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Mike Leigh

(1943-), Dramatist; theatre, television and film director

Sitter in 6 portraits
Writer and film director; initially working for the theatre, one of Leigh's early stage plays became his first feature film, Bleak Moments (1971). His play Abigail's Party (1977) was filmed for television and became one of Leigh's most celebrated comedic works. Other films include High Hopes (1988), Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Another Year (2010), Mr Turner (2104) and Peterloo (2018). He has been nominated for an Oscar seven times.

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Mike Leigh, by Stuart Pearson Wright - NPG 6926

Mike Leigh

by Stuart Pearson Wright
oil on canvas, 2003
NPG 6926

Mike Leigh, by Clay Perry - NPG x136994

Mike Leigh

by Clay Perry
C-type colour print, 1979
NPG x136994

Mike Leigh, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38113

Mike Leigh

by Chris Garnham
cibachrome print, 1980s
NPG x38113

Mike Leigh, by John Haynes - NPG x200700

Mike Leigh

by John Haynes
gelatin silver print, 1981
NPG x200700

Mike Leigh, by Fergus Greer - NPG x125075

Mike Leigh

by Fergus Greer
bromide print, June 1998
NPG x125075

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