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Charlie Chaplin

(1889-1977), Film actor and director

Sir Charles ('Charlie') Chaplin

Sitter in 15 portraits
Comic genius of the early cinema; Charlie Chaplin dubbed the world's greatest clown, began his career in London's music halls. Celebrity came with his portrayal in film of the little tramp, with bowler hat and cane, in a series of films from1910 to the 1920s. Films featuring his tramp character such as The Kid (1920), The Gold Rush (1925) and Modern Times (1936) became worldwide classics; later films included The Great Dictator (1940) and Limelight (1952) for which he also wrote the scripts and music.

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Charlie Chaplin, by Strauss-Peyton Studio - NPG P283

Charlie Chaplin

by Strauss-Peyton Studio
bromide print, 1921
NPG P283

Charlie Chaplin, by Robert Stewart Sherriffs - NPG 5224(9)

Charlie Chaplin

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, circa 1928-1936
NPG 5224(9)

Charlie Chaplin, by Homer Peyton - NPG P281

Charlie Chaplin

by Homer Peyton
bromide print, circa 1929
NPG P281

'Two Heavy-Weights on a Fairbanks Scale' (Charlie Chaplin; Douglas Fairbanks; Mary Pickford (Gladys Mary Smith)), by Unknown photographer - NPG x193424

'Two Heavy-Weights on a Fairbanks Scale' (Charlie Chaplin; Douglas Fairbanks; Mary Pickford (Gladys Mary Smith))

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published September 1917
NPG x193424

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim', by James Abbe - NPG x138888

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim'

by James Abbe
vintage bromide print, 1922
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x138888

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim', by James Abbe - NPG x193425

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim'

by James Abbe
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published October 1922
NPG x193425

Charlie Chaplin, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196381

Charlie Chaplin

published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1930
NPG x196381

Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill); Charlie Chaplin, for ACME Newspictures, Inc. - NPG x139882

Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill); Charlie Chaplin

for ACME Newspictures, Inc.
bromide press print, 1943
NPG x139882

Charlie Chaplin with his family, probably by Brodrick Haldane - NPG x34818

Charlie Chaplin with his family

probably by Brodrick Haldane
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x34818

Charlie Chaplin; Grock ((Charles) Adrien Wettach), by Unknown photographer - NPG x30413

Charlie Chaplin; Grock ((Charles) Adrien Wettach)

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1953
NPG x30413

Charlie Chaplin; Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill), by Francis Goodman - NPG x195068

Charlie Chaplin; Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill)

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1954
NPG x195068

Charlie Chaplin with his family, by Unknown photographer - NPG x34819

Charlie Chaplin with his family

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1959
NPG x34819

Charlie Chaplin, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D2662

Charlie Chaplin

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2662

Charlie Chaplin, by Unknown artist, issued by  Godfrey Phillips - NPG D2694

Charlie Chaplin

by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1932
NPG D2694

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Charlie Chaplin

by Douglas Kirkland
bromide print, 1966
NPG P282

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