Sarah Miles; Christopher Miles

© Peter Rand

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Sarah Miles; Christopher Miles

by Peter Rand
bromide print, 11 December 1963
13 7/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (352 mm x 352 mm) image size
Purchased, 2011
Photographs Collection
NPG x136002

Sittersback to top

  • Christopher Miles (1939-2023), Film director, producer, writer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Sarah Miles (1941-), Actress. Sitter in 14 portraits.

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  • Peter Rand (1940-), Photographer. Artist or producer of 17 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Rand photographed Sarah Miles (b.1941) and her brother Christopher (b.1939) at Vogue studios for the February 1964 issue.

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Current affairs

The Secretary of State for War, John Profumo is found to have lied to the House of Commons when he denied having an affair with the showgirl, Christine Keeler. The Profumo Affair was a public scandal for the Conservative party, and ultimately contributed to the resignation of Harold Macmillan.

Art and science

Doctor Who is first broadcast on the BBC with William Hartnell playing the Doctor. This long running science fiction series about an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his police-box-shaped Tardis has been watched by generations of viewers (often from behind the back of the sofa), and features imaginative, but traditionally low-budget, special effects, innovative electronic music, and the Doctor's greatest enemy, the Daleks.

International

John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas. The arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald for his murder did not prevent a score of conspiracy theories involving Cuba, the CIA, the KGB, and the Mafia among others.
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a dream' speech, marking an important moment in the civil rights movement in America and helping to secure him the Nobel Peace Prize' in 1964.

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