Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (January 16, 1853 – November 6, 1937) was an English actor and theatre manager. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 1853 ( MDCCCLIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works He was considered the finest Hamlet of the nineteenth century and one of the finest actors of his time, despite his dislike of the job and his lifelong belief that he was temperamentally unsuited to acting. Prince Hamlet is the protagonist in Shakespeare 's tragedy Hamlet.
Born in London, he was the eldest of the eleven children of John Forbes-Robertson, a theatre critic and journalist from Aberdeen, and his wife Frances. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. One of his sisters and two of his brothers, Ian Forbes-Robertson(1859-19??) and Norman Forbes(1858-1932), also became actors. He was the brother-in-law of famed actress Maxine Elliott. Maxine Elliott ( February 5 1868, Rockland Maine - March 5 1940, Cannes France) was an American stage actress
He was educated at Charterhouse. Charterhouse, originally Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse, is a prominent boys independent or public school as they're known in Britain between Originally intending to become an artist, he initially trained for three years at the Royal Academy. This article refers to an art institution in London For other meanings of Royal Academy see Royal Academy (disambiguation. He began a theatrical career, out of a desire to be self-supporting, when the dramatist William Gorman Wills, who had seen him in private theatricals. William Gorman Wills ( January 28, 1828 &ndash December 13, 1891) was a Dublin -born Dramatist and painter offered him a role in his play Mary Queen of Scots.
His many performances led him into, among other things, travel to the U.S., and work with Sir Henry Irving. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Sir Henry Irving ( February 6 1838 &ndash October 13 1905) born John Henry Brodribb was an English stage actor in the Victorian era He was hailed as one of the most individual and refined of English actors. He was a personal friend of the Duke of Sutherland and his family and often stayed with them at Trentham Hall; he is known to have recommended to them various writers and musicians in dire need of assistance. Trentham Gardens are formal Italianate gardens and an English landscape park in Trentham Staffordshire on the southern fringes of the city of Stoke-on-Trent,
Forbes-Robertson first came to prominence playing second leads to Henry Irving before making his mark as the greatest interpreter of Hamlet of the nineteenth century, according to many critics. Sir Henry Irving ( February 6 1838 &ndash October 13 1905) born John Henry Brodribb was an English stage actor in the Victorian era Hamlet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601 One of his early successes was in W. S. Gilbert's Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 &ndash 29 May 1911 was an English Dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen Dan'l Druce Blacksmith is a play by W S Gilbert, styled "A Three-Act Drama of Puritan times" He was noted for his elocution, particularly by George Bernard Shaw who wrote the part of Caesar in Caesar and Cleopatra for him. Elocution is the study of formal speaking in Pronunciation, Grammar, style and tone. George Bernard Shaw ( (26 July 1856 &ndash 2 November 1950 was an Irish Playwright. Forbes-Robertson's other great roles were Romeo, Othello, Leontes in The Winter's Tale, and the leading role in The Passing of the Third Floor Back (filmed in 1916). The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, first published in the First Folio in 1623 Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year He did not play Hamlet until he was 44 years old, but after his success in the part he continued playing it until 1916, including a surviving silent film (1913) which indicates his greatness in the role. Prince Hamlet is the protagonist in Shakespeare 's tragedy Hamlet. Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Shaw considered him the greatest Hamlet he had ever seen.
He was also a talented painter who did a portrait of his mentor Samuel Phelps that currently hangs in the Garrick Club in London. Samuel Phelps (1804-1878 was an English Actor, born in Devonport. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Forbes-Robertson acted in plays with the gifted actress Mary Anderson in the 1880s. Mary (Antoinette Anderson, or Mary Anderson Navarro ( July 28 1859, Sacramento, California — May 29 1940, He became smitten with her, fell in love with her and asked her hand in marriage. She kindly turned him down though they remained friends. In 1900 (age 47), he married actress Gertrude Elliott; they had four daughters. Their first daughter was Maxine Forbes-Robertson(b. 1901). Their second daughter Jean Forbes-Robertson (1905-1962) became an accomplished actress. Their third daughter was Chloe Forbes-Robertson(b. 1909). Diana Forbes-Robertson (1914-1988), their fourth daughter, was something of a writer who later wrote a biography of her aunt Maxine Elliott. In 1913 (age 60), he was knighted.
In the last years of his life he produced plays by George Bernard Shaw and Jerome K. Jerome. George Bernard Shaw ( (26 July 1856 &ndash 2 November 1950 was an Irish Playwright. Jerome Klapka Jerome ( May 2, 1859 – June 14, 1927) was an English writer and Humorist, best known for the humorous travelogue His literary works include: The Life and Life-Work of Samuel Phelps (actor and theatre manager), and The Great Painters of Christendom From Cimabue to Wilkie. Samuel Phelps (1804-1878 was an English Actor, born in Devonport. Cenni di Pepo (Giovanni Cimabue (c 1240 — c 1302 also known as Bencivieni di Pepo or in modern Italian Benvenuto di Giuseppe was an Italian painter and creator Wilkie (also Wilkey) is a Surname present in both Scotland and England.
In 1937 (age 84), he died on 6 November in St. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Margaret's Bay, near Dover, England, UK. Dover is a town and major ferry port in the county of Kent, England.