Academy Awards, Alan Parker, Albert Finney, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Angel Heart, Angela's Ashes, Another Suitcase In Another Hall, Antonio Banderas, Argentina, Birdy, Buenos Aires, Bugsy Malone, Carlos Menem, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, Eva Peron, Evita, Fame, Golden Globes, Jimmy Nail, Jonathan Pryce, Lament, Madonna, Marlene Dietrich, Mickey Rourke, Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning, Oliver Stone, Oscars, Reinvention Tour, Robert DeNiro, Shoot the Moon, Soundtracks, Sticky and Sweet Tour, Take A Bow, The Blue Angel, The Commitments, Tim Rice, You Must Love Me
Sir Alan Parker was born in Matlock, Derbyshire in 1944, and grew up in Islington, North London. His father was a house painter, and his mother a dressmaker. After studying at grammar school he began work in advertising, hoping to meet girls. He loved to write, but other than taking an interest in photography, he had no plans to become a filmmaker. While working for an advertising agency in the 1960, he met David Puttnam and Alan Marshall, who would later produce his films. Continue reading
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