John Gordon Sinclair, b. 1962. Actor (6 June 2000)
About this artwork
John Gordon Sinclair was born in Glasgow and became involved with the city’s youth theatre when he was fifteen. Whilst there, the film director Bill Forsyth cast him, and several others, in his 1981 production, ‘Gregory’s Girl’. Sinclair went on to star in two other films directed by Forsyth – ‘Local Hero (1983) and ‘Gregory’s Two Girls’ (1999). He has also worked on stage and TV, appearing in a lead role in John Byrne’s TV series ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ in 1990. In 1995 he was awarded the Laurence Olivier award for his performance in the musical ‘She Loves Me’ (1994).
- title: John Gordon Sinclair, b. 1962. Actor
- accession number: PGP 284.11
- artist: Donald MaclellanScottish (born 1967)
- depicted: John Gordon Sinclair
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Music Performing Arts Stage and Screen
- materials: Silver gelatine bromide toned print
- date created: 6 June 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.