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National Photographic Record 1969

National Photographic Record (NPR): List of subjects commissioned - 1969

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258 sitters photographed by Godfrey Argent:
Sir Walter Adams (1906-1975), University administrator
Michael Edward Adeane, Baron Adeane (1910-1984), Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II
Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian (1889-1977), Physiologist and chancellor of Cambridge University
Sir Peter Garnett Agnew, 1st Bt (1900-1990), Commander
Brian Aldiss (b.1925), Writer and critic
Sir Kingsley William Amis (1922-1995), Novelist
Daniel Barenboim (b.1942), and Jacqueline du Pre (1945-1987), Musicians
Sir Ove Arup (1895-1988), Civil engineer
Sir Fenton Atkinson (1906-1980), Lord Justice of Appeal
Sir David Attenborough (b.1926), Naturalist and broadcaster
Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough (b.1923), Actor, producer and director

Dame Janet Abbott Baker (b.1933), Opera Singer
Sir Benjamin Ball (1912-1977), Air Vice Marshal
Thomas Balogh, Baron Balogh (1905-1985), Economic Advisor to the Cabinet
Herbert Ernest (H. E.), Bates (1905-1974), Writer and novelist
Alan Bennett (b.1934), Playwright
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (b.1936), Composer
Sir Cyril Wilson Black (1902-1991), Politician
Sir Alan Hunéer Cachemaille Boxer (1916-1998), Air Vice Marshal
Sir Dermot Alexander Boyle (1904-1993), Air Vice Marshal
Edward Charles Gurney, Viscount Boyle of Handsworth (1923-1981), Politician
Sir John Arthur ('Jack'), Brabham (b.1926), Racing driver
John Gerard Braine (1922-1986), Novelist
John Bratby (1928-1992), Artist and writer
Russell Claude Brock, 1st Baron Brock of Wimbledon (1903-1980), Surgeon
Sir Colin Buchanan (1907-2001), Professor of Transport
Alan Louis Charles Bullock, Baron Bullock of Leafield (1914-2004), Historian
(William), John Hughes Butterfield, Baron Butterfield (1920-2000), Medical researcher and university administrator

William Gerald Charles Cadogan, 7th Earl Cadogan (1914-1997), Lieutenant-Colonel and Mayor of Chelsea
John ('Jock'), Middleton Campbell, Baron Campbell of Eskan (1912-1994), Businessman
Peter Cazalet (1907-1973), The Queen's racing trainer
Sir Ernst Chain (1906-1979), Biochemist
Sir (Stanley), Paul Chambers (1904-1981), Chairman of ICI
Ivan Oswald Chance (1910-1984), Chairman of Christie's International
Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman (1928-1982), Automobile designer and inventor, founder of Lotus Cars
Anthony Chenevix-Trench (1919-1979), Headmaster of Bradfield, Eton and Fettes
(Geoffrey), Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire (1917-1992), Philanthropist and Second World War hero
Dame Agatha Christie (1890-1976), Writer
Hugh Armstrong Clegg (1920-1995), Professor of industrial relations
Sir Christopher Cockerell (1910-1999), Scientist and inventor of the hovercraft
Norman Richard Collins (1907-1982), Television administrator and writer
Victor John Collins, Baron Stonham (1903-1971), Politician
Sir Edmund Gerald Compton (1906-1994), Politician
Sir Tom Courtenay (b.1937), Actor
Sir John Guise Cowley (1905-1993), Engineer
Francis Harry Compton Crick (1917-2004), Molecular biologist
Macdonald Critchley (1900-1997), Neurologist
Hugh Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp (1913-1998), Newspaper editor and writer
Charles Curran (1903-1972), Politician and journalist
Charles Curran (1921-1980), Director-General of the BBC

Sir Henry Joseph d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, 2nd Bt (1909-1976), Politician
Sir Maurice Joseph Dean (1906-1978), Civil Servant
Basil Dean (1887-1978), Film Producer
Edmund Dell (1921-1999), Politician
Sir Colville Montgomery Deverell (1907-1995), Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation
John Diamond, Baron Diamond (1907-2004), Politician
James Patrick (J.P.), Donleavy (b.1926), Author
Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (b.1926), Motor car collector and historian
John Frederick Drabble (1906-1982), Judge
Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell (1905-1976), Politician and journalist
Sir John Norman Valette ('Val'), Duncan (1913-1975), International mining executive
(Israel), Maurice Edelman (1911-1975), Politician and novelist
John Benedict Eden, Baron Eden of Winton (b.1925), Politician
Simon Elwes (1902-1975), Portrait painter
Walter Emery (1903-1971), Egyptologist
John Maxwell Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine of Rerrick (1893-1980), Governor of Northern Ireland
Sir Geraint Llewellyn Evans (1922-1992), Opera singer
(Benjamin), Ifor Evans, Baron Evans of Hungerstall (1899-1982), Scholar and administrator

