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Alan Parker Net Worth

Alan Parker Net Worth is
$20 Million

Alan Parker Biography

Alan Parker net worthy of: Alan Parker can be an English director, maker, and screenwriter who includes a net worthy of of $20 million dollars. Born in Islington, London, England on February 14, 1944, Parker is most beneficial known for directing musicals and movies such as for example Bugsy Malone, Fame, Pink Floyd’ The Wall structure, The Commitments, Evita, Midnight Express, Mississippi Burning, Arrive Start to see the Paradise, Angela’s Ashes, Shoot the Moon, Angel Center, and THE LIFE SPAN of David Gale. He attended Dame Alice Owen’s College and provides received nineteen BAFTA awards, ten Academy Awards, and ten Golden Globes. He’s an original person in the Directors Guild of THE UK and was called Commander of the Purchase of the British Empire in 1995 for his film initiatives. He released Bugsy Malone in 1975, which feature only kid actors and poked fun at early American gangster lifestyle. He worked for manufacturers David Puttnam and Alan Marshall whom ultimately influenced Parker to create the script for Melody and would afterwards produce many of his movies. Parker’s initial film, No Hard Emotions, had become in 1973. He started employed in television advertising rather than enrolling in university. He gained the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 2013 via the British Film Academy. He was afterwards knighted at the 2002 New Calendar year Honours in Australia and provided an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Sunderland.


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Quick Facts

Full NameAlan Parker
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 14, 1944
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Copywriter, Television Director
EducationDame Alice Owen's School
NationalityEnglish
SpouseAnnie Inglis (m. 1966–1992), Lisa Moran
ChildrenJake Parker, Alexander Parker
ParentsElsie Ellen, William Leslie Parker
AwardsBAFTA Fellowship, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Cannes Grand Prix, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, National Board of Review Award for Best Director, National Board of Review Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Play
Music GroupsCCS, The Congregation, Move Move Move, Frozen Steam, Hot Pants
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, César Award for Best Foreign Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Documentary
MoviesAngel Heart, Midnight Express, Pink Floyd – The Wall, The Commitments, Mississippi Burning, Bugsy Malone, Fame, The Life of David Gale, Evita, Birdy, Angela's Ashes, Shoot the Moon, The Road to Wellville, Come See the Paradise, Melody, The Evacuees, Our Cissy, No Hard Feelings, Footsteps, British Cinema: Personal View - A Turnip Head's Guide To The British Cinema


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Father of Nathan Parker.
2 One of Parker's idols Fred Zinnemann became an unlikely mentor and would often agree to see many of his films before anyone else.
3 Has directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: John Hurt (Best Supporting Actor, Midnight Express (1978)), Gene Hackman (Best Actor, Mississippi Burning (1988)), and Frances McDormand (Best Supporting Actress, Mississippi Burning (1988)).
4 Is friends with director Tony Scott, whom he sponsored to direct The Hunger (1983) for producer Richard Shepard.
5 Considers Oliver Stone as his strong antagonist since their collaborations on Midnight Express (1978). Parker even declined several times to give him WGA credits for his previous work on Evita (1996), but finally agreed to do so after a long deliberation with WGA's law representatives.
6 Usually, his films end with either the main character dying or end with a depressing down note (see Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), Evita (1996), The Life of David Gale (2003), Angela's Ashes (1999), Mississippi Burning (1988) and Midnight Express (1978)).
7 Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991
8 Has published several collections of film industry-related cartoons, including "Hares in the Gate" (1983).
9 In an interview for The Road to Wellville (1994), Parker stated that his mission as a filmmaker was to make at least one movie for each genre available.
10 He was a founding member of the Directors' Guild of Great Britain and has lectured at film schools around the world.
11 Writes the press kit annotations for journalists at advance screenings himself. Has done so since 1981.
12 His sons Alexander Parker and Jake Parker help their father out on a lot of his projects, e.g. composing the score for The Life of David Gale (2003).
13 Appointed a C.B.E. in 1995 and knighted in the 2002 New Year's Honours List. Now known as Sir Alan Parker.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 His films often have a dark, noirish look to them. They are often lit in very dark colors.
2 Films based on True Stories
3 Graphic and Brutal depiction of Violence
4 Musical


