Matheson Lang

Matheson Lang

Biography Matheson Lang (1879-1948) was born in Canada. Handsome, with a strong voice and imposing stage presence, he became a popular British matinee idol and Shakespearean actor. After touring with Frank Benson

John Martin-Harvey

John Martin-Harvey

Biography Sir John Martin-Harvey (1863-1944) was an extremely popular actor whose stage career lasted for over forty years. He made his debut in 1881 and, the following year, joined Sir Henry Irving company. He stayed until 1896, usually playing minor roles. It was not until he joined Johnston Forbes-Robertson in 1897 that he began to […]

Marie Lohr

Marie Lohr

Biography Marie Lohr (1890-1975) was an Australian-born star whose theatrical career extended over 72 years and who made more than 40 films.

Margaret Webster

Margaret Webster

Biography Margaret Webster (1905-72) was an important actor, producer and director. The daughter of two famous actors, Ben Webster and Dame May Whitty, she was born in New York. The early part of her career, however, was spent in the UK, where she worked with several important companies including playing at the Old Vic, 1929-30.

Margaret Courtenay

Margaret Courtenay

Biography Margaret Courtenay (1923-1996) trained at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts and made her first professional stage appearances during the Stratford-on-Avon 1947 season. After appearing in Peter Brook

Mabel Love

Mabel Love

Biography Mabel Love (1874-1953) was a British dancer and actress who was considered to be one of the great stage beauties of her age. Many men found her irresistible. It is said that she was a great favourite of Edward, the Prince of Wales, and it is possible that he provided her with a London […]

Lena Ashwell

Lena Ashwell

Biography Lena Ashwell (1872-1957) was an important classical actor and the first organizer of large-scale war-time troop entertainment.

Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier

Biography Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) was created Baron Olivier of Brighton in 1979, the first actor to have been created a peer. He was, unquestionably, the finest classical actor of his age and, through his directorial work, made an indelible contribution to the development of the British theatre in the second half of the Twentieth Century. […]

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