Ol Parker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 Sep, 2017
Facts of Ol Parker
Date of Birth: 1969 , June-2
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name Oliver Parker
Birth Name Oliver "Ol" Parker
Nick Name "Ol"
Nationality British
Birth Place/City London
Ethnicity White
Profession Film writer
Net Worth $10 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blue
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Thandie Newton (m. 1998)
Children Ripley Parker, Nico Parker, Booker Jombe Parker
Education University of Cambridge
Awards BAFTA Award for Best British Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
Movies Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
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The screenwriter and director, OI Parker is better known as a writer for the commercially successful movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Besides, she has also penned the popular 2005 film, Imagine Me & You and the 2012 film, Now is Good.

Early Life and Education   

The screenwriter and director, OI Parker was born on June 2, 1969, in London, England. Parker belongs to British nationality and ethnicity wise, he is a Caucasian.

Parke graduated from the University of Cambridge. He was brought up in his hometown, London, along with his three siblings Nathaniel, Lucky, and Alen.

Professional Career

Parker garnered some of his first writing credits from the 1994 British children’s drama series, Grange Hill, made by the BBC. Besides, he also directed, Now Is Good in 2012 and Imagine Me & You in the year 2005 featuring Lena Headey and Piper Perabo.

After that, Parker gained a huge popularity after writing the script of critically acclaimed and commercially successful movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in the year 2011. The movie garnered a whopping box office collection of $136.8 million whereas its filming cost was only $10 million.

In the year 2015, Parker also wrote the screenplay of the comedy-drama film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The movie made $33.1 million in North America and $52.9 million in other territories for a total box office collection of $86 million.

Personal life

Parker is married to English actress, Thandie Newton for 18 years. Parker and his girlfriend Thandie tied their knot in the year 1998. They are blessed with three children, a son named Booker Jombe and daughters, Ripley and Nico.  

Net Worth

Parker has earned a good amount of money as he has produced and written the script of several famous and commercially successful movies. Although OI’s exact figure of net worth is yet to be revealed, OI and his wife Parker shares a net worth of more than $17.5 million. One of his successful movies, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel garnered a hefty box office collection of $136.8 million and it was budgeted only $10 million.