LONDON (AP) — British filmmaker Alan Parker, whose films included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Specific” 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 certainly one of Britain’s most profitable administrators, whose numerous 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.Ok. Movie Council. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.
Fellow director David Puttnam stated Parker “was my oldest and closest good friend – I used to be all the time 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 youngsters Lucy, Alexander, Jake, Nathan and Henry, and 7 grandchildren.
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