Belfast Telegraph

Colman takes a step up in class

Olivia Colman shows she is well suited to glamour as she pops on a tuxedo and bow tie for a new image to be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery.

The Broadchurch and Rev star appears in a newly commissioned photograph to coincide with the opening of the annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the gallery.

Taken by photographer Hana Knizova, her highly styled look was chosen as a contrast to some of the more dowdy roles she has taken in recent years.

Hana was asked to create the new image after triumphing in the John Kobal New Work Award last year which is awarded to photographer under thirty whose work is featured in the Wessing exhibition, while Olivia was chosen as the subject for her outstanding contribution to British TV and film.

She has been pictured leaning back on a vintage chaise longue in an unoccupied Victorian house in London.

Simon Crocker, who judged the John Kobal award said: "We were thrilled to have the opportunity to commission a portrait of Olivia Colman. She is an outstanding actress and was a wonderful subject for Hana who delivered a compelling portrait."

The portrait will go on display on November 10 while the prize exhibition opens a week today (November 13).


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