R Ian Penny

  • PENNY, R. Ian (1874-1952)

    English actor. NĂ© Reginald Ian Penny. Born 4 June 1874, Southampton, England. Son of Frederick James Penny and Elizabeth Glover. Married Frances Constance Legge, 3 April 1929. Died 27 March 1952, Romsey, England, aged 77.

    On stage in England and Australia from 1899. Toured Australia as leading actor with Oscar Asche's company, 1909-1910 and 1912-1913. Worked with RAMC during WWI. Was also an accomplished artist and musician. He abandoned the stage after 1913.

    Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 251.