Portrait of actor Sam Spruell
Portrait of actor Sam Spruell
Portrait of actor Sam Spruell
Portrait of actor Sam Spruell laughing

Renowned for playing unsavoury characters, I was a little nervous when Little White Lies commissioned me to photograph Sam Spruell to accompany a piece about The North Water – particularly given that his performance as PC Pulley in Steve McQueen’s Mangrove is one of the most unsettling I can remember. Thankfully, he’s nothing like the men he portrays (he laughed telling me).