The Portrait Salon Photography Exhibition (2014)

Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor.[2][3] He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Award nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films. McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979,[4] was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts,[5] and was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality, in the 2008 New Year Honours.[6] Sir Ian was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Cambridge University on 18 June 2014.[7] (Rory Lewis)

Sir Ian McKellen Taken 1st May 2014 Copyright Rory Lewis Photographer 

Rory Lewis Photographers Portrait of Sir Ian McKellen, rejected by the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize has been chosen from 1000’s of rejected submissions to feature in this years Portrait Salon Exhibition.”


‘In 2011 photographers Carole Evans and James O Jenkins created Portrait Salon to show the best of the rejected images from the National Portrait Gallery’s annual Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.’ Portrait Salon is now in it’s fourth year. For the first time, will be exhibiting prints which have been submitted to and rejected by the Taylor Wessing NPG Photographic Portrait Prize, in an exhibition which will tour the UK.”


Portrait Salon 2014

The print exhibition will open at Four Corners, London and then tour to the following locations;