Our latest portraits celebrate Britain's emerging stars of stage and screen, captured as part of our Future Icons exhibition by British photographer Chris Floyd
Having played host to both casts and audiences from London's theatres for more than 100 years, the walls of J Sheekey are adorned with portraits of West End stars from days gone by. The Future Icons exhibition celebrates London's world class theatre talent through the filter of a modern lens.
From renowned actors such as Game of Thrones, Natalie Dormer, The Pianist's Emilia Fox and Downton Abbey's, Joanne Froggatt, through to emerging West End stars Matt Henry (Kinky Boots), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Les Misérables) and Charlie Stemp (Half a Sixpence), the photo series recognises the new wave of talent flooding the city.
Other up and coming celebrities that will be immortalised in the exhibition include BBC One’s Les Misérables star Ellie Bamber, Olivier Award winner Denise Gough, The Host’s Max Irons and Game of Thrones Iwan Rheon.
With an enviable back catalogue of work that’s seen him shoot everyone from Gary Barlow to Richard E. Grant and Gillian Anderson to David Bowie, Chris Floyd was chosen to partner on the project because of has extensive experience in capturing celebrity portraits.
Chris Floyd commented:“The collection of 16 portraits have been inspired by the people in them. Each has been shot at a different location and has its own distinct feel, but they work together to tell the cohesive story of how the UK continues to produce phenomenal talent, all of whom deserve to sit alongside the great names we know so well, on the walls of J.Sheekey.”