Cary Grant stencil arrives on Glos Rd

June 27 2014

HOLLYWOOD superstar Cary Grant has returned to Bishopston - in the form of a life-size stencil.

HOLLYWOOD superstar Cary Grant has returned to Bishopston - in the form of a life-size stencil.

The piece, by Bristol artist 'Stewy', is above Room 212 in Gloucester Road Central - less than a mile from Hughenden Road where Cary Grant (born Archibald Leach) lived before finding fame and fortune in the USA.

Grant - recognised for his dashing good looks and demeanour - was named the second "greatest male star of all time" by the American Film Institute. His Girl Friday (1940) and Bringing up Baby (1938) are just a few of the titles he starred in.

Artist Stewy is best known for stencilling iconic people nearby the place they are associated to, including Brunel, Blackbeard and Darth Vader next to the former Mud Dock Deli.

His work can also been seen in London, Brighton, Manchester, Hastings and Birmingham.

Owner of Room 212, Sarah Thorp, is delighted to have the stencil of Grant above her shop.

She hopes that there will be more events in the local area to commemorate the actor.

Cary Grant stencil by Stewy