Is there anything she can’t do Model Lily Cole turns presenter in new TV show (after securing double first at Cambridge)
Lily Cole, she of the flame-hair, coltish legs and double first at one of the world's most respected universities, is to add another string to her rather impressive bow.
The 23-year-old model is set to turn television presenter, having taken on a new role hosting a six-part series on contemporary art.
Lily Cole's Art Matters will see the London-born star investigate the working methods of some of her favourite contemporary artists.
Multitalented: Model and actress Lily Cole is set to host a seven-part television series called Lily Cole's Art Matters
In the programme she will join the artists on visits to places they find inspiring, grill them about the paths their careers took and how they entered the art world.
Among those set to feature in the programme are South American installation artist Gabriel Orozco, whose work was featured in the Tate Modern last year, as well as Bulgarian environmental artist Christo, whose high profile works have included the wrapping of the Reichstag building in silver fabric.
Model student: Lily secured a double first in History Of Art from Cambridge University last year
Other artists slated to feature include Dame Paula Rego and Tacita Dean.
Sky Arts director James Hunt told digitalspy.co.uk: 'We are delighted to welcome Lily Cole to Sky Arts with this new and innovative programme.
'We are confident that this series will offer our customers what we believe is a very different and unique opportunity to get up close and personal to some of the most intriguing, controversial and ground-breaking contemporary artists.'
Producers back2back added: 'It's a
unique opportunity to be directing an arts series with a presenter from
outside the exclusive 'arts world' circle.
Cole is bright and curious and with our unparalleled access to some of
today's most interesting and important contemporary artists this series
is sure to be unique and fun.'
The millionaire model was scouted at the age of 14 and has since modelled for top designers around the globe.
Her assignments have included work
for all the leading fashion houses including Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier,
Versace, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Louis Vuitton.
That's a wrap: Lily will meet Bulgarian-born artist Christo, who covered Berlin's Reichstag building with 100,000 square metres of silver fabric as an installation
In recent times she switched her focus towards acting, appearing in BBC1 sci-fi show Doctor Who, the 2007 remake of St Trinian's and Terry Gilliam's fantasy movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with the late Heath Ledger.
While she has found great success in the modelling world, Lily maintains she never intended on modelling forever.
She has said in the past that it provides a way to finance her future (she is now thought to have earned in excess of 11million), but has always maintained that education – and art – are vital to her.
Contemporary: As well as Christo, whose work The Wall is pictured here, Lily is set to meet Gabriel Orozco and Dame Paula Rego, among others