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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
Italia Conti Theatre Academy
Famous stage school in central London with great alumni.
Location: Goswell Road, Clerkenwell, EC1M 7AJ
Description: Founded in 1911 by actress Italia Conti (Italia Emily Stella Conti, 18731946), the Academy is a theatre arts training school.
The school provides a Performing Arts Course, Intensive Performing Arts Course, Singing Course and a Theatre Arts School.
The splendid building here covers nine levels and has 18 dance, acting and singing studios, all fully equipped with sprung floors, full length mirrors, ballet barres and sound systems.
A huge list of accomplished alumni includes Leslie Ash, Sadie Frost, Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Patsy Kensit, Bonnie Langford, Pixie Lott, Martine McCutcheon, Nanette Newman, Leslie Phillips, Anton Rodgers, Lisa Snowdon, and Tracey Ullman.