English actors who died due to Murder

Here are 3 famous actors from England died in Murder:

Rob Knox

Rob Knox (August 21, 1989 Kent-May 24, 2008 Sidcup) also known as Robert Knox or Robert Arthur Knox was an English actor.

He was best known for playing the role of Marcus Belby in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Knox was preparing to attend drama school when he was tragically stabbed to death at the age of 18 whilst protecting his younger brother from a group of attackers in a bar in Sidcup. After his death, his family established the Rob Knox Foundation, which aims to support young actors and fund drama classes in his memory. Knox's bravery was later recognized posthumously when he was awarded the George Medal, one of the highest awards for bravery in the UK.

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William Mountfort

William Mountfort (November 27, 1664-December 10, 1692) was an English actor.

Mountfort started his career in acting with the Duke's Company and became popular for his performances in tragic roles. He was also noted for his skills in writing plays and operas. One of his most notable works was a play called "Zelmane" which he wrote and performed in. However, Mountfort's promising career was cut short when he was stabbed to death by actor and rival, Captain Richard Hill in a heated dispute over an actress. The incident caused a major uproar in the theater community and led to Hill being charged with murder. Mountfort's legacy remains as one of the most talented actors of his time.

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William Terriss

William Terriss (February 20, 1847 London-December 16, 1897 London) otherwise known as William Charles James Lewin was an English actor. He had two children, Tom Terriss and Ellaline Terriss.

Terriss began his acting career in 1868 and quickly gained popularity for his performances in various Shakespearean plays. He eventually became a leading man in London's West End theater district and starred in several successful productions.

Despite his success, Terriss became involved in a bitter and public feud with fellow actor Richard Archer Prince. On December 16, 1897, Terriss was stabbed to death by Prince's son outside the Adelphi Theatre in London, where Terriss was about to perform in a play. The incident shocked the theater world and led to increased security measures around London's theaters.

Terriss's legacy as an actor and his tragic death have been remembered in various ways, including a plaque at the site of his murder and a play by his granddaughter, the actress Perdita Weeks.

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