Ludovic Kennedy, 1919 - 2009, and Moira Shearer, 1926 - 2006
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Ludovic Kennedy, 1919 - 2009, and Moira Shearer, 1926 - 2006 1993
  • Scottish Art
Ludovic Kennedy and Moira Shearer married in 1950. Born in Dunfermline, Shearer shot to fame in 1948 with her role as the doomed young ballerina in the film, 'The Red Shoes'. From 1952 she combined family life (she and Kennedy had four children) with a second career as an actress and lecturer. A pioneer of television broadcasting, Edinburgh-born Kennedy became a newscaster in 1956 and presented some of the first current affairs programmes, most notably, Panorama. As an investigative journalist who specialised in miscarriages of justice, he has exposed some of the most notorious cases of injustice in Britain.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2923
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 79.50 x 99.50 cm (framed: 122.50 x 104.10 x 7.60 cm)
  • Credit Commissioned 1993