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Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

(1912-2003), Actress

Sitter in 17 portraits
Sacked as assistant stage manager from the Manchester Repertory Theatre, Hiller was recalled when a Lancashire accent was required for the heroine in Ronald Gow and Walter Greenwood's Love on the Dole (1934). In 1935, George Bernard Shaw saw her in London and invited her to play the title role in St Joan at the Malvern Festival and Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, in 1936. She later appeared in films of Pygmalion (1938), for which she received an Oscar nomination, and Major Barbara (1940). Hiller won an Oscar in the film of Rattigan's Separate Tables (1958). Other films included Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Elephant Man (1980).

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Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Thomas Cantrell Dugdale - NPG 6656

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Thomas Cantrell Dugdale
oil on canvas, circa 1935
NPG 6656

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Peter Lambda - NPG 6389

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Peter Lambda
bronze bust, 1997, based on a work of 1950s
NPG 6389

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by ACME Newspictures, Inc. - NPG x194104

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by ACME Newspictures, Inc.
bromide print, November 1940
NPG x194104

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Baron Studios - NPG x194105

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Baron Studios
bromide print, November 1940
NPG x194105

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Baron Studios - NPG x194106

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Baron Studios
bromide print, November 1940
NPG x194106

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x18480

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1940
NPG x18480

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Vivienne - NPG x194103

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Vivienne
bromide print, circa 1945
NPG x194103

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14106

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, late 1940s
NPG x14106

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Vivienne - NPG x6046

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Vivienne
chlorobromide print, 1950s
NPG x6046

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller as Queen Mary in 'Crown Matrimonial', by Anthony Buckley - NPG x76263

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller as Queen Mary in 'Crown Matrimonial'

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1972
NPG x76263

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies - NPG x31844

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
bromide fibre print, 1988
NPG x31844

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller, by Nicholas Sinclair - NPG x38829

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Nicholas Sinclair
selenium-toned silver print, 1989
NPG x38829

A Man for All Seasons, published by Columbia Pictures Corporation - NPG D48104

A Man for All Seasons

published by Columbia Pictures Corporation
colour offset lithograph, published 1967
NPG D48104

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Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller

by Bertram Park
gelatin silver print
NPG x199922

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