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Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

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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?”
  • Ginnifer Goodwin1


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin (born May 22, 1978) is an American actress. She is known...  more

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  • Mischa Barton2

    Mischa Barton

    Spokesperson, Fashion designer


    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Mischa Barton (born 24 January 1986) is a British-Irish-American film, television, and stage...  more

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    #1 of 12 12 Actors Who Spoiled Their Own Character's Death#3 of 22 Famous People You Never Realized Are British, Ranked By How Surprised You Were When You Found Out

  • Joan Collins3

    Joan Collins

    Columnist, Author


    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

    Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, (born 23 May 1933) is an English actress, author, and columnist....  more

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    #349 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#72 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • Clive Owen4

    Clive Owen

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceKeresley, United Kingdom

    Clive Owen (born 3 October 1964) is an English actor. He first gained recognition in the...  more

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  • Anthony Hopkins5

    Anthony Hopkins

    Film Score Composer, Musician


    BirthplaceMargam, United Kingdom

    Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer....  more

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  • Vivien Leigh6

    Vivien Leigh

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1913-1967)

    BirthplaceDarjeeling, India

    Vivien Leigh (; born Vivian Mary Hartley and styled as Lady Olivier after 1947; 5 November...  more

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  • Ralph Fiennes7

    Ralph Fiennes

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceEngland, Ipswich

    Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (; born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, film...  more

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  • Allison Janney8

    Allison Janney

    Musician, Actor


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress. A prolific character...  more

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    #66 of 222 The Best Actresses Working Today#127 of 349 The Best American Actresses Working Today

  • Jon Cryer9

    Jon Cryer

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jonathan Niven Cryer (born April 16, 1965) is an American actor, comedian and television...  more

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  • Peter O'Toole10

    Peter O'Toole

    Film Producer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 81 (1932-2013)

    BirthplaceConnemara, Republic of Ireland

    Peter Seamus O'Toole (; 2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British stage and film actor...  more

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  • Gemma Arterton11

    Gemma Arterton

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceGravesend, United Kingdom

    Gemma Christina Arterton (born 2 February 1986) is an English actress, activist and film...  more

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  • Victoria Principal12

    Victoria Principal

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceFukuoka, Japan

    Vicki Ree Principal (born January 3, 1950), later known as Victoria Principal, is an American...  more

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    #123 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time#35 of 99 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '80s

  • Kenneth Branagh13

    Kenneth Branagh

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh (born 10 December 1960) is a Northern Irish actor, director,...  more

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    #74 of 302 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)#1989 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Denholm Elliott14

    AgeDec. at 70 (1922-1992)

    BirthplaceEaling, London, United Kingdom

    Denholm Mitchell Elliott, (31 May 1922 – 6 October 1992) was an English actor, with more than...  more

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  • Edward Hibbert15

    Edward Hibbert

    Literary agent, Actor


    BirthplaceLong Island, New York, United States of America

    Edward Hibbert (born 9 September 1955) is an English-American actor, voice actor and literary...  more
  • Charles Laughton16

    Charles Laughton

    Theatre Director, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 63 (1899-1962)

    BirthplaceScarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor....  more

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    #113 of 239 The Greatest British Actors of All Time#119 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

  • Alan Bates17

    Alan Bates

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDied at 69 (1934-2003)

    BirthplaceAllestree, United Kingdom

    Sir Alan Arthur Bates, (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor who came to...  more

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  • Robert Reed18

    AgeDec. at 60 (1932-1992)

    BirthplaceHighland Park, Illinois, USA

    Robert Reed (born John Robert Rietz Jr.; October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American...  more

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    #267 of 466 Celebrities You Didn't Know Use Stage Names#122 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

  • Roger Moore19

    Roger Moore

    Television director, Soldier


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sir Roger George Moore (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor best known for...  more

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  • Alan Rickman20

    Alan Rickman

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and...  more

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  • Brian Epstein21

    Brian Epstein

    Impresario, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 33 (1934-1967)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Brian Samuel Epstein (; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur...  more
  • Sean Bean22

    Sean Bean

    Actor, Voice acting



    Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959), credited professionally as Sean Bean (), is an English...  more

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  • Henry Gibson23

    Henry Gibson

    Poet, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 74 (1935-2009)

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Henry Gibson (born James Bateman, September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009), was an American...  more

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  • Brendan Gleeson24

    Brendan Gleeson

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Dublin

    Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director. He is the recipient...  more

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    #6 of 48 The Best Irish Actors Working Today#11 of 48 The Best Irish Actors of All Time

  • Theodore Bikel25

    Theodore Bikel

    Record producer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Theodore Meir Bikel ( bih-KEL; May 2, 1924 – July 21, 2015) was an Austrian-American actor,...  more