Michael Wharley Photography

Stunning Photography, Striking Portraits & Cinematic Advertising Imagery for Screen, Stage & Brands from Michael Wharley.

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Gugu Mbatha Raw

Gugu Mbatha Raw

The star of The Morning Show, Loki and Motherless Brooklyn featuring on Grazia Magazine's first ever e-cover.

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Preludes

Preludes

Campaign shot for UK premiere of Dave Malloy’s Preludes, a musical Fantasia set in the hypnotised mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff as he attempts to overcome writer’s block through hypnotherapy.

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Classical beats on Brixton Streets

Classical beats on Brixton Streets

The diverse, energetic, classically-trained young players of the Brixton Chamber Orchestra, photographed playing at iconic and less well-known spots around Brixton.

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Summerland

Summerland

Poster key art, on set stills and specials shot on location during a glorious autumn at Seven Sisters, to promote the Lionsgate and Embankment film 'Summerland,' starring Gemma Arterton.

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David & Jessica Oyelowo in Ten Per Cent (Call My Agent)

David & Jessica Oyelowo in Ten Per Cent (Call My Agent)

Real life husband-&-wife team David & Jessica Oyelowo shot for the BRON production Ten Per Cent (the UK Call My Agent)

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Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker

The writer of Black Mirror & Screenwipe shot for Netflix

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Mindful Mum from Olivia Lee

Mindful Mum from Olivia Lee

Campaign imagery shot on location for Comedian Olivia Lee's tongue-in-cheek mindfulness album 'Mindful Mum' for Decca Records.

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Doctor Who: Time Fracture

Doctor Who: Time Fracture

Campaign shot for the experiential Dr Who show from Immersive Everywhere and the BBC.

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Ralph Fiennes in Straight Line Crazy

Ralph Fiennes in Straight Line Crazy

The star of Harry Potter and Schindler's List shot for the searing production of David Hare's new play at The Bridge Theatre.

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Carrie Hope Fletcher

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Singer, actor & author Carrie Hope Fletcher shot for her 2023 'An Open Book' Tour for LiveNation

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Stephen Boxer

Stephen Boxer

The actor Stephen Boxer from The Crown

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The Wife of Willesden

The Wife of Willesden

Clare Perkins starring in Zadie Smith's KIlburn-set adaptation of Chaucer's The Wife of Bath.

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Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde: The Musical at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

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In a Green Shade: The English & Nature

In a Green Shade: The English & Nature

Environmental portraits exploring our shared national love of this green & pleasant land: from managing a mega-farm to tending a beloved allotment, from rewilding a county to strolling in the countryside...

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Paul Hollywood

Paul Hollywood

Portraits of the Bake Off Star to support his 2022 Tour

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The Dresser

The Dresser

Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly shot for the revival of the Ronal Harwood classic

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Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde from Lambert Jackson

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Lucie Jones

Lucie Jones

Portraits of singer Lucie Jones for her UK tour

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Michael Balogun & Giles Tererra

Michael Balogun & Giles Tererra

Portraits of the actors Michael Balogun & Giles Tererra

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Free Flow 'Fro: A Natural Hair Project

Free Flow ‘Fro: A Natural Hair Project

Celebrating afro-textured hair in all its nuanced variety, capturing a diverse contemporary British community of Black and Mixed Race sitters from all walks of life.

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Bull

Bull

Shooting Neil Maskell as the revenging Bull in Paul Andrew William’s brutal & subversive new thriller, released by Signature and debuting at the BFI London Film Festival in the ‘Thrill’ theme.

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Alice Laidler

Alice Laidler

The dancer & artist in movement

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Will Young

Will Young

Portraits of the singer Will Young

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& Juliet Campaign 2021

& Juliet Campaign 2021

Poster Imagery & Press portraits for the reopening of & Juliet

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The Attitudes

The Attitudes

A dramatic project drawing on my acting career & shot to benefit charity Acting for Others. While some Attitudes are melodramatic or absurd to a modern eye, others still ring true today...

