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(Eileen) Mary Ure (1933-1975), Actress

Sitter in 12 portraits
Born in Glasgow, Mary Ure made her London stage debut as Amanda in Jean Anouilh's Time Remembered (1954). Firstly married to playwright John Osborne, and then to actor Robert Shaw, with whom she had four children. Ure starred as Alison Porter in Osborne's Look Back in Anger on stage (1956) and on film (1958). Other performances include her Oscar-nominated role in Sons and Lovers (1960), as Mrs Custer with Robert Shaw in Custer of the West (1964), and as the principal female lead with Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare (1968).

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x76047

(Eileen) Mary Ure

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1953
NPG x76047

x14226

(Eileen) Mary Ure

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1955
NPG x14226

x30030

'Time Remembered'

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1955
NPG x30030

x88036

(Eileen) Mary Ure

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, circa 1956
NPG x88036

x88037

(Eileen) Mary Ure

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print, circa 1956
NPG x88037

x23309

(Eileen) Mary Ure

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1957
NPG x23309

x137672

(Eileen) Mary Ure; Elizabeth Shaw

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from an original negative, 29 October 1967
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x137672

x6051

(Eileen) Mary Ure

by Vivienne
vintage bromide print
NPG x6051

x137185

(Eileen) Mary Ure

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1957
NPG x137185

x137186

John Osborne; (Eileen) Mary Ure

by Rollie McKenna
bromide print, 1957
NPG x137186

x194155

John Osborne; (Eileen) Mary Ure

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
vintage print, 13 September 1959
NPG x194155