Yes, from king and queen to musicians to a soap starlet who went on to be quite famous as both an actress and a model.
No, unless you count snaps taken of me by a couple of models who have achieved fame in other disciplines.
All celebs I photographed were fine, with the exception of one WAG whose stroppiness seemed to be inversely proportionate to her success as a solo singer.
Michael Wilson, producer of James Bond Films shot me a few years ago. I didn't realise exactly who it was until afterwards and shouldve noticed since his mobile was something like 007 007007007 haha! He must have contacted me through a site like this actually
In the 70's Photographed Graham Hill, Nicki Lauda, Ronnie Peterson and Emerson Fittipaldi. As a photographer for Barclays photographed and Regularly corresponded with Guy Edwards (F5000 and 2litre sports) and later for Embassy Racing (F1 and F5000)and CI Caravans (2 litre sports).
In the 80's Photographed Anneka Rice in Bristol and F1 powerboat Billy Seebold and Reanto Mulinari.
I've shot Vanessa Peers quite a few times in my studio. She has played three different characters in corrie, Tracey Barlows prison officer, Janice Battersbys best mate and most recent was as John Stapes saucy landlady when he was on the run. She's often at my house (usually drunk at parties along with the rest of us lol) and is a pretty close friend. Not quite 'a' list, but it's as close as I've got to a 'celebrity'.
Princess Diana, The Queen, Prince Charles.....most of the Royals actually, Charlton Heston, Michael Palin, Anthony Hopkins, Rik Mayall, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Leslie Nielsen, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Richard Dreyfus, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Fry, Barbara Windsor, Richard Attenborough........and lots more.
Only one I found to be a pain was Nigel Havers and that was on two separate occasions, so not a one-off. Also, Prince Andrew....every time I was set to Photograph him the COI (they were in charge of the Press at any Royal visit) would always come over and say he was having a bad day so most likely no good images were going to be had. I do mean every time, but I managed to get a few candids that worked out
No I finally retired six months ago, I was finding it all very samey. I'm 73, I felt I should get a life outside of fantasy land.
Funnily enough Greenlit was the last English company that I worked with, I assume that they're doing another Foyles.
Yes they are currently filming over the next few months in Liverpool doubling for postwar London. I thought you might be there did'nt know you retired I'm now more interested in filmmaking and like to see how they shoot. They were suppose to invite local filmmaking students to come and see, still waiting for them to reply back.