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In 1875 again with Bateman he was seen as the title character in Macbeth; in 1876 as Othello and as Philip in Alfred Lord Tennyson's Queen Mary; in 1877 in Richard III; and in The Lyons Mail. His younger son Laurence Irving (1871–1914) became a dramatist and later drowned with his wife in the sinking of the Empress of Ireland.

He was the first actor to be awarded a knighthood. Irving is thought to have been the inspiration for the title character in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.