The Last Supper with Robert Powell, Colin Firth, Julie Walters and other actors

(Photo: National Gallery/Alistair Morrison)
Left to right: John Alderton, Sir Richard Eyre, Steven Berkoff, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sir Antony Sher, Julie Walters, Robert Powell, Colin Firth, Tom Conti, Sir Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Peter Eyre and Anthony Andrews.

The Actors' Last Supper is one in a collection of new prints going on display at the National Gallery.

The group photograph by Alistair Morrison shows some of Britain's best loved actors recreating the scene in Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Last Supper painting.

Fittingly, the line-up of actors includes Robert Powell as Jesus, a role he played in the film, "Jesus of Nazareth". Julie Walters is the only woman in the picture, portraying Mary Magdalene.

Morrison says: 'My first two choices were Robert Powell who had to be Jesus, recreating the famous role played in Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth and Julie Walters, who was asked to play Mary Magdalene (there has been speculation about whether it was Mary Magdalene or John the Apostle who was seated next to Jesus) and they both readily agreed. Their enthusiasm and influence helped to bring together this outstanding group of actors'.

The Actors' Last Supper is on display and sale in the National Portrait Gallery's new Print Sales Gallery. If you haven't got £11,125 to purchase one of the 10 limited edition prints, you can pick up a postcard version for £2.99 - or £9.99 for a mounted postcard.

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