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for professional actors and stage managers who are in need due to illness, injury, or old age.

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In 1882

the Actors’ Benevolent Fund was founded by the great actor-manager Sir Henry Irving and a group of his friends.

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HRH The Prince of Wales

has been the ABF's patron since 2000. Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL, has been the ABF's president since 1990.

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12.Apr.2021

ABF notice of condolence

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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John Gielgud costume design

This costume design, dated 1921, was drawn by renowned 20th Century actor and former ABF President Sir John Gielgud during his time at art school.

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Nativity courtesy of Image by Design

Pack of 10 cards £6.00. Message inside reads "Happy Christmas"

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The Actors’ Benevolent Fund has two funding programmes open to applications from actors, actresses and stage managers experiencing hardship. Please apply to the programme most relevant to your circumstances:

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
1921 – 2021

We are deeply saddened by the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

We send our love and condolences to our former patron Her Majesty The Queen, our current patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and all The Royal Family.

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