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Location: Oxfordshire, England
Year: 1980
Biography: A true British acting giant, notable for his extraordinary ability to take on and seemingly inhabit eccentric roles – from the voice-over of a rabbit in Watership Down (1978) to his heart-breaking performance in the difficult title role of The Elephant Man (1980) for which he was nominated for an Oscar. Fame followed his role in Zinnemann’s classic A Man for all Seasons (1966), and despite a busy stage career – much of it with the Royal Shakespeare Company – he found time to put in famous screen performances, notably as an eccentric, wasted drug addict in Alan Parker’s Midnight Express (1978) – earning another nomination for an Academy Award – and as Kane in Alien (1979), providing one of cinema’s most shocking scenes when an alien bursts through his stomach.
Print Type: Digital C-Type
Printed by: Metro Imaging, London
Limited Editions: All prints are limited editions, no further prints are produced once sold
Bespoke: All prints are bespoke and printed to order, stamped and numbered
Presentation: Prints are supplied to clients flat in an acid-free box or rolled in a tube
Watermark: Watermarks will not be present on an original print
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