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Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth) (1888-1976), Actress

Sitter in 30 portraits
Evans's career as an actor spanned almost seventy years, and over 150 characters. On stage, she was particularly noted for her interpretation of the plays of Shakespeare, and originated several roles for the playwright George Bernard Shaw. Her most famous film role was as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (1952), which she played numerous times on stage. During the 1960s, she was nominated for three Academy Awards.

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6977

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Henry Glintenkamp
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6977

6930

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Alfred Aaron Wolmark
pen and ink, 1926
NPG 6930

P806

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 27 February 1976
NPG P806

x14528

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1935
NPG x14528

x11654

The cast of 'As You Like It'

by Madame Yevonde
Vivex colour print on card mount, 1936-1937
NPG x11654

x14069

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1950s
NPG x14069

x40086

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1952
NPG x40086

x135443

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Sandra Lousada
archival pigment print, 1962
NPG x135443

x36235

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by John Vere Brown
bromide fibre print, early-mid 1970s
NPG x36235

x14325

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print on card mount, 22 September 1970
NPG x14325

x135838

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Roger Clifford Ltd
bromide print, mid 1970s
NPG x135838