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‘Prince’ Beckham unveiled by Disney

Posted by Dresonic on January 28, 2007

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David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

David Beckham’s first endorsement since the announcement of his move to the US depicts the soccer star as a dragon-slaying prince for Disney.

Beckham’s latest makeover as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty is one of three new Disney-themed celebrity portraits shot by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz for the Disneyland and Walt Disney World’s Year of a Million Dreams campaign.

Pop princess Beyonce Knowles, 25, is also featured as a demure Alice in Wonderland, sitting in a whirling teacup accompanied by singer Lyle Lovett as the March Hare and actor Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter.

Actress Scarlett Johansson, 22, is photographed as Cinderella, wearing a custom-designed Nicoletta Santoro gown and a 62-carat diamond tiara by Harry Winston, worth £165,000.

Beckham, 31, who shot his part of the campaign on December 18 at the Spanish resort of Burguillo Lake, near Madrid, said during the shoot: “There were many Disney characters I liked as a kid.

“Now my sons love the Disney characters and it’s a big part of their lives, a big part of many children’s lives around the world. So to be part of that is an honour and very exciting.

“I love going to Disney, I’m like a big kid.”

Leibovitz, 56, who described Beckham as “a very determined actor”, has already been commissioned to shoot more images featuring other costumed celebrities.

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One Response to “‘Prince’ Beckham unveiled by Disney”

  1. Not long before Becks is in the movies, not quite Bruce Willis

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