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Nell Gwyn
Eleanor Gwyn
BirthplaceSt Martin in the Fields, London, England
Actress, prostitute

Gwyn or Gwynn, Nell

(Eleanor Gwyn), 1650–87, English actress. Once an orange-seller at the Theatre Royal, she became a member of Killigrew's company, making her debut there in 1665. Her charm and vivacity in comic roles endeared her to the public, as did her witty renditions of prologues and epilogues. She became the mistress of Charles II (1669) and bore him two sons, one of whom was created the duke of St. Albans. Her portrait was painted by Sir John Lely; she is the subject of several plays including Sweet Nell of Old Drury, by Paul Kester.
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I love theatre, I will always be in the theatre," said Arterton, who has had two Olivier nominations - in 2015 for Made in Dagenham and in 2016 for Nell Gwynn.