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Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell)

(1837-1919), Actor and theatre manager

Sitter in 28 portraits
Actor and theatre manager. As a young man Wyndham combined acting with medicine. He travelled to America in 1862 to enlist in the Federal army as a medical officer but also appeared onstage. On his return to England in 1865, he dedicated himself solely to the theatre becoming the dashing young hero of Victorian farce. From 1875 he managed the Criterion theatre, from whose profits he built Wyndham's Theatre in 1899 and the New Theatre (later the Albery) in 1903. His record of continuous and simultaneous West End management is without equal and his experience of touring internationally also exceptional.

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Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell), by Richard George Mathews - NPG 6735

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell)

by Richard George Mathews
pastel, circa 1900
NPG 6735

Group of 29 actors, after Lock & Whitfield, and  Elliott & Fry, and  Fradelle & Marshall, and  Pierre Petit, and  Louis Bertin, and  Unknown photographers - NPG x132955

Group of 29 actors

after Lock & Whitfield, and Elliott & Fry, and Fradelle & Marshall, and Pierre Petit, and Louis Bertin, and Unknown photographers
woodburytype, late 1870s
NPG x132955

Mary Rorke as Angelica Porter; Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell) as Peregrine Porter in 'Fourteen Days', by Brown, Barnes & Bell, published by  Charles Dickens & Evans - NPG Ax35623

Mary Rorke as Angelica Porter; Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell) as Peregrine Porter in 'Fourteen Days'

by Brown, Barnes & Bell, published by Charles Dickens & Evans
carbon print, published 1 July 1882
NPG Ax35623

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell), by Sir Emery Walker - NPG x19632

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell)

by Sir Emery Walker
quarter-plate glass negative
NPG x19632

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell) as David Garrick in 'David Garrick', possibly by Barrauds Ltd, published by  Ogden's - NPG x197020

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell) as David Garrick in 'David Garrick'

possibly by Barrauds Ltd, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, 1888, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197020

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell), by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax5459

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell)

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1889
NPG Ax5459

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell), by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG x12590

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell)

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1889
NPG x12590

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell), by Direct Photo Engraving Co Ltd, after  Barrauds Ltd - NPG x137779

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell)

by Direct Photo Engraving Co Ltd, after Barrauds Ltd
collotype, (circa 1889)
NPG x137779

Sir Charles Wyndham as John Mildmay; Mary Moore as Mrs Mildmay in 'Still Waters Run Deep', by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax9379

Sir Charles Wyndham as John Mildmay; Mary Moore as Mrs Mildmay in 'Still Waters Run Deep'

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 November 1890
NPG Ax9379

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell), published by Ogden's - NPG x197025

Sir Charles Wyndham (Charles Culverwell)

published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x197025

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