This timelapse is called ‘Maggie Smith’ by Derren Brown, and was created by Derren Brown on Vimeo. It is 00:02:47 long. The last time we checked (on March 31st, 2015), it had around 50,000 plays on Vimeo


A time-lapse of me painting a portrait of Maggie Smith. Usually I work from photographs I take in my studio but here (as I was unlikely to have the Dame come for a sitting) I am using a shot I found by Vera Anderson as a reference. The painting is acrylic on canvas. I painted it over the course of three weeks; a few hours here and there. Each new shirt signifies a new day of painting…
My next exhibition of portraits and street photography is happening at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 2a Conway St, Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6BA from 7-29 November 2014.
Tickets for Miracle, my new stage show, are selling now at

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