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Location: Antigua
Film set: Firepower
Year: 1978
Print Type: Fibre-based Harman Galerie FB Digital
Printed by: Metro Imaging, London
Limited Editions: All prints are limited editions, no further prints are produced once sold
Bespoke: All prints are bespoke and printed to order, stamped and numbered
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James Coburn Biography: Born in Nebraska in 1928, actor Coburn worked in the film industry for over 40 years. His physical presence on screen was awesome, and it was thanks to this that he gained such fame for his role in The Magnificent Seven (1960) (because he didn’t have many lines!). He went on to star in a number of action-led films such as The Great Escape (1963), and two Sam Peckinpah films, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) and the often-overlooked Cross of Iron (1977). Later in his career, he took less formulaic roles, often in the form of light comedies such as Young Guns II (1990), Maverick, (1994), and The Nutty Professor (1996). Coburn also appeared on Paul McCartney’s album cover Band on the Run in 1973. He died in 2002

Sophia Loren Biography: Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, known as Sophia Loren, Dama di Gran Croce OMRI, born 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress and singer. Encouraged to enrol in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the PassionHouseboat, and It Started in Naples

Her talents as an actress were not recognised until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women; Loren’s performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first actress to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress: Two WomenYesterday, Today and TomorrowMarriage Italian Style (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar); SunflowerThe Voyage; and A Special Day. After starting a family in the early 1970s, Loren chose to make only occasional film appearances. In later years, she has appeared in American films such as Grumpier Old Men and Nine

Aside from the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards. In 1999, Loren was acknowledged as No. 21 of the top 25 female American screen legends in the American Film Institute’s survey, AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars, and she is currently the only living actress on the list