Alan Parker (I) (1944–2020)


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The son of Elsie Ellen, a dressmaker, and William Leslie Parker, a house painter, Alan Parker was a London advertising copywriter in the 1960s and early 1970s with Collett Dickenson Pearce (CDP), an ad agency. He formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent), and left CDP to become a full-time ... See full bio »

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(age 76) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2003 The Life of David Gale (directed by)
 1996 Madonna: Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Music Video) (uncredited)
 1996 Evita
 1996 Madonna: You Must Love Me (Music Video)
 1992 The Commitments: Mustang Sally (Music Video)
 1990 Renegade MTV Special (TV Movie)
 1987 Angel Heart
 1984 Birdy
 1982 Pink Floyd: Hey You (Music Video)
 1980 Irene Cara: Out Here on My Own (Music Video)
 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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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "You Must Love Me" video by Madonna for the Evita (1996)soundtrack. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Sir Alan Parker CBE | Sir Alan William Parker | Sir Alan Parker

Spouse:

Lisa Moran  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Alexander Parker | See more »

Parents:

Parker, William Leslie | Ellen, Elsie

Relatives:

Alexander Parker (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I'm very suspicious of people who make films just for festivals. The most difficult film to make is a film that has creative integrity and reaches a wider audience. If you're making a personal, intellectual, serious, art film that will only be seen at festivals, it's okay, but it's not really what cinema is supposed to be. Particularly if you're making a political point. Because if you're making ... See more »

Trivia:

Considered Oliver Stone as his strong antagonist since their collaboration 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 »

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