Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Date of Birth
Jan 16, 1853
Birth Place:
London, England

Biography

The son of Aberdeen-based art critic and journalist John Forbes-Robertson and the former Frances Cott, Johnston Forbes-Robertson studied to be an artist, but was sidetracked by the theater. His professional career began in 1874, at age 21, as Chastelard in a production of Mary Queen of Scots. Over the next four decades, he became one of the most celebrated stage actors in England, known for a vast...