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Dame Peggy Ashcroft (1907-1991), Actress

Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft

Sitter in 43 portraits
Ashcroft was a dominant star of the British stage for more than fifty years, playing leading roles in Shakespeare, Chekhov and in a wide variety of tragic, comic, classical and contemporary theatre. Later performances included her Oscar-winning portrayal of Mrs Moore in the film A Passage to India (1985) and Barbie in ITV's The Jewel in the Crown (1984).

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P913

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1938
NPG P913

P1137

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 27 May 1977
NPG P1137

5712

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Rodrigo Moynihan
oil on canvas, 1984
NPG 5712

x45960

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 7 November 1929
NPG x45960

x180051

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1929
NPG x180051

x22294

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 November 1934
NPG x22294

x22295

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 November 1934
NPG x22295

x22296

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 November 1934
NPG x22296

x22297

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 12 November 1934
NPG x22297

x138967

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 12 November 1934
NPG x138967

x14524

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14524

x14525

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14525