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Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier  

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

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...

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Hanna, John Connor (1871–1947), army officer and film censor  

Sian Barber

Hanna, John Connor (1871–1947), army officer and film censor, was born in Madras, India, on 17 August 1871, the son of Francis Baker Hanna (1841–1891), civil engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Connor. His father, born in Dublin and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin...

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Jacob, Sir (Edward) Ian Claud (1899–1993), army officer and broadcasting executive  

Leonard Miall

Jacob, Sir (Edward) Ian Claud (1899–1993), army officer and broadcasting executive, was born in Quetta, Baluchistan, India, on 27 September 1899, the second of two children of Field Marshal Sir Claud William Jacob (1863–1948), and his wife, Clara Pauline Wyatt (1872–1959), daughter of the ...

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Jacob, Sir (Edward) Ian Claud (1899–1993)  

Maker: Howard Coster

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Sir (Edward) Ian Claud Jacob (1899–1993) by Howard Coster, c. 1953 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mohun, Michael (c. 1616–1684)  

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

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Mohun [Moone], Michael (c. 1616–1684), actor and army officer  

John H. Astington

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 ...

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Sheridan, Thomas [Tom] (1775–1817), actor and soldier  

A. Norman Jeffares

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 ...

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Wright, Clarissa Dickson (1947–2014), cook and television presenter  

Paul Levy

Wright, Clarissa Dickson (1947–2014), cook and television presenter, was born on 24 June 1947 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, the youngest of four children (three daughters and one son) of Arthur (Dicky) Dickson Wright (1897–1976), a prominent surgeon whose patients included the ...