Gustavus Vaughan Brooke



  • (1818 - 66) Dublin-born actor known as the Dublinor Hibernian Roscius. After touring the British provinces,he made his London debut at the Olympic Theatre in 1848 and went onto play Othello, Hamlet, Richard III, and Shylock. His career wasdamaged by his intemperance, which on one occasion landed him in Warwickjail. He made successful tours of America and Australia; on the wayto a second tour of Australia his ship sank in the Bay of Biscay.His second wife was the US actress Avonia Jones (1839 - 67).