Gail Porter, b. 1971. TV Presenter (4 April 2000)
About this artwork
This photograph of Gail Porter was taken at the height of her career. She was born in Edinburgh and at the age of eighteen Porter began an HND in Media Production at West Herts College, Hemel Hempsted. At the same time she worked as a runner for a video production company. Porter then established her career as a TV presenter on family friendly and children orientated shows such as ‘Top of the Pops’, ‘Live & Kicking’ and ‘The Big Breakfast’. A publicity stunt in 1999 for FHM’s ‘Top 100 Sexiest Women Poll’ saw a photograph of Porter in the nude projected onto the Houses of Parliament in London. In 2005 she started suffering from alopecia areata, a medical condition which results in hair loss.
- title: Gail Porter, b. 1971. TV Presenter
- accession number: PGP 284.2
- artist: Donald MaclellanScottish (born 1967)
- depicted: Gail Porter
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(On Display)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Performing Arts Stage and Screen
- materials: Silver gelatine bromide toned print
- date created: 4 April 2000
- measurements: 44.00 x 35.40 cm
- credit line: Purchased 2002
- copyright: © Donald Maclellan photographer
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.