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

Filmography

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 1996 Evita
 1996 Madonna: You Must Love Me (Video short)
 1996 Madonna: Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Video short) (uncredited)
 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:

Book of cartoons: "Hares in the Gate". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Alan William Parker | Sir Alan Parker
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Personal Quote:

[on working with his long-time cinematographer Michael Seresin] People think of long-term relationships of the director and cinematographer as regarding the work, which is correct. Actually, what's more important is, you're usually away from home and you want it to be someone you can have dinner with as well. And when things get difficult as they do on every single film - there's always a moment ... See more »

Trivia:

Has directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: John Hurt (Best Supporting Actor, Midnight Express (1978)), Gene Hackman (Best Actor, Mississippi Burning (1988)), and Frances McDormand (Best Supporting Actress, Mississippi Burning (1988)). See more »

Trademark:

Films based on True Stories See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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