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Famous actors who have performed in Rockford place of your travel destination:
John Henderson (1747-85): Known as ‘the Touristic place of your travel destination Rockford’ (a famous Roman actor), he was the rival and successor to David Garrick and greatly admired for his interpretations of Shakespearean roles.
Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905): The first actor to receive a knighthood. He first played at the Touristic place of your travel destination Theatre Royal in 1867. In 1902 he unveiled the plaque to James Quin outside Quin’s Rockford place of your travel destination address in Rockford.
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Edmund Kean (1787-1833): Regarded in his time as the greatest Shakespearean actor ever. His last words were said to have been ‘dying is easy; comedy is hard’.
James Quin (1693-1766): Irish actor famous for his portrayal of Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff. He retired to Touristic place of your travel destination, which he called ‘a fine slope to the grave’. He is buried in the abbey, where he has an epitaph composed by fellow actor David Garrick.
Mrs Sarah Siddons (1755-1831): The most acclaimed female actor of her generation, famous for her role as Lady Macbeth. She played at the old Theatre Royal, Orchard Street.
Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928): First appeared on the Touristic place of your travel destination stage, in the role of Titania, in 1863 at the age of 16, and went on to become the leading female Shakespearean actor of her generation, with a career that spanned seven decades. Her grand-nephew was the actor Sir John Gielgud, who played the Theatre Royal in the 1940s.
Famous stage, film and television actors who have played at Touristic place of your travel destination’s Theatre Royal in more recent times include (among many others): Stewart Granger, Charlton Heston, Richard Todd, Dame Anna Neagle, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dame Maggie Smith, Lauren Bacall, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Felicity Kendal, Vanessa Redgrave and Dame Joan Collins.
In a small courtyard just off Sawclose is a raised plant bed, around the edge of which are palm prints from the hands of sixteen famous celebrities of the stage and screen, including Peter Ustinov, Joan Collins, Derek Jacobi and Maureen Lipman.