10 of 15 portraits of Peter Sellers
© estate of Peter Keen / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Peter Keen
C-type colour print, 1968
9 5/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (245 mm x 168 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Richard Henry ('Peter') Sellers (1925-1980), Actor and photographer. Sitter in 15 portraits.
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.