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5038 people matching these criteria:

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

No individual image available for this person

Effie Atherton

1907-2005
Actress, singer and dancer; former wife of Leslie L. Landau and later wife of Theodore H. Hoare
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Atkins

Edward Atkins

1818-1883
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Eileen Atkins

Eileen Atkins

1934-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Will Atkins

Will Atkins

Singer
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Henry Atkinson

James Henry Atkinson

died 1916
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

1955-
Actor and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Naim Ibrahim Attallah

Naim Ibrahim Attallah

1931-2021
Book publisher, magazine proprietor and writer, producer of plays, films and television documentaries
Sitter in 2 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
Lionel Atwill

Lionel Atwill

1885-1946
Actor
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Maxine Audley

1923-1992
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Pearl Aufrere

Pearl Aufrere

Actress
Sitter in 11 portraits
Adrienne Augarde

Adrienne Augarde

1882-1913
Actress; daughter of Frank Augarde
Sitter in 29 portraits
Amy Augarde

Amy Augarde

1868-1959
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Guillaume Victor) Émile Augier

(Guillaume Victor) Émile Augier

1820-1889
Dramatist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Roy August

Roy August

Dancer
Sitter in 6 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Marie Ault

1870-1951
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Louis Frederic Austin

Louis Frederic Austin

1852-1905
Drama critic and playwright
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lizzie Avery

Lizzie Avery

Actress, dancer and singer
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Janet Sutherland (née Murray), Lady Avonside

1917-2008
Scottish Governor of the BBC; wife of Ian Shearer, Lord Avonside
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Sir Alan Ayckbourn

1939-
Playwright; Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Felix Edward Aylmer

Sir Felix Edward Aylmer

1889-1979
Actor
Sitter in 3 portraits
Jean Aylwin

Jean Aylwin

1885-1964
Actress and singer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Allan Aynesworth (Edward Abbot-Anderson)

Allan Aynesworth (Edward Abbot-Anderson)

1864-1959
Actor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Richard Ayton

Richard Ayton

1786-1823
Dramatist and miscellaneous writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

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

Giovanna Baccelli

circa 1753-1801
Dancer and mistress of 3rd Duke of Dorset
Sitter in 5 portraits
Constance Backner

Constance Backner

active 1912-1920
Actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mae Bacon

Mae Bacon

1897-1981
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Angela Baddeley

Angela Baddeley

1904-1976
Actress
Sitter in 12 portraits
Hermione Baddeley

Hermione Baddeley

1908-1986
Actress
Sitter in 5 portraits
Robert Baddeley

Robert Baddeley

1733-1794
Comedian
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sophia Baddeley (née Snow)

Sophia Baddeley (née Snow)

1745-1786
Actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
David Baddiel

David Baddiel

1964-
Comedian, novelist and broadcaster
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alan Badel

Alan Badel

1923-1982
Actor, director and producer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sarah Badel

Sarah Badel

1943-
Actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Régina Badet

Régina Badet

1876-1949
Dancer and actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sam Bagnall

Sam Bagnall

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

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