The Oliviers at a theatrical garden party in 1949 held at the Roehampton Club. © Larry Burrows, 1949. Larry Burrows Collection 2013

William Russell

The National Portrait Gallery exhibition will open on 30 November and will trace the career of this most gorgeous of British screen stars. On 28 November Kendra Bean, author of Vivien Leigh, an Intimate Portrait, will give a lunchtime lecture at the gallery on the life of this fascinating actress – 1.15pm – 2pm.

The exhibition includes several previously unseen photographs of Leigh and her husband Lawrence Olivier taken by Larry Burrows which have been given to the Gallery.