© estate of Russell Westwood / National Portrait Gallery, London
by (Edward) Russell Westwood
bromide print, 1957
Given by the photographer's daughter, Jacqueline Galton, 1990
Sitterback to top
- Michael Flanders (1922-1975), Actor, broadcaster and writer. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Artistback to top
- (Edward) Russell Westwood (1911-1982), Photographer. Artist of 103 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.