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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:56 PM

Alan Parker dies: Towering UK director of 'Midnight Express' 'Mississippi Burning' & 'Fame' was 76 [View all]

Filmmaker Alan Parker, a towering figure in the UK industry, died Friday morning following a lengthy illness, the British Film Institute has confirmed. He was 76.

Two-time Oscar nominee Parker was best known for directing classic films including Bugsy Malone (1976), Midnight Express (1978), Fame (1980), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Commitments (1991), and Evita (1996) - as well as the musical film Pink Floyd The Wall (1982).

Across a glittering career, his feature films combined to win 19 BAFTA awards, 10 Golden Globes and 10 Oscars.

Parker was a passionate supporter of the UK industry and a founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain. He was the founding Chairman of the UK Film Council in 2000, a position he held for five years, and prior to that he was Chairman of the BFI. He received a CBE in 1995 and a knighthood in 2002. He was also an Officier des Arts et Letters (France).

At: https://deadline.com/2020/07/alan-parker-dies-director-of-bugsy-malone-midnight-express-evita-was-76-1203000762/



British filmmaker Alan Parker descends from a vintage bus during the 1996 filming of Evita. He was 76.

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