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Anthony Asquith (1902-1968), Film director; youngest son of Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Anthony Asquith was a film director. Born in London, he was the son of Herbert Henry Asquith, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War I, and Margot Asquith. His first successful film was Pygmalion (1938) based on the George Bernard Shaw play. His later films included The Winslow Boy (1948), The Browning Version (1951), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1952). The last two starred Michael Redgrave. All three were remade in subsequent years.