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Harold Pinter (1930-2008), Playwright, actor and director

Sitter in 19 portraits
Playwright, director and (from 1949-57) actor. Born in Hackney, East London Pinter studied at RADA and then the Central School of Speech and Drama. The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1960) and The Homecoming (1965) are among his best known plays and established his reputation as a writer. Pinter also wrote several volumes of poetry, and among his screenplays are those for The Servant (1962), and The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981). Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005; his acceptance speech included a powerful denouncement of American foreign policy.

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P764

Harold Pinter

by Neil Libbert
bromide print, 1963
NPG P764

P150(43)

Sir Tom Stoppard; Harold Pinter

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(43)

6185

Harold Pinter

by Justin Mortimer
oil on canvas, 1992
NPG 6185

P584

Harold Pinter

by Barry Ryan
bromide print, worked by hand, 1994
NPG P584

P1334

Harold Pinter

by Dmitri Kasterine
modern bromide print from an original negative, 2009 (1977)
NPG P1334

x194162

Harold Pinter

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 14 December 1937
NPG x194162

x88224

Harold Pinter

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, June 1960
NPG x88224

x4057

Harold Pinter

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1960
NPG x4057

x194308

Harold Pinter; Daniel Pinter; Vivien Merchant

by Associated Press
vintage print, 22 August 1961
NPG x194308

x14179

Harold Pinter

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1962
NPG x14179

x26070

Harold Pinter

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1962
NPG x26070

x136008

The Caretaker Group

by Peter Rand
bromide print, 7 January 1963
NPG x136008

x137293

Kenneth Peacock Tynan; Harold Pinter

by Jurgen Schadeberg
silver print, 1968
NPG x137293

x126239

Harold Pinter; Sir Ronald Harwood

by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
bromide fibre print, 21 November 2002
NPG x126239

x88311

Harold Pinter

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, 1960
NPG x88311

x17969

Harold Pinter

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, June 1960
NPG x17969

x22457

Harold Pinter

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1961
NPG x22457

x22458

Harold Pinter

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1981
NPG x22458