British producer Parsons dies

Parsons, who produced and developed 20 feature films with partner Davina Belling, passed away on 12 August (09) in his native England.

His work on 1974 film Inserts, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Bob Hoskins, began a string of production credits including Britannia Hospital, Scum, Breaking Glass, A Business Affair, True Blue, I Am David and director Franco Zeffirelli’s films Tea With Mussolini and Callas Forever.

Parsons also served as president at Kings Road Productions in the U.S. and later moved to Warner Bros, Europe as head of business affairs.

In 1971, Parsons and Belling formed Film and General Productions, continuing to pursue movie projects while also producing childrens’ British TV series The Queen’s Nose and The Giblet Boys, which won a BAFTA award for Best Children’s Drama for 2005/2006.