Alastair Thain

Anthony Hopkins, London, 1993

“The BBC were filming Anthony Hopkins performance of King Lear at the National Theatre. I made this portrait during a break in the filming. The cameraman had fallen asleep during his performance, which annoyed Hopkins greatly. As I was waiting in his dressing room I heard walls and doors being kicked hard, and a wide range of profanaties, being shouted. The heightened intensity of Hopkins emotions seem to have been captured in the portraits.”

Alastair Thain

Edition of 7 in 42 in x 34.4 in or 72 in x 59 in

Archival pigment print

Signed & thumb print by Alastair Thain