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 25 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:

[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:

He was a founding member of the Directors' Guild of Great Britain and has lectured at film schools around the world. See more »

Trademark:

Graphic and brutal depiction of violence See more »

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