I currently researching the work of Fred Rains, an actor and film director of the 1920s. He is also the father of Claude Rains the Hollywood movie star. Someone has suggested to me that he was brought up in Rainham in the 1860's. Do you have any information relating to this
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Frederick William Rains (generally known as Fred Rains) (1860-1945) was a British actor and film director. He was the father of the actor Claude Rains.