Derek Jarman

1942 (Northwood, England) – 1994 (London)

Jarman was an influential and in many ways radical film-maker, rather too easily pigeonholed by issues of sexuality. Russell, whose adventurous film-making was a formative influence on Jarman, employed him as a set-designer. Betjeman showed him around churches, Eno wrote soundtracks for him, and Houédard helped him get the Latin right for his first major film, Sebastiane. Bowie was a friend, Mapplethorpe briefly a lover (with much subsequent mutual rancour).

Derek Jarman knew…