Great new comedy for BBC Two and part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Season. Stars David Mitchell, Harry Enfield, Paula Wilcox, Liza Tarbuck, Helen Monks, Gemma Whelan, Mark Heap and others.
For this campaign I looked at 16C and 17C portrait paintings. Craftsmen were often shown with the tools of their trade so we decided to surround Will with some of the beautiful props from the show. I briefed the photographer, Colin Hutton, to look at work by Rembrandt and how we might get a very painterly lighting feel.
The chicken is an in joke in the show – when Will feels particularly inspired to write, his poor chicken loses a lot of feathers! We shot the chicken seperately and put it together in post production but otherwise all other elements were captured in camera.
Photographer – Colin Hutton
Retouching – Mikel Camara
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