British director Alan Parker, known as “Midnight Express”, “Birdie” and “Evita” has passed away

The world of British cinema mourns Sir Alan Parker. The director’s most famous films are “Bagsey Malone” (1976), “Midnight Express” (1978), “Fame” (1980), “Birdie” (1984), “Mississippi Burning” (1988), “Evita” (1996). )).

Alan Parker also directed the musical film “Pink Floyd – The Wall”. 1982 movie based on Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall.” His last movie was “The Life of David Gill” in 2003.

In 1985, Parker won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for “Birdie”. His films have won a total of 19 BAFTAs, 10 Golden Globes and 10 Oscars. Despite being nominated for “Midnight Express” and “Mississippi in Burning,” he did not receive an Academy Award for Best Direction.

Parkers began his career as a writer and creator of television commercials. He got this many times. Ten years later, he moved to directing the movie. His first feature film “Bugsy Malone” was a huge success. In the story of the rise of a gangster, children play all the roles, including Jodi Foster.

In 2002, Parker was knighted for his unbridled commitment to the world of cinema and allowed to call himself Sir Alan Parker. In his post-movie life, he focused on painting.

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