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‘Chums’ Collection On Boris Johnson’s Oxford To Present Dafydd Jones’ Pictures – Deadline

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Pals, a forthcoming TV sequence in regards to the Oxford College days of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is about to be illuminated by by no means earlier than seen stills by acclaimed photographer Dafydd Jones.

Two Rivers not too long ago optioned Simon Kuper’s e-book of the identical title, telling the historical past of Johnson and fellow Oxford alumni turned politicians Michael Gove, David Cameron, George Osborne and Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Pals is now set to change into a four-part sequence, with most of the tales dropped at life by the pictures of Jones, who studied his craft Oxford Polytechnic whereas a number of of the nation’s future leaders partied close by.

On Instagram, Jones defined how he got here to {photograph} future prime minister Boris Johnson:

“At Oxford the privately educated formed their own cliques separating the top private schools from the minor ones. They didn’t socialise much with those from state schools. I was turned down when I asked permission to photograph the Bullingdon Club [the elite club whose members included future PMs Johnson and Cameron]. But members would sometimes wear their distinctive costume at other more public events at Oxford. Advertising their membership of the club and also separating themselves from the other students. This was why I did this picture of a young man who is now our prime minister at Christchurch college, Oxford in 1987.”

Journalist Kuper, whose e-book was launched earlier this yr, advised the Every day Mail in regards to the pictures, “Whenever you see these folks at 18, you instantly recognise them. It’s spooky how they haven’t modified.

“Oxford is a virtual film set. Harry Potter was filmed there. Boris and Co were like wizards without the magic. Certainly, they were as far removed from the lives of ordinary folk as Harry Potter.”

Channel 4-backed Scottish indie Two Rivers Media have optioned the hit e-book about how a bunch of well-connected younger Conservatives within the Eighties who all attended Oxford College together with the present and two former Prime Ministers dramatically rose to dominate Britain. The e-book focuses on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former leaders Theresa Could and David Cameron, together with heavyweights together with Michael Gove, George Osborne and Dominic Cummings, with Kuper, who additionally attended Oxford within the Eighties, exploring how this narrowest of expertise swimming pools has formed the nation over the previous 20 years.

“What makes Chums such an interesting book is its all-encompassing look at this era of Oxford University students and their alma mater, written by someone who was actually there,” mentioned Two Rivers Managing Director Alan Clements.


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