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Leslie Howard

(1893-1943), Actor

Sitter in 12 portraits
Born in London to Hungarian parents, Howard grew up in Vienna but completed his education at Dulwich College. After suffering from shell shock during World War I, he was encouraged to take up acting as therapy. He appeared on the West End stage, but is best known for his film roles including those of Henry Higgins in Pygmalion (1938) and Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939). Daniels photographed Howard in connection with his role in Powell and Pressburger's wartime drama 49th Parallel (1941). Howard died in 1943, when his plane was shot down when returning from Lisbon.

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Leslie Howard, by Reginald Grenville Eves - NPG 3827

Leslie Howard

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1930s
NPG 3827

Leslie Howard, by Fred Daniels - NPG P386

Leslie Howard

by Fred Daniels
vintage bromide print, 1942
NPG P386

Leslie Howard; Irene Howard, by Unknown photographer - NPG x200121

Leslie Howard; Irene Howard

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1915-1916
NPG x200121

Leslie Howard, by Victor Georg - NPG x200119

Leslie Howard

by Victor Georg
bromide print, 1922
NPG x200119

Leslie Howard; Leslie Ruth Howard, by Unknown photographer - NPG x200120

Leslie Howard; Leslie Ruth Howard

by Unknown photographer
snapshot contact print, 1925
NPG x200120

Leslie Howard, by Sasha (Alexander Stewart) - NPG x200118

Leslie Howard

by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide print, 1928
NPG x200118

Leslie Howard, by Clarence Sinclair Bull - NPG x35331

Leslie Howard

by Clarence Sinclair Bull
print, 1931
NPG x35331

Leslie Howard, by Jose Reyes - NPG x194032

Leslie Howard

by Jose Reyes
bromide print, 1933
NPG x194032

Leslie Howard, by Fred Daniels - NPG x133210

Leslie Howard

by Fred Daniels
modern print from original negative, 1941
NPG x133210

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant, by Anthony Wysard - NPG D312

Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant

by Anthony Wysard
watercolour and pencil, published 1937
NPG D312

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Leslie Howard

after Reginald Grenville Eves
photograph, (1930s)
NPG D2939

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