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Exhibition to show 'Hullywood' icons

A new photography exhibition is set to open in Hull, showcasing over 100 images capturing various 'Hullywood' icons.

Jim Wardle in Tom hanks role as Chuck Noland from Castaway Credit: Hullywood Icons
Amelia Rose Budworth as Scarlett Johannsen playing Griet from The Girl with a Pearl Earring Credit: Hullywood Icons

The Hull International Photography Gallery's exhibition has been curated by Alan Raw, and is the brainchild of Lens based Artist Quentin Budworth, which aims to turn ordinary people into their favourite Hollywood moment.

Part of the 2017 City of Culture celebrations, and funded by Arts Council Grants for the Arts, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the City of Culture, the project aims to reach people who would otherwise have no interest in art or photography, and is currently the subject of a documentary, while a further film and book project are in development.

Rick Gilroy, as Holly Martins /Joseph Cotton recreating the Ferris wheel scene from The Third Man at Hull Fair Credit: Hullywood Icons
Sarah Rose Crawford as Ursula Andress’ Bond girl, Honey Ryder Credit: Hullywood Icons

Intended to be seen as an homage to Hollywood and its glamour those behind the project also say it is a celebration of the people of Hull's love of their city, in an opportunity to showcase some of its otherwise less widely known vistas.

The exhibition, which features scenes such as Ursula Andress' Bond girl Honey Rider on the Humber foreshore, and Tom Hank's portrayal as Chuck Noland in Castaway runs until 2nd April.