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Max Wall (1908-1990), Actor

Max Wall (Maxwell George Lorimer)

Sitter in 12 portraits
Wall began his career as a music hall entertainer, billed as 'Max Wall with his Independent Legs'. In the 1940s and 50s he enjoyed radio and television success, perfecting his dishevelled clown persona. He became particularly known as a radio comedian in the 1940s on Variety Bandbox, Midday Music-Hall and Variety Playhouse. After the decline of music hall, Wall performed in contemporary theatre, including the works of John Osborne and Samuel Beckett.

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Max Wall ('Max with Onde')

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1981
NPG 5578

x13443

Max Wall as Davies in Harold Pinter's 'The Caretaker'

by Paul Joyce
cibachrome print, November 1977
NPG x13443

x13436

Max Wall

by Paul Joyce
bromide print on card mount, May 1977
NPG x13436

x126498

Max Wall; Maggi Hambling

by Prudence Cuming
bromide fibre print, 21 December 1982
NPG x126498

x126499

Max Wall; Maggi Hambling

by Prudence Cuming
bromide fibre print, 21 December 1982
NPG x126499

x126500

Maggi Hambling; Max Wall

by Prudence Cuming
bromide fibre print, 21 December 1982
NPG x126500

x126701

Max Wall; Maggi Hambling

by Prudence Cuming
bromide fibre print, 21 December 1982
NPG x126701

x126702

Max Wall; Maggi Hambling

by Prudence Cuming
bromide fibre print, 21 December 1982
NPG x126702

x126703

Max Wall; Maggi Hambling

by Prudence Cuming
bromide fibre print, 21 December 1982
NPG x126703

x126704

Maggi Hambling; Max Wall

by Prudence Cuming
bromide fibre print, 21 December 1982
NPG x126704

x126705

Maggi Hambling; Max Wall

by Prudence Cuming
bromide fibre print, 21 December 1982
NPG x126705

x30431

Max Wall

by Alastair Thain
toned lith print, 1986
NPG x30431