Tuesday 23 January 2018

Director's cut for Parker

THE director behind 'The Commitments' has ruled himself out of a sequel -- despite talk of a reunion amongst the cast.

Alan Parker, pictured with director Michael Apted (left) and Birch Hamilton from the Screen Directors' Guild of Ireland, celebrating the organisation's 10th anniversary, said: "I have the same opinion that the author Roddy Doyle has -- the film was a moment in time."

Mr Parker was in Dublin to receive an honourary membership of the guild for his championing of Irish film and arts throughout his career.

Mr Parker was presented with his award by Mr Doyle in a ceremony at the Morrison hotel.

Shane Hickey

Irish Independent

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