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Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 31.6k views321 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and be of some renown.

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

Gemma Arterton and Mischa Barton are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Royal Academy of Dramatic Art?” and “Which celebrities are Royal Academy of Dramatic Art alumni?”
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  • 26
    James Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Age51

    BirthplaceFrance

    James Dreyfus (born 9 October 1968) is an English actor, most notable for his roles on... more on Wikipedia
  • 27
    Timothy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Timothy Dalton

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age76

    BirthplaceColwyn Bay, United Kingdom

    Timothy Dalton (; born Timothy Leonard Dalton Leggett; 21 March 1946) is a British actor. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • 28
    John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    John Gielgud

    Theatre Director, Theatrical producer

    AgeDec. at 96 (1904-2000)

    BirthplaceSouth Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 29
    Barry Morse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Barry Morse

    Author, Actor

    AgeDec. at 90 (1918-2008)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Herbert Morse (10 June 1918 – 2 February 2008), known professionally as Barry Morse, was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 30
    Ida Lupino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Ida Lupino

    Television director, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 77 (1918-1995)

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, Camberwell

    Ida Lupino (4 February 1918 – 3 August 1995) was an English-American actress, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 31
    Joe Orton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Joe Orton

    Writer, Playwright

    AgeDec. at 34 (1933-1967)

    BirthplaceEast Midlands, Eurasia, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, England

    John Kingsley Orton (1 January 1933 – 9 August 1967), known under the pen name of Joe Orton,... more on Wikipedia
  • 32
    Cedric Hardwicke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    AgeDec. at 71 (1893-1964)

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, West Midlands, Lye, United Kingdom

    Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke (19 February 1893 – 6 August 1964) was an English stage and film... more on Wikipedia
  • 33
    Peter Yates is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Peter Yates

    Television director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1929-2011)

    BirthplaceAldershot, United Kingdom

    Peter James Yates (24 July 1929 – 9 January 2011) was an English film director and producer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 34
    Mary Portas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Mary Portas

    Journalist, Retailer

    Age60

    BirthplaceRickmansworth, United Kingdom

    Mary Portas (née Newton; born 28 May 1960) is an English retail consultant and broadcaster,... more on Wikipedia
  • 35
    David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    David McCallum

    Musician, Actor

    Age87

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) is a British-American actor and musician.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 36
    Larry Linville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    AgeDec. at 61 (1939-2000)

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Ojai

    Lawrence Lavon Linville (September 29, 1939 – April 10, 2000) was an American actor known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 37
    Kenneth Halliwell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Kenneth Halliwell

    Actor, Writer

    AgeDec. at 41 (1926-1967)

    BirthplaceBebington, United Kingdom

    Kenneth Leith Halliwell (23 June 1926 – 9 August 1967) was a British actor, writer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 38
    Liev Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Liev Schreiber

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age52

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Isaac Liev Schreiber (; born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, director, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 39
    Diana Rigg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Age82

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England

    Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She played Emma... more on Wikipedia
  • 40
    Trevor Eve is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Trevor Eve

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age69

    BirthplaceSutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

    Trevor John Eve (born 1 July 1951) is an English film and television actor. In 1979 he gained... more on Wikipedia
  • 41
    John Rhys-Davies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    John Rhys-Davies

    Screenwriter, Actor

    Age76

    BirthplaceAmmanford, United Kingdom

    John Rhys-Davies (born 5 May 1944) is a Welsh actor, voice actor and producer, known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 42
    Matthew Macfadyen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Age45

    BirthplaceGreat Yarmouth, United Kingdom

    David Matthew Macfadyen (born 17 October 1974) is an English actor. He played MI5... more on Wikipedia

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  • 43
    Kari Wührer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Kari Wührer

    Musician, VJ

    Age53

    BirthplaceBrookfield, USA, Connecticut

    Kari Samantha Wuhrer (born April 28, 1967) is an American actress and singer. Wuhrer began her... more on Wikipedia

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  • 44
    Camille Guaty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Age42

    BirthplaceCalifornia, USA

    Camille Guaty (born June 28, 1976) is an American film and television actress. She is known... more on Wikipedia
  • 45
    David Warner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    David Warner

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age79

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    David Hattersley Warner (born 29 July 1941) is an English actor who played romantic leads and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 46
    Tom Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Age83

    BirthplaceKingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

    Sir Thomas Daniel Courtenay (; born 25 February 1937) is an English actor who came to... more on Wikipedia
  • 47
    Paul Darrow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Paul Darrow

    Actor

    Age79

    BirthplaceSurrey, England

    Paul Darrow (born Paul Valentine Birkby; 2 May 1941 – 3 June 2019) was an English actor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 48
    Paul McGann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Paul McGann

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age60

    BirthplaceKensington, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Paul John McGann (born 14 November 1959) is an English actor. He came to prominence for... more on Wikipedia

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  • 49
    Sarah Miles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Age78

    BirthplaceIngatestone, United Kingdom

    Sarah Miles (born 31 December 1941) is an English theatre and film actress. Her best-known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 50
    Fiona Shaw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Fiona Shaw

    Theatre Director, Opera Director

    Age62

    BirthplaceCounty Cork, Republic of Ireland

    Fiona Shaw (born Fiona Mary Wilson; 10 July 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre and opera... more on Wikipedia

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