Monday, September 16, 2013

Colin Firth: Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper recreated by star cast at National Portrait Gallery

Steven Berkoff, Julie Walters and Robert Powell are among the stars in the photo Credit: PA

By News agencies3:31PM BST 16 Sep 2013

Among the names who posed for the photograph are Robert Powell, who famously played the title role in the TV mini-series Jesus of Nazareth, Julie Walters, Sir Michael Gambon and Steven Berkoff.

Photographer Alistair Morrison said: "My first two choices were Robert Powell who had to be Jesus, recreating the famous role played in Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth, and Julie Walters, who was asked to play Mary Magdalene (there has been speculation about whether it was Mary Magdalene or John the Apostle who was seated next to Jesus) and they both readily agreed. Their enthusiasm and influence helped to bring together this outstanding group of actors."

Robert Powell, Colin Firth, Tom Conti and Sir Michael Gambon

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