Nathaniel Parker was born on 18th May 1962, in London. He is the youngest child of the late Sir Peter Parker, a former chairman of British Rail and retired GP, Lady Jill Parker. Nathaniel is married to actress Anna Patrick, who is starring in the upcoming HBO/BBC series 'Rome'. They have two children, Angelica and Raphaella.
After graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as the star pupil of the year, he went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1986. Nathaniel's stage work includes Lysander in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' with the RSC, Bassanio in 'The Merchant of Venice' with Dustin Hoffman, and Hotspur in 'Richard II'.
His television career started in 1989 when he starred in 'Never Come Back'. Since then he has appeared in numerous television programmes, including Joanna Trollope's 'A Village Affair', Thomas Hardy's 'Far from the Madding Crowd', psychological thriller 'Trust' and as Dr Dan Gallagher in 'McCallum' amongst many others. He is of course, also the lead in the BBC series 'Inspector Lynley Mysteries', based on the novels by Elizabeth George, in which he plays Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, Scotland Yard's finest and the 8th Earl of Asherton.
His film career includes roles in 'Hamlet', 'The Bodyguard' (with Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston), 'Wild Sargasso Sea', 'The Haunted Mansion', 'Othello' and soon to come out 'Fade to Black' - both for his brother Olly (Directing).
Nathaniel also has an extensive list of audio books to his credit, ranging from the classics of Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and John Wyndham to the more modern writings of Frances Fyfield, Rennie Airth and Eoin Colfer and his 'Artemis Fowl' series.