Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mad if you don’t

Watching Scottish actor Tony Curran play Vincent van Gogh in Richard Curtis’s episode of Dr Who sent us on a hunt for other virtual Vinnies on screen. We’ve already featured one of the most famous, Kirk Douglas who played Van Gogh to Anthony Quinn’s Paul Gauguin. Now for seven others who donned the ginger beard and gazed into the sun.
From top to bottom, left to right:
Kirk Douglas in Lust For Life (1956)
Tim Roth in Vincent & Theo (1990)
Martin Scorsese in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
Jacques Dutronc in Maurice Pialat’s Van Gogh (1991)
Alexander Barnett in The Eyes of Van Gogh (2005)
Andy Serkis in Simon Schama’s Power of Art TV series (2006)
Arthur McKay in Vincent van Gogh (2008)
Tony Curran in Dr Who: Vincent and the Doctor (2010)

For an OTN summary of artist movies go here