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Ben Kingsley

(1943-), Actor

Sir Ben Kingsley (né Krishna Bhanji)

Sitter in 5 portraits
Born Krishna Bhanji in Snaiton near Scarborough in Yorkshire. Came to prominence when he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 appearing in numerous productions in their classic repertoire. His performance as the title-role in Richard Attenborough's film Gandhi (1982) won him Best Actor Oscar and a British Academy award. Subsequent films have included Betrayal (1983), Turtle Diary (1985), Maurice (1987), Bugsy (1992), Schindler's List (1993), Photographing Fairies (1997) and Sexy Beast (2001). Knighted in 2002.

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Ben Kingsley, by Anthea Sieveking - NPG x199129

Ben Kingsley

by Anthea Sieveking
bromide print, early 1970s
NPG x199129

Ben Kingsley; Richard Attenborough, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x34553

Ben Kingsley; Richard Attenborough

by Lord Snowdon
C-type colour print, 1982
NPG x34553

Actors, by Alistair Morrison - NPG x36500


by Alistair Morrison
bromide print, May 1987
NPG x36500

Ben Kingsley, by Tim Richmond - NPG x33951

Ben Kingsley

by Tim Richmond
bromide fibre print, February 1989
NPG x33951

Ben Kingsley, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127259

Ben Kingsley

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1996
NPG x127259


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