The haughty, sneering, almost Machiavellian man ” looking down at us mere mortals ” could not be more of a contrast to the smiling, friendly, avuncular figure.
This image taken in 2002 by photographer John Paul shows the now disgraced Australian-born kids’ entertainer at home with a self-portrait.
” I was rather surprised by the painting, ” said John Paul. ” When I commented on what I thought was a rather austere look he ( Rolf ) laughed and said it revealed his true self. Now I see the painting in a totally different light “.