Biography

Perhaps best known for his work in American and British theater, Nathaniel Parker occasionally appears in feature films and on television. Born and raised in London, Parker studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; he began his professional career in1986, in a Young Vic's production of Romeo and Juliet. After that, he spent two years with the Royal Shakespeare Company where he garnered international acclaim for his performance opposite Dustin Hoffman in Sir Peter Hall's production of The Merchant of Venice, which played on both sides of the Atlantic. Parker made his feature debut in War Requiem, the first British made-for-television film to receive theatrical release. Some of his more notable films include Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1995) and Mel Gibson's version of Hamlet (1990), in which Parker played Laertes. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi