Anew McMaster (1894 - 1962):
Anew McMaster was born in Monaghan and was educated in England. He became an actor. In 1911 he appeared in The Scarlet Pimpernel and played opposite Peggy O'Neill in Paddy and the Next Best Thing. In 1921 he toured Australia and on his return to England formed a company which he managed, as well as directing and acting in performances. He was renowned for his portrayal of Shylock and Coriolanus, and in 1933 appeared at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, as Hamlet. He toured the Near East, Ireland and Australia, returning to Dublin in 1951.