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Henry Sinclair

(1829-1879), Actor

Joseph Henry Scrivener

Sitter in 3 portraits

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Henry Sinclair, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax7719

Henry Sinclair

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype, 1870s
NPG Ax7719

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

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Henry Sinclair

by Unknown photographer
NPG x22595


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Janet Woodall

05 February 2017, 10:52

Henry Sinclair was born Joseph Henry Scrivener in 1828 to a family of Thames Lightermen and corn merchants. He made his first appearances on the stage around 1850 and had leading roles in the principal provincial theatres. He first appeared in London was at Drury Lane Theatre as Cassio in Othello, April 13th 1858 and "filled a high position in the Shakespearean drama at Drury Lane... as Macduff [he] especially distinguished himself by the force of the manly pathos he displayed. He played on these boards Richmond to Mr Barry Sullivan’s Richard the Third." He died of consumption and dropsy in December 1879, leaving four children.

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