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Henry Neville

Henry Neville

A carte-de-visite portrait of the actor, dramatist, teacher and theatre manager Henry Gartside Neville (1837-1910).

Neville began his career playing dashing juvenile leads, later specialising in Shakespearean roles, modern comedy and melodrama. His most famous role was as Bob Brierley in Tom Taylor's The Ticket-of-Leave Man. As the manager of the Olympic Theatre from 1873 to 1879, he presented numerous successful productions. In later years, he became a respected character actor.

Photographed by the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company.


Code: 125408
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