Michael Morpurgo & Greg Nugent

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Images © Anne Braybon - National Portrait Gallery/Road to 2012

The Portrait

Michael Morpurgo and Greg Nugent
Photographed by Emma Hardy
21 April 2011, Iddesleigh, Devon

Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo (left) is the award-winning author of numerous books including War Horse. Greg Nugent is the Marketing Director of London 2012. He commissioned Morpurgo to write the story of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots Wenlock and Mandeville, for a series of animations building up to London 2012. Nugent was previously Marketing Director at Eurostar. He developed a pioneering partnership between brand and film, as Executive Producer and funder of Shane Meadows’ acclaimed film Somers Town (2007).

‘It’s a journey and we’re doing it together. It’s developing, getting darker, more complex and that’s a good thing.’
Michael Morpurgo, on the Wenlock and Mandeville story

© Emma Hardy/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012