Saturday, November 11, 2006

Is Paul McCartney the greatest living icon?

The Culture Show announces the top ten greatest British living icons - as nominated entirely by the public - on 11 November on BBC Two at 7.10pm.

Sir Paul McCartney is among the 10 famous faces to be shortlisted for the nation's top living icon honour. Only three women appear - singer Kate Bush, fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and model Kate Moss.

Other names vying for the top position are Sir David Attenborough, playwright Alan Bennett, actors Sir Michael Caine and Stephen Fry, and singers David Bowie and Morrissey.

Viewers of the BBC Two programme The Culture Show can vote for the winner, to be announced on 16 December.

Portraits of the top three contenders will be displayed in both the National Portrait Gallery and at the National Gallery in Edinburgh.

For more information and to vote, go to:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/livingicons

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