- Mark Batty
Hippisley, John (1696–1748), actor and theatre manager, was born on 14 January 1696 near Wookey Hole in Somerset. He made his theatrical début as Fondlewife in William Congreve's The Old Bachelor at Lincoln's Inn Fields on 7 November 1722. Although he was then billed as having appeared on the stage previously, there is no account of his having done so elsewhere. Later in the same season he played Scrub in ...