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John Hare (I) (1844–1921)

John Hare was born on May 16, 1844 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire, England as John Joseph Fairs. He was an actor, known for A Pair of Spectacles (1916), The Vicar of Wakefield (1916) and Masks and Faces (1917). He was married to Mary Adela Elizabeth Holmes. He died on December 28, 1921 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 77) in London, England, UK

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A Pair of Spectacles Benjamin Goldfinch
The Vicar of Wakefield Dr. Charles Primrose


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 1917 Masks and Faces (as Sir John Hare)
 1916 The Vicar of Wakefield
Dr. Charles Primrose
 1916 A Pair of Spectacles
Benjamin Goldfinch (as Sir John Hare)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: When George IV Was King. Melodrama. Written by Frances Moore. Knickerbocker Theatre: 8 Feb 1897- unknown (unknown performances). Cast: Unknown. Produced by John Hare. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir John Hare

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Mentioned in the Sherlock Holmes story, "A Scandal in Bohemia." The line is in reference to Holmes amazing disguise, "His broad black hat, his baggy trousers, his white tie, his sympathetic smile, and general look of peering and benevolent curiosity were such as Mr. John Hare alone could have equalled" See more »

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