Sir Charles Wyndham
(1837-1919)

actor-manager and Knight Bachelor (from 1902)

Died aged c. 82

Sir Charles Wyndham (23 March 1837 – 12 January 1919) was an English actor-manager, born as Charles Culverwell in Liverpool, the only son of a doctor, Robert James Culverwell, M.R.C.S. He was educated abroad, at King's College London and at the College of Surgeons and the Peter Street Anatomical School, Dublin. He took the degree of M.R.C.S. in 1857 and that of L.M. in 1858. His taste for the stage - he had taken part in amateur drama - was too strong for him to take up either the clerical or the medical career suggested for him. His first appearances on stage were for Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair's private theatre at St Andrews.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Sir Charles Wyndham 1837-1919 actor-manager lived and died here

20 York Terrace East, Westminster, NW1, London, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1919)

Queen's Theatre The old Queen's Theatre occupied this site for just eleven years from 1867 to 1878 and was renowned in its day, albeit fleetingly, for the distinguished players, including Ellen Terry and Charles Wyndham, who trod its boards

Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom where they trod the boards