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Dame Dorothy Tutin (1930-2001), Actress

Sitter in 8 portraits
Stage and film actress who began her career in 1950 and joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1958. Particularly known for her classic repertoire, she has played all the leading female roles in Shakespeare and Chekhov, most memorably Ophelia, Juliet and Viola. In 1961 her first major appearance in a contemporary play came as Sister Jeanne in John Whiting's The Devils at the Aldwych She went on to West End success in both classic and modern roles and to appear in a number of films including playing Sophie Brzeska in Savage Messiah (1972). She received the Evening Standard award for Best Actress for Natalya in A Month in the Country (Albery 1975).

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Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Trevor Stubley
pastel, 1980
NPG 5539


Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1947
NPG x76450


Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Madame Yevonde
solarised bromide print on velvet card mount, 1955
NPG x29726


Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 21 January 1955
NPG x14223


Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Peter Keen
vintage bromide print, 1961
NPG x125334


Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 3 March 1970
NPG x165755


Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1953
NPG x22486