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Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist  

Mark Bostridge

Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist, was born on 21 November 1932 at 294 Menlove Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool, the younger child of Richard Bainbridge, commercial agent, and his wife, Winifred, née Baines. Her father was a self-made man who left school at ten, established himself successfully in business, but then went bankrupt as a result of the 1929 financial crash. His wife, who considered that her husband had married above himself, was disappointed and embittered by the family's reduced circumstances, and the young ...

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Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010)  

Maker: Eamonn McCabe

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Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge (1932–2010) by Eamonn McCabe, 2002 © Eamonn McCabe

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Beningfield, Gordon George (1936–1998), wildlife and countryside artist, naturalist, and broadcaster  

Mark Bryant

Beningfield, Gordon George (1936–1998), wildlife and countryside artist, naturalist, and broadcaster, was born at his maternal grandmother’s house, 30 Neckinger, Bermondsey, London, on 31 October 1936, the elder son of George Robert Edward Beningfield (1907–1981), a Thames lighterman (and skilled amateur artist), and his wife ...

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Bone, Stephen (1904–1958), artist, writer, and broadcaster  

Sally Hunter

Bone, Stephen (1904–1958), artist, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 13 November 1904 in Chiswick, Middlesex, the first of two sons of the engraver Sir Muirhead Bone (1876–1953) and of Gertrude Helena Dodd (1876–1962), writer. His Scottish father's successful career as an engraver brought rigour rather than comfort to ...

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Boty [married name Goodwin], Pauline Veronica (1938–1966)  

Maker: Lewis Morley

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Pauline Veronica Boty (1938–1966), by Lewis Morley, 1958

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Boty [married name Goodwin], Pauline Veronica (1938–1966), artist and actress  

Mark Stocker and Natalie Smith

Boty [married name Goodwin], Pauline Veronica (1938–1966), artist and actress, was born at 12 Dingwall Avenue, Croydon, south London, on 6 March 1938, the daughter of Albert Alexandre Auguste Boty (1906–1993), a chartered accountant born in Iran with Belgian ancestry, and his wife, ...

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Ellenshaw, Peter (1913–2007), special effects artist and landscape painter  

Brian Sibley

Ellenshaw, Peter (1913–2007), special effects artist and landscape painter, was born William Samuel Cook Ellenshaw at 76 Chatham Road, Battersea, London, on 24 May 1913, the son of Adeline Eyles. His mother was named on his birth certificate as Alice Ellenshaw, formerly Eyles...

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Fraser, (Claud) Lovat (1890–1921), artist and designer  

A. D. Rutherston

revised by Catherine Haill

Fraser, (Claud) Lovat (1890–1921), artist and designer, was born in London on 15 May 1890, the elder son of Claud Fraser (1862–1929), solicitor, and his wife, Florence Margaret Walsh (b. 1854), amateur harpist and watercolour artist. He was baptized Lovat Claud Fraser...

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Grossmith, (Walter) Weedon (1854–1919), artist and actor  

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Hamermesh, Mira (1923–2012), painter and documentary film-maker  

David Herman

Hamermesh, Mira (1923–2012), painter and documentary film-maker, was born Mirjam Hamermesz in Łódź, Poland, on 15 July 1923, the third and youngest child of Josef Meir Hamermesz, manufacturer, and his wife, Fajga, née Lerer. Her brother, Mordechai, was born in 1918, and her sister, ...

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Hart, Norman Antony [Tony] (1925–2009), artist and television presenter  

Anthony Hayward

Hart, Norman Antony [Tony] (1925–2009), artist and television presenter, was born at 90 Hastings Road, Maidstone, Kent, on 15 October 1925, the son of Norman Chandler Hart (1890–1970), a local government clerk and amateur cartoonist, and his wife, Evelyn Emma, née Dyke (1897–1981)...

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Hart, Norman Antony [Tony] (1925–2009)  

Maker: T. Topsham

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Norman Antony Hart [Tony] (1925–2009) by T. Topsham, 1993 © TV Times / Scope Features

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Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne (1904–1978), artist and stage designer  

D. Pepys-Whiteley

revised by James Hamilton

Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne (1904–1978), artist and stage designer, was born on 13 January 1904 at 27 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, London, the youngest of the three children of Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard Charles Rudolph Messel (1872–1953), of Nymans, Cuckfield, Sussex, a soldier and stockbroker of German extraction, and his wife, ...

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Nolan, Margaret Ann (1943–2020), actress, artist, and political activist  

Melanie Williams

Nolan, Margaret Ann (1943–2020), actress, artist, and political activist, was born on 29 October 1943—along with her non-identical twin sister, (Mary) Geraldine—in Hampstead, London, the daughter of John Norman (Jack) Nolan, an army clerk, later a printer, and his wife ...

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Nuttall, Jeffrey Addison [Jeff] (1933–2004)  

Maker: Layle Silbert

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Jeffrey Addison Nuttall (1933–2004) by Layle Silbert, 1972 © Layle Silbert; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nuttall, Jeffrey Addison [Jeff] (1933–2004), artist and author  

John Calder

Nuttall, Jeffrey Addison [Jeff] (1933–2004), artist and author, was born on 8 July 1933 at 8 York Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, the son of Kenneth Nuttall, schoolteacher, and his wife, Hilda Mary, née Addison. His younger brother, Anthony David (Tony) Nuttall (1937–2007), became a distinguished Shakespearian scholar. He grew up near the Welsh border, in ...

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Oliver, Cordelia McIntyre (1923–2009)  

Maker: David Gibson

Cordelia McIntyre Oliver (1923–2009) by David Gibson, 2008 © David Gibson

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Oliver [née Patrick], Cordelia McIntyre (1924–2009), artist and art and theatre critic  

Duncan Macmillan

Oliver [née Patrick], Cordelia McIntyre (1924–2009), artist and art and theatre critic, was born at 101 Pollok Street, Glasgow, on 24 April 1924, the daughter of Robert Patrick, marine engineer, and his wife, Flora McCallum, née Matchett. She was educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School...

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Piper, John Egerton Christmas (1903–1992)  

Maker: Ida Kar

John Egerton Christmas Piper (1903–1992) by Ida Kar, 1954 © National Portrait Gallery, London