Jay Brooks photographed Sir Ben Kingsley for Tatler‘s current issue. Jay opted for a classical, painterly approach as befits a national treasure and grandee of both stage and screen like Sir Ben. However, he is both humble and self deprecating about his achievements even at this stage in his career saying ‘I still feel like an apprentice.’
A very private man, don’t expect him to take to Instagram any time soon, he is dismissive of social media in general, ‘because I broadcast myself so much as a performer, it’s important for me to get back to the private me. I am seen by a lot of people and that is my contribution. I don’t think my contribution is what I had for breakfast.’
Sir Ben can currently be seen being villainous in the movie Self/Less.
This year’s stills campaign closely follows the moving and already legendary TV ad, it had over eight million views on You Tube in less than a week, and uses the same cast of animated characters created by the brilliant people at Mackinnon and Saunders in Manchester.
It was a marathon complex shoot but the magnificent results more than repay all the effort. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Agency: AMV BBDO
Art Directors: Andy Clough and Sonny Adjoran @ AMV BBDO
Photographer: Myles New @ Refresh
Home Economist/Food Stylist: Susie Theodorou
Puppets: Mackinnon and Saunders with sets by Clockwork Frog
Line Producer: Lola Paprocka @ Shoot
Producer: Adele Rider @ Shoot