Brinsworth House is a luxury retirement home for British artists connected with theatre or entertainment, at Staines Road in Twickenham, west London, England. The mansion has 36 bedrooms, 6 living rooms, a library, an in-house bar and stage, and has a regular staff of 64 attendants.
Built in 1850, Brinsworth House was opened as a retirement home in 1911. It is owned and maintained by the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund (EABF), founded in 1908 to care for members of what was at that time the variety and music hall profession. The EABF and the house are funded by the Royal Variety Performance, voluntary donations and, since 2007, part-proceeds from phone voting from ITV's Britain's Got Talent.
Current residents include:
Previous celebrity residents have included:
- Jack Wilson (died 1970), of Wilson, Keppel and Betty fame
- Hylda Baker (died 1986)
- Charlie Drake (died 2006)
- Alan Freeman MBE (died 2006)
- John Hewer, best known for his role as Captain Birdseye (died 2008)
- Dame Thora Hird (died 2003)
- Kathy Kirby (died 2011)
- Mick McManus (died 2013)
- Emily Perry (died 2008)
- Ben Warriss (died 1993)
- Derek Cooper (journalist) broadcaster and food specialist (died April 2014)
- Denville Hall - Retirement home for actors