David Terence Puttnam, Baron Puttnam(1941-), Film producer; Chairman of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
Sitter in 10 portraits
Film producer; spearheading a revival in the British film industry. The son of news photographer Len Puttnam began working as a film producer in 1968 with films such as Melody (1971), That'll be the Day (1973), Stardust (1974), Bugsy Malone (1976) and Midnight Express (1978). Puttnam's successful films of the 70s were dwarfed by the blockbuster Chariots of Fire (1981) which won four Academy Awards including best picture and three BAFTAs. Further successes included Local Hero (1982), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Mission (1986).
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by David Bailey
bromide print from 15 x 12 inch negative, 1986