Drama's famous faces to go on show
Actors Alan Cumming, Elaine C Smith and Billy Boyd are to feature in a new photography exhibition.
The famous faces are among 18 portraits, taken by photographer KK
Dundas, going on display next week at the Scottish National Portrait
Gallery in Edinburgh.
All of the pictures in the Leading Lights exhibition are
of former students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the country's
leading school of music, dance and drama.
To mark its 60th anniversary in 2010, the Conservatoire
commissioned Glasgow-based Mr Dundas, who specialises in theatre and
portrait photography, to take portraits of past and present students
from the school of drama.
Other highlights include pictures of actor Bill Paterson, comedienne Ruby Wax, Harry Potter actress Katie Leung and Colin Morgan, star of the BBC TV series Merlin.
The majority of works in the display, donated to the gallery by the photographer, are on show for the first time. Leading Lights opens on Monday and runs until March 3.
Christopher Baker, director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, said: "Leading Lights: Portraits by KK Dundas
showcases a series of dramatic photographs of some the most brilliant
actors and performers who studied at the Royal Conservatoire of
"It builds on the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's ambition
to celebrate the achievements of distinguished contemporary Scots, and
to display the finest national and international photography."
Source: IC Scotland
Also reported by Scotsman
The National Galleries website has a full pictorial list of the portraits on display, with biographies and other information. The actors included in the exhibition are:
(not all are Scottish)