Macklin, Charles (1690-1797), actor, dramatist, and centenarian, began life as a Dublin bargeman, but went to England with a company of strolling actors of comedy in 1711. In 1716 he appeared in London, and in 1741 became famous as Shylock. He retired from the stage in 1789. His comedies. The Man of the World and Lore a la Mode, are full of humour.