Donald Maclellan

Claire Grogan, b. 1963. Actress and singer (11 February 2000)

About this artwork

Glasgow-born Clare Grogan shot to fame in 1981 after the director, Bill Forsyth, spotted her working as a waitress and cast her in the film ‘Gregory’s Girl’. Since then Grogan has appeared in numerous TV shows including ‘Comfort and Joy’, ‘Red Dwarf’, ‘Eastenders’ and ‘Skins’. During the early 1980s Grogan was also known as the lead singer of the band, Altered Images. The band scored several hits but split in 1983. More recently she has written a children’s book and occasionally covers for presenters on BBC 6 Music. This portrait shows Grogan pulling her jumper up over her face – shortly before she started filming ‘Gregory’s Girl’ she suffered a facial injury during an assault in a Glasgow bar, which left her with a scar on her left cheek.

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.