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William Creswick

(1813-1888), Actor

Sitter in 6 portraits
William Creswick had a long career as an actor and theatre manager. His first appearance in London was in 1835, at the Queen's Theatre, where he performed as Horace Meredith in Douglas Jerrold's Schoolfellows. In 1849 Creswick and his partner, Richard Shepherd, took over the management of the Surrey Theatre, where he opened as Alasco in Knowles's The Rose of Aragon. Creswick managed the theatre until his retirement in 1862, after which he continued to perform in London and the provinces.

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William Creswick, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax7684

William Creswick

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG Ax7684

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

William Creswick as Claude Melmotte in Lytton's 'Lady of Lyons', by Richard Pratt, after  Abraham Wivell - NPG D34231

William Creswick as Claude Melmotte in Lytton's 'Lady of Lyons'

by Richard Pratt, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1851
NPG D34231

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William Creswick

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1860s
NPG x7022

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William Creswick

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1860s
NPG x7023

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