(Right) A signed promotional photograph from the early 1930s.
(Right) In traditional falconer's dress, from a painting by Alexander Christie, used as the Frontispiece in Esmond's autobiography,
Seeking The Bubble (published 1942).
(Right) A signed publicity portrait from the mid-1930s by Russell Westwood, taken at Teddington Studios when
Esmond was under contract to Warner Brothers.
(Right) With Jessie Matthews in Waltzes From Vienna (1933) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Jessie Matthews and Esmond on set with director Alfred Hitchcock
during the filming of Waltzes From Vienna (1933).
A signed "camera study" of Esmond with a falcon. 1930s
(Right) A set of lobby cards for Dandy Dick (1935).
(Right) In the dressing room of the Arts Theatre Club (1937), making up as Van Gogh during the run of Dan McKenna's
play of that name. Reflected in the mirror is Wilson Barrett who played Vincent's brother, Theo.
(Right) 1939 - live on television in First Stop North, a play by Nicholas Phipps. From left to right in this scene: Judith Furse, George Larchet, Wilson Barrett, Alf Millen, Phoebe Kershaw and Esmond.
What Men Live By (1938)
(Above) Stills from the 1938 film What Men Live By directed by Vernon Sewell and adapted by Michael Powell
from a short story by Leo Tolstoy. Esmond plays an angel banished to Earth as a punishment by God.
(Right) 1937 - on stage with Nora Swinburne in the play which brought them together - Wise Tomorrow (the couple on the left).
(Right) on stage with Nora Swinburne in Autumn Crocus at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith, 1939, in the early days of their relationship.
(Right) 1941 - recuperating in the grounds of Helgafell Army Hospital near Reykjavik, Iceland, with his guide, Nurse Thorday, or "Sister Toby", as Esmond called her.
(Right) Learning to type at St Dunstan's in Church Stretton, Shropshire, with his instructor, Tommy Rogers, a First World War veteran blinded at Amiens in 1918.
(Right) Reading John Masefield's poem in Trafalgar Square,
22nd October 1943.
Fran is to his left
holding the text.
(Right) As Gestapo officer Von Schiffer in The Silver Fleet (1943), the only film Esmond appeared in whilst totally blind.
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
(Right) As David Davies in The Halfway House (1944).
(Right) With Glynis Johns in a scene from The Halfway House (1944).
Note Esmond's thick lensed glasses.
(Right) At Pinewood Studios whilst filming Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus (1947). Michael Powell is in the centre, and to his right actor Anton Walbrook who was visiting the set.
(Right) As The Old General - a publicity still from Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus (1947).
To Esmond's left is May Hallat as Angu Ayah and to the right David Farrar as Mr Dean.
(Above) A publicity shot as The Old General in Black Narcissus (1947)
(Right) A publicity still for the film Uncle Silas (1948) - in character as Dr Bryerly.
(Right) As Menas in Olivier's 1951 production
of Antony and Cleopatra.
(Above) Esmond with Rosalind and Nora arriving at the Old Vic Theatre - 3rd January 1949.
(Right) With Rosalind in a 1957 publicity shot when they appeared together in a BBC production of Nicholas Nickleby.
(Right) Details of production unknown.
This Is Your Life (1957)
(Above) Sink The Bismarck! (1960) Playing Captain John Leach, his own commanding officer,
at Pinewood Studios whilst recreating the moment in which Esmond himself was blinded
on board HMS Prince of Wales nearly twenty years earlier.
Right) As General von Schreiber the TV series Interpol Calling - this episode was The Sleeping Giant, first broadcast in 1959.
(Right) As Professor Reinhart in A For Andromeda, the BBC's 1961 science fiction drama - with Mary Morris, Julie Christie and Peter Halliday.
(Right) As Dennis the Hangman in the BBC's 1960 production of Barnaby Rudge.
(Right) As one of the three tribunal judges in the 1965 film of John Le Carre's novel The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. Esmond worked again with Richard Burton, thirteen years after Monserrat.
(Right) On stage at the Mermaid Theatre in 1965 with Sonia Dresdel in Dandy Dick.
(Right) 1965 - on stage at The Hampstead Theatre Club in The Black Swan Winter. On the far left is Eric Thompson (father of Emma Thompson).
(Right) In character for Agincourt - The Archer's Tale, the one-man show devised, written and acted by Esmond, first performed on 23rd October 1973 at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and subsequently performed many times over the next few years all over the country.
(Right) As Mr Galbraith in Sleeping Murder, an episode of Miss Marple from 1987, first broadcast just a few weeks before Esmond's death.
(Right) From 1948 onwards Esmond always had a studio. His first love was the theatre, his second was painting.