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Amer Chadha Patel

Amer Chadha Patel

Portraits of the actor and director, star of The Third Day and Rabbit.

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Joe McElderry for 'Freedom' tour

Joe McElderry for ‘Freedom’ tour

Joe McElderry for 'Freedom' tour

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Waterloo Sunset

Waterloo Sunset

A Waterloo Sunset with actor Christy Matthews

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Motorhome Marilyn

Motorhome Marilyn

Moody location-shot work for a production starring Michelle Collins as a faded Marilyn Monroe impersonator on the Vegas strip.

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Prevenge

Prevenge

Alice Lowe, the writer-director-actor of Prevenge shot for her film's poster imagery, released by Kaleidoscope.

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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Cast portraits for this modern classic emo-rock musical for the Manchester Hope Theatre.

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Well Behaved Women

Well Behaved Women

The cast of Well Behaved Women

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Ruthie Henshall in Sondheim's Passion

Ruthie Henshall in Sondheim’s Passion

Ruthie Henshall in the revival of Sondheim's Passion

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Creative // Creation

Creative // Creation

An artist, an object, 30 minutes, 1 portrait. A colourful, playful project exploring the space between creator and creation.

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Singer Alekxxandr

Singer Alekxxandr

The electro-pop singer shot in the chill winter's sun in South London

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These Four Walls

These Four Walls

As the UK went into Corona lockdown in March 2020, all shoots were cancelled, and the borders of life shrank to a few rooms and a daily walk. I decided to do something unusual for me, and make home my subject...

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Amelie

Amelie

Key art and portraits shot for the UK tour of the hit musical adapted from the beloved film.

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Emma Mackey in feature film Emily

Emma Mackey in feature film Emily

Emma Mackey as Emily Bronte in Frances O'Conner's feature debut Emily for Tempo/Embankment/Warner

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Adrian Mole West End Campaign

Adrian Mole West End Campaign

Poster imagery for the West End transfer of the hit musical.

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Our Lady of Kibeho Poster Art

Our Lady of Kibeho Poster Art

Award winning campaign for the Olivier-nominated Theatre Royal Stratford East production.

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Claud Jackson author of 'From Guns to God'

Claud Jackson author of ‘From Guns to God’

Claud Jackson author of 'From Guns to God'

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When Magic Goes Wrong

When Magic Goes Wrong

When Magic Goes Wrong for Mischief's West End run

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Apollo 13 Key Art

Apollo 13 Key Art

Promotional imagery shot for Original Theatre Company's innovative online lockdown show about the ill-fated but ultimately heroic moon-mission.

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Into the Night

Into the Night

Portraits shot to accompany 'Into the Night: The Story of the Penlee Lifeboat', the Original Theatre production marking the 40th anniversary of the tragedy, commemorating those lost.

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The St Matthew's Project, Brixton

The St Matthew’s Project, Brixton

The volunteer coaches of St Matthew's FC, providing structured sessions for young people of all ages from the local estate communities.

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Jimmy Akingbola - Bel Air

Jimmy Akingbola – Bel Air

Portraits of the actor, the star of Fresh Prince reboot Bel-Air, playing Geoffrey the Butler.

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Ridgeside Brewery

Ridgeside Brewery

Environmental portraits of the head and assistant brewer at craft brewery Ridgeside, based in Meanwood, Leeds.

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Monopoly Lifesized

Monopoly Lifesized

Monopoly Lifesized & Junior Edition campaigns shot for Hasbro, Gamepath & IAMarketing

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Sheila's Island

Sheila’s Island

Sara Crowe (Four Weddings and a Funeral) & Judy Flynn (Dinnerladies) in Sheila's Island

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The Weir On Set Campaign

The Weir On Set Campaign

Key art shot with studio lighting on set, working with the cast of English Touring Theatre's production of the haunting Conor McPherson play.

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Car Stories

Car Stories

Dramatic automotive narrative portrait project shot on location.