Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's teenage daughter unveils directorial debut
THE teenage daughter of one of the Cotswold’s best-known celebrities has unveiled her directorial debut.
Cecile Llewelyn-Bowen, daughter of Siddington style guru Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, hosted the world premiere of her short film ‘Venetia’ at the Corinium Museum on Friday evening.
Filmed in the lavish surroundings of the Bathurst Estate with the help of Cotswold TV, Venetia is a sombre tale of love and death, presented in a visually arresting washed-out colour pallet.
Proud parents Jackie and Laurence – who cameos in the film as a dour undertaker – were on hand at the premiere along with a number of other figures including Countess Sara Bathurst.
Cecile, who will be starting at the Metropolitan Film School in Ealing in September, wrote and directed the film herself, while the actors are made up of her friends.
Jackie said she was extremely proud of the work Cecile and had put into producing the short film.
“It has been the most extraordinary thing to see your child not only say ‘I want to make a film’, but to actually do it,” she said.