David Warner Actor Photoshoot ‘Northerners 2014 Exhibition’

David Warner by Cecil Beaton bromide print on white card mount, January 1965David Warner well know English Actor, on both sides of the Atlantic, has adverted a professional portrait sitting since Cecil Beaten coaxed him to it in 1965 at the Age of 24 (Picture Left). Known for playing both romantic leads and sinister or villainous characters, across a range of media, he is most famous for his roles in films such as Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Cross of Iron,The Omen, Time Bandits, Tron, Star Trek V and VI, The Lost World, Holocaust, Portrait in Evil, Titanic, and Planet of the Apes.

David Warner Actor Rory Lewis PhotographerNow 72 I wanted to capture a portrait of a more seasoned experienced Warner for my Northerners Portrait Exhibition. (Picture Right Rory Lewis David Warner Portrait) To Coax him into sitting, I wrote several letters to David’s various representing agencies both in the UK and USA; alas without a reply. Not giving up I discovered via Social Networking, David was attending at Hammer Horror Convention in London. Writing anther letter to be delivered on the day of the event, I was delighted to receive a reply a few days later, David agreed to sit for a portrait session in London. I have been a fan of Warner for many years, seeing his Cult Films and TV Appearances from childhood. Now it was my chance to direct David and create some striking Portraiture.

David Warner Actor Rory Lewis Photographer

David Warner Actor Rory Lewis Photographer

The Sitting was very memorable, David was astonishing, creating expressions and emotions that almost hold the viewer. After the Session I contacted the the National Portrait Gallery who acquired one of the images for their Permanent Collection.

David Warner Photoshoot  Rory Lewis Photographer

David Warner & Rory Lewis Photographer

‘Northerners Photography Exhibition’ October Update

Everything is now in Full Swing for the 2014 Exhibition in aid of UNICEF taking place from the 24th July to 27th July 2014 in Liverpool.


The exhibition will feature a collection of portraits of Northern Celebrities, Actors, Politicians and Community Leaders. I have already begun to photograph the first portraits.


This month, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar, and Game of Thrones Actor Steven Cole have posed for the exhibition. I have arranged sessions with the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, and Royle Family Actor Ricky Tomlinsonmany more will hopefully follow.


The venue for the exhibit is nearly organised and will be revealed in early 2014 and I’m looking forward to the event. Unfortunately I can’t show you any of the images from collection until July next year, but I can show you an outake from my photoshoot with Lord Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar below.


If you would like to attend the exhibition private viewing 7pm 24th July 2014 you can Purchase Tickets on the Exhibition Main Page. Tickets are £15, which will include drinks, canapé’s and talk from myself about the work. All proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to UNICEF.

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Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Gary Millar (Rory Lewis Photographer)