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Comic Strip: Johnny Vegas recreates Demi Moore's famous nude pose

Published 22/09/2011 | 11:42

Johnny Vegas as Demi Moore by Karl J. Kaul, as part of a display charting 70 years of British comedy heroes at the National Gallery, London.
Johnny Vegas as Demi Moore by Karl J. Kaul, as part of a display charting 70 years of British comedy heroes at the National Gallery, London.
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Omid Djalili, 2004 by Karen Robinson as part of a display charting 70 years of British comedy heroes at the National Gallery, London.

Comedy star Johnny Vegas has made it on to the wall of the National Portrait Gallery - after stripping to recreate Demi Moore's famous pose.

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The gallery has acquired portraits of Vegas, Matt Lucas, Jimmy Carr and other comedians as part of a display charting 70 years of British comedy heroes.



More than 50 photographic portraits of comedians from the 1940s to the present day have gone on display at the London gallery.



Vegas was photographed, mimicking Moore's 1991 naked while pregnant pose by Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Vanity Fair, by Karl J Kaul.



The display includes the likes of Kenneth Horne, Eric Sykes, Tony Hancock, Sid James, Spike Milligan, Catherine Tate and Ricky Gervais.



Comedians: From The 1940s To Now runs to January 2 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.



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