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Comedians


214 People in group

Christopher Mark Sievey

Christopher Mark Sievey

1955-2010
Musician and comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner

1957-
Comedian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mel Smith

Mel Smith

1952-2013
Actor, comedian, writer and director
Sitter in 2 portraits
Graham Stark

Graham Stark

1922-2013
Comedian, actor, writer, director
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Stainless Stephen (Arthur Clifford Baynes)

1892-1971
Comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Donald Ogden Stewart

Donald Ogden Stewart

1894-1980
Humorist, actor, playwright and screenwriter
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Davie Stoyle

James Davie Stoyle

1831?-1880
Comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes

1923-2012
Actor, comedian, writer, director and producer
Sitter in 11 portraits
Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate

1968-
Actress and comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

Harry Tate (Ronald McDonald Hutchison)

1872-1940
Comedian
Sitter in 11 portraits
Harry Thompson

Harry Thompson

1960-2005
Comedy writer and producer; novelist and biographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig

1958-
Writer, broadcaster and comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jack Train

Jack Train

1902-1966
Radio and film actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tommy Trinder

Tommy Trinder

1909-1989
Comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Vale

Samuel Vale

1797-1848
Actor and comedian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas

1971-
Actor and comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Oliver Wakefield

1908-1956
Comedian
Sitter in 8 portraits
Doris Ethel Waters

Doris Ethel Waters

1899-1978
Radio comedian
Sitter in 5 portraits
(Florence) Elsie Waters

(Florence) Elsie Waters

1893-1990
Radio comedian
Sitter in 5 portraits
Henry Berry Webb

Henry Berry Webb

1814-1867
Actor and comedian
Sitter in 3 portraits
Robert Webb

Robert Webb

1972-
Comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Ernest) George Western

(Ernest) George Western

1895-1969
Comedian; member of The Western Brothers
Sitter in 1 portrait
Kenneth Alfred Western

Kenneth Alfred Western

1899-1963
Comedian; member of The Western Brothers
Sitter in 1 portrait
Paul Whitehouse

Paul Whitehouse

1958-
Comedian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Bert Williams

Bert Williams

1874-1922
Actor, dancer, singer and comedian
Sitter in 3 portraits
William Henry Williams

William Henry Williams

1797-1846
Actor, entertainer and magician
Sitter associated with 3 portraits
Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom

1915-2010
Actor and comedian
Sitter in 7 portraits
Ernie Wise

Ernie Wise

1925-1999
Comedian
Sitter in 7 portraits
Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood

1953-2016
Comedian, writer and actress
Sitter in 4 portraits
Wee Georgie Wood

Wee Georgie Wood

1895-1979
Comedian
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hazel Woodvine

Hazel Woodvine

1935-1996
Comedian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Herbert Workman

Charles Herbert Workman

1873-1923
Singer and actor; principal comedian of D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gina Yashere

Gina Yashere

1974-
Comedian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Charles Mayne Young

Charles Mayne Young

1777-1856
Actor and comedian
Sitter associated with 23 portraits

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