Charles Holland (actor)


Charles Holland (actor)

Charles Holland (March 12, 1733 – December 7, 1769) was an English actor, was born in Chiswick, the son of a baker.

He made his first appearance on the stage in the title role of Oroonoko at Drury Lane in 1755, John Palmer, Richard Yates and Susanna Cibber being in the cast. He played under David Garrick, and was the original Florizel in the latter's adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.

Garrick thought highly of him, and wrote a eulogistic epitaph for his monument in Chiswick church. His nephew, Charles Holland (1768–1849) was also an actor, who played with Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean.

He died from smallpox at the age of 36.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 


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