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Claire Bloom

(1931-), Actress

Sitter in 18 portraits
Born in London, Bloom established a reputation as a Shakespearean actress first at Straford-upon-Avon in 1948 and then at the Old Vic in 1952. Played Cordelia opposite John Gielgud in King Lear in 1955. Her film career included appearing with Chaplin in Limelight (1952), Laurence Olivier in Richard III (1955) and Richard Burton in Look Back in Anger (1958). Bloom's memoirs, Leaving a Doll's House were published in 1996.

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Claire Bloom, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(1)

Claire Bloom

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on white card mount, 1952
NPG P870(1)

Claire Bloom, by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz - NPG P1145

Claire Bloom

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 7 November 1977
NPG P1145

Claire Bloom, by Tom Blau, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x184244

Claire Bloom

by Tom Blau, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide press print, 1 October 1946
NPG x184244

Claire Bloom, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4403

Claire Bloom

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1950s
NPG x4403

Claire Bloom on the set of 'Limelight', by Bob Willoughby - NPG x24932

Claire Bloom on the set of 'Limelight'

by Bob Willoughby
bromide print, 1952
NPG x24932

Claire Bloom, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4401

Claire Bloom

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1952
NPG x4401

Claire Bloom, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4402

Claire Bloom

by Dorothy Wilding
hand-coloured bromide print with film cover, 1952
NPG x4402

Claire Bloom as Lady Anne in 'Richard III', by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd - NPG x184245

Claire Bloom as Lady Anne in 'Richard III'

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, February 1955
NPG x184245

Claire Bloom; Laurence Olivier, by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd - NPG x184247

Claire Bloom; Laurence Olivier

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 13 December 1955
NPG x184247

Claire Bloom, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x193447

Claire Bloom

by Paul Tanqueray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 4 April 1956
NPG x193447

Claire Bloom, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7253

Claire Bloom

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x7253

Claire Bloom, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7254

Claire Bloom

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x7254

Claire Bloom; Rod Steiger, by Michael Peto - NPG x138163

Claire Bloom; Rod Steiger

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, March 1962
NPG x138163

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Claire Bloom

by Alec Murray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 15 February 1950
NPG x137532

Web image not currently available

Claire Bloom

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1952
NPG x29931

Web image not currently available

Claire Bloom

by Paul Tanqueray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 9 September 1953
NPG x136629

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Claire Bloom

by Associated British Picture Corporation
bromide press print, 1956
NPG x184246

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