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Director Sir Alan Parker's film archive gifted to BFI

By Robert Dex

Published 25/07/2015

Donation: director Alan Parker
Donation: director Alan Parker

Bugsy Malone director Sir Alan Parker has donated his personal archive, covering almost half a century of film-making, to the British Film Institute (BFI).

Sir Alan, whose career includes films such as Midnight Express, Fame and The Commitments, handed more than 70 boxes of documents and photographs to the BFI's archive in Hertfordshire.

He said: "It seems that I've accumulated an awful lot of stuff over 40 years of film-making and I can't think of a better home for it than the BFI National Archive.

"As a past chairman of the BFI, I know how everything is so diligently cared for out at Berkhamsted, and it's good to know it's in safe hands and will be available to future students of film."

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