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Famous Central School Of Speech And Drama Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 6.6k views229 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Gael García Bernal

    Gael García Bernal

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

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  • 2
    Rupert Everett

    Rupert Everett

    Film Producer, Model


    BirthplaceBurnham Deepdale

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  • 3
    Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher

    Spokesperson, Novelist


    BirthplaceBeverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Amanda Donohoe


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Amanda Donohoe (born 29 June 1962) is an English actress. She first came to attention as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1907-1989)

    BirthplaceDorking, United Kingdom

    Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Kathleen Turner

    Kathleen Turner

    Theatre Director, Actor


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Missouri, United States of America

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  • 7
    Lynn Redgrave

    Lynn Redgrave

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 67 (1943-2010)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Lynn Rachel Redgrave (8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010) was an English and American actress. She won... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Gok Wan

    Gok Wan

    Fashion designer, Journalist


    BirthplaceLeicester, United Kingdom

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  • 9
    Natasha Richardson

    AgeDec. at 46 (1963-2009)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was an English-American actress of stage... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Graham Norton

    Graham Norton

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceClondalkin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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  • 11
    Michael Grandage

    Michael Grandage

    Theatre Director, Theatrical producer


    BirthplaceYorkshire, England

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  • 12
    Timothy Findley

    Timothy Findley

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 72 (1930-2002)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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  • 13
    Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Activist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceGreenwich, London, United Kingdom

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  • 14
    Catherine Tate

    Catherine Tate

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceChiswick, London, England

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  • 15
    Rufus Sewell


    BirthplaceTwickenham, London, England

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  • 16
    Christopher Eccleston


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

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  • 17
    James Alexandrou


    BirthplaceIslington, London, United Kingdom

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  • 18
    James Nesbitt

    James Nesbitt

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceBallymena, United Kingdom

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  • 19
    Nickolas Grace

    Nickolas Grace

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceWest Kirby, United Kingdom

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  • 20
    Paul Bailey


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  • 21
    Judi Dench

    Judi Dench

    Theatre Director, Musician


    BirthplaceHeworth, United Kingdom

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  • 22
    Julie Christie

    Julie Christie

    Activist, Actor


    BirthplaceChabua, India

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  • 23
    Ben Browder

    Ben Browder

    Screenwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • 24
    Jeremy Brett

    AgeDec. at 62 (1933-1995)

    BirthplaceBerkswell, United Kingdom

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  • 25
    Alice Krige

    Alice Krige

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceUpington, South Africa

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