Tom Jones(1940-), Singer and entertainer
Sir Tom Jones (Thomas Jones Woodward)
Sitter in 10 portraits
Welsh-born singer, Jones worked as a bricklayer and salesman while playing in clubs and dance halls. He came to international prominence with It's Not Unusual (1964), followed by hits such as What's New Pussycat? (1965), Green Green Grass of Home (1966) and Delilah (1968). His career was revived in the the late 1980s with A Boy From Nowhere (1987) and again in 1999 with the album Reload. He was knighted in 2006 and in 2010 his thirty-ninth album Praise & Blame reached number two in the UK Albums Chart. May 2012 saw the release of his album Spirit In The Room.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below