Sir Alan Parker, director of Evita, Fame and Midnight Express has passed away at aged 76
Andrew Lloyd Webber posted on a tweet “Sir Alan has been one of the few directors to truly understand musicals on screen”
With two Oscar nominations for films including Bugsy Malone, Mississippi Burning, Angela’s Ashes and Birdy, Mr Parker died on Friday after a long illness.
He leaves his Wife, Lisa Moran-Parker , five children and seven grandchildren.
David Puttnam commented “He was my oldest and closest friend, I was always in awe of his talent.”
In addition to his Oscar nominations, he received the CBE in 1995 and a Knighthood in 2002. First Chairman of the UK Film Council and a founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain, Bafta stated “we are deeply saddened to hear of Sir Alan’s death, his films had brought us joy”
Winner of 10 academy awards and 10 golden globes, he will be remembered as one the great film makers of all time.
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