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.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
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