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Actors and actresses


2455 People in group

Robert Adams

Robert Adams

1906-1965
Actor; wrestler; barrister; founder member of the League of Coloured Peoples
Sitter in 1 portrait
Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne

1963-2016
Comedian and actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge

1807-1867
Actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Woody Allen

Woody Allen

1935-
Actor, writer and film director
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Alleyn

Edward Alleyn

1566-1626
Actor and founder of Dulwich College
Sitter in 4 portraits
Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews

1935-
Actress
Sitter in 7 portraits
Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis

1944-
Actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Dame Peggy Ashcroft

Dame Peggy Ashcroft

1907-1991
Actress
Sitter in 43 portraits
Jane Asher

Jane Asher

1946-
Actress and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey

1900-1982
Actor and entertainer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

1899-1987
Dancer, actor and choreographer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

1955-
Actor and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough

1923-2014
Actor, producer and director; brother of Sir David Attenborough
Sitter in 10 portraits
Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

1924-2014
Film and stage actress (born Betty Joan Perske)
Sitter in 2 portraits
Dame Beryl Bainbridge

Dame Beryl Bainbridge

1932-2010
Novelist and actress
Sitter in 6 portraits
George Baker

George Baker

1931-2011
Actor, director and producer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

1906-1975
Dancer, singer and actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jill Angela Henriette Balcon

Jill Angela Henriette Balcon

1925-2009
Actress; wife of Cecil Day-Lewis
Sitter in 5 portraits
Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead

1902-1968
Actress
Sitter in 50 portraits