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Johnston Forbes-Robertson (I) (1853–1937)

Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1853-1937) was an English actor and theatrical impresario that George Bernard Shaw and other critics considered to be the finest Hamlet (1913) of his generation. Forbes-Robertson had trained to be an artist and was not overly fond of acting, but he took to the boards to make a living. He did his apprenticeship with ... See full bio »

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Known For

Masks and Faces
Masks and Faces Triplet
(1917)
Hamlet
Hamlet Hamlet
(1915)
Hamlet
Hamlet Hamlet
(1913)

Filmography

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 1938 Kathleen
Pat O'Moore (as John Forbes-Robertson)
 1917 Masks and Faces
Triplet (as Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson)
 1915/II Hamlet (Short)
Hamlet (as Sir J. Forbes-Robertson)
 1913 Hamlet
Hamlet
 1898 Macbeth (Short)
Macbeth
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 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Hamlet
- Opportunity Lost (1995) ... Hamlet (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Activ on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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1 Print Biography | 8 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Forbes-Robertson | Sir J. Forbes-Robertson | Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson
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Although claimed elsewhere, he was not the father of John Forbes-Robertson. (No doubt they were related as Lord Johnston was one of twelve children.). See more »

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Capricorn

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