Mansfield, Richard

Mansfield, Richard

(1854–1907) stage actor; born in Berlin, Germany. Son of English parents, he came to the U.S.A. in 1872 and thereafter alternated between America and England, first attracting attention in light opera productions in London, then moving over to the New York theater in 1883. One of the last in the fading style of romantic acting, his most famous roles were as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1887), Beau Brummel (1890), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1898). He struggled to bring new plays, including Shaw's, to the American stage, but had more success with revivals.
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Contestants for the Kirklees Young Musician of the Year with adjudicator Prof David Hoult (centre), from left, Samuel Barber, Megan Jowett, William Robertson, Chris Mansfield, Richard Isaac, winner Tilly Tompkins, Anna Bradburn, Emma-Margaret Oldfield, Rebecca Goode, Emily Taylor and Katie Wood.
Gary and Beverley Bird with Kirsty Powell and Steve Bull; Tami Poulton and Lyndon Flavell; Penny Francis, Nicki Mansfield, Richard Hollingworth, John Francis and Sue Walker; Above left, Maria Shee, Tracy Knowles and Phil Shee; left, Steve Walker, Nikki Yeomans, Suresh Bawa and Chris Potter
THE WINNER IS: Claire with her prizes and, behind her, the donors (from left) Derek Ward, Roy Hawkins, Andrew Mansfield, Richard Wightman, Jeff Fox, Stephanie Bishton and Karen Little.