I found this article in a suitcase at my mother's house, together with other pieces of memorabilia on Charles Mortimer and Greta Wood, my grandparents. This was the start of my great adventure, to re-create the careers of their acting careers onto the internet. On the way, I discovered the life of my great-grandfather, Charles Neil Mortimer. I hope you find it interesting.
From The Era 11.6.29.
According to the paper, there was a Temporary Council of the Stage Guild in place. Apart from Charles Mortimer, other luminaries on the council included Arthur Wontner, Lady Wyndham, Godfery Tearle, Sir Gerald du Maurier, Marie Lohr, Evelyn Laye, and Gladys Cooper.
of The Era 8 October, 1913.
Mr. Charles Neil Mortimer, a pupil of Phelps and an actor who had played in the historic Shakesperean revivals at Sadler's Wells, passed away on the 27th July, his death being immediately due to the shock caused by the decease of his beloved wife a few days before. Mr. Mortimer was one of the few male Mazeppas, and performed the role at old Astley's in 1862.