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)
Midnight Express Director
(1978)
The Commitments Director
(1991)

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:

TV commercial: Bird's Eye Beefburgers 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:

William Leslie Parker | Elsie Ellen

Relatives:

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

Making a film is so hard that if you don't have your main actors going along with the ride with the rest of the crew it can make your life very difficult. Particularly within the Hollywood machine. They've allowed more stars to take over and it can make everyone else's life a misery. But the truth is the actors are doing their job just the same as the camera assistant and the costume designer and... See more »

Trivia:

Appointed CBE in 1995 and knighted in the 2002 New Year's Honours List. Known as Sir Alan Parker. See more »

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