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Will Hay

(1888-1949), Actor

Sitter in 4 portraits
Comedian and actor. Hay began his career as a music-hall mimic. He became well known for his character the Schoolmaster Comedian which he also performed on radio at a later date. He is best known, however, for his disreputable appearance and anarchic characterisations in films like Boys will be Boys (1935) and Oh Mr Porter! (1937).

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Will Hay, by John Gilroy - NPG 5877

Will Hay

by John Gilroy
oil on canvas, circa 1945
NPG 5877

Will Hay, by Unknown photographer, issued by  Carreras Tobacco Company - NPG D49332

Will Hay

by Unknown photographer, issued by Carreras Tobacco Company
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1935
NPG D49332

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Will Hay in 'Hey Hey USA'

by Fred Carter
bromide print, 1938
NPG x34528

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Will Hay

by James Jarché
bromide print
NPG x34575

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