Tributes have poured in for the filmmaker, who was described as a “huge talent” by director Nick Murphy. He added: “Alan Parker made so many wonderful movies. Just wonderful. A huge talent. As I’m sure you know. RIP Alan Parker.”
Journalist Lizo Mzimba wrote: “Film director Alan Parker has died at the age of 76, his family has announced
“One of cinema’s most versatile administrators. Bugsy Malone, Mississppi Burning, Angel Heart, Midnight Express, The Commitments, Evita, Fame…
“So many different genres, and he excelled in all.”
Fellow movie director David Puttnam paid tribute to Sir Alan, saying: “Alan was my oldest and closest friend, I was always in awe of his talent. My life and those of many others who loved and respected him will never be the same again.”
Fans additionally paid their respects to the movie icon, with one posting on Twitter: “Oh no… so very sad to hear about #AlanParker My husband worked with many times….”
Another wrote: “Very saddened to hear that Alan Parker, has passed away, aged 76. His attention to detail was up with there with Kubrick, from music down to props being from right year.
“Here he’s directing Mickey Rourke in ‘Angel Heart’, one in all my all-time favorite motion pictures.”
A third posted: “I liked Angel Heart, one in all my most rewatched movies ever. Birdy additionally. And the music from Bugsy Malone by way of The Wall to The Commitments.
“Such a visually arresting, brilliant storyteller. I always felt he was underrated.”