Portrait Artist of the Year 2019: Courtney Pine

Portrait Artist of the Year 2019: Courtney Pine

Series 5

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We become reacquainted with our early-heat friends in tonight’s semi-final. And the whittling down applies to the celebrity sitters: there’s just one model tonight, British jazz legend Courtney Pine – plus sax. Presumably he won’t be serenading the artists at the same time, but you never know.

It must be intriguing for visitors to the Wallace Collection in Marylebone – those trying-to-be-nonchalant visitors stealing the occasional look – to get a snapshot of the competition. As ever we, of course, have the benefit of the miraculous time-lapse sequences that create their paintings in seconds.


Stephen Mangan and Joan Bakewell present the semi-final of the painting contest. Nine contenders battle for three spots in the series final, as they get four hours to paint jazz star Courtney Pine at Hackney's Round Chapel.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Stephen Mangan
Presenter Joan Bakewell
Contributor Courtney Pine
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