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283 People in group:

Profession; Playwrights and dramatists

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

1939-
Playwright; Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sitter in 4 portraits

Samuel Beckett

1906-1989
Playwright
Sitter in 40 portraits

Aphra Behn

1640-1689
Dramatist and novelist
Sitter associated with 4 portraits

Alan Bennett

1934-
Playwright
Sitter in 25 portraits

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

1628-1687
Statesman and dramatist
Sitter in 14 portraits

Jean Cocteau

1889-1963
Poet, playwright and film-director; Artist
Sitter in 10 portraits

Sir Noël Coward

1899-1973
Actor, playwright and composer
Sitter associated with 117 portraits

John Dryden

1631-1700
Dramatist and Poet Laureate
Sitter associated with 31 portraits

David Garrick

1717-1779
Actor, playwright and theatre manager
Sitter associated with 56 portraits

John Gay

1685-1732
Poet and dramatist
Sitter associated with 11 portraits

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

1836-1911
Poet, dramatist and librettist of the 'Savoy' operas
Sitter associated with 12 portraits

James Joyce

1882-1941
Novelist, poet and playwright
Sitter in 7 portraits

Thomas Killigrew

1612-1683
Dramatist and courtier
Sitter in 15 portraits

Mike Leigh

1943-
Dramatist; theatre, television and film director
Sitter in 5 portraits

Somerset Maugham

1874-1965
Novelist, playwright and spy
Sitter associated with 114 portraits

A.A. Milne

1882-1956
Writer, playwright and journalist
Sitter in 43 portraits

John Mortimer

1923-2009
Barrister, playwright and writer
Sitter in 12 portraits

Ivor Novello

1893-1951
Actor-manager, dramatist and composer
Sitter in 37 portraits

Joe Orton

1933-1967
Playwright
Sitter in 11 portraits

John Osborne

1929-1994
Playwright, autobiographer and actor
Sitter in 21 portraits

Harold Pinter

1930-2008
Playwright, actor and director
Sitter in 19 portraits

Terence Rattigan

1911-1977
Playwright
Sitter in 30 portraits

William Shakespeare

1564-1616
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 96 portraits

George Bernard Shaw

1856-1950
Playwright
Sitter in 147 portraits | Artist associated with 8 portraits

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1751-1816
Dramatist and parliamentary orator
Sitter associated with 164 portraits

Oscar Wilde

1854-1900
Wit and dramatist
Sitter associated with 15 portraits

W.B. Yeats

1865-1939
Poet and dramatist; son of John Butler Yeats
Sitter in 59 portraits

Michael Abbensetts

1938-2016
Playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait

Rodney Ackland

1908-1991
Actor and playwright
Sitter in 16 portraits

John Agard

1949-
Poet, playwright, performer and anthologist
Sitter in 2 portraits

Lizzie Allen Harker (née Watson)

1863-1933
Novelist and playwright; wife of James Allen Harker
Sitter in 3 portraits

Miles Peter Andrews

1742-1814
Dramatist, gunpowder manufacturer and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Antrobus

1933-
Playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait

Arthur Applin

1873-1949
Actor, playwright and novelist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Michael Arabian

Playwright
Sitter in 4 portraits

Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare

1940-
Politician, author and playwright
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Arden

1930-2012
Playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait

Reginald Arkell

1872-1959
Author and dramatist
Sitter in 4 portraits

Robert Armin

circa 1568-1615
Actor and dramatist
Sitter in 2 portraits

Richard Ayton

1786-1823
Dramatist and miscellaneous writer
Sitter in 2 portraits

Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

1889-1981
Novelist and playwright; wife of Sir Roderick Jones; daughter of Arthur Bagnold
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Joanna Baillie

1762-1851
Dramatist and poet
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir Kenneth Ralph Barnes

1878-1957
Principal of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Sitter in 13 portraits

Peter Barnes

1931-2004
Playwright and director
Sitter in 1 portrait

Wilson Barrett (William Henry Barrett)

1846-1904
Actor, theatre manager and dramatist
Sitter in 14 portraits

Lionel Bart

1930-1999
Composer, lyricist and playwright
Sitter in 5 portraits

Clifford Bax

1886-1962
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 16 portraits

Francis Beaumont

1584-1616
Dramatist
Sitter associated with 13 portraits

Brendan Behan

1923-1964
Writer and playwright
Sitter in 15 portraits

John Berger

1926-2017
Writer, broadcaster and art critic
Sitter in 1 portrait

Steven Berkoff

1937-
Playwright, actor and director
Sitter in 8 portraits

Henri Leon Gustave Charles Bernstein

1876-1953
Playwright
Sitter in 6 portraits

Thomas Betterton

1635-1710
Actor and dramatist
Sitter in 9 portraits

Waveney Hare Bicker-Caarten

1902-1990
Actress and playwright
Sitter in 3 portraits

James Boaden

1762-1839
Dramatist and biographer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Robert Oxton Bolt

1924-1995
Playwright
Sitter in 8 portraits

Edward Bond

1934-
Playwright and director
Sitter in 7 portraits

Gordon Bottomley

1874-1948
Poet and dramatist
Sitter in 17 portraits

Dion Boucicault

1820-1890
Actor and playwright; father of Darley George Boucicault (Dion Boucicault Jr)
Sitter in 7 portraits

Arthur Bourchier

1863-1927
Actor, theatre manager and dramatist
Sitter in 22 portraits