Le Clerq, Rose

BORN 2 Feb 1845, Liverpool - DIED 2 Apr 1899, London: Chelsea
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (037/2 (16870))

Rose Leclerq was the fourth daughter of ballet master Charles Leclerq. She debuted as a danseuse at the Princess's Theatre in London in 1854.

She was the first to play Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's" The Importance of Being Ernest". Rose was one of the mourners during the burial of the novelist Wilkie Collins. Her sister Carlotta Leclerq was also a well known actress.

Related persons
• has a connection with Collins, Wilkie
• is brother/sister of Le Clercq, Carlotta


The grave of Carlotta and Rose Leclerq at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (26 Jun 2009)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Published: 10 Jul 2010
Last update: 6 Mar 2016