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Sid James (1913-1976), Actor

Sitter in 14 portraits
James was one of the most popular performers in British film and television from the 1950s to 1970s. Born in South Africa, he came to Britain in 1946. His comedy partnership with Tony Hancock in BBC Radio's Hancock's Half Hour began in 1954, and later transferred to television. James was a key player in the Carry On films and made nineteen films in that series.. He died mid-performance at the Sunderland Empire in 1976.

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Sid James

by Ruskin Spear
oil and collage on canvas, 1962
NPG 6820

x45334

Sid James; Tony Hancock

by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1959
NPG x45334

x36010

Sid James; Tony Hancock; and nine studio staff

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print from original negative, 1959
NPG x36010

x36043

Sid James; Tony Hancock; and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x36043

x125121

Tony Hancock; Sid James; and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of eight 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125121

x125125

Sid James; Tony Hancock; the crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of eleven 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125125

x125126

Tony Hancock; Sid James; the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125126

x125127

Sid James; Tony Hancock; the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125127

x125128

Tony Hancock; Sid James; the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125128

x125129

Tony Hancock; Sid James; the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125129

x36011

Tony Hancock; Sid James

by Bob Collins
modern bromide fibre print from original negative, 1959
NPG x36011

x36042

Tony Hancock; Sid James; Duncan Wood

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1959
NPG x36042

x34576

'Carry on at Your Convenience'

by Albert Clarke
C-type colour print, 1971
On display in Room 37 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x34576

x18731

Sid James as Sid Marks in 'Three Hats for Lisa'

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1966
NPG x18731