Video: The Half - Ben Whishaw photographed by Simon Annand
This film was shot for a V&A display showcasing 25 years worth of photographs of actors shot by Simon Annand in dressing rooms during 'The Half'. 'The Half' is the theatre term for the tense and nervous half hour of introspection actors endure in their dressing rooms before the curtain goes up. This V&A display of Annand's sessions with actors including Daniel Craig and Kevin Spacey provides a rare glimpse into the dressing rooms of actors in the precious, private few moments before a show.
This film of a portrait session with actor Ben Whishaw provides new insights into both the tensions actors struggle with and the personal rituals that they undertake on a nightly basis.