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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 (85 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:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

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

[why he is against directing from 'video village'] It should be you - the director - and the actor, and the camera should be by your side. The video village pushes you away from the two most important elements in the film. A lot of actors really don't like it because disembodied voices are... to me the most precious thing is, if I watch an actor or actress do something and I say 'Cut,' the first ... See more »

Trivia:

Considers Oliver Stone as his strong antagonist since their collaborations on Midnight Express (1978). Parker even declined several times to give him WGA credits for his previous work on Evita (1996), but finally agreed to do so after a long deliberation with WGA's law representatives. See more »

Trademark:

Graphic and Brutal depiction of Violence See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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