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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

These graduates, like Daniel Day-Lewis and Jeremy Irons include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School?” and “Which celebrities are Bristol Old Vic Theatre School alumni?”

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an English actor. He holds both British and Irish citizenship. Born and raised in London, he excelled on stage at the National Youth Theatre, before being ...more

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Pete Postlethwaite is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Dubbing, Actor, Teacher Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite OBE was an English actor. After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first success came with the 1988 film Distant ...more

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Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Jeremy John Irons is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many ...more

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Brian Blessed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Author, Actor, Voice acting Brian Blessed is an English actor. He is known for his sonorous voice and "hearty, king-sized portrayals".

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Trudie Styler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Film Director Trudie Styler is an English actress and producer. She is the wife of the musician Sting.

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Naomie Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Naomie Melanie Harris is a British actress. She played Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films Skyfall and will reprise the role in the upcoming Spectre, The Voodoo Witch Tia Dalma/Calypso in the ...more

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Samantha Bond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Samantha Bond is an English actress best known for her roles as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films during the Pierce Brosnan years, as Auntie Angela in the BBC comedy Outnumbered, as Lady ...more

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Marc Sinden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Actor Marc Sinden is an English film director, actor and theatre producer. Sinden has worked in film and theatre as both actor and producer and is currently directing the 40-part documentary series ...more

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Matt Frewer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Matthew George "Matt" Frewer is a Canadian American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian. Acting since 1983, he is known for portraying the 1980s icon Max ...more

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Patricia Routledge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Singer Katherine Patricia Routledge, CBE, is an English actress, singer and author . She is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances, which ran ...more

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Jeremy Northam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Singer Jeremy Philip Northam is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Gosford Park, Emma, Amistad, The Winslow Boy, Enigma, Martin and Lewis, Happy, Texas, The Golden Bowl, ...more

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Ray Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor George Raymond "Ray" Stevenson is a British film and television actor. He is known for playing Titus Pullo in the BBC/HBO television series Rome and in film as Dagonet in King Arthur. ...more

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Olivia Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Olivia Haigh Williams is an English film, stage and television actress who has appeared in British and American films and television series.

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Miranda Richardson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Miranda Jane Richardson is an English stage, film and television actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger in 1985, and went on to receive Academy Award ...more

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Oded Fehr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Oded Fehr is an Israeli film and television actor now based in the United States. He is known for his appearance as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of The Mummy and its sequel The Mummy Returns, ...more

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Greta Scacchi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Model, Actor Greta Scacchi is an Emmy Award-winning Italian-Australian actress known for her roles in the films White Mischief, Presumed Innocent and The Player.

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Amanda Redman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Teacher Amanda Jacqueline Redman, MBE is an English actress. She played Sandra Pullman in the BBC One series New Tricks.

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Rupert Penry-Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Presenter Rupert William Penry-Jones is an English actor, known for his role as Adam Carter in the BBC One spy drama series Spooks, as Clive Reader QC in BBC One legal drama Silk and policeman DI Joseph ...more

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Jeffrey DeMunn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Jeffrey DeMunn is an American stage, film and television actor. He is known for a variety of roles, including Andrei Chikatilo in Citizen X, and for his role as Dale Horvath in The Walking

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David Oakes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor David Oakes is an English film, television and theatre actor.

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Ingrid Lacey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Ingrid Lacey, is a British actress best known for her role as Helen Cooper in Drop the Dead Donkey. She was born in Surrey, UK and educated at Godalming College and trained at the Bristol Old ...more

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Pippa Haywood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Philippa "Pippa" Haywood is an English actress who trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Best known for playing the much put-upon Helen Brittas in the BBC One comedy series The ...more

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Stephanie Cole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Stephanie Cole, OBE is an English stage, television, radio and film actress, best known for high-profile television roles in shows such as Tenko, Open All Hours, A Bit of a Do, Waiting for God, ...more

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Caroline Bliss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Caroline Bliss is an English actress who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is a granddaughter of composer Sir Arthur Bliss. She is best known for her appearance as M's ...more

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John Sharian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting John Sharian is an American actor whose film credits include The Machinist and Saving Private Ryan and whose television credits include CSI: Miami and Spooks.

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Jane Lapotaire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Writer Jane Lapotaire is a British actress. Lapotaire was born at Ipswich, Suffolk. She studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the 1960s. Her performance in the title role of Marie Curie ...more

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Jenny Seagrove is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Political Activist Jennifer Ann Seagrove is an English actress. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and rose to fame playing the lead in a TV dramatisation of Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Woman of ...more

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David Calder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting David Calder is an English actor.

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John McEnery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor, Writer John McEnery is an English actor and writer. Born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, he trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, playing, among others, Mosca in Ben Jonson's Volpone and Gaveston ...more

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Habib Tanvir is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Theatre Director, Poet, Actor Ahmad Khan is an actor.

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Christopher Cazenove is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove was an English film, television and stage actor.

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Shane Connaughton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor Shane Connaughton is an Irish writer and actor, probably best known as co-writer of the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for My Left Foot. He also co-wrote the screenplays for the Academy ...more

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Simone Bendix is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Simone Bendix is a Danish actress. Bendix trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In addition to the 1994 Gerry Anderson science-fiction drama Space Precinct, in which she played the ...more

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Louise Plowright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Louise Plowright is a British actress, who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where she studied alongside Mark Strong and Cathryn Bradshaw, and first came to prominence playing ...more

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Tom Kneebone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Tom Kneebone, CM OOnt was a Canadian cabaret performer and actor. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Kneebone went to England to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He moved to Canada in ...more

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Joseph Mawle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Joseph Mawle is an English actor. Mawle is best known for his roles as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, Det. Insp. Jedediah Shine in Ripper Street, Firebrace in Birdsong and Jesus Christ in The ...more

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Graham Pountney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Graham Michael Pountney is a British actor. His television credits include: Angels, The Cleopatras, Howards' Way, Peak Practice, Doctors, Sea of Souls, Hustle and New Tricks.

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Jake Drake-Brockman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Jake Drake-Brockman Guitarist, Musician, Keyboard player James Ralph "Jake" Drake-Brockman was a Bristol-based English musician and sound recordist. Drake-Brockman was known to fans as "the fifth Bunnyman", as he had been ...more

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Lydia Leonard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Lydia Leonard is an English stage, film and television actress.

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Antonia Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Antonia Laura Thomas is an English actress. She is best known for starring as Alisha Daniels in the E4 comedy-drama series Misfits.

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Kate Fahy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Katherine "Kate" Fahy is an English stage and film actress from Birmingham. She studied drama at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and then joined its Young Vic Theatre Company. Later on ...more

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Laura Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Actor Laura Elizabeth Carmichael is an English actress, most widely known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in the TV period drama series Downton Abbey.

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Matt Barber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Matt Barber Actor Matt Barber is an English film, television and theatre actor.

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Branca Ferrazo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Aerialist Branca Ferrazo is an actress, film producer and aerialist.

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Simon Mendes da Costa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Alumni
Simon Mendes da Costa Playwright Simon Mendes da Costa is a playwright. He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School between 1989 and 1991. His first play, Table for One, opened at the Hen and Chickens Theatre ...more