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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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Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Angus McBean - NPG P913

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1938
NPG P913

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1137

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Rodrigo Moynihan - NPG 5712

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Rodrigo Moynihan
oil on canvas, 1984
NPG 5712

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x45960

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x180051

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1929
NPG x180051

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22294

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22295

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22296

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x22297

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x138967

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 12 November 1934
NPG x138967

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Howard Coster - NPG x14524

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Howard Coster - NPG x14525

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Gordon Anthony - NPG x38421

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Gordon Anthony
modern bromide print from original negative, circa 1936
NPG x38421

Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Nina in 'The Seagull', by Howard Coster - NPG x2471

Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Nina in 'The Seagull'

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x2471

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14009

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, 1940
NPG x14009

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40003

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 12 December 1940
NPG x40003

Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft, by Georges Maiteny - NPG x136492

Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft

by Georges Maiteny
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x136492

Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft, by Michael Peto - NPG x138050

Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, July 1965
NPG x138050

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski - NPG x13702

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x13702

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x35355

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 11 June 1989
NPG x35355

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John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft; George Howe

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14497

Web image not currently available

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft; George Howe

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14504

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John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14521

Web image not currently available

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14522

Web image not currently available

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14526

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The cast of 'King Lear'

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1950
NPG x5842

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by BBC
vintage print, circa 1963
NPG x137686

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Mrs Moore in 'A Passage to India'

by Frank Connor
C-type colour print from original transparency, 1984
NPG x126901

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