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Jean Shrimpton; Terence Stamp

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1964
10 5/8 in. x 16 in. (270 mm x 405 mm)
Given by Terry O'Neill, 2002
Photographs Collection
NPG x125463

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  • Terry O'Neill (1938-2019), Photographer. Artist or producer of 80 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Stamp, made his Oscar nominated screen debut in Billy Budd (1962), and won Best Actor at Cannes for The Collector (1965). Starred opposite Julie Christie in Far from the Madding Crowd (1967). Seen here during his three year affair with Jean Shrimpton, in which time they became one of Britain's most celebrated couples. In 1969 Stamp began a five-year exile in India on a search for peace and happiness.

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Current affairs

Harold Wilson narrowly wins the general election for the Labour Party, the first of his four election victories.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans become the last people to be executed in the United Kingdom before capital punishment was abolished in 1965.
The Sun newspaper replaces the Daily Herald.

Art and science

Top of the Pops begins its reign as the longest running television music show. The first broadcast was presented by Jimmy Savile and included the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Hollies and The Beatles, who were the show's first number 1 with I Want to Hold Your Hand.

International

The Civil Rights Act is passed in the USA, outlawing discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin. The Act abolished the 'Jim Crow Laws' in the Southern States, making forced segregation illegal.
After spending two years in prison Nelson Mandela is sentenced to Life in Prison for the crimes of sabotage and crimes equivalent to treason against the Republic of South Africa.

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