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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th May 1959 Born today: Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)

25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)

25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London

Ellen Terry's House and Theatre



Ellen Terry's House and Theatre

This is where actress Ellen Terry lived and taught.

Location: 215 Kings Road, Chelsea

Description: Dame Ellen Terry, the famous actress, lived in this 18th century townhouse from 1904 to 1920. A squint-or-you'll-miss-it brown plaque adorns the building.

Sir Henry Irving's leading lady Ellen Terry's greatest gift to the house was a theatre, where she once gave performances and taught, is now a kitchen. She left when she starred in Captain Brassbound's Conversion, a play by G. Bernard Shaw, that took her to the United States.

It has also seen other distinguished owners such as Dr Thomas Arne in 1771, composer of Rule Britannia, to actor Peter Ustinov who lived here in the Fifties.

Another resident was Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia who bought it in 1966 for 7,000, albeit leasehold.


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Ellen Terry's House and Theatre

This is where actress Ellen Terry lived and taught.


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