Richard Winstone

Richard Winstone (1699-1787) was a British stage actor of the eighteenth century.

In 1732 Winstone joined Henry Giffard's Goodman's Fields Theatre.[1] After this he worked at several London theatres including Lincoln's Inn Fields, Haymarket Theate and Bartholomew Fair. From 1734 to 1753 he was an established part of the Drury Lane company working with David Garrick amongst others, making occasional appearances at other theatres.[2]

From 1743 he spent his summers working at the Jacobs Well Theatre in Bristol. After making his final London appearance in May 1753 he settled in Bristol and took an active role in the company there, which eventually gained a new home at the Theatre Royal, Bristol and also performed in Bath. He retired in 1784 and died in the city three years later.[3]

Selected rolesEdit


  1. ^ Highfill, Burnim & Langhans p.189
  2. ^ Highfill, Burnim & Langhans p.189
  3. ^ Highfill, Burnim & Langhans p.190


  • Highfill, Philip H, Burnim, Kalman A. & Langhans, Edward A. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800: Garrick to Gyngell. SIU Press, 1978.