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John Singer Sargent's Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth. Hilda Trevelyan. Violetvanbrugh.jpg (JPEG Image, 449×632 pixels) Large Image NPG x44909; Jeanne du Maurier; 'Muriel Beaumont', Lady Du Maurier; Dame Daphne du Maurier. Large Image NPG x44903; 'Muriel Beaumont', Lady Du Maurier; Angela Du Maurier; Dame Daphne du Maurier. Getty Images - Irene Vanbrugh. Actress Irene Vanbrugh in the comedy 'His House In Order' Playwright...

Getty Images - Irene Vanbrugh

News Photo 3303699. Getty Images - Irene Vanbrugh. Image - V&A. Getty Images - Ulysses. Getty Images - Guy Domville. From left to right Herbert Waring as Frank Humber Marion Terry as Mrs...

Getty Images - Guy Domville

News Photo 51276619. Getty Images - Marion Terry. Stock Images - Royalty-Free Stock Photography Images and Photos at Jupiterimages. Peter Pan- George Shelton as Smee. H. B. Irving (1870-1919) & Dorothea Baird (1875-1933) – Actors from the Golden Age of the Theatre. H(enry) B(rodribb) Irving, the eldest son of Sir Henry Irving, was born in London on August 5, 1870.

H. B. Irving (1870-1919) & Dorothea Baird (1875-1933) – Actors from the Golden Age of the Theatre

Although, as a child, he appeared a couple of times in his father’s productions, it was intended that he would become a lawyer. He went to Oxford University where he studied law and appeared in some student productions. Afterwards, in 1894, as was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, but instead of pursuing a career as a barrister he decided to become an actor, taking the stage name ‘H. B. Irving’ to distinguish himself from his father after whose birth-name he shared. H B Irving &Kate Rorke inSchool.Click to enlarge Inevitably, his early years as an actor were spent in the shadow of his father, especially as, at first, he was a member of Sir Henry Irving’s company. In 1896, he married Dorothea Baird, who, after playing the part of Trilby the year before, was, at that time, the best known actress in Britain. H B Irving inA MidsummerNight’s Dream.Click to enlarge. E. S. Willard (1853-1915) – Actors from the Golden Age of the Theatre. J.M.Barrie & Winifred Emery.

Marya-grand.jpg (JPEG Image, 1559×1600 pixels) - Scaled (54%) Mary_ansell.jpg (JPEG Image, 620×1046 pixels) Getty Images - Mary Ansell. Getty Images - Original Cast. Original cast of the play 'Dearer Than Life' L to r standing Miss...

Getty Images - Original Cast

News Photo 3065359 1860-1869,Acting,Actor,Actress,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Black And White,Bottle,British,British Culture,Cast Member,Character,England,Females,Group,Henry Irving,Horizontal,Human Interest,Males,People,Pipe,Playing,Smoking,Table,Theater,Theatrical Performance,UKPhotographer General Photographic AgencyCollection: Hulton Archive June 1868: Original cast of the play 'Dearer Than Life'. L to r; standing Miss Everard, Charles Wyndham, Mrs Dyas, John Claybon, Miss H Hodson. Sitting l to r; J L Toole, Lionel Brough and Henry Irving (1838 - 1905). (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)