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4992 people matching these criteria:

- role matching 'sitter'
- profession 'Theatre and Live Entertainment'

Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta

1973-
Ballet dancer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Adams

Robert Adams

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

Jenny Agutter

1952-
Actress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne

1963-2016
Comedian and actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anouk Aimée

Anouk Aimée

1932-
Actress
Sitter in 3 portraits
Ira Aldridge

Ira Aldridge

1807-1867
Actor
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dave Allen

Dave Allen

1936-2005
Comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
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
Clive Stuart Anderson

Clive Stuart Anderson

1952-
Comedian, radio and television writer and presenter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lindsay Anderson

Lindsay Anderson

1923-1994
Film, television and stage director
Sitter in 9 portraits
Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews

1935-
Actress
Sitter in 7 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
Alun Armstrong

Alun Armstrong

1946-
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton

1986-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
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
Sir Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick Ashton

1904-1988
Founder-choreographer and Director of the Royal Ballet
Sitter in 31 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
Eileen Atkins

Eileen Atkins

1934-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
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
Sheila Sim

Sheila Sim

1922-2016
Actress; wife of Sir Richard Attenborough
Sitter in 6 portraits
Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell

1982-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

1939-
Playwright; Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sitter in 4 portraits
Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

1924-2014
Film and stage actress (born Betty Joan Perske)
Sitter in 2 portraits
David Baddiel

David Baddiel

1964-
Comedian, novelist and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 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
Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey

1964-
Comedian, musician and actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
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
Sir Stanley Baker

Sir Stanley Baker

1928-1976
Actor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jill Angela Henriette Balcon

Jill Angela Henriette Balcon

1925-2009
Actress; wife of Cecil Day-Lewis
Sitter in 5 portraits
Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac

1799-1850
Novelist and playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead

1902-1968
Actress
Sitter in 50 portraits
Jeff Banks

Jeff Banks

1943-
Fashion designer and television presenter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Frances Barber

Frances Barber

1958-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

1934-
Film actress
Sitter in 4 portraits
Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker

1929-2005
Actor and comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Barrymore

John Barrymore

1882-1942
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart

1930-1999
Composer, lyricist and playwright
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir Alan Bates

Sir Alan Bates

1934-2003
Actor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Clifford Bax

Clifford Bax

1886-1962
Dramatist and poet
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Helen Baxendale

Helen Baxendale

1970-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Stanley Baxter

Stanley Baxter

1926-
Actor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lilian Mary Baylis

Lilian Mary Baylis

1874-1937
Theatre manager
Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale

1961-
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sean Bean

Sean Bean

1959-
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Norman Beaton

Norman Beaton

1934-1994
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Warren Beatty

Warren Beatty

1937-
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

1906-1989
Playwright
Sitter in 42 portraits
Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

1973-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
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
Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

1927-
Singer and actor
Sitter in 36 portraits
Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud

1930-2015
Cricketer and commentator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

1934-
Playwright
Sitter in 25 portraits