Leclercq, Carlotta

BORN 12 Jun 1838, London - DIED 1893, London: Edith Grove, Kensington
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (037/2 (16870))

Carlotta Leclercq was a daughter of Charles Leclercq (1797-1861), a ballet master and pantominist. His real name was Charles Clark. She debuted in a pantomine at the Princess Theatre in 1850. In 1857 she played Miranda in Charles Kean's production of "The Tempest" at the Princess Theatre. In 1867-1868 she performed in Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn" at the Adelphi Theatre. She often appeared as the leading lady of actor Charles Fechter.

She also worked in the USA. In 1872 she played Rosalind in "As You Like It" in New York at Booth's Theatre. She left for the USA with Charles Fechter and in 1873 she appeared in the USA in Wilkie Collins' "The New Magdalen". She never became as popular in the USA as she was in England.

Her husband was the actor John Nelson (1830-1879). She maried him in 1877 after her return to England and they performed together until his death in 1879.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Leclercq, Rose


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

Leclercq, Rose

Published: 10 Jul 2010
Last update: 06 Apr 2024