Sir Kazuo Ishiguro(1954-), Novelist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Born in Nagasaki, Japan, Ishiguro came to England aged five. After studying creative writing at the University of East Anglia he worked as a community worker in Glasgow before publishing his first novel, A Pale View of Hills (1982), a highly personal view of Japanese history and society. Other works include The Remains of the Day (1989), winner of the Booker Prize and made into an award-winning film starring Emma Thompson and Sir Anthony Hopkins, The Unconsoled (1995), When We Were Orphans (2000), Never Let Me Go (2005) and The Buried Giant (2015). He was awarded the Nobel Laureate Prize for Literature in 2017 and knighted in 2018.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below