Steven Campbell

Bill Forsyth, b. 1946. Film producer

About this artwork

The first film of Glasgow-born director, Bill Forsyth, was 'That Sinking Feeling', a low budget movie made in 1979 about a group of unemployed teenagers in Glasgow. His second film, 'Gregory's Girl', set in Cumbernauld and made in 1980, brought Forsyth international recognition. By 1983 he was directing Hollywood's Burt Lancaster in 'Local Hero'. Campbell described Forsyth as 'a dark mysterious creature' although his movies are decidedly funny. The motorway flyover is a reference to Glasgow's Kingston Bridge which Forsyth often uses in his films.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Steven CampbellScottish (1953 - 2007)
  • title:
    Bill Forsyth, b. 1946. Film producer
  • date created:
    1995
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas with three insets of oil on paper attached to the canvas
  • measurements:
    185.00 x 130.00 cm; Framed: 207.00 x 153.00 x 3.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Commissioned 1995
  • accession number:
    PG 2989
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Steven Campbell

Steven Campbell