James Bernard Fagan (1873 - 1933):
Actor and producer
James Fagan was born in Belfast and was educated at Clongowes Wood and Trinity College, Oxford. Abandoning a career in law, he joined the theatre company of Sir Frank Benson and acted with Beerbohm Tree. For fourteen years he wrote plays and then resumed his career as actor and producer. In 1923 he founded the Oxford Playhouse, and the company had among its number Flora Robson, John Gielgud and Tyrone Guthrie. In 1929 he was appointed director of the Festival Theatre, Cambridge. His plays include And So To Bed and The Improper Duchess. He died in California.