Alan Parker

1944 - 2020

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Sir Alan William Parker (14 February 1944 – 31 July 2020) was an English filmmaker. His early career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television advertisements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Parker has received more than 1,324,432 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Alan Parker is the 44th most popular film director (up from 96th in 2019), the 258th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 493rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Film Director.

Alan Parker is a British film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the films "Midnight Express" (1978), "Fame" (1980), "Pink Floyd: The Wall" (1982), "Birdy" (1984), "Angel Heart" (1987), "Mississippi Burning" (1988), "The Commitments" (1991), "Evita" (1996), and "Angela's Ashes" (1999).

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Among film directors, Alan Parker ranks 44 out of 1,580Before him are Isao Takahata, Brian De Palma, Andrzej Wajda, Michael Haneke, James Cameron, and John Ford. After him are Jacques Tati, Tinto Brass, Lars von Trier, Éric Rohmer, Sydney Pollack, and Tim Burton.

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Among people born in 1944, Alan Parker ranks 14Before him are Joe Cocker, Miloš Zeman, Jimmy Page, Rutger Hauer, Alexander Van der Bellen, and Geraldine Chaplin. After him are Ernő Rubik, Reinhold Messner, Rafic Hariri, Joe Frazier, Sepp Maier, and Jacqueline Bisset. Among people deceased in 2020, Alan Parker ranks 14Before him are Olivia de Havilland, Albert Uderzo, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Ian Holm, and Krzysztof Penderecki. After him are Pierre Cardin, Michel Piccoli, Lucia Bosè, Little Richard, Katherine Johnson, and Stanley Cohen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Parker ranks 258 out of 6,924Before him are Phil Collins (1951), Bede (672), William Morris (1834), Henry Moore (1898), Sting (1951), and Alcuin (735). After him are Harold Godwinson (1022), Peter Higgs (1929), John Herschel (1792), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), and John Constable (1776).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Alan Parker ranks 4Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Ridley Scott (1937), and Ken Loach (1936). After him are Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Brook (1925), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).