Posting because I found a pretty big version of this stunning Simon Annand photo (1060x1300)
The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage
For 30 years Annand has been photographing actors and actresses in their dressing rooms before performances, capturing those final tense moments before the star hits the stage. It’s a moment filled with fear and anticipation, confidence and self-doubt, when the actor is not wholly himself but has not yet stepped out onto the stage to become his character.
Tom Hardy, Festen, Almeida Theatre, 2004
“The papers in his hand refer to an audition for Mission Impossible 3. I was photographing Jonny Lee Miller in Festen at the Almeida, when I turned round and saw this actor, having no idea at the time who he was.” SA