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Alan Parker

(1944-2020), Film director and writer

Sir Alan William Parker

Sitter in 3 portraits
Film director and writer; as a director his work included Bugsy Malone (1976), Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988) and The Commitments (1991); he produced, directed and wrote the screenplays for Evita (1996) and Angela's Ashes (1999). Twice Oscar-nominated, he won three BAFTA awards. He was a founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and was appointed the first chairman of the UK Film Council in 1999. He was knighted in 2002 and in 2013 was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in recognition of his exceptional contribution to film.

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Alan Parker, by David Appleby - NPG x34538

Alan Parker

by David Appleby
bromide print, 1982
NPG x34538

Alan Parker, by Callum Bibby - NPG x25251

Alan Parker

by Callum Bibby
Agfa record rapid print, 1985
NPG x25251

Alan Parker, by John Swannell - NPG x87614

Alan Parker

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1998
NPG x87614


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