Late last August I received a frantic phone call from a very charming gentleman who absolutely and positively needed some actor-style headshots, in my style. I tried to convince him that I was really busy that day, and could not see him for a week or so … he was rather insistent and offered to get the train to Guildford to minimise the amount of time I had to invest.
Less than two hours later, I met him at the station and after a quick coffee we rattled of some shots and he was back on the train into London some 90 minutes later. A little bit of a whirlwind, and really not how I normally like to do things!
One thing he mentioned to me was the fact that he was a writer, and had recently written a play, which was then adapted for screen … some story about a King with a speech impediment … yeah … starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter.
No lie, his words to me were, “I have no idea if it will do well though …”
Yes, my lovely readers, my subject that day was no less than the astoundingly talented screen writer David Seidler, winner of the 2011 BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay for The King’s Speech.
At the time I thought it would be great to go see the movie at some point, but obviously had no idea just how amazing it would be. I finally got around to it yesterday afternoon (the perk of working for yourself!) and was just utterly blown away by it’s tremendous power, beauty and eloquence.
Below are a few of the images I took for David (one of which you can see on his profile on the Internet Movie DataBase – www.imdb.com ).
A thoroughly lovely gentleman, and a pleasure to work with.