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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 1,718,124 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Alan Parker is the 80th most popular film director (down from 44th in 2019), the 411th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 258th in 2019) and the 5th 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 80 out of 1,581Before him are John Huston, Costa-Gavras, Robert Bresson, Dziga Vertov, Ernst Lubitsch, and Dario Argento. After him are David Lean, Sergei Parajanov, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Alain Resnais, Zhang Yimou, and Carlos Saura.

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Among people born in 1944, Alan Parker ranks 31Before him are Ronnie Peterson, Kary Mullis, Ulrich Beck, Dietrich Mateschitz, Helmut Berger, and Rem Koolhaas. After him are Ibrahim Rugova, Robert Kardashian, Rafic Hariri, Jairzinho, Angela Davis, and Sebastião Salgado. Among people deceased in 2020, Alan Parker ranks 18Before him are Katherine Johnson, Krzysztof Penderecki, John le Carré, Ian Holm, Michel Piccoli, and Albert Uderzo. After him are Juliette Gréco, Tabaré Vázquez, Paolo Rossi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Betty Williams.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Parker ranks 411 out of 7,765Before him are Joseph Lister (1827), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), Thomas Carlyle (1795), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), William Baffin (1584), and Richard Wright (1943). After him are David Lean (1908), James Parkinson (1755), Christopher Wren (1632), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Richard Branson (1950), and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Alan Parker ranks 5Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Ridley Scott (1937), Ken Loach (1936), and Richard Attenborough (1923). After him are David Lean (1908), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Brook (1925), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).