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Rita Tushingham

(1942-), Actress

Sitter in 6 portraits
Tushingham made her professional stage debut at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1960. She appeared at the Royal Court in Arnold Wesker's The Kitchen (1961) and Ann Jellicoe's play, The Knack (1962). In 1965 she starred in the acclaimed film version of The Knack, directed by Richard Lester. With her untutored and truthful performing style she typified the British New Wave style of acting. Other notable film appearances of the 1960s include Tony Richardson's A Taste of Honey (1961), The Girl with Green Eyes (1964), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Smashing Time (1967).

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Rita Tushingham, by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski - NPG P1066

Rita Tushingham

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, September 1969
NPG P1066

Rita Tushingham; Paul Danquah, by Sandra Lousada - NPG x135067

Rita Tushingham; Paul Danquah

by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1961
NPG x135067

Rita Tushingham in 'The Knack', by David James - NPG x34535

Rita Tushingham in 'The Knack'

by David James
bromide print, 1965
NPG x34535

Rita Tushingham, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165753

Rita Tushingham

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 11 February 1970
NPG x165753

Rita Tushingham, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165754

Rita Tushingham

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 11 February 1970
NPG x165754

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Rita Tushingham

by Arnaud Maggs
toned silver print, 1983
NPG x136676

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