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Christopher Fry (1907-2005), Playwright

Sitter in 18 portraits
In the late 1940s Fry enjoyed considerable success with such mystical plays as The Firstborn (1946) and the comedies A Phoenix too Frequent (1946), The Lady's not for Burning (1949) and Venus Observed (1950). He also wrote for television and films, participating in the script for Ben Hur (1959).

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P67

Christopher Fry

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1950
NPG P67

5482

Christopher Fry

by Peter Lambda
bronze bust, 1951
NPG 5482

P490(33)

Christopher Fry

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(33)

x89301

Christopher Fry

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 18 April 1953
NPG x89301

x89302

Christopher Fry

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 18 April 1953
NPG x89302

x125324

Christopher Fry

by Peter Keen
C-type colour print, 1970
NPG x125324

x16298

Christopher Fry

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print on card mount, 7 April 1970
NPG x16298

x20066

Christopher Fry

by Duncan Fraser
resin print, 1982
NPG x20066

x25294

Christopher Fry

by Granville Davies
bromide fibre print, May 1986
NPG x25294

5482a

Christopher Fry

by Peter Lambda
plaster, 1951
NPG 5482a

x137546

Christopher Fry

by Alec Murray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 25 January 1950
NPG x137546

x100714

Christopher Fry

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 26 November 1952
NPG x100714

x82312

Christopher Fry

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 26 November 1952
NPG x82312

x82313

Christopher Fry

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 26 November 1952
NPG x82313

x89300

Christopher Fry

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 18 April 1953
NPG x89300

x100846

Christopher Fry

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 18 April 1953
NPG x100846

x100847

Christopher Fry

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 18 April 1953
NPG x100847

x30078

'The Dark is Light Enough'

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print on card mount, 1954
NPG x30078