The London based sculptor Frances Segelman best known for her Royal commissions including that of HM The Queen, Prince Phillip and HRH Prince Charles will be creating a live depiction of the British actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter Julian Fellowes on 29 September at a VIP charity event at the London Film Museum in aid of the Stroke Association.
Julian Fellowes said, “I am thrilled to be sculpted by Frances Segelman at this unique event celebrating the work of the Stroke Association, a charity close to my heart, as it is my wife’s. We remain unwavering in our support to this extraordinary organisation who work so tirelessly to support all those in the UK whose lives have been devastated by stroke.”
Frances Segelman is known for her unique ability to magically capture life-like renditions of her sitters. She commented, “Julian Fellowes has such an interesting face to sculpt, I am delighted to create a bust of the man who comes up with all those tantalising Downton Abbey storylines.”
Frances Segelman is an established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport, Frances Segelman works closely with the Stroke Association in her role as a Life after Stroke Awards Creative Judge and founder of the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund.
Jim Swindells, Director of Fundraising at the Stroke Association, said, “Frances Segleman has chosen to support the Stroke Association in a truly remarkable way, and the evening promises to be a very special occasion for the charity. This one-off event brings together many of our supporters like Frances and Julian Fellowes, who have witnessed the devastation stroke can bring. Through their support and generosity, we can do even more to help people rebuild their lives after stroke.”