Quotes

#Quote
1 [in a January 1988 interview] It's not my job to make you comfortable in the cinema.
2 [on how he wrote his first screenplay Melody (1971)] I hadn't really thought about writing a screenplay at the time. I hadn't started directing, except for a few commercials in the basement of the agency where I worked. I was quite happy in advertising and had some success as a copywriter, so to get a film made of my script was as much a surprise as a thrill. (...) David Puttnam and Charles Saatchi (colleagues at the CDP ad agency) took me to lunch in Soho (Central London). They leaned across (the table), conspiratorially, and said, "Alan, we're thinking of going into film, and today we are going to discover you." I said, "Why are you discovering me? Why can't I discover you?" The plan was for me to write a script, and Charles to write a script, and Puttnam would attempt to sell them. I had never written anything longer than 30 seconds at the time, and so it was a shock when it got financed. Puttnam had obtained the rights to seven The Bee Gees songs from Robert Stigwood. This was 1969, and pre-Saturday Night Fever (1977)/falsetto Bee Gees - and so I wrote the script around the songs. There is a lyric in the song "The First of May" that went, "When we were small, and Christmas trees were tall, we used to love while others used to play," and I framed the story around that thought, mixed in with memories of my own childhood growing up in North London, mixed with a few memories from Puttnam. The film was mostly financed by Edgar M. Bronfman. Apparently his 16-year-old son, Edgar Bronfman Jr., read the script and recommended that his father make the movie. Edgar Jr. was also a production runner on the film. (...) It wasn't a big hit except, curiously, in Japan. I still get letters from fans of the film in Tokyo and Osaka. Creatively, it got us all started. Up to this point, I had no intentions of a film career, but on "Melody," I directed a small second-unit sequence, which was used, so probably I was bitten by the film bug then. Creatively, it has had an impact on other directors, as I have had many overtures, over the years, to remake it. Wes Anderson acknowledged that his film Moonrise Kingdom (2012) was inspired by "Melody." [Variety 2015]
3 [on Bugsy Malone (1976)] I had four young children and we used to go to a cottage in Derbyshire at weekends. On the long, boring car journey up there, I started telling them the story of a gangster called Bugsy Malone. They'd ask me questions and I'd make up answers, based on my memories of watching old movie reruns as a kid. I'd won a Bafta for a Play for Today, "The Evacuees", for the BBC in 1975. Now I was trying to get into movies. The British film industry was flat: nobody would finance my scripts because they were too "parochial". So I wrote an American film, choosing to fuse two classic Hollywood genres: the musical and the mob. It was my son Alex who said: "Can the heroes be kids?" I'd done plenty of adverts with children, but a feature film is a logistical nightmare: the legal constrictions, schooling, minimal hours allowed "under the lights". But I was just starting out. I was fearless and a bit naive. For casting, I lugged a video camera all over America, and even went to US airforce bases in the UK. We recorded almost 100 school Christmas shows and saw almost 10,000 kids. In a Catholic school in Brooklyn, I asked: "Who's the most badly behaved kid in the class?" Thirty kids pointed to one chubby little boy at the back. "Cassisi!" they screamed. John Cassisi put his hands up and smiled. Although he had never acted before, he yelled out lines from script with gusto. I knew right away we had our Fat Sam. Jodie Foster, who played his moll Tallulah, had made more films than I had, so probably knew more about film-making. She was 13 but had been acting since she was three, and had just filmed Taxi Driver (1976). She got on well with the cast, and certainly wasn't aloof, which she had every right to be. I suspect she relished being surrounded by kids for once, as she had spent her professional life surrounded by adults. Although Scott Baio, our Bugsy, was perfectly behaved on set, he was probably a handful for the chaperones. Each morning, he'd regale us with the antics from the night before. A starchy version of Cinderella was shooting at Pinewood at the same time we were there. Its makers constantly complained that our mini-gangsters were running up and down the corridors, terrorising the Cinderella cast in their crinolines and powdered wigs. The film was quite successful in the UK, but not in the US. Over the years, when I've done retrospectives, I've never included it, as I didn't think it fitted with the rest of my work. But curiously, as I get older, I realise it still looks modern. It hasn't dated. I'm rather proud of it. [2015, The Guardian]
4 [meeting an unknown Paul Thomas Anderson at a parking lot after an event at the USC film school] As I pulled away I could see in my mirror a young man chasing after me, waving a videotape. He ran alongside, banging at the window. I stopped, wound down the window, and he thrust the videotape through the window saying he'd made a short film and really wanted me to look at it. The short was The Dirk Diggler Story (1988), which I looked at and thought was quite brilliant.
5 Every time I've been to Cannes, I've made up my mind never to return. Every time my vanity wins over.
6 Making a film is so hard that if you don't have your main actors going along with the ride with the rest of the crew it can make your life very difficult. Particularly within the Hollywood machine. They've allowed more stars to take over and it can make everyone else's life a misery. But the truth is the actors are doing their job just the same as the camera assistant and the costume designer and everybody else.
7 I'm always afraid someone's going to tap me on the shoulder one day and say, "Back to North London".
8 I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist.


