Frank Underwood gets a portrait in the US National Portrait Gallery. For real

He may be the entirely fictional president of House of Cards, but Frank Underwood (aka Kevin Spacey) just unveiled a portrait of himself by Jonathan Yeo in the US National Portrait Gallery. Alan Greenspan and members of the Obama White House even turned out for the event. Which is odd.

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  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.