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Sir Henry Irving

Other names: John Henry Brodribb (birth name)[M81]


Knighted, 1895[M81]

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Stage actor and theatre manager.[M81]
Highest acclaimed actor of the late Victorian period.[M81]
Worked and toured extensively in provincial Britain and afterwards, found success in London's theatres[M81]
Toured North America eight times.[M81]
Manager of the Lyceum Theatre from 1878.[M81]
Assumed the surname Irving in 1856 and 'John Henry Brodribb Irving' by royal licence in 1889.[M81]
Chose the surname of Irving after author Washington Irving and the Scottish preacher Edward Irving.[J92]
Separated from his wife in 1871.

Place of birth: Keinton Mandeville, Somerset.[M81]
Place of marriage: London[M81]
Place of death:
Bradford, Yorkshire[M81]
Place of burial: Westminster Abbey[M81]



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