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Playwrights and dramatists


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Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse

1923-2014
Poet; doctor; author and playwright
Sitter in 3 portraits
Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare

Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-Super-Mare

1940-
Politician, author and playwright
Sitter in 2 portraits
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage

1963-
Poet, playwright, librettist and author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

1939-
Playwright; Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sitter in 4 portraits
Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

1889-1981
Novelist and playwright; wife of Sir Roderick Jones; daughter of Arthur Bagnold
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart

1930-1999
Composer, lyricist and playwright
Sitter in 8 portraits
Clifford Bax

Clifford Bax

1886-1962
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

1906-1989
Playwright
Sitter in 42 portraits
Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

1923-1964
Writer and playwright
Sitter in 15 portraits
Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

Aphra Behn (née Johnson)

1640-1689
Dramatist, novelist and spy
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

1934-
Playwright
Sitter in 25 portraits
John Berger

John Berger

1926-2017
Writer, broadcaster and art critic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff

1937-
Playwright, actor and director
Sitter in 8 portraits
Robert Bolt

Robert Bolt

1924-1995
Playwright and screenwriter
Sitter in 8 portraits
Edward Bond

Edward Bond

1934-
Playwright and director
Sitter in 7 portraits
George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

1628-1687
Statesman and dramatist
Sitter associated with 14 portraits
John Burgoyne

John Burgoyne

1722-1792
'Gentleman Johnny'; soldier and dramatist
Sitter in 8 portraits
Cerrie Burnell

Cerrie Burnell

1979-
Actress, singer, playwright, author and television presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Dame Barbara Hamilton Cartland

Dame Barbara Hamilton Cartland

1901-2000
Novelist and playwright
Sitter in 15 portraits
Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill

1938-
Playwright
Sitter in 2 portraits
Colley Cibber

Colley Cibber

1671-1757
Dramatist and actor
Sitter in 8 portraits
Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau

1889-1963
Poet, playwright and film-director; Artist
Sitter in 11 portraits
George Colman the Elder

George Colman the Elder

1732-1794
Playwright
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
William Congreve

William Congreve

1670-1729
Dramatist
Sitter in 18 portraits
Sir Noël Coward

Sir Noël Coward

1899-1973
Actor, playwright and composer
Sitter associated with 117 portraits
Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

1750-1828
Dramatist; author; traveller
Sitter in 5 portraits
Cyril James Cusack

Cyril James Cusack

1910-1993
Actor, director and playwright
Sitter in 3 portraits
Clemence Dane

Clemence Dane

1888-1965
Novelist, playwright and artist
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
Shelagh Delaney

Shelagh Delaney

1939-2011
Playwright
Sitter in 10 portraits
John Dryden

John Dryden

1631-1700
Dramatist and Poet Laureate
Sitter associated with 31 portraits
John Fletcher

John Fletcher

1579-1625
Dramatist
Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn

1933-
Playwright, novelist and journalist
Sitter in 7 portraits
Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard

1932-
South African playwright, actor, novelist and film-maker
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy

1867-1933
Novelist and playwright
Sitter in 44 portraits
David Garrick

David Garrick

1717-1779
Actor, playwright and theatre manager
Sitter associated with 56 portraits
(Pierre Jules) Théophile Gautier

(Pierre Jules) Théophile Gautier

1811-1872
Poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist and literary critic
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Gay

John Gay

1685-1732
Poet and dramatist
Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

1836-1911
Poet, dramatist and librettist of the 'Savoy' operas
Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Harley Granville-Barker

Harley Granville-Barker

1877-1946
Actor, producer, dramatist and critic
Sitter in 31 portraits | Artist associated with 2 portraits
Bonnie Greer

Bonnie Greer

1948-
Broadcaster, playwright, critic and columnist
Sitter in 1 portrait

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