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Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier, was said by Charles Gildon to have been born in Lancashire. He may have been related to the playwright Lodowick Carlell (1601/2–1675). When London's two theatre companies combined in 1682, James Carlile and William Mountfort...


Michael Mohun (c. 1616–1684) by unknown artist, c. 1660 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London


Mohun [Moone], Michael (c. 1616–1684), actor and army officer, has an obscure family background. The variant form of his name, Moone, indicates that it was pronounced as a monosyllable: the written name Mohun scans so in verses of 1703. By his own account, written late in life, he became an actor in royal service in 1634, probably as a member of ...


Sheridan, Thomas [Tom] (1775–1817), actor and soldier, was born at Orchard Street, London, on 17 November 1775, the only son of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816) and his first wife, Elizabeth Ann (Eliza) Linley (1754–1792). His father described him at two months old in typically glowing terms to his maternal grandfather ...