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Bill Forsyth, b. 1946. Film producer
© The Estate of Steven Campbell

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Bill Forsyth, b. 1946. Film producer 1995

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
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.


  • Acc. No. PG 2989
  • Medium Oil on canvas with three insets of oil on paper attached to the canvas
  • Size 185.00 x 130.00 cm (framed: 207.40 x 154.00 cm x 7.00 cm)
  • Credit Commissioned 1995