Portrait of Charles Macklin by John Opie
, circa 1792
Charles Macklin (26 September 1699 – 11 July 1797), originally Cathal MacLochlainn (in Irish, or Charles McLaughlin in English), was an Irish actor and dramatist who performed extensively at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Macklin revolutionized theatre in the 18th century by introducing a “natural- style” of acting. He is also famous for killing a man in a fight over a wig at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
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