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Ronald Colman

(1891-1958), Actor and soldier

Ronald Charles Colman

Sitter in 7 portraits
Actor; appeared on stage from 1916 and in films from 1919; suave and elegant leading man, achieved success in both silent and sound films; starred in a string of hugely successful films in the 1930s and 1940s including Beau Geste (1926), A Tale of Two Cities (1935), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) and Random Harvest (1942).

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Ronald Colman, by Ted Allan (Theos Alwyn Dunagan) - NPG P239

Ronald Colman

by Ted Allan (Theos Alwyn Dunagan)
bromide print, 1935
NPG P239

Vilma Bánky and Ronald Colman in 'The Magic Flame', published by J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax160196

Vilma Bánky and Ronald Colman in 'The Magic Flame'

published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1927
NPG Ax160196

Ronald Colman, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196398

Ronald Colman

published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1930
NPG x196398

Ronald Colman, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194403

Ronald Colman

by Unknown photographer
bromide press print, 1930s
NPG x194403

Edna Best; Benita Hume; Ronald Colman, by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd - NPG x184216

Edna Best; Benita Hume; Ronald Colman

by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 20 May 1948
NPG x184216

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