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Alan Bennett (1934-), Playwright

Sitter in 24 portraits
Dramatist and actor; from Beyond the Fringe (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, 1960), he progressed to notable successes on stage, screen and radio. Among the highlights are the plays A Question of Attribution (1988), The Madness of George III (1991, adapted for screen 1995) and the television plays, Talking Heads (1988), as well as more recently The Lady in the Van and an autobiography Telling Tales (both 2000). He has also memorably recorded A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories for radio.

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Alan Bennett

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
colour print, 1992
On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P525


Alan Bennett

by Tom Wood
oil on canvas laid on panel, 1993
NPG 6186


The Establishment Club

by Bryan Wharton
bromide print, 29 September 1961
NPG x88638


Alan Bennett

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1962
NPG x14024


Alan Bennett

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1966
NPG x138049


Alan Bennett

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 18 March 1969
NPG x165019


Alan Bennett

by Stephen Hyde
bromide print, November 1985
NPG x27755


Alan Bennett

by Stephen Hyde
bromide print, November 1985
NPG x27441


Alan Bennett

by Tom Miller
C-type colour print, 26 January 1994
NPG x88408


Alan Bennett and the cast of 'The History Boys'

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
bromide fibre print, 2004
NPG x126978


Alan Bennett

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1969
NPG D17947(109)


Alan Bennett

by Magda Segal
bromide fibre print, 1982
NPG x36170


Alan Bennett

by Barry Wood
colour print, circa 1993
NPG x45809


Alan Bennett

by Barry Wood
colour print, circa 1993
NPG x45810


Alan Bennett; Tom Wood

by Barry Wood
colour print, circa 1993
NPG x45811


Alan Bennett; Tom Wood

by Barry Wood
contact sheet, circa 1993
NPG x45935

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