Latest Alan Parker News

Want To Know Why It Took 'The Commitments' 25 Years To Get To The West End?

By Michael West | 24th April 2013

The Commitments, the hugely successful and popular film by Sir Alan Parker based on the bestselling book the same name, is heading to the stage. The story of working-class Dubliners who form an unlikely soul...

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Michael Rooker Joins Guardians Of The Galaxy

17th April 2013

Michael Rooker is to star in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.'The Walking Dead' actor will play one of the leading superheroes in James Gunn's upcoming Marvel film, reports Deadline.comRooker's role will be as Yondu, who is...

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Got Tickets For Sergei Polunin In Midnight Express? You Might Wanna' Read This...

By Michael West | 4th April 2013

Ukrainian dance star Sergei Polunin has walked out on the cast of the major new ballet show Midnight Express just days before its UK premiere at London's Coliseum. The production, based on Billy Hayes's 1977...

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Affleck, Argo, Win Britain's Oscars

11th February 2013

In yet a further embarrassment to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which had failed to nominate him in the Best Director category, Ben Affleck received the director's top prize at Sunday night's...

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Alan Parker To Receive Bafta Fellowship

23rd January 2013

Midnight Express director Sir Alan Parker will be honoured with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Academy Fellowship at the annual prizegiving next month (Feb13).The 68-year-old Brit, who also directed musicals...

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Parker Hates Fame Remake

7th October 2009

FAME director SIR ALAN PARKER is appalled by a modern remake of his classic film, insisting he never gave permission for the new version to be made.Studio bosses maintain they consulted Parker before shooting this...

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Oscar Winner Hansard Thanks Bono For Congratulation Text

26th February 2008

Oscar-winning singer Glen Hansard has revealed he received a congratulatory text from Bono after his surprise win at Sunday's ceremony.Hansard, frontman of Irish band the Frames, won the Oscar for best original song with his...

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Sid Vicious Biographer To Make 'Ultimate' Pistols Movie

7th December 2007

Writer ALAN PARKER has been recruited to make a new movie about notorious late SEX PISTOLS star SID VICIOUS. The 42-year-old has written three books on the life of the punk legend - real name...

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Blood Brothers For Blanchett And Bono?

6th April 2007

Actress CATE BLANCHETT and rocker BONO are among the big names being lined up to rescue a planned screen adaptation of stage hit BLOOD BROTHERS. Director ALAN PARKER is desperate to land the all-star cast...

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Frames Star Lands Last Big Sundance Deal

5th February 2007

An Irish movie musical written and directed by former THE FRAMES star JOHN CARNEY has become the unexpected hit of the Sundance Film Festival - two weeks after the annual movie event ended. Carney's low-budget...

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Stone Considering Playboy Musical?

7th August 2006

OLIVER STONE has hinted he's planning a Playboy musical about the life of publishing tycoon HUGH HEFNER. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director admits he's had enough of tough dramas, political sagas and harrowing epics and...

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Stone Slams Madonna's Evita Performance

27th February 2006

Controversial film-maker OLIVER STONE has dismissed MADONNA's performance in 1996 musical EVITA as inadequate, because she could only play the historical figure like a "hooker". The Oscar-winning director, who had long dreamed of making...

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Mcadams, Williams And Bernal Nominated For Baftas Rising Stars

10th January 2006

Budding acting talent including former DAWSON'S CREEK actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS and Mexican hunk GAEL GARCIA BERNAL have been tipped for the new Orange Rising Star award at this year's (06) BAFTAs. They are joined...

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Madonna Laughs Off Evita State Show

28th October 2005

LATEST: Superstar MADONNA has laughed off reports she will reprise her role as EVITA on the London stage, because she doesn't like to repeat herself. The MATERIAL GIRL played Argentine first lady EVA PERON...

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Jackson Upset Over Mississippi Burning Snub

1st June 2005

SAMUEL L JACKSON fell out with director ALAN PARKER in an audition for MISSISSIPPI BURNING when the Brit suggested the Tennessee-raised actor wasn't southern enough. The PULP FICTION star felt sure he'd nail the...

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Willis Receives French Honour

14th April 2005

Hollywood hardman BRUCE WILLIS was honoured in Paris yesterday (13APR05) for his contribution to the film industry, by the French government. The 50-year-old actor was made OFFICIER DANS L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES...

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Parker Receives French Honour

11th March 2005

British film-maker SIR ALAN PARKER has been honoured by the French Culture Ministry for his outstanding contribution to cinema. The MIDNIGHT EXPRESS director was made a CHEVALIER DE L'ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES...

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Parker Blasts Stone's Turkey Apology

21st December 2004

OLIVER STONE has come under fire for travelling to Turkey to apologise for his movie MIDNIGHT EXPRESS - by the film's director SIR ALAN PARKER. Hollywood film-maker Stone - who wrote the screenplay for...

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Russia Wins Big At Moscow Film Festival

29th June 2004

A stirring film about the German invasion of Russia has dominated this year's (04) MOSCOW FILM FESTIVAL. The festival's jury, headed by British filmmaker ALAN PARKER, awarded three of five top prizes to local...

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Mccourt Blasts Angela Ashes Adaptation

19th April 2004

Best-selling novelist FRANK McCOURT has blasted SIR ALAN PARKER's film adaptation of his 1997 autobiography ANGELA'S ASHES. Parker directed ROBERT CARYLYE and EMILY WATSON in the 1999 drama, about McCourt's poverty-stricken childhood in Limerick,...

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Parker Blasts His Film Peers

25th November 2003

Veteran British director SIR ALAN PARKER has launched into a scathing attack on his peers. The LIFE OF DAVID GALE movie maker was speaking at a debate to launch a new Screen School at...

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Parker Slams Potter

29th October 2003

British director SIR ALAN PARKER has slammed American movie maker CHRIS COLUMBUS for making the first HARRY POTTER film "terrible". The EVITA film-maker claims Columbus' HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE is too "Americanised",...

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