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Also Known As: Nat Parker Died:
Born: May 18, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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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 Jarmanâ¿¿s haunting "War Requiem"; butted heads with Mel Gibsonâ¿¿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...

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 Jarmanâ¿¿s haunting "War Requiem"; butted heads with Mel Gibsonâ¿¿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.

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 St. Trinian's (2009)
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 Flawless (2007)
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 Stardust (2007)
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 Haunted Mansion, The (2003) Master Gracey
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 Lover's Prayer (2000)
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1986:
Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) after completing drama school
1988:
Left the RSC to pursue film work
1988:
Film debut as Wilfred Owen in "War Requiem", directed by Derek Jarman
1989:
First major TV role, appearing in "Never Come Back"
1990:
Portrayed Laertes in Mel Gibson's "Hamlet"
1992:
Acted in "The Bodyguard"
1993:
Had the male lead in "Wide Sargasso Sea"
1993:
Appeared opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the British TV drama "Dancing Queen"
1995:
Played Cassio in "Othello"
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"
1998:
Cast as Rawdon Crawley in the BBC production "Vanity Fair" (aired in the USA on A&E in 1999)
2005:
Played Harold Skimpole on the TV mini-series "Bleak House"
2007:
Landed a supporting role in the fantasy film "Stardust"
2011:
Joined the cast of the TV series "Merlin"
2015:
Nabbed a small recurring role on the TV mini-series "The Outcast"
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Education

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts: -

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wife:
Anna Patrick. Actor. Acted with husband in "Othello".

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father:
Peter Parker. Former chief of British Rail.
brother:
Oliver Parker. Actor, director. Directed brother in "Othello".
daughter:
Anjelica Parker. Born c. 1997.
daughter:
Raphaella Parker. Born c. December 1998.
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