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Sir Henry Irving

Person  Male  Born 6/2/1838  Died 13/10/1905

Categories: Theatre

Actor-manager. Born in Keinton-Mandeville, Somerset. Brought up in near poverty and was afflicted with a pronounced speech impediment. The first actor to be knighted. 1878 - 1902 he managed the Lyceum Theatre. For 25 years Ellen Terry partnered him in lavish productions of Shakespeare. It was also a long and personal partnership but the degree of intimacy is unknown. It is said that Stoker based the character of Dracula on Irving, his employer. Died after a performance, in the Midland Hotel, Bradford. His ashes were carried up the aisle of Westminster Abbey in a prop coffin.

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Henry Irving statue

Henry Irving Actor, born 1838, died 1905. Knight. Litt.D. Dublin, D. Litt. C...

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Lyceum Theatre

Edgar Allan Poe's maternal grandparents performed as actors at this theatre, ...

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Sir Henry Irving - W1

Sir Henry Irving, 1838 - 1905, actor, lived here, 1872 - 1899. Greater London...

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Sir Henry Irving - W6

Actor, Henry Irving, (John Henry Brodribb), 1838 - 1905, lived on this site, ...

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Brixton Theatre foundation stone

Although not actually named, this lonely, vandalised stone is all that remain...

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Sarah Siddons statue

Oh dear, the poor girl needs to spend some more time in make-up. The pose is ...

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