Just a super famous guy who's been in two of the biggest TV series of all time then... Lovely to shoot a Shortlist cover, they're cool people creating a tasty mag with solid design, so it's all good with me. Shot in the Soho Hotel in London, he was soooooo jetlagged and chugging his way through whopping great coffees but surely delivered in a big way for our shoot. I love photographing actors you know - they can just turn it on. This was captured beautifully on a Hasselblad H6D-100c with a 100mm lens, with lighting by Broncolor Move as you never know what kind of power availability you might discover. All turned out lovely, as you can see.
Always, always wanted to shoot this cat since, ooh I dunno, 25 years now. He was always the coolest of the Northerners I thought, stylish and just a cut above. I heard he can be quite edgy but was well up for this on shoot day, as you can see here. No added photo trickery on this one, it's all about Cash for Questions in Q and set the things alight was the man's response. Shot on Hasselblad H6D-50 with Bron Move and beauty dish. Easy life.