A-List stars, from Kate Moss to Victoria Beckham, pose candidly in private photo album

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Kate Moss hangs out with a cigar-toting Leonardo DiCaprio as Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts cuddle together on the sofa and a topless Jude Law hangs out by the pool.

These are the private photos of producer and playboy Michael White, the legendary "enfant terrible" of London’s theatre scene. To commemorate a new film made about his life story, White has revealed his extraordinary photos gathered over five decades of partying with fabulous people. The Last Impresario is directed by Gracie Otto and will cast a light on the colourful life of someone who has played a vital role in the film and theatre industry over the past fifty years, rubbing shoulders with a host of A-List stars along the way.

White, who is now in his seventies, has amassed an incredible collection of photos over the years, providing candid and relaxed portraits of major names from the world of movies, fashion and music.

These are the kind of delightfully unguarded and intimate photos we just never see in a red carpet era, from Naomi Campbell on the phone in her bedroom to Liv Tyler and Johnny Depp getting raucous on a night out and a virtually unrecognisable Anna Wintour in a park in the seventies. Some of them are hilarious - Ruby Wax pouting ridiculously, Simon Cowell topless on his phone, while others are touchingly poignant in hindsight, like the one of Michelle Williams looking happy with her boyfriend, the late Heath Ledger and sisters Joely and Natasha Richardson (who died in a ski accident in 2009) beaming together.

They are fascinating, not only for the way in which they mix up very definable celebrity eras (hedonistic nineties, anyone?) but also for the laid-back nature of their subjects. There’s not a lot of posing going on here - it just looks like any average photo album. Featuring very famous people. And with handwritten little nuggets of detail scrawled onto the pictures by White - things like ‘Hotel Monaco’, ‘Kate M’ and ‘Cape Cod’. Come delve into the random brilliance of one of the most candid celebrity albums you’ll ever see, below:

The Last Impresario, distributed by Dogwoof, will be in UK cinemas and online this Friday September 26 and on DVD from Monday 27 October

  • Anna Friel and Victoria Beckham

    Two British icons get up close and personal.

  • Anna Wintour

    The Vogue editor in the early days of her career.

  • Johnny Depp and Kate Moss

    One of our favourite all-time couples back in the day.

  • Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts

    It’s an intimate moment between two long-time Hollywood pals.

  • Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell

    Two of the world’s greatest supers hang out backstage.

  • Liv Tyler and Johnny Depp

    If you’re applauded and catcalled raucously by Liv Tyler and Johnny Depp, you know you’re onto a good thing.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Moss

    When A-List stars of the modelling and movie worlds collide...

  • Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger

    Michelle Williams with her partner, the late and brilliant Heath Ledger.

  • Mick and Jade Jagger

    Like father, like daughter.

  • Al Pacino and Jerry Hall

    We love this old-school snap of Al Pacino and Jerry Hall - it looks like a top night out.

  • Dolly Parton and Calvin Klein

    The designer and the country songstress chill together poolside. As you do.

  • Thandie Newton and Nicole Kidman

    Two cinema greats cuddle up.

  • Kate Moss and Liv Tyler

    These two have been friends forever.

  • Simon and Yasmin Le Bon

    One of showbiz’s most enduring couples get set for a kiss.

  • Diane von Fürstenberg

    Designer Diane von Fürstenberg was born to live on a yacht.

  • Diane von Fürstenberg

    She looks pretty brilliant behind the camera, too.

  • Dawn French

    Why hello there, Dawn French.

  • Christie Brinkley

    Hats off to the US model.

  • Uma Thurman

    This is Uma as we rarely get to see her, eating dinner in her apartment.

  • Joan Collins

    Why hello there, Joan Collins.

  • Kate Moss

    A lady who forever lives her life in the limelight.

  • Johnny Depp

    The Hollywood hunk grabs a bite to eat.

  • Drew Barrymore

    The Scream actress flashes a slightly reluctant smile.

  • Elle

    The beautiful "Elle Belle".

  • Jude Law

    The actor kicks back with a box of Pringles.

  • Flavio Briatore, Naomi Campbell and Spike Lee

    Now this is a power trio, if ever we saw one.

  • Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett

    Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett share a moment.

  • Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison

    Back in the days when Harrison Ford was married to screenwriter Melissa Mathison.

  • Meg Matthews and Noel Gallagher

    Meg Matthews and Noel Gallagher cosy together in pre-divorce days.

  • Naomi Campbell

    Naomi Campbell captured in an off-catwalk moment.

  • Nicole Kidman

    A fresh faced Nicole stares intently at the camera.

  • Iman

    The model commands the camera.

  • Courtney Love

    Kurt Cobain’s one-time wife in her element.

  • Jerry Hall

    Jerry Hall is possibly the only person on earth to make a red PVC top and matching trousers look good.

  • Selma Hayek


  • Joely and Natasha Richardson with Annabel Harris

    Joely and her sister, the late Natasha Richardson, with fellow actress Annabel Harris.

  • Kate Moss

    Kate working her magic.

  • Bianca Jagger

    She really is just so cool.

  • Simon Cowell

    The X Factor maverick has his top off. Again.

  • Lauren Hutton

    Nice dimples, Lauren Hutton.

  • Liv Tyler

    Liv Tyler’s locks look great for a reason.

  • Liza Minnelli's bedroom

    In case you ever wanted to know what Liza Minnelli’s bedroom looks like... here it is.

  • Marie Helvin

    Marie Helvin poses in a corseted LBD.

  • Richard Gere

    The Pretty Woman star is ready to PAR-TAY.

  • Pierce Brosnan

    The former Bond man looks regally at home in a carriage.

  • Nick Rhodes and Amanda de Cadenet

    Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes with Amanda de Cadenet.

  • Ruby Wax

    The American-born comedian is fabulous as ever.

  • Rupert Everett

    Rupert Everett is oblivious to his dog’s posturing.

  • Christopher Reeve

    The late Christopher Reeve on the set of Superman.

  • Alexander McQueen

    The late, great designer strikes a pose.

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