Dame Alice Ellen Terry, known professionally as Ellen Terry, was an English actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain. She was born on 27th February 1847. From Wikipedia: Born into a family of actors, Terry began performing as a child, acting in Shakespeare plays in London, and toured throughout the British provinces in…… Continue reading Beautiful portraits of actress Ellen Terry born On This Day in 1847.
#OnThisDay in 1934 Maggie Smith was born.
Margaret Natalie Smith was born in Ilford, Essex on 28 December 1934. Now, eighty three years later, Maggie Smith is one of Britain’s most well known actors. Appearing in over fifty films, innumerable TV productions and countless stage performances, Dame Maggie Smith has dominated British drama for six decades. Maggie Smith first appeared on stage…… Continue reading #OnThisDay in 1934 Maggie Smith was born.
The longest running British stage play opened in London #OnThisDay in 1952.
The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in London’s West End on 25th November 1952 and has been running continuously since then. It’s the longest running West End show with over 26,000 performances. Agatha Christie herself did not expect The Mousetrap to run for such a long time. In…… Continue reading The longest running British stage play opened in London #OnThisDay in 1952.