Posted by: hiddenlondon | February 3, 2012

Celebrate Henry Irving’s Birthday

Henry Irving

Henry Irving

Henry Irving (1838 – 1905) was one of England’s greatest actors, and the first to be awarded a knighthood.  He performed the great Shakespearean parts of Hamlet, Macbeth and Shylock, often opposite Ellen Terry, another great of the Victorian era.  He was also an actor-manager, supervising productions as well as performing leading roles and was associated mostly with they Lyceum Theatre.

February 6th is Irving’s birth date and, as always, the Irving Society will be marking the occasion by placing a wreath at his statue outside the National Portrait Gallery on Sunday.  There will also be a concert and Heritage Lecture.

Wreath laying at Henry Irving’s statue, National Portrait Gallery, Sunday 5th February, 2.30pm
See Programme of events at the society’s website.

Henry Irving's Statue, National Portrait Gallery

Henry Irving's Statue, National Portrait Gallery

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