Pictures

All Alan Parker pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Academy Fellowship BAFTA Awards BAFTA Film
2008 Special Award Camerimage Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity
2007 Cinematographer-Director Duo Award Camerimage Michael Seresin
2004 CineMerit Award Munich Film Festival
2000 CEC International Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
2000 Audience Award Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Angela's Ashes (1999)
1997 European Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Evita (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Evita (1996)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Evita (1996) Robert Stigwood

Andrew G. Vajna
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction The Commitments (1991)
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film The Commitments (1991) Roger Randall-Cutler

Lynda Myles
1992 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Director of the Year The Commitments (1991)
1991 Best Director Award Tokyo International Film Festival The Commitments (1991)
1988 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Mississippi Burning (1988)
1987 Audience Award Warsaw International Film Festival Birdy (1984)
1985 Grand Prize of the Jury Cannes Film Festival Birdy (1984)
1984 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
1982 Guild Film Award - Gold Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) Fame (1980)
1979 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Midnight Express (1978)
1977 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay Bugsy Malone (1976)
1976 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Single Play The Evacuees (1975)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival The Life of David Gale (2003)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Evita (1996)
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted Evita (1996) Oliver Stone
1997 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Evita (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Evita (1996) Robert Stigwood

Andrew G. Vajna
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Drama Picture Evita (1996) Robert Stigwood

Andrew G. Vajna
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Comedy/Musical Picture Evita (1996) Robert Stigwood

Andrew G. Vajna
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Evita (1996) Oliver Stone
1994 Tokyo Grand Prix Tokyo International Film Festival The Road to Wellville (1994)
1992 European Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists The Commitments (1991)
1991 Tokyo Grand Prix Tokyo International Film Festival The Commitments (1991)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Mississippi Burning (1988)
1990 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Come See the Paradise (1990)
1989 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Mississippi Burning (1988)
1989 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Mississippi Burning (1988)
1989 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Mississippi Burning (1988)
1989 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Mississippi Burning (1988)
1989 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Mississippi Burning (1988)
1988 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Angel Heart (1987)
1985 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Birdy (1984)
1982 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Shoot the Moon (1982)
1981 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Fame (1980)
1981 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Fame (1980)
1979 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Midnight Express (1978)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Midnight Express (1978)
1979 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Midnight Express (1978)
1978 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Midnight Express (1978)
1977 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Bugsy Malone (1976)
1976 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Bugsy Malone (1976)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Midnight Express (1978)


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life of David Gale 2003
Angela's Ashes 1999
Evita 1996
Madonna: You Must Love Me 1996 Video short
The Road to Wellville 1994
The Commitments 1991
Come See the Paradise 1990
Renegade MTV Special 1990 TV Movie
Mississippi Burning 1988
Angel Heart 1987
Birdy 1984
Pink Floyd: Hey You 1982 Short
Pink Floyd: The Wall 1982
Shoot the Moon 1982
Fame 1980
Midnight Express 1978
No Hard Feelings 1976 TV Movie
Bugsy Malone 1976
The Evacuees 1975 TV Movie
Our Cissy 1974 Short
Footsteps 1974/I Short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angela's Ashes 1999 screenplay
Evita 1996 screenplay
The Road to Wellville 1994 screenplay
Come See the Paradise 1990 written by
Angel Heart 1987 screenplay
No Hard Feelings 1976 TV Movie screenplay
Bugsy Malone 1976 written by
Our Cissy 1974 Short
Footsteps 1974/I Short
Melody 1971 original story and screenplay

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evita 1996 producer: "A Cinema in Buenos Aires, 26 July 1952", "Requiem for Evita", "Oh, What a Circus", "On This Night of a Thousand Stars", "Eva and Magaldi", "Eva Beware of the City", "Buenos Aires", "Another Suitcase in Another Hall", "Goodnight and Thank You", "The Lady's Got Potential", "Charity Concert", "The Art of the Possibles", "I'd Be Surprisingly Good for You", "Hello and Goodbye", "Peron's Latest Flame", "A New Argentina", "On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada 1", "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina",
Madonna: You Must Love Me 1996 Video short music: "You Must Love Me" / producer: "You Must Love Me"
The Road to Wellville 1994 lyrics: "Where The Spirits Soar"
Come See the Paradise 1990 lyrics: "Jack's Theatre Song" / writer: "Kawamura Family Theme"
Halloween III: Season of the Witch 1982 writer: "Time Goes By"
Wanda Whips Wall Street 1981 writer: "You're A Winner" - uncredited

