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Alan Bennett

(1934-), Playwright

Sitter in 25 portraits
Dramatist, author and actor; from Beyond the Fringe (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, 1960), he progressed to notable successes on stage, screen and radio. Among the highlights are the plays A Question of Attribution (1988), The Madness of George III (1991, adapted for screen 1995) and the television plays, Talking Heads (1988), as well as The Lady in the Van and an autobiography Telling Tales (both 2000). He has also memorably recorded A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories for radio.

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Alan Bennett, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P1999

Alan Bennett

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, August 1990
NPG P1999

Alan Bennett, by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda - NPG P525

Alan Bennett

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
colour print, 1992
NPG P525

Alan Bennett, by Tom Wood - NPG 6186

Alan Bennett

by Tom Wood
oil on canvas laid on panel, 1993
NPG 6186

The Establishment Club, by Bryan Wharton - NPG x88638

The Establishment Club

by Bryan Wharton
bromide print, 29 September 1961
NPG x88638

Alan Bennett, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14024

Alan Bennett

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1962
NPG x14024

Alan Bennett, by Michael Peto - NPG x138049

Alan Bennett

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1966
NPG x138049

Alan Bennett, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165019

Alan Bennett

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 18 March 1969
NPG x165019

Alan Bennett, by Magda Segal - NPG x36170

Alan Bennett

by Magda Segal
bromide fibre print, 1982
NPG x36170

Alan Bennett, by Stephen Hyde - NPG x27755

Alan Bennett

by Stephen Hyde
bromide print, November 1985
NPG x27755

Alan Bennett, by Stephen Hyde - NPG x27441

Alan Bennett

by Stephen Hyde
bromide print, November 1985
NPG x27441

Alan Bennett, by Barry Wood - NPG x45809

Alan Bennett

by Barry Wood
colour print, circa 1993
NPG x45809

Alan Bennett, by Barry Wood - NPG x45810

Alan Bennett

by Barry Wood
colour print, circa 1993
NPG x45810


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