This December, Magnum Photos pops up at Mount Street Gallery in Mayfair, with an exhibition of classic portraits of cinematic royalty, both vintage and contemporary.

Magnum photographers captured behind-the-scenes moments and images on and off camera, to record key moments of cinematic history. All of the images are linked by a uniquely personal and intimate view of the stars, from Paolo Pellegrin’s shots of reflective Oscar nominees, such as Sean Penn and Penelope Cruz, through to 1950s vintage shots of Sophia Loren as an emerging screen idol, or James Dean walking through a rain-swept Times Square.