Sir Roger Salis Falk (1910- 1997),
Victor Grayson Hardie Feather, Baron Feather (1908-1976), General Secretary of the Trades Unions Congress
Sir Henry Fisher (1918-2005), High Court Judge
Michael Flanders (1922-1975), Actor, broadcaster, and writer
Richard Evelyn Fleming (1911-1977), Merchant Banker
Sir Edward Ford (1902-1986), Professor of Preventative Medicine
Sir Leslie Alfred Charles Fry (1908-1976), Major and ambassador to Brazil
Sir Vivian Fuchs (1908-1999), British Explorer
Roy Broadbent Fuller (1912-1991), Poet
Anna Debora ('Dora'), Gaitskell, Baroness Gaitskell (1901-1989), Politician
Sir John Gielgud (1904-2000), Actor and Director
Dame Annis Gillie (1900-1984), President of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Richard Gordon (b.1921), Author
Dudley Gladstone Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1883-1972), Engineer
Sir John Grandy (1913-1971), Air Chief Marshal
Sir Anthony Grant (b.1925), Politician, solicitor and company director
Ronald Harry Graveson (1911-1991), Barrister-at-Law and Professor of Law
Joyce Grenfell (1910-1979), Actress and writer
Hugh Emrys Griffith (1912-1980), Actor
Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster (1910-1979),

Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall (b.1930), Director
William Edward Harcourt, 2nd Viscount Harcourt (1908-1979), Chairman of Legal and General Assurance Society
Heather Mary Harper (b.1930), Opera Singer
George St Vincent Harris, 5th Baron Harris (1889-1984), Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge
Sir Stephen Hastings (1921-2005), Politician
John Carmel Heenan (1905-1975), Cardinal and 8th Archbishop of Westminster
Norman Hepple (1908-1994), Painter
David Nightingale Hicks (1929-1998), Interior decorator, designer and author
Graham Hill (1929-1975), Racing driver
David Hockney (b.1937), Artist
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994), Chemist and crystallographer
Quintin Hogg, Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone (1907-2001), Politician
Stanley Holloway (1890-1982), Actor
Margaret Patricia Hornsby-Smith, Baroness Hornsby-Smith (1914-1985), Politician
Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, Baron Houghton of Sowerby (1898-1996), Politician
Elizabeth Jane Howard (b.1923), Novelist
Donald Euan Palmer Howard, 4th Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal (b.1923), Politician
Frankie Howerd (1922-1992), Comedian
Ernest Urban Trevor Huddleston (1913-1998), Bishop and anti-apartheid campaigner
John Hunt, Baron Hunt (1910-1998), Mountaineer and public servant
Sir Leonard Hutton (1916-1990), Cricketer
Elspeth Josceline Huxley (1907-1997), Author

Ralph Hammond Innes (1913-1997), Author and traveller
Robert Andrew (Robin), Inskip, 2nd Viscount Caldecote (1917-1999), Engineer and industrialist
Sir Alec Issigonis (1906-1988), British Motor Corporation and inventor of the Mini
Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, Baron Jay (1907-1996), Politician
Celia Johnson (1908-1982), Actress
Sir Henry Cecil Johnson (1906-1988), Chairman of the British Railways Board
Pamela Hansford Johnson, Lady Snow (1912-1981), Writer
Sir Henry Jones (1906-1987), Chairman of the Gas Council
Eileen Joyce (1912-1991), Pianist
Nicholas Miklos Kaldor (1908-1986), Economist
Sir John Cowdray Kendrew (1917-1997), Molecular biophysicist
John Simon Kerans (1915-1985), Politician and Lieutenant Commander
Hugh Kenyon Molesworth Kindersley, 2nd Baron Kindersley (1899-1976), Banker and soldier
Evelyn Mansfield King (1907-1994), Politician
Cecil King (1901-1987), Newspaper magnate and writer
Sir Patrick Graham Toler Kingsley (1908-1999), Secretary and Keeper of Records - Duchy of Cornwall
Otto Klemperer (1885-1973), Conductor
John Ulick Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne (1924-2005), Film producer
Sir Hans Krebs (1900-1981), Professor of clinical medicine

