The British Film Institute has confirmed the death of film director Alan Parker, a UK industry spokesman, this morning after a long illness. He was 76 years old.
Oscar-nominated two-time Parker was best known for directing classic films, including Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express, Mississippi Incineration and Liabilities, as well as a high-budget Madonna film Avoid. During his playful career, his feature films have won 19 BAFTA awards, ten Golden Globes and ten Oscars.
Parker was a passionate supporter of UK industry and the founder of the British Directors Guild. He was the founder of the UK Film Council in 2000, a five-year term before which he was chairman of the BFI. He received the CBE in 1995 and the Knights in 2002. He was too Arts and Letters Officer (France).
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Alan Parker was born in 1944. February 14 Islingtone, London. He began his career as a commercial maker, but quickly finished writing and directing commercials. In the late 1970s, he was one of a small but remarkably influential British director (including Ridley Scott, Hugh Hudson and Adrian Lyne) who revolutionized the look, quality and reputation of television advertising by combining complex, witty stories and film aesthetics. first time. 1980 He received the D&AD Gold President Award.
1974 He switched to a long-form drama when he directed a BBC film, Evacuators, written by Jack Rosenthal, who won the International Emmy Award and the BAFTA Award for Directing; the first of seven Parker BAFTA awards.
Parker wrote and directed his first feature film, Bugsy Malone, 1975 It was a unique musical lozenge from Hollywood gangster movies of the 1930s, starring only children, including the knockout of Jodie Foster. The film received eight BAFTA film nominations and five awards.
Parker’s second film was very successful and controversial Midnight Express (1977), which won two Oscars and six Academy Award nominations, including for Parker for Best Director. The film received six Golden Globe Awards and four BAFTA Awards.
1979 Glory, a joyful and varied celebration of youthful ambitions, which won two Academy awards, six nominations, four Golden Globe nominations and was later adapted into a long-running television series.
1981 Parker directed a powerful family drama, Shoot the Moon, starring Diane Keaton and Albert Finney. In the same year he also headed a seminary Pink Floyd – Siena, a feature film for the phenomenally successful rock album.
1984 Parker directed The bird based on a novel by William Wharton starring Nicolas Cage and Matthew Modine, who in 1985 He won the Grand Prix Special Two Jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
Parker’s next film is an occult thriller Angel’s heart, built in 1986. and starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro and Lisa Bonet, the U.S. began with a controversial assessment of the storm caused by the MPAA film’s “X” rating.
1988 Parker directed a civil rights drama Mississippi Incineration, starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe, who have been nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Parker Director Award and Best Film. Parker was also awarded the DW Griffith Prize for Directing by the National Review Board. The film was nominated for five BAFTA Film Awards, winning three. He also won the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
1989 Parker wrote and directed Come see paradise, a moving family story about the behavior of involuntarily interned Japanese-Americans during World War II, starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita. He will be ready in a year Liabilities, the story of the young, Irish, working-class soul group that was awarded the Golden Globe Nomination for Best Picture, the story of the Parker Award for Best Director at the Tokyo Film Festival, as well as the BAFTA Film Awards for Editing, screenplay , director and best picture.
1993 Parker wrote and directed a comedy-drama, Road to Velville, based on a novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle and starring Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack and Dana Carvey.
1996 He has received many world headlines as he has directed, written and composed Avoid, based on the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and starring Madonna, Antonio Bander and Jonathan Pryce. The much-discussed film won three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture.
1999 Parker wrote and directed Angel’s ashes based on the Pulitzer Prize winner, best-selling memoir by Frank McCourt starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle. Parker’s final film was The Life of David Gale, 2003 a thriller about the cruel policy of the death penalty in the U.S. starring Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey and Laura Linney.
Parker was also the author of a best-selling novel written from his own screenplay Bugsy Malone, released by HarperCollins. He also wrote two more published novels, Puddles in the bar, (1977) and Swing kiss (2003). He was also a suitable cartoonist and painter.
1984 Parker was honored by the British Academy with the prestigious Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema. 1998 He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Directors Guild and the Lumiere Medal from the Royal Society of Photography. He was appointed in 2013. Bafta Scholarship.
Parker was survived by his wife Lisa Moran-Parker, his children Lucy, Alexander, Jake, Nathan and Henry, and seven grandchildren.