Alan Parker, director of Midnight Express, dies at 76

British filmmaker Alan Parker, whose motion pictures involved 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 ailment.

Parker was one particular of Britain’s most thriving directors, whose various overall body of do the job consists of FameMississippi Burning, The Commitments and Angela’s Ashes. Together his motion pictures gained 10 Academy Awards and 19 British Academy Film Awards.

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

Fellow director David Puttnam said Parker “was my oldest and closest good friend. I was usually in awe of his talent. My life, and those of a lot of many others who cherished and highly regarded him will under no circumstances be the identical again.”

He is survived by his spouse, Lisa Moran-Parker, his small children, Lucy, Alexander, Jake, Nathan and Henry, and 7 grandchildren.

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