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Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall
Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall

Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. He has been active in both the British film industry as well as in Hollywood. He is a founding member of the Director's Guild of Great Britain. Image File history File links Frame of Alan Parker directing Pink Floyd The Wall from the documentary The Other Side of the Wall File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Frame of Alan Parker directing Pink Floyd The Wall from the documentary The Other Side of the Wall File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The United Kingdom has been influential in the technological, commercial and artistic development of cinema. ... ... The Directors Guild of Great Britain is an organisation set up in London to represent directors in all media: film, television, theatre, radio, opera, commercials, corporate, multimedia and new technology. ...


Born into a working class family in North London, Parker started out as a copywriter for advertising agencies in the 1960s and 1970s and later began to write his own television commercial scripts. His most celebrated and enduring advertising work has been a series for Cinzano vermouth, starring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins, shown in the UK. North London is that part of London which is north of the River Thames. ... A copywriter is a person who writes text, or copy, for clients. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas, usually by an identified sponsor. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... A television commercial (often called an advert in the United Kingdom) is a form of advertising in which goods, services, organizations, ideas, etc. ... Cinzano Rosso is one of two brands of sweet vermouth, the other being bianco, meaning white. ... Leonard Rossiter (born Liverpool, England, October 21st 1926 - died London, October 5th 1984) was a distinguished British actor, most widely known for his comedy roles in two British television series in the 1970s and 80s. ... Joan Collins on the cover of Life Magazine 1955 Joan Henrietta Collins OBE (born May 23, 1933) is a British actress and best selling author. ...


His start in film came through his association with producer David Puttnam, now Lord Puttnam, when he wrote the screenplay for the 1971 feature Melody. Puttnam would later produce a number of Parker's films including Midnight Express (1978), his breakthrough film. Midnight Express was a gritty film set in a Turkish prison, which was lauded by critics and which ended up earning Parker a number of Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture. He was later nominated for Best Director for Mississippi Burning (1988). A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... David Terence Puttnam, Lord Puttnam of Queensgate (born February 25, 1941) is a British film producer and politician. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Melody is a British film released in 1971. ... Midnight Express is a 1978 biographical film, based on the story of Billy Hayes, a young American sent to a Turkish prison for trying to smuggle hashish out of Turkey to the US. It stars Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith, Randy Quaid, Norbert Weisser... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Movie poster for Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning is a 1988 film which tells a fictionalized version of the investigation into the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Parker has directed a number of music-related movies including Bugsy Malone, (1976), Fame (1980), Pink Floyd The Wall (1982), The Commitments (1991) and the 1996 film Evita. Bugsy Malone movie poster Bugsy Malone is a 1976 musical movie, very loosely based on events in Chicago, Illinois in the Prohibition era, specifically, the exploits of gangsters like Al Capone. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fame is a movie directed by Alan Parker which was released in 1980. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Pink Floyd The Wall is a 1982 MGM film by British director Alan Parker based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Commitments (1987) is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle and is the first episode in The Barrytown Trilogy. ... 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Peron, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ...


He was knighted in the New Year's Honours for 2002. He received a Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Sunderland in 2005 of which his long time associate Lord Puttnam is chancellor. 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... St Peters Campus The University of Sunderland is located in the City of Sunderland in North East England. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Filmography

He has also directed several commercials as well as the Madonna videos 'You Must Love Me' and 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' for 'Evita'. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Bugsy Malone movie poster Bugsy Malone is a 1976 musical movie, very loosely based on events in Chicago, Illinois in the Prohibition era, specifically, the exploits of gangsters like Al Capone. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Midnight Express is a 1978 biographical film, based on the story of Billy Hayes, a young American sent to a Turkish prison for trying to smuggle hashish out of Turkey to the US. It stars Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith, Randy Quaid, Norbert Weisser... Link title 1978 (MCMLXXVIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Fame is a movie directed by Alan Parker which was released in 1980. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pink Floyd The Wall is a 1982 MGM film by British director Alan Parker based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Birdy is a movie directed by Alan Parker staring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage, released in 1984. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Angel Heart, a 1987 movie, stars Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet and Robert De Niro. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Movie poster for Mississippi Burning Mississippi Burning is a 1988 film which tells a fictionalized version of the investigation into the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Come See the Paradise is a 1990 movie directed by Alan Parker and starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita. ... This article is about the year. ... The Commitments (1987) is a novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle and is the first episode in The Barrytown Trilogy. ... 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Road to Wellville is a 1993 novel by American author T. Coraghessan Boyle. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Evita is a musical based on the life of one of Argentinas most powerful and loved leaders, Eva Perón. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Angelas Ashes is a 1999 film based on the autobiographical novel of the same title by Frank McCourt, born in the United States of Irish descent. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Life of David Gale is a 2003 motion picture that tells the fictional story of a philosophy professor, David Gale, who was dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty and who was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a colleague and fellow abolitionist. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Peron, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ...


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Alan Parker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (316 words)
Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor.
Born into a working class family in North London, Parker started out as a copywriter for advertising agencies in the 1960s and 1970s and later began to write his own television commercial scripts.
Parker has directed a number of music-related movies including Bugsy Malone, (1976), Fame (1980), Pink Floyd The Wall (1982), The Commitments (1991) and the 1996 film Evita.
Alan Parker - definition of Alan Parker in Encyclopedia (175 words)
Alan Parker (born February 14,1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor who created most of his films in the USA.
Parker started out as an advertising copywriter for advertising agencies in the 1960s and 1970s and began to write his own television commercial scripts.
Parker has directed a number of music-related movies including Fame (1980), Pink Floyd The Wall (1982), The Commitments (1991) and the 1996 film Evita.
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