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      Season 3 – Portrait Artist of the Year

      2016 Special Interest Reality List
      Reviews Artists are getting their time in the spotlight with "Portrait Artist of the Year." An esteemed panel of judges travel across Europe in search of the brightest star in the art world. Each episode features a regional competition and contestants are challenged to produce a portrait of one of three famous sitters, the judges select who moves onto the semifinal. When three are remaining, the finalists will have their work displayed in the world-famous National Portrait Gallery in London and the winner will receive a $10,000 commission to become a permanent part of the British Library. Such famous sitters that are featured are Sir Ian McKellen, Sophie Turner, Sophie Dahl, Maisie Williams, Julian Fellowes, Alan Cumming, among so many more. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Dec 1, 2016 Tucci, Highmore, Varma Nine new artists create portraits of actors Stanley Tucci, Indira Varma and Freddie Highmore. Details Episode 2 Aired Dec 1, 2016 Grant, Sosanya, Perkins Nine new artists create portraits of actors Richard E. Grant, Nina Sosanya and Sue Perkins. Details Episode 3 Aired Dec 1, 2016 James Norton, Raleigh Ritchie and Lesley Manville are the sitters as the artists compete for the commission. Details Episode 4 Aired Dec 1, 2016 Actor Trevor Eve, Fortitude star Parminder Nagra and author Ben Okri are the celebrity sitters this week as a new group of portrait artists attempt to impress the judges. Details Episode 5 Aired Dec 1, 2016 Musician Rick Wakeman, Hairy Biker Dave Myers and singer Katie Kissoon are the sitters. Details Episode 6 Aired Feb 28, 2017 Broadcaster Adrian Chiles, actress Sian Phillips and actor Phil Davis sit for a group of portrait artists this week. Details Episode 7 Aired Mar 7, 2017 The six heat winners arrive for the semi-final where celebrity sitter Imelda Staunton awaits; the pressure is on as only three artists will be chosen for the finale. Details Episode 8 Aired Mar 14, 2017 It's the finale and the three remaining artists hope to impress the judges as they paint celebrity sitter Tom Courtenay to win a career-changing £10,000 prize. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 1, 2016 The winner of Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 paints a commissioned portrait of "Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall. Details

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      Season Info

      Special Interest, Reality
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Dec 1, 2016