Below is our preview, giving background information about the show
The National Portrait Gallery is staging a ground-breaking London photography exhibition of Hollywood's favourite leading lady, Audrey Hepburn: including over 60 portraits, film footage, magazine editorials and luxury advertisements. What makes this show particularly special is the fact that Hepburn was first talent spotted by casting directors as a dancer at Ciro's on Orange Street, which is now the site of the National Portrait Gallery Archive.
National Portrait Gallery exhibition 2015
The show follows Hepburn's early years in Amsterdam and her ballet scholarship in London, through to becoming a success on stage in the West End and her transformation into an international film star. You’ll find both photographs of Hepburn in the spotlight and more intimate images from the collection of her sons Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti on display, which capture Hepburn as a glittering movie actress as well as a mother and humanitarian.
Audrey Hepburn exhibition highlights
Under the watchful eye of curators Terence Pepper and Helen Trompeteler, the National Portrait Gallery has assembled works by the some of the 20th century’s most renowned photographers. You’ll be dazzled with works by Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn and Norman Parkinson. You'll also find treats like Larry Fried’s pictures of Hepburn in her dressing room on Broadway for Gigi and Mark Shaw’s behind the scene photographs during the filming of Sabrina make this one of our top ten art shows of 2015.
Be warned, tickets are scarce these days so plan an early start to nab those tickets at the start of the day.
|What||Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, National Portrait Gallery|
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE | MAP
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
|Price||£10, concessions £8.50|
|Website||Click here to book|