Former Bradford, Castleford and Warrington forward to star in film released in cinemas tomorrow

When you think of rugby league players and then acting, the two don’t really go hand-in-hand.

But, for the likes of Keith Mason and now Rob Parker, going into the acting scene has opened up an incredible amount of doors in a wholly different genre of work.

Parker’s film Boiling Point will be hitting cinemas this month, with Rotten Tomatoes releasing this description of the film:

“On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, charismatic, commanding head chef Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) balances along a knife’s edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he’s worked for. A surprise visit from a health and safety inspector sets the staff on edge as the overbooked hotspot begins to fill with guests. Jones alternately berates and cajoles his diverse staff, trying his best to diffuse tensions between management and his crew, while catering to the ridiculous demands of customers.”

Parker began his rugby league career with the Bradford Bulls, playing almost 100 appearances in the famous red, white and black between 2000 and 2005 before a permanent move to Warrington came about at the end of the 2005 season.

The prop forward made 66 appearances and moved to the then-named Salford City Reds, adding another 40 appearances to his name.

A loan spell at Castleford Tigers followed in 2011, before Parker moved permanently ahead of the 2012 Championship season.

Parker made three appearances for England in his career and even spent a period at 15-a-side team Wakefield RFC.

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