Alan Parker (I)


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Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent), ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Evita Director
(1996)
(1988)
Midnight Express Director
(1978)
The Commitments Director
(1991)

Filmography

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 1996 Madonna: Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Video short) (uncredited)
 1996 Evita
 1996 Madonna: You Must Love Me (Video short)
 1990 Renegade MTV Special (TV Movie)
 1987 Angel Heart
 1984 Birdy
 1982 Pink Floyd: Hey You (Video short)
 1980 Fame
 1976 No Hard Feelings (TV Movie)
 1976 Bugsy Malone
 1975 The Evacuees (TV Movie)
 1974 Our Cissy (Short)
 1974/I Footsteps (Short)
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Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
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Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (13 credits)
Show Show Self (86 credits)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" by Madonna for the Evita (1996) soundtrack. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Sir Alan Parker CBE | Sir Alan William Parker | Sir Alan Parker
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Personal Quote:

[on editing] Because of the new technologies, younger filmmakers are being forced to make them [films] much quicker. The editing process is so fast - we used to think nothing of working a month to a year to cut the film. That allows you time to think about what you're doing. Now they have to be cut so fast because of the economies of things. [Nov. 2016] See more »

Trivia:

His sons Alexander Parker and Jake Parker help their father out on a lot of his projects, e.g. composing the score for The Life of David Gale (2003). See more »

Trademark:

Graphic and Brutal depiction of Violence See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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