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Actors for workhouses

It seems CZWG has landed itself in a row with the Fitzrovian thesps

Four Weddings and a Funeral actor Simon Callow last week blasted the practice’s plans to build a 10-storey mixed-use tower on the site of a former workhouse building on Cleveland Street, telling the Evening Standard: ‘[Antiquities] such as this should not be demolished’.

The 24-strong campaign group, which includes actor Griff Rhys Jones and historian Dan Cruickshank, is keen to preserve the remnant for its ‘compelling social history’ but has not ruled out ‘sympathetic redevelopment.’ In case it comes to blows, it is worth noting Callow has notched up indomitable roles in a string of films, including Street Fighter

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