Acclaimed English writer and director whose best known films include Evita, Pink Floyd - The Wall, Mississippi Burning, Bugsy Malone, Fame, and Midnight Express.
He worked as a copywriter for an ad agency.
He was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award for his contributions to the British film industry.
He married Annie Inglis in 1966 and later married Lisa Moran in the 1990s. He has two sons named Jake and Alexander Parker.
He directed Jodie Foster in the 1976 musical Bugsy Malone.