Revive the memory of the legendary British actor, Oliver Reed, with this beautiful painting by Adrian Reynolds.
Perfect for adding a touch of elegance and timelessness to any room, this stunning black-and-white portrait captures the late, great actor in all his glory.
Born in 1938 in Wimbledon, London, Reed was a renowned figure in the film and drama industry, with a career spanning over four decades. Reed claimed to have previously worked as a boxer, bouncer, taxi driver, and hospital porter. In addition to completing his mandatory army service in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
His most famous roles include his portrayal of Proximo in Gladiator and Bill Sikes in Oliver, and dramas such as The Trap, Women in Love.
Oliver Reed was known for his hard-partying lifestyle and drinking habits which often caused him to be involved in many scandals. Reed considered that“You meet a better class of people in pubs. I do not live in the world of sobriety. My only regret is that I didn’t drink every pub dry and sleep with every woman on the planet.”
Despite this, he managed to achieve considerable success throughout his career with appearences in over 100 films. His excellence as an actor was undoubted with performances often highly praised by critics for their intensity and realism.
Oliver Reed lived in the village of Churchtown, Co. Cork, Ireland for the last six years of his life. Sadly, although managing managed to maintain a successful career, Reed passed away in 1999 at the age of 61 due to an alcohol-related heart attack while filming Gladiator in a bar in Malta after challenging sailors to a drinking match. Reed was buried beneath a beech tree at Churchtown Cemetery, not far from his favourite pub, O’Brien’s.
His death shocked many fans all over the world who had grown to love him as an actor throughout his career. His good friend snooker legend Alex Higgins described Reed as a “charismatic friend who enlivened the lives of those he encountered”.
Presented on high-quality Bristol paper and acrylic ink, finished using an airbrushed technique which brings out the nuances of Oliver’s character in perfect detail, making it a timeless classic.
Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend or something for yourself, it’s the perfect way for any movie fan to commemorate this iconic and legendary actor.
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Features and Benefits
From the Portrait Art Paintings collection, this one-of-a-kind acrylic painting, shows you own something no one else owns. Oliver Reed is guaranteed to make any home, office or workspace feel unique and special. It may even encourage and prompt a discussion between viewers.
- Black and White Acrylic Ink with Airbrushed detailing on high quality Bristol paper 270g.
- Signed & Dated.
- Framed and ready to hang, picture hanger with nail are included.
- All artworks are accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
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My painting technique produces one-of-a-kind, original artworks that are difficult to replicate. My work is, however, available by special commission. If you see something you like on my website, I will aim to produce a very similar custom artwork.
Adrian Reynolds ‘Ren’ is a contemporary Artist/Designer based in Dublin, Ireland. His paintings are a response to the world that surrounds us. A world that is changing faster than ever before. His work is an exploration of colour, form and texture, placing his work at the intersection between abstraction and representation. His work has been featured in Ireland, the UK and the US.