Donald Maclellan

Ewan McGregor (23 May 2000)

About this artwork

The high-profile portfolio of Scottish actors to which this image belongs was sponsored by Empire magazine. It showed first in London in 2000 and then in Edinburgh in 2002. Over a period of six months, the photographer Donald MacLellan travelled around the world meeting the stars and taking their pictures. He found that "his subjects' patriotism led them to co-operate" and that "most were very down-to-earth to deal with". This photograph of Ewan McGregor was taken on the evening of the Edinburgh premiere of 'Nora', released in 2000.

Donald Maclellan

Donald Maclellan

Donald MacLellan was born in the West Highlands in 1967. He is a leading portrait photographer whose first solo exhibition 'Black Power' showed at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 1998. Empire magazine commissioned MacLellan to create a portfolio of Scotland's best actors in 2000. It was mounted as an exhibition first at the Cannes Film Festival (May 2000), then in London, finally coming to Edinburgh in 2001/2. MacLellan's work appears regularly in current newspapers and magazines.