Adam Faith(1940-2003), Singer and actor
Sitter in 11 portraits
Born Terence Nelhams, Adam Faith rose to fame when he joined the cast of the musical Drumbeat in 1959. A string of chart successes followed over the next few years. Faith's handful of early film appearances generally enhanced his musical image, most notably Beat Girl (1961). He turned increasingly to acting on the stage during this period, and by the 1970s had moved on to a career in business, with a successful finance company and a directorship of the Savoy Hotel. He returned to repertory theatre work in the 1970s and created the title role of the series Budgie, which he later brought to the stage. Faith also resumed his film career, most notably in the 1975 film Stardust.
by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 15 October 1962
Exhibitions and displays
- Curators' Choice: Photographs from the Terence Pepper Gift
Until 24 January 2016