Shaun Parkes

Born: 09 February 1973 (49 years old)
Gender: Male



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Shaun Parkes is an English actor best known for his roles as Koop in the 1999 feature film Human Traffic and as A.J. Poulain in the paranormal horror series The River, in 2012.

Parkes was born and raised in England and trained at one of the leading drama schools in the UK, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Following that, he had several recurring roles on television, but it wasn't until his role as Koop in Human Traffic that he gained recognition on the big screen.

In 2001 Parkes broke into the mainstream American film industry with his role in the action-packed and suspenseful The Mummy Returns.

His range of work runs from the dramatic, in the original UK version of Identity and Notes on a Scandal, to the comedic, in the film Things to Do Before You're 30.

In 2008 he starred in the UK crime drama Clubbed, which was nominated for the Raindance Award at the 2008 British Independent Film Awards.

Beyond his television and film career, Parkes has also had success in theatrical roles. He starred alongside David Threlfall and Neil Stuke in Joe Penhall's London Critics' Circle Theatre Award-winning play, Blue/Orange, directed by Roger Michell.

He also performed in Elmina's Kitchen, and played Booth in the UK version of 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. He reprised his theatrical roles in Elmina's Kitchen and Blue/Orange for the TV adaptations made for the BBC.

His relationship with Joe Penhall continued when he starred as the eponymous hero in Penhall's BBC series, Moses Jones.

Television Roles


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