One of the world’s most distinguished actors, Morgan Freeman has starred in numerous films including The Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy and Street Smart. He won an Academy Award in 2005 for his role in Million Dollar Baby and was nominated again in 2009 for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.
In 2012 he won the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award for his lifetime achievement in motion pictures.
A self-confessed adventurer, Morgan says his favourite thing about travelling is that “you’re going to meet new people and terrify them”. He loves the privacy he gets with Mandarin Oriental, and is particularly fond of the property in London, “where quiet means quiet”.
Morgan’s charity of choice is the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Photographed and filmed by award-winning photographer Mary McCartney.