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Mike Leigh (1943-), Dramatist; theatre, television and film director

Sitter in 5 portraits
Writer and director; initially working for the theatre, one of Leigh's early stage plays became his first feature film, Bleak Moments (1971). His play Abigail's Party (1977) was filmed for television and became one of Leigh's most celebrated comedic works. Other films include High Hopes (1988), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Another Year (2010) and Mr Turner (2104). He has been nominated for an Oscar seven times.

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Mike Leigh

by Stuart Pearson Wright
oil on canvas, 2003
On display in Room 40 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Mike Leigh

by Clay Perry
C-type colour print, 1979
NPG x136994

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Mike Leigh

by Chris Garnham
cibachrome print, 1980s
NPG x38113

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Mike Leigh

by Fergus Greer
bromide print, June 1998
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British film directors

by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, December 2002
NPG x126206