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List Rules People 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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Ginnifer Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Actor
Jennifer Michelle Goodwin, known professionally as Ginnifer Goodwin, is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her role as Margene Heffman on Big Love, and for her roles ...more

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Mischa Barton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Spokesperson, Fashion designer, Model
Mischa Anne Barton is an English-Irish film, television, and stage actress, and occasional fashion model with British, Irish, and American citizenship. She began her acting career on the stage, ...more

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Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Columnist, Author, Actor
Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, DBE is an English actress, author and columnist. Born in Paddington, west London and brought up in Maida Vale, Collins grew up during the WWII. After making her ...more

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Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Film Producer, Actor
Clive Owen is an English actor who first gained recognition in the United Kingdom for playing the lead role in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991. He then received critical acclaim for his ...more

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Actor
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer and painter. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he ...more

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Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Actor, Singer
Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh, was an English stage and film actress. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances as "Southern belle" Scarlett ...more

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Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, is an English actor. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre. Fiennes' portrayal of Nazi Amon ...more

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Allison Janney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Musician, Actor, Voice acting
Allison Brooks Janney is an American actress. She is a six-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for her television work and has won a Drama Desk Award and received two Tony Award nominations for her ...more

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Jon Cryer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Jonathan Niven "Jon" Cryer is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. Born into a show business family, Cryer made his motion picture debut as a teenaged ...more

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Peter Seamus O'Toole was a British-Irish stage and film actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and began working in the theatre, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at ...more

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Gemma Arterton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Gemma Christina Arterton is an English actress. Arterton made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinian's. Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, playing Bond ...more

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Victoria Principal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer
Victoria Principal is an American actress, author and businesswoman best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the CBS nighttime soap opera Dallas from 1978 to 1987.

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Kenneth Branagh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has directed or starred in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's ...more

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Denholm Elliott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Actor
Denholm Mitchell Elliott, CBE was an English film, television and theatre actor with more than 120 film and television credits. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. In the ...more

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Edward Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Literary agent, Actor, Voice acting
Edward Hibbert is an American-born English actor and literary agent. He played Gil Chesterton in the TV series Frasier. He is also the voice of Zazu in The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and The ...more

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Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more

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Alan Bates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Sir Alan Arthur Bates, KBE was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, a time of high creativity in British cinema, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's ...more

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Robert Reed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Actor
Robert Reed was an American stage, film and television actor and television director. From 1961 to 1965, Reed portrayed the role of Kenneth Preston on the popular legal drama, The Defenders, ...more

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Roger Moore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Television director, Soldier, Television producer
Sir Roger George Moore is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985 and he is the oldest actor to have played ...more

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Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman is an English actor. Rickman is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in both modern and classical theatre productions. His breakout performance was as the ...more

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Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Impresario, Businessperson, Talent manager
Brian Samuel Epstein was an English music entrepreneur, best known for managing the Beatles. Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961, during a lunchtime Cavern Club performance. He ...more

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Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean is an English actor. Bean first found success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. He has since garnered further recognition for his ...more

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Henry Gibson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Poet, Songwriter, Soldier
Henry Gibson was an American actor, singer and songwriter, best known as a cast member of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, for his portrayal of diminutive country star Haven Hamilton in Nashville, ...more

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Brendan Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Teacher
Brendan Gleeson is an Irish actor. His best-known performances include supporting roles in films such as Braveheart, Gangs of New York, 28 Days Later, Troy, and the Harry Potter films and ...more

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Theodore Bikel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni
Record producer, Businessperson, Musician
Theodore Meir Bikel is an Austrian-American actor, folk singer, musician, and composer. He made his film debut in The African Queen and was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role ...more