Michael Caine; Bob Hoskins

1 portrait of Michael Caine

Michael Caine; Bob Hoskins, by Terry O'Neill, 1985 - NPG x126162 - © Iconic IMages/Terry O’Neill

© Iconic IMages/Terry O’Neill

Michael Caine; Bob Hoskins

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1985
15 in. x 14 7/8 in. (382 mm x 378 mm)
Given by Terry O'Neill, 2003
Photographs Collection
NPG x126162

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  • Terry O'Neill (1938-), Photographer. Artist of 75 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Photographed on location in Soho at Raymond Revue Bar during the filming of the Neil Jordan-directed Mona Lisa (1986), the gangster film, that propelled Hoskins to international stardom.

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Current affairs

55 people die in the Manchester air disaster when a British Airtours Boeing 737 bursts into flames after an aborted takeoff at Manchester International Airport.

Art and science

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure organise Live Aid, a rock concert in London and Philadelphia, to raise funds for famine relief. The biggest names in popular music, including Paul McCartney, Queen, Status Quo, The Police, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, U2, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, performed to a TV audience of 1.5 billion. The British Antarctic Survey discovers a hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica.


Reformer Mikhail Gorbachev comes to power as first secretary of the Soviet Communist party. He calls for 'glasnost' (openness) in Soviet life, and pursues a policy of 'perestroika' (reconstruction). French intelligence operatives sabotage Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace vessel. The ship was leading a protest against French nuclear testing in New Zealand when it was bombed and sunk, killing one of the twelve on board.

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