Forbes-Robertson, Johnston

Forbes-Robertson (1858-1937, knighted 1913), brother of Frances Harrod (Roy's mother) , was educated at Charterhouse, Ruen and the Royal Academy of Arts. An actor from 1921, he became the leading actor at Bancroft's and Hare's theatres. He was also a theatrical manager from 1896. Harrod wrote: "I am sure that [Chaplin] is the greatest actor we have had since my uncle (whose appeal was more limited)" (letter to George Catlin , 11 September 1963, in GEGCP).

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