Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton


Cecil Beaton was the premier royal photographer of his age - as well as a hugely accomplished fashion photographer and film designer. On the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne, the V&A’s exhibition, 'Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration’ draws into focus Beaton’s work with the Queen, and shows her many roles as a monarch.

This film features interviews with curator Susanna Brown, Robin Muir of Vogue and a very special discussion with two of Beaton’s Coronation Day assistants, John Drysdale and Ray Harwood – together again for the first time in 60 years.

Cecil Beaton is generally thought of as among the 20th century’s great visionaries in the world of fashion photography...