Empire 20th Birthday Portfolio

This was an implausible few weeks. Steven Spielberg guest-edited this anniversary issue of Empire and I was responsible – with the brilliant Debi Berry – for organising a series of photo shoots with actors recreating their most iconic roles, from Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins for The Silence Of The Lambs to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for Shaun Of The Dead. Hard to pick out the best memory, but it might be Arnold Schwarzenegger – then Governor of California – getting out of his security-escorted motorcade, cigar in hand, looking up to me and grinning, “Ah, I see you have the Terminator hair.”