Neilson-Terry Guild of Dramatic Art

The Neilson-Terry Guild of Dramatic Art was a drama school at 17 Cavendish Square in London. In the 1930s it was run by the actress and playwright, Louise Regnis. Students included playwright Elizabeth FitzRoy, Kirsten Forssmann,[1] Mary Joan (Mollie) Hammond, and Marjorie Johnstone. During World War II most of the school went to Bath, and the company was finally shut down in 1948.[2]

The Nielson-Terry theatre family had included the Victorian actor Fred Terry, his wife Julia Neilson, their daughter Phyllis Neilson-Terry and son Dennis Neilson-Terry. Fred Terry's famous acting sisters included Ellen Terry, and his great nephew was John Gielgud.


  1. ^ "Elizabeth Anne Horatia FitzRoy, MBE"., 2008, accessed 30 May 2011
  2. ^ "Companies Act, 1948". The London Gazette, 31 December 1948, pp. 6746–47

Coordinates: 51°31′0″N 0°8′46″W / 51.516667°N 0.14611°W / 51.516667; -0.14611

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