British director Alan Parker died after a long illness at the age of 76 years. This was announced by the British Film Institute on Friday, July 31.
No details are given, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Alan Parker was born in London in 1944. He came to the cinema from the advertising business. His first feature film was “Bugsy Malone” (1976) – a parody of a gangster action movie, in which all roles played by children. For his second film “Midnight Express” (1978) Parker was nominated for “Oscar”. Made films in different genres – the musicals “Glory” and “Evita”, the drama “Angela’s Ashes” and “Mississippi Burning,” the comedy “The Road to Wallville”. His last film “The Life of David Gale” was shot in 2003. He received the title of knight for his merits in the field of cinematography. Winner of the Grand Prix of the Festival de Cannes, six BAFTA awards. He chaired the British Film Committee. In 2015, he announced that he was tired of cinema and was retiring.