Charismatic comedian and writer Anh Do loves to paint portraits as well as getting to know people. Anh’s Brush with Fame combines the two.
For Anh to do his best work as a portrait painter, he needs to find the soul of the person, so while painting, he digs deep into their psyche and discovers what makes them tick. As he talks through their life, childhood and formative years, along with the humour, Anh unearths their deepest darkest secrets. Our celebrities also share private and rare archival material, such as personal photos and videos, which further paints a very different picture of them.
It’s a journey for both the artist and his subject. As Anh chats to them and discovers more about their past, this affects the way he paints their portrait. He also bonds with them as they find they have shared experiences and hardships. It’s a cathartic, emotional ride between the two of them as they share laughter, tears and exclusive stories.
The emotional journey that Anh and his guest are on, leads to the final big reveal – when the celebrity finally gets to see their completed portrait. Will they like Anh’s version of them? It’s a dramatic moment of truth each time.
In this series, Anh gets up close and personal with a number of Australian celebrities. Signing up to sit in the chair are Amanda Keller, Jimmy Barnes, Magda Szubanski, Craig McLachlan, Anthony Mundine, Kyle Sandilands, Kate Ceberano and Dr. Charlie Teo.
Featuring Jessica Mauboy, Ian Thorpe, Ray Martin, Rosie Batty, Anthony Field, Megan Gale, Kurt Fearnley, Tina Arena, Jack Charles and Dr. Fiona Wood, Anh invites us to join him in an intimate and revealing conversation with some of our biggest names.