From The Archive No: 29
With the The President of the United States, Donald Trump, making an official state visit to this country today I thought it an opportune moment to feature this image of actors Emma Thompson and Adrian Lester at the UK premiere of the film Primary Colours which featured Holywood legend John Travolta as the Presidential contender. The picture was taken in the ABC Cinema, Edinburgh in August 1998 and as Travolta wasn't present we had to make do with a film poster as a means of including him in the picture. Emma Thompson played Travolta's wife in the film and Adrian Lester was in his campaign team.
In a forty six year career as a photographer, much as a press photographer, this was unfortunately the closest I got to photographing a President. I've managed most members of the Royal Family including The Queen, The Queen Mother, Prince Phillip, Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Princess Margaret to name a few as well as several UK Prime Ministers and Foreign Politicians including Nelson Mandela and United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright but as yet no president. There is still time though.
Emma Thompson is an absolute pleasure to photograph and full of fun as this second picture from the premiere shows as she playfully pinches Adrian Lester on the nose.
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