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Val Henry Gielgud

(1900-1981), Playwright

Sitter in 5 portraits
Val Gielgud was a novelist, playwright and head of radio drama at the BBC. He wrote twenty novels, seven volumes of autobiography and eighteen plays and screenplays. From 1929, Gielgud was Director of Productions for BBC radio, and during his thirty-four years in office, he shaped the largest radio drama department in the world. He was the older brother of the actor Sir John.

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Val Henry Gielgud, by Yvonne Gregory - NPG P140(33)

Val Henry Gielgud

by Yvonne Gregory
bromide print, 1930s
NPG P140(33)

Val Henry Gielgud, by William Flower, for  Elliott & Fry - NPG x13940

Val Henry Gielgud

by William Flower, for Elliott & Fry
sepia-toned bromide print on card mount, 1930s
NPG x13940

Val Henry Gielgud, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x89386

Val Henry Gielgud

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1949
NPG x89386

Val Henry Gielgud, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x89387

Val Henry Gielgud

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print, 1949
NPG x89387

Val Henry Gielgud, by Mark Gerson - NPG x13760

Val Henry Gielgud

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, September 1953
NPG x13760

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