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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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  • 1
    Ginnifer Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Age42

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Mischa Barton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Mischa Barton

    Spokesperson, Fashion designer

    Age34

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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

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    #104 of 185 The Best Living English Actresses#3 of 22 Famous People You Never Realized Are British, Ranked By How Surprised You Were When You Found Out

  • 3
    Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Joan Collins

    Columnist, Author

    Age87

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

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

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    #347 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History#264 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time

  • 4
    Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Clive Owen

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age55

    BirthplaceKeresley, United Kingdom

    Clive Owen (born 3 October 1964) is an English actor. He first gained recognition in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Anthony Hopkins

    Film Score Composer, Musician

    Age82

    BirthplaceMargam, United Kingdom

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

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  • 6
    Vivien Leigh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Vivien Leigh

    Actor, Singer

    AgeDied at 54 (1913-1967)

    BirthplaceDarjeeling, India

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

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  • 7
    Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Ralph Fiennes

    Film Producer, Actor

    Age57

    BirthplaceIpswich, United Kingdom

    Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (; born 22 December 1962) is an English actor, film... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Allison Janney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Allison Janney

    Musician, Actor

    Age60

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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  • 9
    Jon Cryer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Jon Cryer

    Television director, Film Producer

    Age55

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

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

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  • 10
    Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Gemma Arterton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Gemma Arterton

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age34

    BirthplaceGravesend, United Kingdom

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

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    #158 of 201 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With#22 of 54 The Best English Actresses Working Today

  • 12
    Victoria Principal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Victoria Principal

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age70

    BirthplaceFukuoka, Japan

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

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  • 13
    Kenneth Branagh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Kenneth Branagh

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age59

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

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

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    #75 of 301 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)#230 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History

  • 14
    Denholm Elliott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Edward Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Edward Hibbert

    Literary agent, Actor

    Age65

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Long Island

    Edward Hibbert (born 9 September 1955) is an English-American actor, voice actor and literary... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Charles Laughton

    Theatre Director, Film Producer

    AgeDied 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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Alan Bates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Robert Reed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    AgeDec. at 60 (1932-1992)

    BirthplaceHighland Park, Illinois, United States of America

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

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  • 19
    Roger Moore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Roger Moore

    Television director, Soldier

    Age92

    BirthplaceStockwell, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Roger George Moore (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Alan Rickman

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age74

    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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

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  • 21
    Brian Epstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Sean Bean

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age61

    BirthplaceHandsworth, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959), credited professionally as Sean Bean (), is an English... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Henry Gibson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Henry Gibson

    Poet, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 74 (1935-2009)

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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  • 24
    Brendan Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Brendan Gleeson

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age65

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director. He is the recipient... more on Wikipedia
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    Theodore Bikel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Alumni

    Theodore Bikel

    Record producer, Businessperson

    Age96

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

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