The British Face

  |  Buy to Own: 24/04/2006
  |  110 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Presenter Fiona Shaw delves into the history of British portraiture and explores the reasons why this artistic form has proved so enduringly popular in British art. Discussing the subject with artists such as Stuart Pearson Wright, photographers such as Sal Idriss, and historian David Cannadine, Shaw's explorations take in the court portraits of Richard II and Elizabeth I, tomb effigies and death masks, modern photographic portraits, and even the pictures we carry about with us on mobile phones.