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Benson, Sir Francis Robert [Frank] (1858–1939), actor and theatre manager, was born at Eden House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on 4 November 1858, the third son and fourth child of William Benson (1816–1887), a barrister and justice of the peace of Alresford, Hampshire, and his wife, ...

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Sir Francis Robert Benson (1858–1939) by Reginald Grenville Eves, 1924 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Eddington, Paul Clark (1927–1995), actor, was born on 18 June 1927 at 174 Sutherland Avenue, Paddington, London, the son of Albert Clark Eddington, a decorative artist, and his wife, Frances Clark Eddington, née Frances Mary Roberts. He was brought up in St John's Wood, London...

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Paul Clark Eddington (1927–1995) by Johnny Boylan, 1990 Johnny Boylan / Rex Features

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Frances Anne Kemble (1809–1893) by Thomas Sully, 1833 courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Bequest of Henry C. Carey (The Carey Collection)

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Kemble [married name Butler], Frances Anne [Fanny] (1809–1893), actress and author, was born on 27 November 1809 in Newman Street, London, not far from Covent Garden, the centre of the life of her theatrical family. Her parents were Charles Kemble (1775–1854) and ...