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Alfred Hitchcock

(1899-1980), Film director

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

Sitter in 22 portraits
London born film director; directed the first British talking film, Blackmail (1929), but worked in Hollywood from 1939 where he became known as the 'master of suspense' for films such as Spellbound (1945), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959). Constantly exploiting technical innovations and prolifically inventive, Hitchcock's films vary widely from romantic drama and comedy thriller to the horror classic, Psycho (1960). The psychological manipulation of his audience was much admired by the French directors of the nouvelle vague. Hitchock died in Los Angeles on 29 April 1980.

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Alfred Hitchcock, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(39)

Alfred Hitchcock

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1960
NPG P490(39)

Alfred Hitchcock, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(40)

Alfred Hitchcock

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1960
NPG P490(40)

Alfred Hitchcock, by Bob Willoughby - NPG P138

Alfred Hitchcock

by Bob Willoughby
bromide print, 1964
NPG P138

Andrew Graham Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin; Alfred Hitchcock, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x182316

Andrew Graham Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin; Alfred Hitchcock

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide press print, 1934
NPG x182316

Alfred Hitchcock; Alma Reville, by Howard Coster - NPG x3565

Alfred Hitchcock; Alma Reville

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3565

Alfred Hitchcock, by Howard Coster - NPG x3563

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3563

Alfred Hitchcock, by Howard Coster - NPG x3564

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3564

Alfred Hitchcock, by Howard Coster - NPG x3567

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3567

Alma Reville; Patricia Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock, by Associated Press - NPG x194278

Alma Reville; Patricia Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock

by Associated Press
vintage print, 11 July 1940
NPG x194278

Alfred Hitchcock; Jane Wyman, by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd - NPG x182315

Alfred Hitchcock; Jane Wyman

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 22 September 1949
NPG x182315

Alma Reville; Alfred Hitchcock, by Planet News - NPG x88147

Alma Reville; Alfred Hitchcock

by Planet News
bromide print, 25 October 1955
NPG x88147

Alfred Hitchcock, by Associated Press - NPG x88146

Alfred Hitchcock

by Associated Press
bromide print, 1971
NPG x88146

Anna Massey; Alfred Hitchcock, by Associated Press - NPG x182313

Anna Massey; Alfred Hitchcock

by Associated Press
bromide press print, July 1971
NPG x182313

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Alfred Hitchcock

by Irving Penn
vintage bromide print, 1947
NPG P593

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Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
print, 1936
NPG x2372

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Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
print, 1936
NPG x2373

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Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3530

Web image not currently available

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3566

Web image not currently available

Alfred Hitchcock

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1936
NPG x3568

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Alfred Hitchcock

by Brenard Press Ltd
bromide press print, 1955
NPG x182314

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