The Edwardian actor, Harcourt Williams, As Romeo (1905)

The absence of Instagram and the like back in Edwardian times meant that celebrities had to turn to other methods of “getting themselves out there”. Luckily they were able to climb onto the great postcard craze bandwagon. Ernest George Harcourt Williams (1880-1957) began his career playing Mr Darcy in an 1901 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and ended his career in the late 1950s playing Hinshaw, the aged Reform Club Steward, in the film Around The World In 80 Days.

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