'Sculptor 'to royalty and celebrity' creates bust of Sir Derek Jacobi in front of live Covent Garden audience in two hours

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Frances Segelman and Sir Derek Jacobi. Frances Segelman and Sir Derek Jacobi.

A bust of Sir Derek Jacobi was sculpted in only two hours this week at a fundraising event.

The film and stage actor, who was born and raised in Leytonstone, sat for sculptress Frances Segelman in front of a live audience at the Film Museum in Covent Garden on Wednesday.

The two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner sat as part of a charity event for the Islington Arts Factory.

The self-taught sculptress, who described herself as “sculptor to royalty and celebrity”, is currently working on a sculpture of Prince Charles and has created busts of the Queen, ex-footballer and actor Vinnie Jones, Sir Bruce Forsyth and others.

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10:45am Fri 24 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

I am surprised that no mention is made of him being a Leyton Lad, went to the Leyton Grammar School when it was a real centre of education education and education like John Lils and Jonathan Woss, Alfred Hitchcock and other famous faces like Bootsy and Snudge.
I am surprised that no mention is made of him being a Leyton Lad, went to the Leyton Grammar School when it was a real centre of education education and education like John Lils and Jonathan Woss, Alfred Hitchcock and other famous faces like Bootsy and Snudge. Villagecranberry
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11:45am Fri 24 Jan 14

Alan_1976 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
I am surprised that no mention is made of him being a Leyton Lad, went to the Leyton Grammar School when it was a real centre of education education and education like John Lils and Jonathan Woss, Alfred Hitchcock and other famous faces like Bootsy and Snudge.
By no mention you obviously meant clear and explicit mention Cornbeefur
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: I am surprised that no mention is made of him being a Leyton Lad, went to the Leyton Grammar School when it was a real centre of education education and education like John Lils and Jonathan Woss, Alfred Hitchcock and other famous faces like Bootsy and Snudge.[/p][/quote]By no mention you obviously meant clear and explicit mention Cornbeefur Alan_1976
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12:59pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Helen, Walthamstow says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
I am surprised that no mention is made of him being a Leyton Lad, went to the Leyton Grammar School when it was a real centre of education education and education like John Lils and Jonathan Woss, Alfred Hitchcock and other famous faces like Bootsy and Snudge.
I'm surprised that someone who claims to have attended Leyton County High School for Boys doesn't even remember its name.

Furthermore, cornbeefur, Hitchcock did not attend that school. The children in that family went to Mayville Primary Schools, near their home an father's shop in Leytonstone High Road and left the area long before he reached secondary age.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: I am surprised that no mention is made of him being a Leyton Lad, went to the Leyton Grammar School when it was a real centre of education education and education like John Lils and Jonathan Woss, Alfred Hitchcock and other famous faces like Bootsy and Snudge.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised that someone who claims to have attended Leyton County High School for Boys doesn't even remember its name. Furthermore, cornbeefur, Hitchcock did not attend that school. The children in that family went to Mayville Primary Schools, near their home an father's shop in Leytonstone High Road and left the area long before he reached secondary age. Helen, Walthamstow
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8:41am Sat 25 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

No I passed the 11 plus but they turned the place into a Comprehensive.

Worse days of my life. Got the cane and slipper for crimes I never did but got roped in collectively.
No I passed the 11 plus but they turned the place into a Comprehensive. Worse days of my life. Got the cane and slipper for crimes I never did but got roped in collectively. Villagecranberry
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