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17 November 2019 18:35

Stephen Graham Hannah Walters The Irishman

Image copyright EPA Image caption British photographer Terry O'Neill poses in front of his work "Nelson Mandela at 90" in 2009 British photographer Terry O'Neill, whose work captured iconic images of London's Swinging Sixties, has died. He photographed celebrities - including The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John and the Queen - and received a CBE last month for services to photography. The image helped O'Neill land a job as a newspaper photographer on Fleet Street, where he was assigned to capture the portrait of a new band - The Beatles. Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption O'Neill photographed The Beatles in the backyard of the Abbey Road Studios in London - it was one of their first professionally-taken portraits and helped make the photographer famous in his own right Comedian and children's author David Walliams called O'Neill "a huge talent and an absolute gentleman" and said his death was the "end of an era". Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption Elton John described O'Neill as "brilliant and funny" Iconic Images, the agency which represents O'Neill's work, said he was "a class act, quick-witted and filled with charm".

Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption O'Neill captured this image of US actress Faye Dunaway the day after she collected her Academy Award for Best Actress in Network in 1977 - the pair would marry six years later Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption This arresting image of David Bowie helped promote the singer's 1974 album Diamond Dogs Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption O'Neill said that he told a horse racing joke to the Queen to induce this smile in this portrait taken in 1992, the second time he had photographed her Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption The Rolling Stones outside the Tin Pan Alley Club in London in 1963 Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption Singer Amy Winehouse poses for a shoot during a concert honouring Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday in Hyde Park, London Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption Actor Roger Moore as James Bond with Live and Let Die co-stars Gloria Hendry (left) and Jane Seymour in 1973 Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption Singer Frank Sinatra with his minders and his stand-in (who is wearing an identical outfit to him), arriving at Miami Beach while filming The Lady in Cement Image copyright Terry O'Neill / Iconic Images Image caption British model Twiggy was among the famous faces of London's Swinging Sixties who was photographed by O'Neill Mr O'Neill, who rose to fame with his work with the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, died at home on Saturday following a long illness. His work, which captures the heights of the Swinging Sixties, included The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands, along with David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry. The Iconic Images spokesman said Mr O'Neill was also one of the first photographers to work with a new film franchise starring actor Sean Connery as James Bond. Frank Sinatra, with his minders and his stand in, who is wearing an identical outfit to him, arriving at Miami beach while filming, 'The Lady in Cement.' Photograph taken by Terry O'Neill CBE in 1968. Singer Amy Winehouse poses for a Terry O'Neill shoot during a concert honouring Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday in Hyde Park, London, on June 27, 2008 His images have burst out from iconic albums, movie posters and magazine covers and by 1965 he was being sought out for work by the biggest magazines and newspapers in the world.

Mr O'Neill's images have burst out from iconic albums, movie posters and magazine covers and by 1965 he was being sought out for work by the biggest magazines and newspapers in the world His work which captures the Swinging Sixties includes The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands along with David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry. Mr O'Neill's work reads like a who's who in music, film, and celebrity which helped to visually define the 1960s ranging from Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Terence Stamp, Jean Shrimpton, Tom Jones, and Frank Sinatra through to singers Bruce Springsteen, Amy Winehouse and U2 in recent decades. Iconic Images also point out that Mr O'Neill was also one of the first photographers to work with a new franchise starring actor Sean Connery as James Bond. Mr O'Neill went on to work on several Bond films throughout the decades, including several with Sir Roger Moore. A Terry O'Neill shot of David Bowie for his 1974 album Diamond Dogs in London A spokesman for Iconic Images, which represents his impressive archive of photographic work, said: 'It is with a heavy heart that Iconic Images announces the passing of Terence 'Terry' O'Neill, CBE.