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Arthur Bourchier

(1863-1927), Actor, theatre manager and dramatist

Sitter in 22 portraits
Actor and manager, Bourchier began his professional career with Lillie Langtry's company. He entered theatre management in 1890, and subsequently ran a number of London's theatres where he oversaw productions of Shakespeare, Arthur Wing Pinero and W.S. Gilbert. In 1910 he joined Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree at His Majesty's Theatre, and appeared in numerous Shakespearean roles. In 1917 Bourchier scored a memorable success as Old Bill the soldier in Charles B. Cochran's topical show The Better 'Ole at the Oxford Music Hall.

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Arthur Bourchier; Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes), by Bassano Ltd, published by  The Rotophot Postcard - NPG x193630

Arthur Bourchier; Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Bassano Ltd, published by The Rotophot Postcard
bromide postcard print, 1890s
NPG x193630

Arthur Bourchier, by Alfred Ellis - NPG Ax28873

Arthur Bourchier

by Alfred Ellis
carbon print, published 1 February 1895
NPG Ax28873

Arthur Bourchier, by Langfier Ltd - NPG x1188

Arthur Bourchier

by Langfier Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x1188

Arthur Bourchier, by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after  Ernest Walter Histed - NPG x6414

Arthur Bourchier

by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, 1901-1902
NPG x6414

Arthur Bourchier as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice', by Alexander Corbett, for  Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x1189

Arthur Bourchier as Shylock in 'The Merchant of Venice'

by Alexander Corbett, for Alfred Ellis & Walery, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1905
NPG x1189

Arthur Bourchier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32283

Arthur Bourchier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 June 1916
NPG x32283

Arthur Bourchier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32284

Arthur Bourchier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 June 1916
NPG x32284

Arthur Bourchier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32285

Arthur Bourchier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 June 1916
NPG x32285

Arthur Bourchier, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32286

Arthur Bourchier

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 June 1916
NPG x32286

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32418

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 June 1916
NPG x32418

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32419

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 June 1916
NPG x32419

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32420

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 June 1916
NPG x32420

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32421

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 June 1916
NPG x32421

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32422

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 June 1916
NPG x32422

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32423

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 June 1916
NPG x32423

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32424

Arthur Bourchier as Crichton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 10 June 1916
NPG x32424

Arthur Bourchier, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by  Davidson Brothers - NPG Ax45913

Arthur Bourchier

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by Davidson Brothers
postcard print
NPG Ax45913

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