Charles Macklin
 

 

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Charles Macklin c. 1697-1797

Born Cathal MacLochlainn in Culdaff, County Donegal. He used the name Charles Macklin when he went to London. He was considered one of the best actors of the age and is reputed to have been one of the greatest Shylocks of all time. Alexander Pope said of his performance “This is the Jew that Shakespeare drew.” He was also a dramatist and his works include The True Born Irishman, The Man of the World and Love à la Mode. He was buried in London.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book