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Harold Pinter

(1930-2008), Playwright, actor and director

Sitter in 21 portraits
Playwright, director and (from 1949-57) actor. Born in Hackney, East London, Pinter studied at RADA and then the Central School of Speech and Drama. The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1960) and The Homecoming (1965) are among his best-known plays and established his reputation as a writer. Pinter also wrote several volumes of poetry, and among his screenplays are those for The Servant (1962), and The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981). He received numerous awards including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005, for which his acceptance speech included a powerful denouncement of American foreign policy, and the French Légion d'honneur in 2007.

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Harold Pinter, by Neil Libbert - NPG P764

Harold Pinter

by Neil Libbert
bromide print, 1963
NPG P764

Harold Pinter, by Dmitri Kasterine - NPG P1334

Harold Pinter

by Dmitri Kasterine
modern bromide print from original negative, 2009, based on a work of 1977
NPG P1334

Tom Stoppard; Harold Pinter, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(43)

Tom Stoppard; Harold Pinter

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(43)

Harold Pinter, by Barry Ryan - NPG P584

Harold Pinter

by Barry Ryan
bromide print, worked by hand, 1994
NPG P584

Harold Pinter, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88224

Harold Pinter

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, June 1960
NPG x88224

Harold Pinter, by Roger Mayne - NPG x4057

Harold Pinter

by Roger Mayne
bromide print on card mount, 1960
NPG x4057

Harold Pinter; Daniel Pinter; Vivien Merchant, by Associated Press - NPG x194308

Harold Pinter; Daniel Pinter; Vivien Merchant

by Associated Press
vintage print, 22 August 1961
NPG x194308

Harold Pinter, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14179

Harold Pinter

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1962
NPG x14179

Harold Pinter, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x26070

Harold Pinter

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1962
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x26070

The Caretaker Group, by Peter Rand - NPG x136008

The Caretaker Group

by Peter Rand
bromide print, 7 January 1963
NPG x136008

Kenneth Peacock Tynan; Harold Pinter, by Jurgen Schadeberg - NPG x137293

Kenneth Peacock Tynan; Harold Pinter

by Jurgen Schadeberg
silver print, 1968
NPG x137293

Harold Pinter, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194162

Harold Pinter

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1970
NPG x194162

Harold Pinter; Sir Ronald Harwood, by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies - NPG x126239

Harold Pinter; Sir Ronald Harwood

by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
bromide fibre print, 21 November 2002
NPG x126239

Harold Pinter, by Julian Anderson - NPG x199742

Harold Pinter

by Julian Anderson
bromide print
NPG x199742

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Harold Pinter

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, 1960
NPG x88311

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Harold Pinter

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, June 1960
NPG x17969

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Harold Pinter

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1961
NPG x22457

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