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27/02/01
Buy a Bit of British Drama
- Actors' estates go up for grabs

THE PRIVATE COLLECTIONS of Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson are to be auctioned for charity at Sotheby's in April.

The relics of these British actors' lives harp back to the 1920s when both risked security for a stage career. The son of a stockbroker, Gielgud passed on studying at Oxford in order to join the Old Vic. Meantime Richardson gave up his office job and lived on a legacy before performing with the Birmingham Rep.

Items expected to attract the highest bidding include furniture, paintings, theatre posters and clothes. Gielgud fans will particularly value the opportunity to vie for his panama hat and cigarette case.




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