It was lovely to see Pete Levy on Saturday afternoon at the Hullywood Icons Exhibition. He popped in to say hello and see his photo in the exhibition. you may recall Peter played James Bond in his Hullywood shoot.
The Hullywood Icons made it onto Look North on the opening weekend of the Exhibition at HIP Gallery in Princes Quay.
When Emma Palmer who handles the Hullywood Icons twitter account cheekily tweeted Peter Levy with a challeng to creat his Hullywood Icon nobody could have predicted what happened next. See a Hullywood Icon in the making in this wonderful clip from BBC Look North. May thanks to Peter, Simon Annali, Martha and the BBC team in Hull for making this piece. As a direct result of this broadcast the website received 10000 hits yesterday.
When Emma Palmer who runs the Hullywood Icons twitter account contacted Peter Levy with a tongue in cheek challenge to see which icon he would like to be she didn’t expect him to reply and for the shoot to take place the day after. Things move very fast in the magical world of Hullywood. Peter decided on Sean Connery from Dr No and the Hull Marina as a location. A toy gun was quickly acquired and Peter bought himself a new dinner jacket and we were ready to roll. John Box was kind enough to bring his convertable down for the shoot as Peter’s real car is a rather unassuming Ford.
At 10-30am on a glorious january morning we made these images of Peter as Sean Connery. The whole thing was filmed by Simon a broadcast journalist working on City of Culture for the BBC and then I had to dash back to my home to develop the image in time for Look Norths evening broadcast.
Here’s the long shot: