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Willy Russell (1947-), Poet and playwright

William Martin ('Willy') Russell

Sitter in 3 portraits
Liverpool-based playwright, author and songwriter; his first hit, John, Paul, Ringo and .... Bert (1974), a musical, was followed by a number of plays including Blood Brothers (1981, and musical version 1983) and Educating Rita (1979) and Shirley Valentine (1986), both of which he adapted, with huge success, for the screen.

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Willy Russell

by Peter Edwards
charcoal, 1989
NPG 6093


Willy Russell

by Michael Birt
bromide fibre print in window mount, 16 February 1984
NPG x25187


Willy Russell

by Paul Woodward
toned bromide print, 1989
NPG x33749