Fame in the Frame

Series 2 - 5. Tamsin Greig

Tamsin Greig
Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

John Myatt has set himself a challenging task: replicating the virtuosity of John Singer Sargent’s Lady Agnew of Lochnaw in just one day. Handily, he’s painting in the same building where Sargent painted his portrait — even using the same easel — and has the luminous Tamsin Greig as his sitter.

As Myatt offers a colourful art-history lesson on Sargent and displays an additional talent at the piano, Greig is charm itself as she throws out glittering, self-deprecating one-liners like so much gold dust on the wind. But when it comes to the big reveal, is her reaction genuine or is she merely acting?

About this programme

5/6. John Myatt creates a portrait of actress Tamsin Greig in the style of John Singer Sargent's Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, working in the same house where the original picture was painted.

Cast and crew


John Myatt
Tamsin Greig