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Honorary portrait for panto dame
A mirror image of a former pantomime dame has been unveiled as this year's Jersey Museum Citizen's Portrait.

Teddy Noel was nominated for the museum's Portrait Collection for his colourful character.

Well-known in amateur dramatics in Jersey, he was awarded an OBE in 1999 for services to the performing arts.

Previous islanders to have been honoured with a portrait are the environmentalist Mike Stentiford and Occupation historian Joe Miere.

The former Transport and General Workers Union leader Rene Liron, Jersey's first female constable, Iris Le Feuvre, and campaigner Daphne Minihane have also been painted.

'Individual character'

Mr Noel said: "I feel very, very honoured indeed and very proud."

The Jersey-native is known as a pantomime dame with the Green Room Club, a role he has performed 16 times.

He first took part in the island's performing arts festival at the age of nine and has served as its vice-president.

Islanders nominating Mr Noel for the honour said he was one of Jersey's "colourful and individual characters with the gift to make people laugh".

The commission by sculptural artist Andrew Logan uses a mirror to portray Mr Noel.


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