The film producer who helped London win its Olympics bid advises potential host cities all over the world

Caroline Rowland likes to surround herself with portraits of men in postures that either spell danger or promise excitement. So, as she leads me into her sitting room, on the mantelpiece is a picture of Richard Burton, cigarette in one hand and glass of whisky in the other.

“It is by Terry O’Neill and I picked it up for a song when nobody had any idea of Terry O’Neill photographs,” says Rowland. “This was taken on the set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? At the height of Burton’s career, in the middle of a mad love affair with Elizabeth Taylor. He is so intense and determined. I love it.” Read more…


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