Person    | Male  Born 22/6/1863  Died 14/9/1927

Arthur Bourchier

Actor and theatre manager. Born in Speen, Berkshire. Made his first stage appearance in 1889, although his performances were met with less than critical acclaim. W. S. Gilbert said of his rendition of Hamlet: 'At last we can settle whether Bacon or Shakespeare wrote the plays. Have the coffins opened and whichever has turned in his grave is the author!'. He managed several west end theatres, including the Royalty, the Criterion, the Garrick, His Majesty's and the Strand, and also appeared in several films. He later took an interest in politics, and was selected as the prospective Labour candidate for Gloucester, but died in Johannesburg before the election could take place.

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Garrick Theatre

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British Film Institute

British Film Institute

In 1996 the BFI erected 126 plaques across Britain to commemorate the centenary of cinema. See the pdf.

Group, Cinema, Museums / Libraries

15 memorials
Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Actor. Born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in St Olave's Hospital, Rotherhithe. His career started in repertory theatre and television, eventually getting his big break in the film 'Zulu'. He went on t...

Person, Cinema, Seriously Famous, Theatre, TV & Radio

2 memorials
Surrey County Cinema

Surrey County Cinema

Originally called the Surrey County Theatre, it was renamed as a cinema in 1929, and in 1947, it became the 'Gaumont'. The auditorium has since been demolished, but the entrance and foyer were reta...

Building, Architecture, Cinema

1 memorial
Dame Gracie Fields

Dame Gracie Fields

Entertainer. Born over a chip shop in Rochdale, Lancashire as Grace Stansfield. Worked at Gainsborough Film Studios.  Gracie and her husband Archie moved from Upper Street, N1 in 1929 to The Towers...

Person, Cinema, Humour, Music / songs, Theatre, Italy

4 memorials
Harry Secombe

Harry Secombe

Actor, comedian and singer. Born Harry Donald Secombe in St Thomas, Swansea where he grew up. In WW2 he served in the Royal Artillery, and whilst in North Africa he first met Spike Milligan. After ...

Person, Cinema, Music / songs, Seriously Famous, Theatre, TV & Radio, Africa, Wales

3 memorials