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Deborah Kerr as Sister Clodagh in 'Black Narcissus'

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Deborah Kerr as Sister Clodagh in 'Black Narcissus', by Fred Daniels, 1946 - NPG x135600 - © Estate of Fred Daniels / National Portrait Gallery, London

© Estate of Fred Daniels / National Portrait Gallery, London

Deborah Kerr as Sister Clodagh in 'Black Narcissus'

by Fred Daniels
cream-toned vintage bromide print on red card mount, 1946
13 7/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (354 mm x 290 mm)
Given by Terence Pepper, 2011
Photographs Collection
NPG x135600


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  • Fred Daniels (1892-1959). Artist of 86 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Based upon the novel by Rumer Godden, Powell and Pressburger's film Black Narcissus (1947) tells the story of Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr) and a group of Anglo-Catholic nuns, and the tensions that develop while living in a remote Himalayan community. This was Deborah Kerr's third film for Powell and Pressburger, having previously starred in Contraband (1940) and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943).

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