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Thursday, April 21, 2011
Noel Gallagher Pays Tribute to LS Lowry
Oasis star Noel Gallagher pays tribute to LS Lowry in a new documentary on the famous Manchester artist to be aired on Sunday.
The Burnage-born rocker explains how Lowry’s life appears to have chimed with his own, saying: “It’s like when did you first hear the Beatles? Lowry has always been there ...I guess all the people Lowry ever met are there in his paintings.”
Noel and brother Liam made their own tribute to Lowry with the promotional video to song The Masterplan in 2006, before Oasis’s messy split. In the video, the band transformed into matchstick men.
The Lowry documentary is presented by movie star Sir Ian McKellen, another self-professed fan of the artist.
Sir Ian shot much of the production at The Lowry Arts Centre, where staff were delighted to welcome the crew.
Spokesman Michael Simpson said, “It was a joy to spend time with Ian whose commitment to LS Lowry was very impressive.
“His theatrical perspective genuinely brought new insights to Lowry’s work, which was a revelation both to the curators and film makers.”
McKellen travels through today’s Salford and Manchester, bringing Lowry’s character vividly to life. He says: “If you want any proof that Lowry was a great painter you only have to look at his crowds. It’s hard to be in a crowd without saying ‘We are all in a Lowry painting!”
Meanwhile Lowry’s heiress Carol Ann Lowry appears for the first time on film, vividly describing her unique 19-year friendship with ‘Uncle Laurie’.
When Lowry died, he left everything to her in his will; the film uniquely features her own personal archive which was found in Lowry’s house.
Looking For Lowry is on Easter Sunday at 10.15pm on ITV1.
via L4e / menmedia.co.uk
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