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Andy Gotts  Celebrity photographer, recipient of the MBE, conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Arts and a bloody nice guy!

It’s #WorldBeeDay. As I don’t have any photographs of bathroom fixtures and fittings, I’ve gone for a different approach! Bless the cotton socks of the Englishman in #NewYork..the ultra charming in behemoth(?) proportions #Sting. Many great songs have come from Mr Sumner and #ThePolice; though I do have a multilayered affinity with #AnEnglishmanInNewYork. A mashup of Sting, #QuentinCrisp and #JohnHurt spread over rye! #photography #GottsCan #celebrityphotographer #AndyGotts #OneShotGotts #MargoHolder

#MickeyRourke the face that has launched a thousand ships.
What amused me most was he had an assistant with him who’s job it was to spray rose water over him. I made do with deodorant. #photography #celebrityphotographer #OneShotGotts #BeverlyHills #WholeLotOfRosie #TheWrestler #IronMan #SinCity #NineAndAHalfWeeks #AngelHeart #WildOrchid

#AnthonyHopkins and I wish you a fun packed weekend, whatever you choose to do! Such a joy to work with Hoppy as he is such a funny and kind guy; as well as being one of our greatest actors. I first saw his acting skills in the last 70’s early 80s from movies like A Bridge Too far and #TheElephantMan, featuring my old chum #JohnHurt. Whether chasing monsters as Helsing in #Dracula or looking at #HowardsEnd (oo err), he shall be immortalised as #HannibalLecter in the gripping #TheSilenceOfTheLambs. He is currently filming a movie with #OliviaColman. Excited to see that! #photography #celebrityphotographer #AndyGotts #OneShotGotts #HelloClarice

I’ve been fortunate enough to have photographed many actors who have played #JamesBond and possibly a future one(!). The lovely #PierceBrosnan I have shot a number of times. The most recent was at his glorious pad in #Malibu. Pierce was walking his dog when I arrived on his drive. I was greeted with the Bond-esque ... “Ah Mr Gotts, I’ve been expecting you.” I have been called the #Goldfinger of photography, so that welcome did make me chuckle. Happy 66th birthday PB. #photography #celebrityphotographer #AndyGotts #OneShotGotts #007

The Roth of Tim! Whether playing Mr Orange, Rob Roy, Thade in #PlanetOfTheApes there is always weight and strength in characters of #TimRoth. Although I think his collaborations with #QuentinTarantino shall cement our love for him on the big screen; especially the diner scene in #PulpFiction with #AmandaPlummer. Love is…#HoneyBunny and #Pumpkin. #ReservoirDogs #Captives #FourRooms #RobRoy #ToKillAKing #Selma #GraceOgMonaco #TheHatefulEight #photography #celebrityphotographer #AndyGotts #OneShotGotts

The powerhouse that is #GwendolineChristie. Her imposing stature, of a 6ft 3 inch frame is the perfect scaffold for the characters she portrays. Whether #BrienneOfTarth in this little know show called #GameOfThrones or #CaptainPhasma in #StarWars. I got to know Gwen via a mutual friend #VivienneWestwood, as they have collaborated many times. It is quite visual experience seeing this 5ft 4 inch 78 year old holding court with Gwen. Very different but exceptionally similar strong women. #GoT #Season8 #GoTs8 #AW19 #photography #celebrityphotographer #AndyGotts #OneShotGotts #GameOfThronesFinale #TheFinalEpisode

The staggering beauty of #CateBlanchett. I, for some reason, never released many of the colour shots from our shoots...mainly just the black and white. But there is something so alluring about this peaches and cream look about her. Her skin has the same stunning translucent quality as #KylieMinogue, it must be the magic of the Australian life! I’ll refrain from any #DownUnder jokes. #photography #celebrityphotographer #andygotts #oneshotgotts #australia

Hobbitting around and having much fun with marvellous #MartinFreeman. I do love contact-sheets and for me was always a magical part of the photographic process. You develop your reel of film and lay the negative on a piece of photographic paper...and end up with one sheet of paper with every image that was on that reel. You then sit looking through a magnifying glass or lupe to see which shots you want to enlarge full size. You mark up your favourite shots with a chinagraph pen, and kill off the shots you don’t really care for. The whole darkroom process is probably fundamental to my view of photography today, even though we are in a digital world. I find it heartbreaking that some colleges and universities, which run photographic courses, do not have darkroom facilities. It’s all digital suites now. I feel this is a sad loss to the craft and is taking away some of the mystique, magic and wonder that I relished...and still do. #photography #darkroom #darkroomphotography #analogphotography #blackandwhite #celebrityphotographer #andygotts #oneshotgotts #martinfreeman #thehobbit #blackpanther #theworldsend #hotfuzz #loveactually #shaunofthedead #theoffice

Ahoy there me hearties! Let’s sail the seven seas with the Jolly Roger aloft to celebrate another candle on the cake for #GeorgeClooney. This outtake was from, possibly, one of the funniest shoots we have had. No ducks were harmed in the making of this photograph! 🦆. #GeorgeClooney #LakeComo #Italy #Oceans11 #photography #AndyGotts #celebrityphotographer #OneShotGotts

Ladies and gentlefolk. I present to you ‘The man with the tape recorder up his nose’. It’s......only Sir Michael of Palinshire’s birthday today! I am sure he shall be spending this glorious day skipping around his shrubbery. I’m so fortunate to have been in the company of this actor, writer, globetrotter and Python #MichaelPalin many many times. Easy to work with and a pleasure to be around and listen to anecdotes from #MontyPython sketches that never happened, to a few that really shouldn’t have! Looking forward to our next shenanigans. #MichaelPailn #MontyPython #LifeOfBrian #TheHolyGrail #Ni #TheMeaningOfLife #AroundTheWorld #PoleToPole #BAFTA #photography #celebrityphotographer #AndyGotts

Sorry I have to. Happy #StarWarsDay #Maythe4thbewithyou. I remember in 1977 my father took my brother and I to see #StarWars at our local cinema. It was one of the first visits to see a movie on the big screen and it was a huge spectacle for a young boy. Who would have thought many many years later in a land far far away [from Norfolk, UK] I would be photographing #LukeSkywalker & #HanSolo and making then pull silly faces! Was it luck this happened? Or did I use the force! #StarWars #MarkHamill #HarrisonFord #ANewHope #photography #celebrityphotographer #AndyGotts #OneShotGotts #MayTheFourthBeWithYou

This portrait of opera icon #JoseCarreras features on todays #TheTimes #T2 newspaper, with the story how José is now ending his singing career due to his illness. What I love about my job is not always the photographic element, but the other moments that are unplanned. Looking back on some of the fortunate occurrences are without doubt 'pinch me moments’ of life; and this shoot was one. If you consider that #LeonardBernstein & #StephenSondheim wrote the musical West Side Story and the lead character ’Tony’ was specifically written for José Carreras. So when one day at my shoot with José we sing an impromptu duet of the song ‘Maria’ from this iconic musical…it's not until a time after you realise what a magical moment that was. #JoseCarreras #WestSideStory #TheThreeTenors #photography #celebrityphotographer #AndyGotts #OneShotGotts

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