Nathaniel Parker

Actor
From 2001 to 2007, English actor Nathaniel Parker entertained British and international mystery lovers as the lead in "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries," produced by the BBC. Initially based on the novels of Elizabeth ... Read more »
Born: 05/18/1962 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (34)

Of Kings and Prophets 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outcast 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Merlin 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Perfect Host 2011 (Movie)

Det. Morton (Actor)

Malice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

Harry Hunt (Actor)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 2010 (Movie)

Caspian's Father (Actor)

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series VII 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Fade to Black 2008 (Movie)

Viola (Actor)

Flawless 2008 (Movie)

Ollie (Actor)

Hotel Babylon 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 6 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

Dunstan (Actor)

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series 5 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunted Mansion 2003 (Movie)

Master Gracey (Actor)

Lover's Prayer 2000 (Movie)

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 2000 (TV Show)

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Vanity Fair 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Far From the Madding Crowd 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Beverly Hills Ninja 1997 (Movie)

Tanley (Actor)

David 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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A Village Affair 1996 (Movie)

Martin Jordan (Actor)

Othello 1995 (Movie)

Cassio (Actor)

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale 1994 (Movie)

Thomas Dermer (Actor)

Look at It This Way 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Wide Sargasso Sea 1993 (Movie)

Rochester (Actor)

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

Clive Healy (Actor)

Deceived By Flight 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Hamlet 1990 (Movie)

Laertes (Actor)

Piece of Cake 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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War Requiem 1989 (Movie)

Wilfred Owen (Actor)

Absolute Hell (TV Show)

Actor

Bleak House (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

From 2001 to 2007, English actor Nathaniel Parker entertained British and international mystery lovers as the lead in "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries," produced by the BBC. Initially based on the novels of Elizabeth George (an American), the series quickly became a fan favorite on both sides of the pond and followed the dashing Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, along with his partner Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, played by Sharon Small, as they investigated gruesome, compelling mysteries. His role on the show was undoubtedly his most well-know screen work. Before his breakout role as the inspector, Parker studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and participated in several productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He starred opposite Sir Laurence Olivier and Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarman's haunting "War Requiem"; butted heads with Mel Gibson's Hamlet in the 1990 film adaptation; steamed up cinemas as Edward Rochester in the erotic "Wide Sargasso Sea"; and starred in various sumptuous costume drama miniseries, such as "Vanity Fair" and "Bleak House," which was actually made and released at the same time as the Lynley mysteries. Parker also appeared as the literal architect of the Nazi regime, Albert Speer, in the BBC production "Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial," and in the big-budget fantasy film "Stardust," based on the novel by Neil Gaiman.

Relationships

Peter Parker

Father
former chief of British Rail

Anjelica Parker

Daughter
born c. 1997

Raphaella Parker

Daughter
born c. December 1998

Oliver Parker

Brother
directed brother in "Othello"

Anna Patrick

Wife
acted with husband in "Othello"

EDUCATION

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

Milestones

2016

Joined the cast of "Of Kings and Prophets"

2015

Nabbed a small recurring role on the TV mini-series "The Outcast"

2011

Joined the cast of the TV series "Merlin"

2007

Landed a supporting role in the fantasy film "Stardust"

2005

Played Harold Skimpole on the TV mini-series "Bleak House"

1998

Cast as Rawdon Crawley in the BBC production "Vanity Fair" (aired in the USA on A&E in 1999)

1997

Portrayed the title role in the TNT biblical miniseries "David"

1997

Had the leading role of Gabriel in the British TV adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd"

1995

Played Cassio in "Othello"

1993

Appeared opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the British TV drama "Dancing Queen"

1993

Had the male lead in "Wide Sargasso Sea"

1992

Acted in "The Bodyguard"

1990

Portrayed Laertes in Mel Gibson's "Hamlet"

1989

First major TV role, appearing in "Never Come Back"

1988

Film debut as Wilfred Owen in "War Requiem", directed by Derek Jarman

1988

Left the RSC to pursue film work

Bonus Trivia

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Trained at National Youth Theatre as a child.

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Became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1986.

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Studied at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

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