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Kim Cattrall Sky Arts portrait to hang in the Walker Art Gallery

A new portrait of Liverpool-born Kim Cattrall is set to come to the Walker Art Gallery as part of a hotly-contested Sky Arts competition.

The Portrait Artist of the Year contest is being screened on Sky from tonight.

And the winner will receive a £10,000 commission to paint the Mossley Hill-born British Canadian stage and screen star, with the finished work being hung in the William Brown Street gallery.

More than 1,000 people applied to be part of this year’s competition, whittled down to just a handful of shortlisted artists who will compete in a series of challenges over the next few weeks.

Along with Cattrall's painting hanging in the Walker, one of the three finalists will get to paint Spice Girl Geri Horner, with the resulting artwork going to the waterfront British Music Experience.

Tonight’s show, presented by Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell, will see the competitors painting one of three celebrity sitters – David Tennant, James Morrison or actress and screenwriter Michaela Coel.

Cattrall appeared in Antony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2010, and last year she took part in a special fundraising Q&A in the city for Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) - pictured above in a photo by Brian Roberts.

Last year’s winner Gareth Reid won a commission to paint broadcaster, actor and author Graham Norton for the National Gallery of Ireland’s permanent collection.

Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 is on Sky Arts tonight.

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