BirthdayFebruary 14, 1944

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Alan Parker

    Full name: Alan Parker
    Also known as: Alan William Parker, Alan Parker, Sir Alan Parker, Parker, Alan, Parker, Alan William
    Professions: Director, Writer, Soundtrack
    Work: NFTS Honorary Fellowship
    Occupation: Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Television commercials

  2. Alan Parker Known for

    Evita (1996), Angel Heart (1987), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Life of David Gale (2003)

  3. Alan Parker Biography

    Sir Alan William Parker, Template:Post-nominals (born 14 February 1944) is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. The early part of his career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television commercials. After about 10 years doing commercials, many of which won awards for creativity, he began screenwriting and directing films.Among the different genres Parker has directed have been musicals, including Bugsy Malone (1976), Fame (1980), Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), The Commitments (1991), and Evita (1996); true-story dramas, including Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), Come See the Paradise (1990), and Angela's Ashes (1999); and melodramas, including Shoot the Moon (1982), Angel Heart (1987), and The Life of David Gale (2003).His films have won nineteen BAFTA awards, ten Golden Globes and ten Academy Awards. Parker was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the British film industry and knighted as a Knight Bachelor in 2002. He has been active in both the British cinema and American cinema, along with being a founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and lecturing at various film schools. In 2013 he received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, the highest honour the British Film Academy can give a filmmaker.

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