Norman Scott & Jeremy Thorpe Affair

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Portrait of Norman Scott for The Times

A real honour to photograph Norman Scott for the Times article, 12th April 2018.  The full story, beautifully penned by Helen Rumbelow, is available on the Times website.

Norman’s incredible story about his then scandalous affair with Jeremy Thorpe in 1970’s, and his attempted assassination has been made into a BBC series, A Very English Scandal, due out shortly.   It boasts Ben Whishaw as Norman and Hugh Grant as Jeremy and promises to as moving as it is gripping.   Having heard so much of Norman’s story first hand, I can’t wait to see it.

Dogs and horses play a strong part in Norman’s life in Devon – indeed it was his dog Rinka who took the bullet instead of Norman on the chilling night of his attempted assassination on Exmoor.   So it seemed only fitting to photograph Norman with one of his many dogs for this portrait, in this case Pugsy, a rescue dog from a holiday in Cyprus.