Sir Ben Kingsley photographed in Soho , London.
The picture editor pre warned me..“you must always call him SIR Ben, otherwise he may just get up and leave”..he had a notorious reputation for being prickly. I arrived for the shoot and whilst I set up he was having a head massage and there were many stressed out PR’s all panicking..a few mins before we started a chap rushed in and told me “probably best you don’t call him Sir Ben”..It was comical and I was confused so I decided to try to not call him by any name..and that I wasn’t going to put up with any nonsense from him. I was expecting him to erupt at any moment but in the 15 mins I had with him he was a total diamond and with the last few frames I asked if he could give me a Don Logan look (his violent gangster character in Sexy Beast) and he duly obliged, he even sought me out before I left and gave me some more impromptu Don Logan style rants ! As it turned out the subsequent interview after the shoot was apparently a horror show as he clashed with the writer. A brilliant actor of which there is no doubt and certainly a Jekyll and hyde character ! #sirbenkingsley#callmesir#dontcallmesir#sirben#donlogan#sexybeast#gandhi#actor#greatactor#bestofbritish#portrait#portraitphotography#photoshoot#ukphotographer#londonphotographer#editorialphotography#yesyesyes#benkingsley