British filmmaker Alan Parker has died: One legend after another is leaving Hollywood or Bollywood. Today A spokesman for British filmmaker Alan Parker, who died at the age of 76 on Friday, said Parker had died after an extended illness. Sir Alan Parker’s last directorial film was The lifetime of David Gale in 2003. It stars Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet.
Parker felt very comfortable making crime dramas also as musical instruments. Parker began his career in 1976 with the film Gangster. He was nominated for an Oscar for Midnight Express and Mississippi Burning. Parker’s list includes Fame, Mississippi Burning, Evita, The Commitment, and lots of more successful films.
British writer-director Alan Parker has died at age 76 https://t.co/qaLq8CDFsk
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 1, 2020
Alan William Parker was born on Valentine Day, 1944, in Ellington, London. He began his career as a copywriter then began making television commercials. He entered the feature industry after many commercials in early 1970. He first acted as a screenwriter within the British film “Melody” in 1971. Parker is understood for creating films about Americans.
Michael Errington tweeted that, I’m very sad to listen to the pass of 1 of the best film directors Sir Alan Parker. The gathering was to spend time together at the Munich Film Fest. a fantastic talent, the master of the story that the planet will miss such a lot. Big loss! Rest in peace.
So Very Sad to hear the passing of one of Greatest film directors Sir Alan Parker. Had Honour to spend time together at Munich Filmfest. An incredible talent, master of story telling who the world will greatly miss. A Great Loss ! Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/edDQF8mFd2
— Michael Errington (@jacquesmusicfr) August 1, 2020
Robert Carlyle also wrote on social media that Alan Parker was a fantastic director and he was a beautiful man. I wish him peace of mind.
Fantastic director and a lovely man..
R.I.P. Alan Parker https://t.co/S86uSuLN4A
— Robert Carlyle (@robertcarlyle_) August 1, 2020