Thomas, Walter Brandon

ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, SONGWRITER (ENGLAND)
BORN 24 Dec 1850, Liverpool: Mount Pleasant - DIED 19 Jun 1914, London
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (Circ. SW)

Walter Brandon Thomas came from a poor family and worked as a ships carpenter. Against his father's wishes he left for London te become an actor. In 1885 he toured in the USA with the company of Rosina Vokes.

Apart from working as an actor he wrote several plays. His best known work is "Charley's Aunt" (1892), a comedy about travesty. In the play he played the part of Sir Francis Chesney himself. It was succesful on Broadway as well as in London. In 1930 and 1941 film versions of this play were released.

Sources
Brandon Thomas - Wikipedia
Find-A-Grave

Images

The grave of Walter Brandon Thomas at Brompton Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 May 2004)

 


Thompson, Edith

Published: 7 Jan 2007
Last update: 1 Apr 2017