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Darren Bell

Darren is a full time photographer based in London specialising in headshots, events, theatre prodution and portraits.

Head shot clients have appeared in TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, and also include clients in Wicked (West End), Wicked UK Tour, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mamma Mia, FAME, Top Hat, Book of Mormon, Rent, Chicago, The Light Princess, Merrily We Roll Along, Evita, We Will Rock You, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Evita, Tonights The Night, Les Miserable, Hairspray, Joseph, Once, One Man Two Governers, Urinetown, Loserville, Ghost, Chorus Line, Rock of Ages, The Commitments, Billy Elliot, Matilda, CATS, From Here To Eternity and many more. He also has regular clients studying at theatre schools such as Laines, MADD, Mountview, RAM, LCM, E15, Central, Arts Ed, GSA, London College of Music, London Studio Centres and LSMT.

Darren was recently honoured and proud to be the official back stage winners & presenters portrait photographer at the Olivier Awards 2014 at the Royal Opera House.

He is an established live cabaret, concert & theatre photographer recently working with Broadway stars Christina Bianco, Willemijn Verkaik, Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Linzi Hateley & Richard Fleeshman along with sell out concerts from hit US composers Andrew Lippa (St James), Kerrigan & Lowdermilk (St James), John Bucchino, Scott Alan At The O2/Hippodrome & Jonathan Reid Gealt (St James). Recent credits include Godspell (One night Concert, Lyric Theatre), West End Unites (Queens Theatre), HMS Pinafore, Fallen Angels (Bill Kenwright), a reading of new musical "But I'm A Cheerleader" directed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), Putting It Together, West End Eurovision, West End Bares, The World Goes Round, The Fastest Clock, Ivor Novello, Miracle on 34th Street, Seussical 2012 & 2013, Kiss Me Kate, LIFT, Streets Project, Rent (Cockpit), Sincerely Mr Toad, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Title Of Show, Rent (Tabard), Rent In Concert (May 2013 & Nov 2013), Tommy, Momentous Musicals, Liza on An E, Been on Broadway & Velma Celli. He is a regular freelance photographer at the The Hippodrome, The St James Studios & The Pheasantry.



Photo Coverage: West End Charity Sports Day
July 21, 2014

Teams from West End shows took part in an old-fashioned sports day on Friday at Wormwood Scrubs park for the Tuloy Foundation. Teams competed for the trophy by taking part in the egg and spoon race, the sack race, welly flinging and a relay.

Photo Coverage: Exclusive! Kristin Chenoweth In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall!
July 13, 2014

With special guests Kerry Ellis, Peter Lockyer and Alison Jiear, musical theatre royalty Kristin Chenoweth blew the roof off the Royal Albert Hall - here are our exclusive pics!

Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON's Alistair Brammer's Fashion Shoot
July 12, 2014

Alistair Brammer, who plays Chris in Cameron Macintosh's latest revival of Miss Saigon, recently took part in a fashion shoot by West End photographer Darren Bell and stylist Neil Thornton, for blog The Science of Appearance. The shoot was set at the Prince Edward Theatre where Miss Saigon is currently playing to packed audiences. The Science of Appearance is the fashion and blog for fans of men's fashion. Part portfolio, part style guide, here you'll find a no-nonsense approach to what to wear, how to wear it and when to avoid it. From high street to high end and all the stylish sartorial must-haves in between, The Science of Appearance aims to be all inclusive - to inform, educate and collaborate with coveted brands, the most stylish and of-the-moment people as well as providing industry tips and lifestyle advice. The Science of Appearance is an access-for-all haven for anyone seeking to learn about the latest trends, or to master the basics. The full fashion blog article can be found here:

Photo Coverage: Du Beke, Strallen and Forsyth at The Hippodrome Casino
July 21, 2014

Photo gallery of Anton Du Beke featuring Lance Ellington and Summer Strallen, with a surprise arrival from Bruce Forsyth to celebrate 'The Great American Songbook' at the Hippodrome Casino.

June 22, 2014

It's West End LIVE! weekend! The stars of the shows are all part of a fantastic festival of free theatre in the middle of London, in the famous and historic Trafalgar Square - and here's our peek at what happened yesterday, with The Commitments, Once, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Jersey Boys and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels all performing!

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
June 4, 2014

The cast of West End's Blithe Spirit performed a special cabaret in honor of Angela Lansbury at the Cafe de Paris, directed by Michael Blakemore. Featured performers included Janie Dee, Charles Edwards, Simon Jones, and Jemima Rooper.

Photo Coverage: Velma Celli, Kerry Ellis And Christina Bianco Play the Hippodrome
June 5, 2014

Velma Celli (the alter ego of West End performer Ian Stroughair) played the iconic Matcham room at the Hippodrome Casino last week with special guests Kerry Ellis and Christina Bianco.

Photo Flash: Christina Bianco at the Elgar Room
May 28, 2014

Acclaimed singer, actress and impressionist Christina Bianco performed at the Elgar Room in the Royal Albert Hall. The show included popular songs, from musical theatre classics and well known contemporary hits, performed by Christina both in her own voice, as well as in the voices of those who made them famous. Christina Bianco will be performing at the Edinburgh Festival with cabaret star Velma Celli and again later in the year (September 5th and 6th) in Londons iconic Hippodrome Casino. Photo Credit: Darren Bell