Dame Ellen Terry (Dame Ellen Terry)

Dame Ellen Terry

English actress of the stage.  She was best known for her roles in the plays of William Shakespeare, appearing in a number of his plays including the Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice. Her greatest success came in 1882, appearing as Beatrice in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. She also appeared in several early 20th century films such as “The Bohemian Girl” alongside Ivor Novello, “Pillars of Society” and “Victory and Peace”. She lectured on Shakespeare throughout England, the USA and Canada. In 1925 she was created a Dame of the British Empire. Dame Ellen Terry, along with Sir Henry Irving were considered the greatest actors of their age, dominating theatre throughout the United Kingdom and the USA.  Family links:  Spouse:  George Frederick Watts (1817 – 1904)


  • February, 27, 1847


  • July, 07, 1928


  • St Paul Churchyard
  • England

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