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Charles Alexander Calvert (1828–1879) by William Keith, c. 1860 [as Caliban in The Tempest] V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum


Calvert, Charles Alexander (1828–1879), actor and theatre manager, was born in London on 28 February 1828, the son of William Henry Calvert (d. 1857), a silk merchant, who claimed descent from George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. A. W. Ward's assertion (...


Payne, Ben Iden (1881–1976), theatre director and actor, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 5 September 1881, the youngest in the family of two sons and two daughters of the Revd Alfred Payne, a Unitarian minister, and his wife, Sarah Glover. He was educated privately and at ...


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Pemberton, Charles Reece (1790–1840), actor and public lecturer, was born at Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales, on 23 January 1790, and registered as Thomas Reece Pemberton. His father was from Warwickshire, his mother was Welsh, and he was the second of three children. When he was about four years old his parents moved to ...