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Dame Peggy Ashcroft (1907-1991), Actress

Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft

Sitter in 42 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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x38421

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Gordon Anthony
bromide print, circa 1936
NPG x38421

x2471

Dame Peggy Ashcroft as Nina in 'The Seagull'

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

x14009

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

x40003

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 12 December 1940
NPG x40003

x136492

Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft

by Georges Maiteny
vintage bromide print, 1950s
NPG x136492

x138050

Dame Edith Margaret Emily ('Peggy') Ashcroft

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

x13702

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

x35355

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 11 June 1989
NPG x35355

x14497

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft; George Howe

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

x14504

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft; George Howe

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

x14521

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

x14522

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

x14526

John Gielgud; Dame Peggy Ashcroft

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

x5842

The cast of 'King Lear'

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1950
NPG x5842