He would find an even bigger audience for his musicianship in 2015, when he performed several of Frank Sinatra's songs for the "BBC Prom" (BBC, 2015-) staging "Prom 30: The John Wilson Orchestra Performs Frank Sinatra." Parker's name would attract still more attention later that same year, when he took on the title role in the hotly anticipated stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

2002

Milestones

2015

Was cast in the title role in the hotly anticipated play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child."

2012

Starred in a West End producton of Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead."

2012

Played Brick in a West Yorkshire Playhouse production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

2009

Played Oliver in "As You Like It" at Shakespeare's Globe.

2008

Played Hippolito in a West End revival of "The Revenger's Tragedy."

2008

Appeared in the historical thriller "Valkerie."

2004

Originated the role of Scripps in the West End play "The History Boys."

Bonus Trivia

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Originally read for the part of Rudge in the play "The History Boys," but was ultimately cast as Scripps.

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Performed the role of Scripps in the West End, Broadway, Sydney, Wellington, Hong Kong, film, and radio versions of the play "The History Boys."

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Auditioned for a role in the stage musical version of "American Psycho" with a Whitney Houston song, but did not win the part.

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Sang several songs for the "Prom 30" presentation, "The John Wilson Orchestra Performs Frank Sinatra."

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Was an accomplished clarinetist.

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