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Robert Adolf Wilton Morley

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Actor, playwright and author, Morley was a master of light comedy. Trained at RADA, he made his London debut in Treasure Island (1929). Notable appearances on stage include his portrayal of Oscar Wilde (first in 1933), as Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941), in André Roussins' The Little Hut (1950) and with Joan Plowright in Hook Line and Sinker (1958). Films include Major Barbara (1940) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1956).

National Portrait Gallery, London


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  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    34.9 x 22.9 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 1995


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