Sir Alan Parker, a British director recognized for “Evita,” “Mississippi Burning,” “Midnight Express” and “The Commitments,” has died, a person with data of his passing advised TheWrap. He was 76.
Parker died on Friday after a protracted battle with an sickness.
Parker was a two-time Oscar nominee for guiding each “Midnight Express” and the racial drama “Mississippi Burning.”
Among a few of Parker’s different iconic credit embrace “Bugsy Malone,” “Fame,” “Pink Floyd: The Wall,” “Angel Heart,” “Angela’s Ashes” and most lately “The Life of David Gale” in 2003.
Parker obtained the CBE in 1995 and was knighted in 2002. He’s additionally a founding member of the Director’s Guild in Britain and was additionally the chairman of the UK Film Council.
Parker acquired his begin directing TV commercials within the late ’60s and early ’70s, developing within the trade across the time of different British filmmakers like Ridley Scott, Adrian Lyne and Hugh Hudson, and he directed his first movie “No Hard Feelings” in 1973.
His first characteristic, “Bugsy Malone” from 1976, parodied American gangster cinema and did so with an all-child solid that offered early profession roles for Jodie Foster and Scott Baio. He was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Direction for the movie and received the BAFTA for Best Screenplay.
Jeremy Barber, Parker’s longtime agent and UTA accomplice, shared an announcement with TheWrap in remembrance of Parker.
“Sir Alan was one of the greatest storytellers of our time. His films were transportive and transformational and made me truly believe in the magic of movies,” Barber stated. “Sir Alan was a humanist and his work explored all of the nooks and crannies of life and thus helped make sense of the world around us. One of my greats joys was sharing a meal with him at his favorite place Mr. Chows and getting to listen to his incredible stories. We have lost an exceptional talent and I will miss him.”
“Midnight Express” then solidified Parker as a top-tier director and received Oscars for each Oliver Stone for his screenplay and digital music pioneer Giorgio Moroder for his authentic rating.
In all, Parker’s movies have received 19 BAFTAs, 10 Golden Globes and 6 Oscars. In 2015, he introduced that he was successfully retiring from the movie trade, and the identical 12 months he donated his private archive of over 70 containers and paperwork to the British Film Institute.
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