David Garrick

1717 - 1779

David Garrick

David Garrick (19 February 1717 – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century, and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson. He appeared in a number of amateur theatricals, and with his appearance in the title role of Shakespeare's Richard III, audiences and managers began to take notice. Impressed by his portrayals of Richard III and a number of other roles, Charles Fleetwood engaged Garrick for a season at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Garrick has received more than 308,201 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,222nd most popular actor.

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  • 30

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  • 3.89

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  • 3.54

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Among actors, David Garrick ranks 1,211 out of 8,832Before him are Verónica Castro, Mark Margolis, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Édith Scob. After him are David Bradley, Robert Forster, Elsa Lanchester, John Heard, Myrna Loy, and Bob Fosse.

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Among people born in 1717, David Garrick ranks 12Before him are Johann Stamitz, Peter III of Portugal, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Horace Walpole, Marie Anne de Mailly, and Louis François, Prince of Conti. After him are Ebrahim Afshar, Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, João de Loureiro, and Alexander Sumarokov. Among people deceased in 1779, David Garrick ranks 9Before him are Anton Raphael Mengs, Emperor Go-Momozono, Thomas Chippendale, Karim Khan Zand, Casimir Pulaski, and John Kay. After him are William Boyce, Tommaso Traetta, Louis de Jaucourt, Claude Bourgelat, and Mohammad Ali Khan Zand.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Garrick ranks 1,418 out of 5,347Before him are Alan Stacey (1933), Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), John Rolfe (1585), J. Lee Thompson (1914), and Thomas Cole (1801). After him are Ronnie Biggs (1929), Patrick Head (1946), David Bradley (1942), Robert Darwin (1766), Orderic Vitalis (1075), and Adam Sedgwick (1785).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Garrick ranks 178Before him are Vinnie Jones (1965), Steven Berkoff (1937), Frank Oz (1944), Ciarán Hinds (1953), Ronald Colman (1891), and Samantha Fox (1966). After him are David Bradley (1942), Elsa Lanchester (1902), Michael Redgrave (1908), Jill Ireland (1936), Andrew Lincoln (1973), and James Faulkner (1948).