Meet the director of Pink Floyd's The Wall: Alan Parker
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Alan Parker and Bob Geldof, on the set of Pink Floyd The WallThe director of Pink Floyd's The Wall, the 1982 film starring Bob Geldof and based on the group's classic album, will make a special appearance at The Space event, held in Brighton, England, on Monday, October 18th at 7:30pm.

Sir Alan Parker is one of Britain’s most successful filmmakers. In a career spanning forty years, he has worked with some of the movie world’s most respected actors, such as Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Nicolas Cage and Gene Hackman. Parker’s notable successes include Fame, The Commitments, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Birdy. Music has been a key theme throughout much of his work, and he has collaborated with Pink Floyd (The Wall), legendary producer Giorgio Moroder (Midnight Express), Madonna and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita). As an active figure within the British film industry, Parker was a co-founder of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and the UK Film Council, and he is a former Chairman of the British Film Institute.

The event is being held at Brighton's Komedia venue, in the heart of the city and just five minutes walk from the main railway station. Tickets are now on sale through this link. The Space is a monthly music, film and arts event, which features a line-up of highly successful special guest interviewees from the creative industries. Previous guests include Guy Pratt, Glastonbury Festival’s Michael Eavis, EMI A&R boss Nick Gatfield and Jeff Wayne, among many others.