Director, writer and producer Sir Alan Parker wrote and directed his first film, BUGSY MALONE, in 1975. Other films include: MIDNIGHT EXPRESS; FAME and THE COMMITMENTS. Awards for his films include sixteen British Film Academy awards, eight Golden Globe awards and three Oscars. He holds a CBE and was knighted in 2002 for services to the British Film Industry. His latest film is THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE, starring Kevin Spacey, Laura Linney and Kate Winslet.