Doris Greville

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Doris Greville (b. **/**/**** - d. **/**/****) was an actress.

Biography

Doris Greville took the part of the Queen opposite George Taylor in the title role in Isban (1919), Joseph Albrecht’s film version of Isban, or The Mystery of the Great Zimbabwe, the novel by George H. Cossins. Not much is known about her, but apparently she was the daughter of an Anglican clergyman and spent many years in Bristol. According to The Era she appeared on the stage in Sergeant Brue in 1905 and the following year the Dublin Daily Express called her “a young lady with a charming personality and an excellent voice, who fulfilled her duties admirably in every respect” when she took over a role at short notice in the light opera The Duchess of Dantzic for Sir George Dance’s company (that same year Julius Royston played the part of Napoleon in the South African production). In 1907 she had the part of Agatha in André Messager’s popular Véronique at the King’s Theatre in Dundee and she appears to have been a member of The Magpies, a trio that appeared at various seaside resorts in 1908. She is known to have been brought out to South Africa in 1909 by the Wheeler-Edwardes Company as a member of the very large New Gaiety Company. They opened at the Opera House in Pretoria on 7 June with Havana and then took it to His Majesty’s Theatre in Johannesburg. This was followed by The Waltz Dream, The King of Cadonia, The Dollar Princess and Our Miss Gibbs. (FO)

Sources

Dublin Daily Express, 9 October 1906

Bristol Magpie, 28 March 1907

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