Donald Maclellan

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).

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.