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Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth) (1888-1976), Actress

Sitter in 30 portraits
Evans's career as an actor spanned almost seventy years, and over 150 characters. On stage, she was particularly noted for her interpretation of the plays of Shakespeare, and originated several roles for the playwright George Bernard Shaw. Her most famous film role was as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (1952), which she played numerous times on stage. During the 1960s, she was nominated for three Academy Awards.

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Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Henry Glintenkamp
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6977


Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 27 February 1976
NPG P806


Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, September 1929
NPG x137529


Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14528


The cast of 'As You Like It'

by Madame Yevonde
Vivex colour print on card mount, 1936-1937
NPG x11654


Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1950s
NPG x14069


Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1952
NPG x40086


Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Sandra Lousada
archival pigment print, 1962
NPG x135443


Agatha Christie; Dame Edith Evans

by Press Association Photos
bromide press print, 5 March 1968
NPG x184311


Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by John Vere Brown
bromide fibre print, early-mid 1970s
NPG x36235

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