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Michael Ward - Biography

Michael Ward
by Bryan Wharton
NPG x125024

Michael Ward , actor-turned-photographer, came to prominence with his work for The Show Page in the Evening Standard for which he captured the emerging talents of the era before moving in the mid-1960s to the Sunday Times where he worked until the early 1990s. This selection of his work focuses on British women from the stage and cinema who became icons of the age: Diana Dors performing at the Room at the Top nightclub, Elizabeth Seal , the photographer's future wife, on stage in Irma La Douce and intimate "at home" shots of sixties sex symbols such as Barbara Windsor , Julie Christie , and Marianne Faithfull .

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Barbara Windsor

Virtual hang of Michael Ward's portraits