The writer and actor Ian Kelly is well known as the author behind the Samuel Foote biography, Mr Foote’s Other Leg that won the Theatre Book Prize in 2012 and for his Casanova biography, that won Sunday Times Biography of the Year. He’s also known among a dedicated few as one of the Harry Potter actors: Hermione Granger’s (Emma Watson) Dad, and also (more famously) for the his part in the National Theatre/Broadway hit The Pitmen Painters.
New Statesman events
At this New Statesman event - part of a The Wapping Project series of talks that are tipped to be some of the best talks in London 2015 - Ian will be dissecting his most recent and critically successful book, the authorised biography of the visionary designer Vivienne Westwood.
Vivienne Westwood: biography
Vivienne Westwood, by Vivienne Westwood and Ian Kelly, is billed “as told to” - so expect to find Westwood’s impulses and obsessions opened up before you by Ian in this beautiful 18th century house. “Sex,” Westwood tells Kelly, “translated into fashion becomes fetish… the very embodiment of youth’s assumption of immortality.”
|What||Ian Kelly on Vivienne Westwood:|
|Where||Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London , W1S 4NJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Acton Town (underground)|
On 23 Apr 15, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via eventbite wesbite|