December 21, 2016
By Siobhan Misc 0 Comments

Felicity Jones, the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actress, will take her place in the National Portrait Gallery with a specially-commissioned photograph shot at Walthamstow Marshes.

The striking image, taken by photographer Laura Pannack, was commissioned through the John Kobal New Work Award, a prize awarded annually to a photographer under 35 whose work is selected for display in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the London gallery. Ms Jones chose a casual and relaxed style for her photograph, which was taken on a cold day at a reed bed in Walthamstow Marshes.

The London-based Pannack said: “‘Felicity was incredibly enthusiastic and really keen to contribute ideas to ensure the portrait was a creative collaboration.”

The portrait will go on display in the gallery next year.

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