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Alan Parker, director of Midnight The Press Reporter dies at 76

By: AP | London |

Up to date: July 31, 2020 9:55:17 pm

Alan Parker was recognized for his diverse filmmaking kinds. (AP Picture/MTI, Bea Kallos)

British filmmaker Alan Parker, whose films included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight The Press Reporter” and “Evita,” has died at 76.

A press release from the director’s household says Parker died Friday in London after a protracted sickness.

Parker was one among Britain’s most profitable administrators, whose various physique of labor contains “Fame,” Mississippi Burning, “The Commitments and “Angela’s Ashes.” Collectively his films received 10 Academy Awards at 19 British Academy Movie Awards.

Parker additionally championed Britain’s movie trade, serving because the chairman of the British Movie Institute and the U.Okay. Movie Council. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.

Fellow director David Puttnam stated Parker “was my oldest and closest pal – I used to be at all times in awe of his expertise. My life, and people of many others who beloved and revered him won’t ever be the identical once more.”

He’s survived by his spouse Lisa Moran-Parker, his kids Lucy, Alexander, Jake, Nathan and Henry, and 7 grandchildren.

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