Osbert Lancaster (1908-1986), Artist and writer
Margaret Lane (Lady Huntingdon), (1907-1994), Novelist, biographer and journalist
David Langdon (b.1914), Cartoonist
George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood (b.1923), Connoisseur and administrator
Sir Wilfred Le Gros Clark 1895- 1971 Professor of anatomy
Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton (1904-1983), Politician
Doris May Lessing (b.1919), Novelist
Sir Aubrey Julian Lewis (1900-1975), Professor of psychiatry
Joseph Losey (1909-1984), Film director
David Evan Trant Luard (1926-1991), Diplomat, Labour politician and Foreign Office minister
Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury (b.1928), Politician
Sir Thomas George Lund (1906-1981), Secretary General of the Law Association
Sir Robert Lusty (1909-1991), Journalist and publisher
Dame Vera Lynn (b.1917), Singer

Sir Max Edgar Lucien Mallowan (1904-1978), Archaeologist
Sir (H.), Neil Marten (1916-1985), Politician
Sir William Loris Mather (1913-1998), Engineer
Christopher Paget Mayhew, Baron Mayhew of Wimbledon (1915-1997), Politician
Sir Robert Edwin McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of Moffat, 5th Bt (1907-1990), Builder
Sir Peter Medawar (1915-1987), Physician
Henry Miller (1913-1976), Professor of neurology
Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller (b.1934), Neuro-psychologist, film director and opera producer
Terence Allan ('Spike'), Milligan (1918-2002), Comedian and writer
Sir Helenus Patrick Joseph Milmo (1908-1988), Judge of High Court of Justice
Warren Mitchell (b.1926), Actor
Sir (Walter), Thomas Monnington (1902-1976), Artist and President of The Royal Academy
David Charles Samuel Montagu, 4th Baron Swaythling (1928-1998), Merchant banker
Gerald Moore (1899-1987), Pianist
Kenneth More (1914-1982), Actor
Robert Morley (1908-1992), Actor
Sir John Clifford Mortimer (b.1923), Barrister, playwright and writer
Frank Muir (1920-1998), Writer and broadcaster
Dame (Jean), Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Novelist and philosopher

(John), Beverley Nichols (1898-1983), Author, composer and playwright
Sir Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897-1978), Chemist
Sir Walter Fraser Oakeshott (1903-1987), Headmaster of Winchester College; Rector, Lincoln College, Oxford
(William), David Ormsby-Gore, 5th Baron Harlech (1918-1985), Politician and television executive
Alun Davies Owen (1925-1994), Actor, screenwriter and playwright
Francis ('Frank'), Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford (1905-2001), Politician and social reformer
Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993), Writer, historian and economist
Sir Francis Fenwick Pearson, 1st Bt (1911-1991), Politician
James Mortimer Peddie, Baron Peddie (1905-1978), Co-operative movement activist and politician
Joseph Bulford Pennybacker (1907-1983), Surgeon
Sir John Pennycuick (1899-1982), Judge of High Court of Justice
Lionel Sharples Penrose (1898-1972), Geneticist
John Egerton Christmas Piper (1903-1992), Artist and writer
Sir Edward Wilder Playfair (1909-1999), Senior civil servant
Donald Pleasance (1919-1995), Actor
Sir (Melvin), Kenneth (Drowley), Porter (b.1912), Air Marshal
Anthony Powell (1905-2000), Author and National Portrait Gallery Trustee
Dilys Powell (1901-1995), Film critic and writer
Dame Muriel Powell (1914-1978), Chief Nursing Officer; matron of St George's Hospital
Sir Richard George Douglas Powell, 3rd Bt (1909-1980), Director-General, Institute of Directors
Sir Derek Pritchard Chairman of Allied Breweries
Sir John Michael Pritchard (1921-1989), Conductor

