Bugsy Malone

Sir Alan Parker, director of Bugsy Malone and Evita, dies aged 76

The double Oscar nominee's many other credits include Midnight ExpressMississippi BurningThe CommitmentsAngela's Ashes and Birdy.

Evita composer Andrew Lloyd Webber tweeted Sir Alan had been "one of the few directors to truly understand musicals on screen".

The director died on Friday after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Moran-Parker, five children and seven grandchildren.