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Dame Dorothy Tutin

(1930-2001), Actress

Sitter in 9 portraits
Stage and film actress who began her career in 1950 and joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1958. Particularly known for her classic repertoire, she has played all the leading female roles in Shakespeare and Chekhov, most memorably Ophelia, Juliet and Viola. In 1961 her first major appearance in a contemporary play came as Sister Jeanne in John Whiting's The Devils at the Aldwych She went on to West End success in both classic and modern roles and to appear in a number of films including playing Sophie Brzeska in Savage Messiah (1972). She received the Evening Standard award for Best Actress for Natalya in A Month in the Country (Albery 1975).

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Dame Dorothy Tutin, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x76450

Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1947
NPG x76450

Dame Dorothy Tutin, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x29726

Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Madame Yevonde
solarised bromide print on velvet card mount, 15 June 1955
NPG x29726

Dame Dorothy Tutin, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14223

Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 21 January 1955
NPG x14223

Dame Dorothy Tutin, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165755

Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 3 March 1970
NPG x165755

'Cromwell' (Dame Dorothy Tutin as Henrietta Maria; Sir Alec Guinness as King Charles I; Richard Harris as Oliver Cromwell), by Eric William Pulford, and  Arnaldo Putzu, printed by  Lonsdale & Bartholomew (Nottingham) Ltd, published by  National Screen Service Ltd - NPG D48110

'Cromwell' (Dame Dorothy Tutin as Henrietta Maria; Sir Alec Guinness as King Charles I; Richard Harris as Oliver Cromwell)

by Eric William Pulford, and Arnaldo Putzu, printed by Lonsdale & Bartholomew (Nottingham) Ltd, published by National Screen Service Ltd
colour offset lithograph poster, 1971
NPG D48110

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Dame Dorothy Tutin

by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1953
NPG x22486


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