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Parker, Oliver

Overview
Works: 121 works in 519 publications in 8 languages and 8,730 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Sophisticated comedy films  Spy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Parody films  Horror films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Director, Performer, fmd, Author, Adapter, Restager , Actor, Scenarist, Film editor, Editor, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Oliver Parker
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

95 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies. Unfortunately, as adapted by director Parker, this is Shakespeare Lite, a primer for those who refuse to wrap themselves in his poetry, but do want to know what happened. The result is a movie that will not give viewers much of an idea of Shakespeare's play, and may inadvertently lead to ideas about interracial love that were not much on Shakespeare's mind. The audience must think, "There, but for the grace of God, go we," or the production has not worked
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

60 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who?
Johnny English reborn by Peter Howitt( Visual )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his latest mission, Johnny English must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. With just one shot at redemption, he will use (or misuse) the latest high-tech gadgets and every trick in his playbook to protect us all"--Container
An ideal husband by Oliver Parker( Visual )

60 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously
Dorian Gray by Oliver Parker( Visual )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon arriving in London the young and powerful Dorian Gray becomes drawn into a would of debauchery and decadence by Lord Henry Wotton. Desperate to preserve the beauty captured in his portrait, Dorian trades his soul for eternal youth, leading him down a path of wickedness and murder in order to protect his horrifying secret
St. Trinian's( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"St. Trinian's, the infamous school for 'young ladies', is in trouble. Despite being an old flame of its headmistress the new Education Minister is shaking things up and the school is facing financial ruin. But the students of St. Trinian's aren't going to give up without a fight. After all, they excel at chaos and attitude not chemistry and algebra ... and that's exactly what it's going to take to beat the authorities before they close down their beloved school for good."--Case slick
Dad's army( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1944 and WWII is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. Morale in the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard is low, so they make their new mission to revive spirits, until glamorous journalist Rose arrives to write about their exploits
Fade to black( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a failed marriage and career, Orson Welles travels to Italy, where he is swept up in intrigue, deceit, and romance when he falls for a woman whose stepfather is murdered
I really hate my job( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neve Campbell stars as a waitress in this comedy about five women working dead-end jobs in a London restaurant while they nurture their alter identities as a writer, an artist, an actor, a lover and a revolutionary. But before they can realize their dreams, they have to make it through the next shift
Maria Aitken on acting in high comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a question and answer format; with examples from Coward, Wilde, Sheridan, and Congreve; Aitken shows how to add spark to comedy readings
Johnny English ; Johnny English reborn( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest mission, Johnny English must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. With just one shot at redemption, he will use (or misuse) the latest high-tech gadgets and every trick in his playbook to protect us all
British Cinema Collection : 8 Acclaimed Films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom & Viv : A passionately rendered story about writer T.S. Eliot's turbulent relationship with his first wife, Vivienne
Imagine me & you by Oliver Parker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Heck en Rachel gaan trouwen, slaat de twijfel toe tijdens de ceremonie
El Retrato de Dorian Grey( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) es un joven aristócrata muy atractivo que, después de haber pasado una solitaria adolescencia en el campo, regresa a Londres, donde ha heredado una mansión. Atraído por la vida nocturna, se sumerge en ella de la mano de Lord Henry Wottom (Colin Firth), que lo conduce a los antros más recónditos y sórdidos de la ciudad. Al joven le fascina el estilo de vida decadente y amoral de Wotton. Por otra parte, su obsesión por alcanzar la eterna juventud lo impulsa a hacer un pacto diabólico: él se mantendrá siempre joven, pero las huellas del paso del tiempo y de sus terribles delitos, es decir, su degradación física y moral se reflejarán en un retrato que le ha hecho su amigo el pintor Basil Hallward (Ben Chaplin). (FILMAFFINITY)
Othello by Oliver Parker( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra de William Shakespeare
Johnny English ; Johnny English reborn( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny English: Working for the MI7 agency, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When entrepreneur Sauvage sponsors an exhibition of the Crown Jewels and the valuable gems disappear on the opening night, the newly designated agent must jump into action. Tracking the thieves' underground escape route, English locks in on Sauvage despite repeated assurances by boss Pegasus that the respected entrepreneur has nothing to do with the crime
Ernst sein ist alles( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesellschaftskritische Komödie nach Oscar Wilde
Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der ebenso gutaussehende wie unerfahrene Dorian Gray kommt gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in London an. Dort steht er dem Maler Basil Hallward Modell, der Dorians beeindruckende Schönheit und Jugendlichkeit in einem Portrait dauerhaft festhalten will. Unter den Fittichen des charismatischen Lord Henry Wotton findet Dorian schnell Gefallen an den hedonistischen Freuden der gehobenen Großstadt-Gesellschaft und lernt, dass sein Aussehen ihm alle Türen öffnet. So wundert es nicht, dass, kaum ist das Bild enthüllt, Dorian ein gedankenloses Versprechen äußert: Seine Seele würde er dafür geben, dass nicht er, sondern das Gemälde altert! Dorians Wunsch wird Wirklichkeit: Während er sich ohne jegliche äußere Konsequenzen hemmungslosem Vergnügen und verbotenen Begierden hingibt, wird sein gemaltes Abbild mit jeder begangenen Sünde hässlicher und grauenerregender. Um sein dunkles Geheimnis zu bewahren, geht Dorian bis zum Äußersten. Jahre später quälen ihn die Geister der Vergangenheit mehr denn je. Als er sich in die junge Emily verliebt, schöpft er wieder Hoffnung auf Erlösung ... (www.film-zeit.de, 24.2.11)
Un mari idéal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously
L'Importance d'être constant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Angleterre, au 19e siècle, deux aristocrates empruntent temporairement une fausse identité afin de mettre un peu de piquant dans leur vie. Les choses se compliquent lorsque la supercherie est découverte par leurs fiancées respectives
 
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Dorian Gray
Alternative Names
Oliver Parker britischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent und Schauspieler

Oliver Parker Brits scenarioschrijver

Oliver Parker regista e sceneggiatore inglese

Оливер Паркер британский кинорежиссёр и сценарист

אוליבר פרקר

الیور پارکر فیلمنامه‌نویس و تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی

올리버 파커

파커, 올리버 1960-

オリヴァー・パーカー

パーカー, オリヴァー

パーカー, オリバー

奥利弗·帕克

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