Donald Maclellan

Daniela Nardini, b. 1968. Actress (19 April 2000)

About this artwork

Daniela Nardini is from the Ayrshire town of Largs where her parents ran the well-known ice-cream parlour and restaurant. Daniela, however, rather than joining the family business, wanted to be an actress and went to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow. Her career was launched in 1996 when she landed a role in ‘This Life’ for which she won a BAFTA actress award in 1998. Since then she has starred in numerous TV shows including the comedy-drama ‘New Town’ (2009), set in Edinburgh. Nardini has also worked in theatre. This photograph with its strong tonal contrasts hints to Nardini’s Italian ancestry.

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.