1 portrait of Peter Sellers
© estate of Bob Collins / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Bob Collins
bromide print, circa 1964
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (241 mm x 190 mm) image size
Given by Rudolph John Acton, 2003
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Sitterback to top
- Richard Henry ('Peter') Sellers (1925-1980), Actor and photographer. Sitter in 15 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Bob Collins (1924-2002), Photographer. Artist of 220 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Collins considered Sellers to be one of the most talented amateur photographers. Many of his cameras were purchased through the photographic dealer that was part owned by Harry Secombe. Sellers singled out the actress Britt Ekland, his wife, as his favourite subject.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Shooting Stars: Photographs by Bob Collins (17 September 2012 - 21 April 2013)
Events of 1964back to top
Current affairsHarold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.
Art and scienceTop of the Pops begins its rein as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.
InternationalThe Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.