Griff Rhys Jones
Last time I photographed Griff I tried to depict him on top of a mountain… in London. He had just completed a documentary series Mountain which saw him climb 15 of Britains highest mountains. The shoot ended up being Griff, jumping high in the air, trampling down a mound of earth made by me using a few bags of compost. This time the brief was a little more relaxed and we were able to just focus on Griff being Griff. He is one of the comedy pillars of the British society having dominated the 80’s with Not the Nine O’clock News as well as Smith and Jones. Griff and Mel were also the brains behind the production company that introduced us to the brilliance of Da Ali G Show and I’m Alan Partridge. Griff has since also been associated with more serious travel and history programs but always has a foot in the world of comedy.
He is currently starring in the theatre production of The Miser which has received rave reviews. So, in order to show that Griff still has the stamina to climb to high vantage points, the end of this shoot, in a rehearsal room in the centre of London, we saw Griff putting all health and safety considerations aside and climb a 2.5 meter wardrobe to chill. He’s still got it!