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Maxwell, John (1877–1940), film financier and cinema owner, was born in Scotland. He trained as a solicitor and practised in Glasgow. In 1912 he acquired an interest in a Glasgow cinema and over the next ten years built up a circuit of twenty cinemas and set up ...

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Stewart, (Atwell) Roy (1925–2008), actor and businessman, was born in Jamaica on 15 May 1925. He arrived in Liverpool on 2 October 1948 on the Orbita, just a few months after the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury with the first wave of post-war settlers from the ...

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Yule, Annie Henrietta, Lady Yule (1874/5–1950), film industry financier, was the only daughter in a family of two children of Andrew Yule (1834–1902) [see under Yule family], merchant of Calcutta, and his wife, Emma Porter. In 1900 she married her first cousin ...