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Sir Noël Coward

(1899-1973), Actor, playwright and composer

Sitter associated with 117 portraits
Dramatist and actor. Born in Teddington, Coward went on to achieve great popular success as a playwright who frequently performed in his own plays. Notable works include The Vortex (1924) and Private Lives (1930). Photographer Cecil Beaton remarked that 'all sorts of men' tried to emulate Coward’s elegant style: 'sleek and satiny, clipped and well groomed, with a cigarette, a telephone, or a cocktail at hand'. His play Blithe Spirit (1941), and the film In Which We Serve (1942) contributed to the war effort. After the war he performed his own songs in cabaret in London and Las Vegas, giving him financial security.

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Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6944

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6944

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6945

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6945

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6946

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6946

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6947

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6947

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6948

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6948

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6929

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6929

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6935

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6935

Noël Coward, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x6937

Noël Coward

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 1951
NPG x6937

Noël Coward, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7259

Noël Coward

by Paul Tanqueray
chlorobromide print, 1952
NPG x7259

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x13781

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x13781

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x13782

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x13782

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x88678

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x88678

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x88679

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x88679

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x88680

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x88680

Noël Coward, by Ida Kar - NPG x88681

Noël Coward

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1957
NPG x88681

Vivien Leigh; Kay Kendall; Sir Noël Coward; Lauren Bacall, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x139808

Vivien Leigh; Kay Kendall; Sir Noël Coward; Lauren Bacall

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage press print, 29 January 1959
NPG x139808

Noël Coward, by Horst Tappe - NPG x6950

Noël Coward

by Horst Tappe
bromide print, 1961-1962
NPG x6950

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