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Portraits of Fry and Evans

Hobbit actors Stephen Fry and Luke Evans sat for paintings by the Australian artist Ross Watson last weekend. Fry, who loves his gadgets, was painted with his ipod.

The pictures will be on display at The Gallery in Redchurch Street,  London,  in September at an exhibition to be held by the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Ross Watson, who is based in Melbourne, has painted Matthew Mitcham, Ian Roberts and François Sagat and his work has been purchased by Sir Elton John.

The next day Ross Watson was invited to Stephen Fry’s leaving brunch as Fry said goodbye to his time filming The Hobbit in New Zealand.  There he laughed at Billy Connolly’s jokes and talked to Ian Mckellen over passionfruit sponge cake and tea.  He later had dinner with Luke Evans.

Luke Evans is playing the Bard and Stephen Fry the Master of Laketown in The Hobbit movie.

Picture credit: By Freedom Fry — “Happy birthday to GNU” film crew, especially Matt Lee and Andrew Sampson [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons



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