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18 People in sitter grouping: Ealing Studios

The production company Ealing Studios was originally established in 1931 as Associated Talking Pictures Ltd, by theatre producer Basil Dean. By 1938, Michael Balcon, who had previously worked at MGM, had taken over and begun producing films under the Ealing Studios name. From intelligent British comedies to documentaries, the studios also produced war classics such as Went the Day Well? and The Cruel Sea. But it is the comedy genre that the name Ealing Studios remains intrinsically linked to, with films such as The Lady Killers and The Lavender Hill Mob. However, by 1955 the studio was struggling financially, and they were forced to sell to the BBC. Until 1959 work continued to be made under the Ealing Studios name, thanks to a short term sponsorship from MGM, but after 6 films the partnership ended and Ealing Studios was officially dissolved.

Michael Balcon

1896-1977
Film producer
Sitter in 33 portraits

Alistair Cooke

1908-2004
Journalist and broadcaster
Sitter in 4 portraits

Charles Ainslie Crichton

1910-1999
Film director
Sitter in 2 portraits

Basil Herbert Dean

1888-1978
Theatrical producer
Sitter in 18 portraits

Paul Demel

1903-1951
Film actor
Sitter in 6 portraits

Maurice Elvey

1887-1967
Film director
Sitter in 7 portraits

Dame Gracie Fields

1898-1979
Actress and singer
Sitter in 27 portraits

George Formby

1904-1961
Musician and comic actor
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir Alec Guinness

1914-2000
Actor
Sitter associated with 30 portraits

Jack Hawkins

1910-1973
Actor
Sitter in 6 portraits

Will Hay

1888-1949
Actor
Sitter in 3 portraits

Stanley Holloway

1890-1982
Actor
Sitter in 5 portraits

Margaret Lockwood

1916-1990
Actress
Sitter in 13 portraits

Alexander MacKendrick

1912-1993
Film director
Sitter in 1 portrait

Barbara Murray

1929-2014
Actress
Sitter in 3 portraits

Ivor Novello

1893-1951
Actor-manager, dramatist and composer
Sitter in 36 portraits

Sir Carol Reed

1906-1976
Film producer and director
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

1852-1917
Actor and theatre manager
Sitter in 52 portraits