RYAN, LACY (c. 1694-1760), English actor, appeared at the Haymarket about 1709. By 1718 he had joined the company at Lincoln's Inn Fields, where he shared the lead with his friend Quin. In 1732 he followed the company to Covent Garden, and there he remained until his death. lago, Cassius, Edgar (in King Lear) and Macduff were among his best parts.
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