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Small 4x6 photograph shown as Queen Katherine in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Henry VIII
Photograph signed: "Peggy Ashcroft". B/w, 4x6. Shown as Queen Katherine in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight (1969). British stage and screen actress Peggy Ashcroft (1907-1991) won the 1984 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (A Passage to India) at age 77. A veteran of the British stage, with many Shakespearean roles to her credit, Ashcroft made her film debut in The Wandering Jew in 1933, four years before she first appeared on Broadway. She appeared in a number of feature films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Thirty Nine Steps (1935) and in The Nun's Story (1959), as well as a number of made-for-TV movies. She was made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. Corners creased and lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: December 22, 1907 in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1991 in London, England, United Kingdom

Film Credits
2009 Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (Other), 2008 Casting a Classic (Other), 1991 Cinema 3 (Other), 1991 Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre (in person), 1989 The London Programme (in person), 1989 The Heat of the Day (Performer), 1989 Screen One (Performer), 1988 Omnibus (in person), 1988 Madame Sousatzka (Performer), 1987 A Perfect Spy (Performer), 1986 When the Wind Blows (Performer), 1986 The Wind and the Bomb (Other), 1986 Murder by the Book (Performer), 1985 The 57th Annual Academy Awards (Other), 1985 The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (Other), 1984 The Jewel in the Crown (Performer), 1984 Six Centuries of Verse (Performer), 1984 Six Centuries of Verse (in person), 1984 A Passage to India (Performer), 1983 Great Performances (in person), 1982 Playing Shakespeare (in person), 1980 Cream in My Coffee (Performer), 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (Performer), 1978 Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures (Performer), 1978 Edward & Mrs. Simpson (Performer), 1977 Joseph Andrews (Performer), 1973 The Pedestrian (Performer), 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (Performer), 1971-1982 BBC Play of the Month (Performer), 1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday (Performer), 1969 Three Into Two Won't Go (Performer), 1968 Tell Me Lies (Performer), 1968 Secret Ceremony (Performer), 1968 From Chekhov with Love (Performer), 1967 The Wednesday Play (Performer), 1966 ITV Play of the Week (Performer), 1965 Theatre 625 (Performer), 1965 The Wars of the Roses (Performer), 1963 Britain Welcomes the President of India (in person), 1962 The Cherry Orchard (Performer), 1961 Monitor (in person), 1959 The Nun's Story (Performer), 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (Performer), 1956 Sunshine in Soho (in person), 1941 Quiet Wedding (Performer), 1940 Channel Incident (Performer), 1939 Twelfth Night (Performer), 1939 The Tempest (Performer), 1939 A People Eternal (Other), 1936 Rhodes (Performer), 1935 The 39 Steps (Performer), 1933/I The Wandering Jew (Performer)

Theatre Credits
Edward, My Son - Performer (September 30, 1948 - May 14, 1949), High Tor - Performer (January 9, 1937 - Closing date unknown)

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