Alan Parker, director of Midnight Express, dies at 76

British filmmaker Alan Parker, whose videos incorporated Bugsy MaloneMidnight Express and Evita, has died at 76.

A assertion from the director’s loved ones claims Parker died Friday in London following a extensive sickness.

Parker was one particular of Britain’s most successful directors, whose assorted entire body of work consists of FameMississippi Burning, The Commitments and Angela’s Ashes. Together his videos gained ten Academy Awards and 19 British Academy Movie Awards.

Parker also championed Britain’s film marketplace, serving as the chairman of the British Movie Institute and the U.K. Movie Council. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.

Fellow director David Puttnam claimed Parker “was my oldest and closest pal. I was normally in awe of his expertise. My life, and all those of lots of some others who liked and revered him will hardly ever be the identical again.”

He is survived by his spouse, Lisa Moran-Parker, his children, Lucy, Alexander, Jake, Nathan and Henry, and seven grandchildren.

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