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dad's Army 2016 executive producer - as Sir Alan Parker
The Life of David Gale 2003 producer
Angela's Ashes 1999 producer
Evita 1996 producer
Madonna: You Must Love Me 1996 Video short producer
The Road to Wellville 1994 producer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life of David Gale 2003 Partygoer (uncredited)
Angela's Ashes 1999 Dr. Campbell
Evita 1996 Tormented Film Director
The Commitments 1991 Eejit Record Producer
Midnight Express 1978 Long-Haired Man at Airport (uncredited)

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evita 1996 music producer
Madonna: You Must Love Me 1996 Video short music producer

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Renegade MTV Special 1990 TV Movie

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Side by Side 2012 Documentary special thanks - as Sir Alan William Parker
The Man Who Married Himself 2010 Short very special thanks
St. Trinian's 2007 very special thanks
Boot Polish 2007 Short very special thanks
36 pasos 2006 spiritual support
Waiting for Sunrise 2005 Short very special thanks
The Commitments: Looking Back 2004 Video documentary special thanks
The Making of Alan Parker's Film 'The Commitments' 1991 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Hellraiser 1987 grateful acknowledgment
Metropolis 1927 special thanks - 1984 restoration

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alan's Ashes: A Personal Reflection on the Making of Angela's Ashes 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Show Jana Krause 2016 TV Series Himself
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach 2016 Documentary Himself - Film Director (as Sir Alan Parker)
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film 2014 Documentary Himself
The British Film Industry: Elitist, Deluded or Dormant? 2014 Documentary Himself
Film '72 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Art of Cinematography at Plus Camerimage 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Living the Life 2012 TV Series Himself
Ad Men 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ken Russell: A Bit of a Devil 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Film Director
Xposé 2010 TV Series Himself
The 7th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Award Presenter (as Sir Alan Parker)
David Lean in Close-Up 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Newsnight 2008 TV Series Himself
Timeshift 2004-2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Film Director and Former Copywriter / Himself
100 Films and a Funeral 2007 Documentary Himself
Movie Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Sir Alan Parker)
Breakfast 2005 TV Series Himself
Artworks Scotland 2005 TV Series documentary Himself (interviewed)
Comme au cinéma 2005 TV Series documentary Himself (Interview)
The 2nd Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself (as Sir Alan Parker)
The Commitments: Looking Back 2004 Video documentary Himself
1st Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2004 Video Himself - Presenter
Freedom2speak v2.0 2004 Documentary Himself - Director, Great Britain
After They Were Famous 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kelly 2003 TV Series Himself
Frids film 2003 TV Series Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 2003 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2003 TV Series
It's Black Entertainment 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
The Men from the Agency 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Love 1980's 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
There's Only One Madonna 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fading Images 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures 2001 Documentary Himself
Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall 2000 Video documentary Himself
Bravo Profiles 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest TV Ads 2000 TV Special Himself
Arena 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Retrospective: Looking Back at the Wall 1999 Video documentary Himself
Our Vera 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Film Futures 2000 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The World's Best Sellers: The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Magacine 1997 TV Series Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Omnibus 1997 TV Series documentary
Face to Face 1997 TV Series Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner & Nominee
100 Years of Horror: Witchcraft and Demons 1996 Video documentary Himself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Showbiz Today 1996 TV Series Himself
A New Madonna: The Making of 'Evita' 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema 1996 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hola Susana 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Moviewatch 1995 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Cinema 3 1995 TV Series Himself
Moving Pictures 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of Alan Parker's Film 'The Commitments' 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
The Media Show 1989 TV Series documentary Himself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The BBC2 Film Competition 1983 TV Mini-Series Himself - Judge
The Other Side of the Wall 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
On Location with: FAME 1980 Documentary short Himself - Director
Les nouveaux rendez-vous 1980 TV Series Himself
The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Director
The British Academy Award 1979 TV Movie Himself - Winner: Best Director
The British Academy Awards 1977 TV Movie Himself - Winner: Best Screenplay
The British Academy Awards 1976 TV Movie Himself - Winner: Best Single Play
Film Night 1971 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff 2010 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
España, plató de cine 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Biography 1996-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Century of Black Cinema 2003 Video documentary Himself
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