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ITN Source Archives Reveal Defining Faces From 1965-2015

8 March 2016

                                                                         FIFTY YEARS OF FAMOUS FACES
                                                        ITN Source Archives Reveal Defining Faces From 1965-2015

ITN Source archive footage library has created an interactive video timeline showcasing some of the world’s famous faces from the last 50 years. The timeline manages to cover international artists, musicians, actors, sports personalities, politicians, religious leaders and industry gurus from across 5 decades in just 10 minutes - suffice to say competition to be included was tough!

Each decade has a one minute video dedicated to it – as well as surprising facts about the stars. For example did you know that when filming the Italian job Michael Caine couldn't drive? He only passed his driving test 14 years later at the age of 50.

Also included are some killer celeb quotes; from rapper Kanye West who said "I am God's vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live" to the insightful and hauntingly apt words of the late David Bowie "As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left?"

Find out who made the cut and who didn't. Watch the video timeline here:

Andy Williams, Managing Director of ITN Source said: “We hope people enjoy exploring the timeline and in particular the years they recall most fondly. As well as providing a bit of light entertainment, we hope the timeline will spark some debate on who should and shouldn't have been included. It was a certainly a difficult task deciding who to leave out.”

The timeline features over 200 famous faces, spanning a wide variety of professions, but musicians and artists do feature prominently, thanks to some incredible footage within the ITV catalogue, which ITN Source represents globally. Some of the clips from the ITV archive were sourced from iconic music & art programmes such as 'The Tube' and 'Southbank Show'.

So watch the Famous Faces video timeline and let us know what you think? #famousfaces to join the conversation.

Press contact: Laura Roberts Head of Press ITN, +44 207 430 4825

About ITN Source

ITN Source is the footage licensing division of leading news and multimedia content provider, ITN. ITN Source syndicates on-the-day and archive content to a global customer base. Its content spans multiple genres including news, drama, celebrity, environment, music, comedy, wildlife, natural history and film. ITN Source represents archive footage from ITN, Reuters, ITV, Fox News, Fox Movietone and ANI, amongst many others. ITN Source has over 2.8 million archive news clips, programmes and film titles available on, dating back to 1896. More information can be found at