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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and be of some renown.

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

This list includes Alison Brie, David Tennant and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama?” and “Which celebrities are Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama alumni?”
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Alison Brie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 36

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Alison Brie Schermerhorn (born December 29, 1982) is an American actress. Brie starred as Annie Edison in the comedy series Community (2009–2015) and Trudy Campbell in the drama series Mad Men ...more

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Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Film Score Composer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Aberfeldy, United Kingdom

Alan Cumming (born 27 January 1965) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and plays. His London ...more

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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 47

Birthplace: Bathgate, United Kingdom

David John Tennant (born 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who (2005–2010), Giacomo ...more

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Ian McDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Theatre Director, Actor

Age: 74

Birthplace: Carnoustie, United Kingdom

Ian McDiarmid (; born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish actor and director best known for portraying Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series. He has received an Olivier Award for Best Actor ...more

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Jack Bruce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Bassist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 75

Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, United Kingdom

John Symon Asher Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included ...more

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David McVicar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Theatre Director, Opera Director

Age: 53

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Sir David McVicar (born 1966) is a Scottish opera and theatre director.
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Sheena Easton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Designer

Age: 59

Birthplace: Scotland, Bellshill

Sheena Shirley Easton (née Orr; born 27 April 1959) is a Scottish singer and songwriter. She has a dual British-American nationality. Easton came into the public eye in an episode of the ...more

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 39

Birthplace: Port Glasgow, United Kingdom

James McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in The Near Room (1995) and made mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film ...more

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Robert Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: Maryhill, United Kingdom

Robert Carlyle (born 14 April 1961) is a Scottish actor. His film work includes Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), and Angela's Ashes (1999). He has ...more

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Colin Morgan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 33

Birthplace: Armagh, United Kingdom

Colin Morgan (born 1 January 1986) is an actor from Northern Ireland, best known for playing the title character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin. Morgan made his London theatre debut in 2007 as ...more
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John Hannah is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Television producer, Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Scotland, East Kilbride

John David Hannah (born 23 April 1962) is a Scottish film and television actor. He came to prominence in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for ...more
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Ian Richardson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 73 (1934-2007)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ian William Richardson, (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television. He portrayed the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of ...more

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Laura Fraser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 42

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1976) is a Scottish actress. She is best known for portraying Door in the urban fantasy series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the drama ...more

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Tom Conti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Theatre Director, Novelist, Actor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom

Thomas Antonio Conti (born 22 November 1941) is a Scottish actor, theatre director, and novelist. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1979 for his performance in Whose Life Is It ...more
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Tony Curran is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Tony Curran (born December 13, 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared in Underworld: Evolution, Doctor Who, Roots, and the Netflix historical epic Outlaw King.

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Henry Ian Cusick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Trujillo, Peru

Henry Ian Cusick (born 17 April 1967) is a Scottish-Peruvian actor of television, film, and theatre and a television director. He is known for his role as Desmond Hume in the ABC television ...more

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Ciarán McMenamin ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Enniskillen, United Kingdom

Ciarán McMenamin (born 1 October 1975) is a Northern Irish actor.
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Patrick Doyle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Film Score Composer, Actor, Composer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Uddingston, United Kingdom

Patrick Doyle (born 6 April 1953) is a Scottish film composer. A longtime collaborator of actor-director Kenneth Branagh, Doyle is known for his work composing for films such as Henry V (1989), ...more
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Denise Coffey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor, Writer

Age: 82

Birthplace: Aldershot, United Kingdom

Denise Coffey (born 12 December 1936) is an English actress, director and playwright. Coffey was born in Aldershot. After training at the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art, she began a career in ...more
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Lynn Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 53

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lynn Ferguson Tweddle (born 11 April 1965) is a Scottish writer, actress, and story coach. She is the younger sister of comedian Craig Ferguson and is known for voicing the character of Mac in ...more
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Greg Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 52

Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Matthew Gregory Wise (born 15 May 1966) is an English actor and producer. He has appeared in many British television works, as well as several feature films (notably the role of John Willoughby ...more

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Billy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Musician, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Billy Boyd (born 28 August 1968) is a Scottish actor and musician. He played Peregrin "Pippin" Took in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003), Barret ...more

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Michelle Gomez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Michelle Gomez Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Michelle Gomez (born November 23, 1966) is a Scottish actress. She is known for her comedy roles in The Book Group (2002–03), Green Wing (2004–07) and Bad Education (2012–13), as well as playing ...more
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James Fleet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 64

Birthplace: Bilston, United Kingdom

James Edward Fleet (born 11 March 1952) is a British actor. He is most famous for his roles as the bumbling and well-meaning Tom in the 1994 British romantic comedy film Four Weddings and a ...more
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Daniela Nardini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Largs, Scotland

Daniela Nardini (born 26 April 1968, Largs) is a Scottish actress of Italian ancestry, who played Anna Forbes in the BBC Two television series This Life. The role earned her a BAFTA Best Actress ...more