Sculptor. He has worked in a vast variety of techniques and media, producing some grand-scale works. Among his London projects are the interior of the Curzon Cinema,Mayfair, the concrete frieze in Rochester Row, the wall in Duke Street St James's at the entrance to the Cavendish underground carpark and the Egyptian staircase at Harrods. A personal friend of Mohammed Al-Fayed, he was given the commission for the Dodi and Diana memorial in Harrods, and the less than popularly acclaimed statue of Michael Jackson at Fulham football ground. He was the designer/architect at Harrods for over 40 years. Died Cumbria.
Works outside London include: doors and bell tower at the Metropolitan Cathedral Liverpool and the Stations of the Cross at Bristol Cathedral.
His autobiography, with lots of pictures of his work, is available at William Mitchell.
The Browning sculpture was created in Mitchell's workshop by Thackwray who acknowledges an "obvious and inevitable Mitchellian influence".
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk