Russell Hunter in 1988

Russell Hunter (1925–2004) was one of Scotland’s most loved theatrical characters and a fine actor. I p0hotographed him many times. but I think this was the most fun. Russell was a genuinely funny man, despite the fact that. in later life at least, he was somewhat typecast as a gloomy character actor on screen. On stage, he had a much broader portfolio. Although he was best known outside Scotland for his role as Lonely in the TV series Callan with Edward Woodward, there was nothing Russell could not do; he was a real actor’s actor.

We met and Edinburgh’s Chambers Street Museum and were together for about an hour — which was mainly spent cracking jokes and chatting about his new projects, with about 10 minutes actually taking pictures. Like all good Thespians, Russell knew exactly what a photographer needed. It was always a joy to work with him.

russell hunter 1998 rod fleming
russell hunter 1998 rod fleming
russell hunter 1998 rod fleming
russell hunter 1998 rod fleming
russell hunter 1998 rod fleming
russell hunter 1998 rod fleming
russell hunter 1998 rod fleming
russell hunter 1998 rod fleming
russell hunter 1998 rod fleming

Originally published at Photographs by Rod Fleming.