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Tony Hancock (1924-1968), Comedian

Anthony John ('Tony') Hancock

Sitter in 21 portraits
Hancock had featured on the radio in Variety Bandbox and Educating Archie before his own programme. Hancock's Half Hour, made it's debut in 1954, and made Hancock famous for his sardonic view of life. His gloomily disaster-prone character, was supported, among others, by Sid James and Kenneth Williams, was an instant success and greatly increased his popularity with the transfer to television in 1956.

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P725

Tony Hancock

by Henri Cartier-Bresson
bromide print, 1962
NPG P725

x24194

Tony Hancock

by Herbert K. Nolan
bromide print, 1956
NPG x24194

x45334

Sid James; Tony Hancock

by Bob Collins
bromide print, 1959
NPG x45334

x35150

Tony Hancock

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1959
NPG x35150

x36012

Tony Hancock

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1959
NPG x36012

x36010

Sid James; Tony Hancock; and nine studio staff

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print from original negative, 1959
NPG x36010

x36043

Sid James; Tony Hancock; and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x36043

x125121

Tony Hancock; Sid James; and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of eight 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125121

x125122

Tony Hancock

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125122

x125123

Tony Hancock and the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125123

x125124

Tony Hancock and the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of eight 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125124

x125125

Sid James; Tony Hancock; the crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of eleven 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125125

x125126

Tony Hancock; Sid James; the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125126

x125127

Sid James; Tony Hancock; the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125127

x125128

Tony Hancock; Sid James; the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125128

x125129

Tony Hancock; Sid James; the cast and crew of 'Hancock'

by Bob Collins
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 1959
NPG x125129

x36011

Tony Hancock; Sid James

by Bob Collins
modern bromide fibre print from original negative, 1959
NPG x36011

x36042

Tony Hancock; Sid James; Duncan Wood

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1959
NPG x36042

x24195

Cicely J.E. Romanis; Tony Hancock

by Herbert K. Nolan
bromide print, May 1956
NPG x24195

x24196

Cicely J.E. Romanis; Tony Hancock

by Herbert K. Nolan
bromide print, May 1956
NPG x24196