Arthur Michael Ramsey, Baron Ramsey of Canterbury (1904-1988), Archbishop of Canterbury
Dame Kathleen Raven (1910-1999), Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health
Max Rayne, Baron Rayne (1918-2003), Property developer and patron of the Arts
Margaret Read (1889-1991), Social anthropologist
Dame (Muriel), Diana Reader-Harris (1912-1996), Educationist
William Rees-Mogg, Baron Rees-Mogg (b.1928), Journalist and politician
Dame Flora Robson (1902-1984), Actress
Sir Kenneth Robson (1909-1978), Physician
Sir Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005), Physicist
Sir (Sydney), Gordon Russell (1892-1980), Designer
Sir Robert James Sainsbury (1906-2000), Chairman of Sainsbury and patron of Modern Art
Sir Samuel Salmon (1900-1980), Chairman of J. Lyons
Anthony Sampson (1926-2004), Writer and journalist
Frederick Sanger (b.1918), Biochemist
Sir (Sidney), Donald Sargent (1906-1984), Deputy Sec. Ministry of Social Security
Sir (Athelstan), Jack Scamp (1913-1977), Company director and industrial conciliator
Helmut William Bruno Schroder (1901-1969), Director of Schroder-Wag
Sir Peter Markham Scott (1909-1989), Wildlife artist and naturalist
Sheila Christine Scott (1927-1988), Aviator
Ronnie Scott (Ronald Schatt), (1927-1996), Jazz club owner and saxophonist
Sir Nicholas Thomas Sekers (1910-1972), Industrialist and benefactor of the arts
Beatrice Serota, Baroness Serota (1919-2002), Politician

Edward Arthur Alexander Shackleton, Baron Shackleton (1911-1994), Politician
Peter Shaffer (b.1926), Playwright and critic
Sir Wilfrid Percy Henry Sheldon (1901-1983), Paediatrician to the Queen
David Stuart Sheppard, Baron Sheppard of Liverpool (1929-2005), Bishop and cricketer
Renee Short (1916-2003), Politician
Dame Antoinette Sibley (b.1939), Ballerina
William Philip Sidney, 1st Viscount de l'Isle (1909- 1991), Soldier, politician and businessman
Sheila Sim (b.1922), Actress and wife of Richard Attenborough
Keith Simpson (1907-1985), Forensic scientist
Sir George Sinclair (1912-2005), Politician
Cyril James Smith (1909-1974), Professor of Pianoforte
Peter Smithson (1923-2003), and Alison Smithson (1928-1993), Architects
Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow (1905-1980), Writer
Ruskin Spear (1911-1990), Painter
Sir John Spencer Wills (1904-1991), Chairman of British Electric Traction Co Ltd
Sir Denis Frank Spotswood (b.1916), Air Chief Marshal
Mervyn Stockwood (1913-1995), Bishop of Southwark
Tom Stoppard (b.1937), Playwright and novelist
Noel Streatfeild (1895-1986), Author
Sir Roy Strong (b.1935), Art historian and museums director

Richard (Dick), Taverne, Baron Taverne (b.1928), Politician
Alan John Percivale Taylor (1906-1990), Historian
Sir George Taylor (1904-1993), Director of Kew Gardens
Sir Charles Stuart Taylor (1910-1989), Politician
Sir Luke William Burke Teeling (1903-1975), Politician
Sir Wilfred Thesiger (1910-1903), Explorer and writer
Sir Andrew Thorne (1885-1970), General
(George Edward), Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft (1909-1994), Politician
Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath (1905-1992), Landowner and businessman
Ann Todd (1909-1993), Actress
Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889-1975), Historian
Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton (1914-2003), Historian
Sir Harry Craufurd Tuzo (1917-1998), Army officer
Kenneth Peacock Tynan (1927-1980), Writer and theatre critic

Derek Colclough Walker-Smith, Baron Broxbourne (1910-1992), Politician
Harold Arthur Watkinson, 1st Viscount Watkinson (1910-1995), Politician and businessman
Dame C.V. Wedg(e)wood (1910-1997), Historian
Arthur George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld (b.1919), Chairman of Weidenfeld Nicholson
Dennis Wheatley (1897-1977), Novelist
Sir Richard Orme Wilberforce (1907-2003), Judge of the High Court
Sir (Robert Francis), Martin Wilkinson (1911-1990), Stockbroker
Emlyn Williams (1905-1987), Actor and playwright
Sir John Ramsay Willis (1908-1988), High Court Judge
Sir (Henry), Gordon Willmer (1899-1983), Lord Justice of Appeal
Sir Alan Herries Wilson (1906-1995), Chairman of Glaxo
Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson (1913-1991), Novelist and critic
Godfrey Herbert Winn (1908-1971), Journalist and author
Ian Winterbottom, Baron Winterbottom (1913-1992), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Norman Wisdom (b.1915), Actor and comedian
James Wogan, 3rd Baron Remnant (b.1930), Banker
Arthur Dickson Wright (d.1976), Surgeon
Patrick Carl Wymark (1926-1970), Actor