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Joseph Knight

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Bonnor, Charles (d. 1829?), actor and civil servant, was the son of a distiller in Bristol. After commencing his working life as apprentice to a coachmaker, he appeared on the Bath stage on 4 October 1777 as Belcour, in Richard Cumberland's comedy The West Indian...

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Chambers, Sir Edmund Kerchever (1866–1954), theatre historian and civil servant, was born at West Ilsley, Berkshire, on 16 March 1866. He was the son of the Revd William Chambers (b. 1826/7), curate, and fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and his wife, Anna Heathcote...

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Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers (1866–1954) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1924 © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Donne, William Bodham (1807–1882), essayist and examiner of plays, was born on 29 July 1807 at Mattishall, near East Dereham, Norfolk, the only child of Edward Charles Donne (1777–1819), physician, and his cousin Anne Vertue Donne (1781–1859). His grandfather William Donne was an eminent ...

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Francis, Sir Richard Trevor Langford (1934–1992), broadcasting executive and public servant, was born at the Imperial Nursing Home, Harrogate, Yorkshire, on 10 March 1934, the son of Eric Roland Francis (1902–1987), production engineer, and his wife, Esther Joy Todd (1906–1999). He was educated at ...

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Fremantle, John Walgrave Halford, fourth Baron Cottesloe (1900–1994), arts administrator, was born on 2 March 1900 at Holton Park, Wheatley, Oxford, the second son and third child in the family of four sons and four daughters of Thomas Francis Fremantle, third Baron Cottesloe...

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Harris, Sir Sidney West (1876–1962), civil servant and film censor, was born on 10 October 1876 at the family home, 85 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, the son of George Harris, a builder (later a builder's merchant), and his wife, Kezia, née West. After attending ...

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W. A. J. Archbold

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Larpent, John (1741–1824), examiner of plays, was born on 14 November 1741, the second son of John Larpent (1710–1797), later chief clerk to the Foreign Office, and his wife, Mary Ann, the daughter of James Pazant, of a refugee Norman family. Larpent was educated at ...