Stewart Darby biography

Stewart Darby began an apprenticeship as a messenger boy in the Manchester office of the News Chronicle when he was fifteen years old. He then had spells with the Daily Mail and the Stockport Express before joining Granada in March 1965 as a photographic technician. A year later he became a photographer with Granada’s press…

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Stewart Darby on how he started work at Granada

Ray Green (a photographer at Granada) tipped me brother off saying, “There’s a job going, tell your Stew to write in”, which I did. I wrote in, got an interview and there’s a guy called Vic Adeley who I was at the Mail with who got the job. Anyway about 3 month later I got…

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Stewart Darby’s memories of Sidney Bernstein

Let me give you, while it’s on my mind, a few Sidney stories, can I? This is fairly early days and Jack Smith (producer) had come across a very rare stamp and I was going to photograph him with this stamp with a glass, you know the sort of thing. The stamp die would be…

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Stewart Darby remembers going to India for Staying On

I used to go to work in the morning, shirt and tie, suit, smart because often the phone would go at five to six – David Plowright – “Stew, got some visiting the Penthouse, can you whip up and do a quick pic?” “Absolutely.” And produce them before they went. You know what I mean?…

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Stewart Darby on his friendship with the actor, David Hemmings

They were wonderful days when I think back. I say it was always my intention to get on with everybody. We did a thing in the Lake District called Clouds of Glory, Ken Russell directed. And David Warner and Felicity Kendal. And Ken Russell he used to be a stills-man in these early days and…

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