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Entertainers and performers


175 People in group

Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey

1900-1982
Actor and entertainer
Sitter in 4 portraits
David Bowie

David Bowie

1947-2016
Singer, songwriter, performer and actor
Sitter in 19 portraits
Max Bygraves

Max Bygraves

1922-2012
Entertainer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Julian Clary

Julian Clary

1959-
Comedian and entertainer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Harry Corbett

Harry Corbett

1918-1989
Entertainer; creator of 'Sooty'
Sitter in 8 portraits
Leslie Douglas Sargent Crowther

Leslie Douglas Sargent Crowther

1933-1996
Entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd

1927-2018
Entertainer, comedian, singer and actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante

1893-1980
Entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ben Elton

Ben Elton

1959-
Writer, performer and comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Kenny Everett

Kenny Everett

1944-1995
Disc jockey and television personality
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

1928-2017
Actor and entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Grossmith

George Grossmith

1847-1912
Entertainer and author
Sitter in 15 portraits
Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris

1930-
Television presenter and entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jim Henson

Jim Henson

1936-1990
Puppeteer, actor, animator and film-maker
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rod Hull

Rod Hull

1935-1999
Puppeteer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries

1934-
Entertainer and writer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Tom Jones

Tom Jones

1940-
Singer and entertainer
Sitter in 17 portraits
Lindsay Kemp

Lindsay Kemp

1938-2018
Founder, Artistic Director and Principal Performer, Lindsay Kemp Company; Painter, designer and teacher
Sitter in 3 portraits
Danny La Rue

Danny La Rue

1927-2009
Entertainer and female impersonator
Sitter in 3 portraits
Marie Lloyd

Marie Lloyd

1870-1922
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 26 portraits
Paul William McKenna

Paul William McKenna

1963-
Hypnotist, entertainer and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Max Miller

Max Miller

1895-1963
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Bob Monkhouse

Bob Monkhouse

1928-2003
Entertainer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Matt Monro (Terence Edward Parsons)

Matt Monro (Terence Edward Parsons)

1930-1985
Singer and entertainer
Sitter in 2 portraits
David Nixon

David Nixon

1919-1978
Magician and entertainer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Des O'Connor

Des O'Connor

1932-
Entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Nicholas Parsons

Nicholas Parsons

1923-2020
Actor, presenter and solo performer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Nicolai Poliakoff (Poliakovs) ('Coco the Clown')

Nicolai Poliakoff (Poliakovs) ('Coco the Clown')

1900-1974
Circus performer; known for performing as Coco the clown
Sitter in 3 portraits
Peter Shaw

Peter Shaw

1918-2003
Actor; producer; manager; second husband of Angela Lansbury
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Andy Stewart

1933-1993
Scottish singer and entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton)

General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton)

1838-1883
Showman
Sitter in 5 portraits
Vesta Tilley

Vesta Tilley

1864-1952
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 59 portraits
Denise Van Outen

Denise Van Outen

1974-
Actress and Television presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bob Adams

Bob Adams

active circa 1900-1925
Music hall entertainer; one of The Two Bobs
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Agard

John Agard

1949-
Poet, playwright, performer and anthologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bob Alden

Bob Alden

active circa 1900-1925
Music hall entertainer; one of The Two Bobs
Sitter in 1 portrait
Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony

Nightclub pianist and entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Astley

John Astley

1768-1821
Equestrian performer; son of Philip Astley
Sitter in 1 portrait
Philip Astley

Philip Astley

1742-1814
Equestrian performer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sam Bagnall

Sam Bagnall

1836-1885 or after
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Wilkie Bard

Wilkie Bard

1870-1944
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Fred Barnes

Fred Barnes

1885-1938
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 9 portraits
Phineas Taylor Barnum

Phineas Taylor Barnum

1810-1891
Showman and businessman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ida Barr (Maud Barlow)

Ida Barr (Maud Barlow)

1882-1967
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 4 portraits
James Beattson

James Beattson

Showman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bessie Bellwood

Bessie Bellwood

1856-1896
Victorian music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ellen Eliza Blight (Bright)

Ellen Eliza Blight (Bright)

1833 or 1834-1850
Lion tamer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Blondin

Charles Blondin

1824-1897
Tightrope walker
Sitter in 4 portraits
Michel Boai

Michel Boai

active 1830s
Chin performer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Pepita Bobadilla (née Nelly Louise Burton) (Mrs Haddon Chambers)

Pepita Bobadilla (née Nelly Louise Burton) (Mrs Haddon Chambers)

born circa 1894
Music hall entertainer; former wife of Charles Haddon Chambers, and later wife of Sydney Reilly
Sitter in 2 portraits
Bessie Bonehill

Bessie Bonehill

1855-1902
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bonita (Pauline Des Landes)

Bonita (Pauline Des Landes)

born 1886
Music hall entertainer; sister of Artie Hall
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joseph Boruwlaski

Joseph Boruwlaski

1739-1837
Travelling performer and memoirist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Leotard Bosco (James Frederick Greathead)

Leotard Bosco (James Frederick Greathead)

1850-1895
Magician and entrepreneur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bernard Braden

Bernard Braden

1916-1993
Actor and television presenter
Sitter in 3 portraits
Chang Bunker

Chang Bunker

1811-1874
Showman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Eng Bunker

Eng Bunker

1811-1874
Showman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bella Burge (Bella Lloyd) (Bella of Blackfriars) (née Leah Belle Orchard)

Bella Burge (Bella Lloyd) (Bella of Blackfriars) (née Leah Belle Orchard)

1877-1962
Music Hall entertainer, dresser to Marie Lloyd and boxing promoter at The Ring
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alessandro, Count of Cagliostro (Giuseppe Balsamo)

Alessandro, Count of Cagliostro (Giuseppe Balsamo)

1743-1795
Italian adventurer and magician
Sitter in 2 portraits
George Carney

George Carney

1887-1947
Music hall entertainer
Sitter in 1 portrait