John Gielgud; Adèle Dixon in 'The Good Companions'

1 portrait of John Gielgud

John Gielgud; Adèle Dixon in 'The Good Companions', by Paul Tanqueray, 1931 - NPG x17233 - © estate of Paul Tanqueray

© estate of Paul Tanqueray

John Gielgud; Adèle Dixon in 'The Good Companions'

by Paul Tanqueray
bromide print, 1931
9 1/2 in. x 7 in. (240 mm x 178 mm)
Photographs Collection
NPG x17233


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Sittersback to top

  • Adèle Dixon (1908-1992), Actress. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Sir John Gielgud (1904-2000), Actor and theatre director. Sitter in 113 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Paul Tanqueray (1905-1991), Photographer. Artist of 168 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

This portraitback to top

This portrait taken in Tanqueray's studio shows Gielgud and Dixon as 'Inigo Jollifant' and 'Susie Dean' of the Dinky Doos for Edward Knoblock's adaptation of J B Priestly's novel and play about a group of people who meet on the road and form The Good Companions' Gielgud played a disillusioned schoolteacher who joins the company to write its songs. The production was a huge success and ran for almost a year. Gielgud also appeared in a film version of this in which he played opposite Jessie Matthews.

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