- Joseph Knight
- , revised by Nilanjana Banerji
Keeley, Robert (1793–1869), actor, one of a family of sixteen children, was born in London at 3 Grange Court, Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. After the death of his father, who had been a watchmaker, he was apprenticed to Hansard the printer, but ran away to join a strolling company of actors. Not discouraged by one or two failures as an amateur, in 1813 he joined the ...