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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Central School of Speech and Drama and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Central School of Speech and Drama, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Central School of Speech and Drama include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Central School of Speech and Drama alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Central School of Speech and Drama 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 Central School of Speech and Drama.

List ranges from Judi Dench to Laurence Olivier and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Central School of Speech and Drama?” and “Which celebrities are Central School of Speech and Drama alumni?”
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Gael García Berna... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor
Gael García Bernal (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈel ɣaɾˈsi.a βeɾˈnal]; born 30 November 1978) is a Mexican actor and producer. García Bernal is best known for his performances in the ...more

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Rupert Everett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor
Rupert James Hector Everett (; born 29 May 1959) is an English actor, writer and singer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film ...more

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Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Spokesperson, Novelist, Screenwriter
Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer, and comedian. Fisher is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role for ...more

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Amanda Donohoe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Actor
Amanda Donohoe (born 29 June 1962) is an English actress. She first came to attention as a 16-year-old living with pop singer Adam Ant, appearing in the music videos for the Adam and the Ants ...more

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Laurence Olivier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud, ...more

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Kathleen Turner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Theatre Director, Actor, Voice acting
Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954), better known as Kathleen Turner, is an American film and stage actress and director. Known for her distinctive husky voice, Turner has won two Golden ...more

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Lynn Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Lynn Rachel Redgrave (8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010) was an English and American actress. She won 2 Golden Globe Awards, was a two-time Oscar nominee and received Emmy and Tony nominations. A member ...more

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Gok Wan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Fashion designer, Journalist, Presenter
Gok Wan (born Kowkhyn Wan; Chinese: 溫國興; Cantonese Jyutping: Wan1 gwok3 hing3; 9 September 1974) is a British fashion consultant, author and television presenter. Initially training in the ...more

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Natasha Richardson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Actor
Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was an English-American actress of stage and screen. Richardson was a member of the Redgrave family, being the daughter of actress Vanessa ...more

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Graham Norton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Graham William Walker (born 4 April 1963), known professionally as Graham Norton, is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, author, and commentator based in the United ...more

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Michael Grandage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Actor
Michael Grandage CBE (born 2 May 1962) is a British theatre director and producer. He is currently Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company. From 2002 to 2012 he was Artistic Director ...more
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Timothy Findley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor
Timothy Irving Frederick Findley, (October 30, 1930 – June 20, 2002) was a Canadian novelist and playwright. He was also informally known by the nickname Tiff or Tiffy, an acronym of his

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Vanessa Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Activist, Film Producer, Actor
Vanessa Redgrave (born 30 January 1937) is an English actress of stage, screen, and television, and a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and received the ...more

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Catherine Tate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Catherine Tate (born Catherine Ford; 12 May 1968) is an English comedian, actress, and writer. She has won numerous awards for her work on the sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show as ...more

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Rufus Sewell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Actor
Rufus Frederik Sewell (; born 29 October 1967) is an English actor. He has appeared in films such as Hamlet, The Woodlanders, Dangerous Beauty, Dark City, A Knight's Tale, The Illusionist, ...more
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Christopher Eccleston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Actor
Christopher Eccleston (; born 16 February 1964) is an English actor. The recipient of an Emmy Award and two BAFTA Award nominations, Eccleston is best known for his work on television and in ...more

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James Alexandrou is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Actor
James Alekos Alexandrou (born 12 April 1985) is an English actor. He is known for portraying the role of Martin Fowler in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders from 1996 to 2007. He was also the ...more
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James Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Presenter
William James Nesbitt, (born 15 January 1965) is an actor and presenter from Northern Ireland. Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Nesbitt grew up in the nearby village of Broughshane before ...more

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Nickolas Grace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Teacher
Nickolas Grace (born 21 November 1947) is an English actor known for his roles on television, including Anthony Blanche in the acclaimed ITV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, and the Sheriff ...more
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Paul Bailey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Writer
Paul Bailey may refer to: Paul Bailey (British writer) (born 1937), British writer and critic Paul Dayton Bailey (1906–1987), American writer Paul Bailey (politician) (born 1968), member of the ...more
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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Theatre Director, Musician, Author
Dame Judith Olivia Dench (born 9 December 1934) is an English actress. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years, she performed in several ...more

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Julie Christie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Activist, Actor
Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1940) is a British actress. An icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s, she has received such accolades as an Academy Award, a Golden Globe ...more

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Ben Browder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor
Robert Benedict Browder (born December 11, 1962) is an American actor, writer and film director, known for his roles as John Crichton in Farscape and Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1.
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Jeremy Brett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Actor
Peter Jeremy William Huggins (3 November 1933 – 12 September 1995), known professionally as Jeremy Brett, was an English actor. He played fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV ...more

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Alice Krige is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
Alice Maud Krige (; born 28 June 1954) is a South African actress and producer. Her first feature film role was in Chariots of Fire (1981) as the Gilbert and Sullivan singer Sybil Gordon. She is ...more

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