Alan Parker (I)


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Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent), ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Evita Director
(1996)
(1988)
Midnight Express Director
(1978)
The Commitments Director
(1991)

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 1996 Madonna: Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Video short) (uncredited)
 1996 Evita
 1996 Madonna: You Must Love Me (Video short)
 1990 Renegade MTV Special (TV Movie)
 1987 Angel Heart
 1984 Birdy
 1982 Pink Floyd: Hey You (Video short)
 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 | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Sir Alan Parker CBE | Sir Alan William Parker | Sir Alan Parker
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Personal Quote:

[on digital cinematography] The nature of things now - you can make a movie on this DSLR dead easy, it's that small - and I think that with this new generation...I have a 12-year-old who makes films. He shoots, he wouldn't think of having anyone else shoot it. In other words, the whole collaborative thing might not be so great in the future. (...) When I first started, the camera was a mysterious... See more »

Trivia:

One of Parker's idols Fred Zinnemann became an unlikely mentor and would often agree to see many of his films before anyone else. See more »

Trademark:

His films often have a dark, noirish look to them. They are often lit in very dark colors. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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