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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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The cast of 'King Lear'

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1950
NPG x5842

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Dame Peggy Ashcroft

by BBC
vintage print, circa 1963
NPG x137686

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

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