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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
Alison Brie Actor, Voice acting Alison Brie Schermerhorn, known professionally as Alison Brie, is an American actress. She is known for portraying Annie Edison on the NBC / Yahoo sitcom Community and Trudy Campbell on the AMC ...more

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Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Alan Cumming Film Score Composer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an ...more

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David Tennant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
David Tennant Actor, Voice acting David Tennant is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova and ...more

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Ian McDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Ian McDiarmid Theatre Director, Actor Ian McDiarmid is a Scottish actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series.

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Jack Bruce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Jack Bruce Bassist, Songwriter, Musician John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was a Scottish musician, composer and vocalist, known primarily for his multi-faceted contributions to the legendary British supergroup Cream, which ...more

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David McVicar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
David McVicar Theatre Director, Opera Director Sir David McVicar is a Scottish opera and theatre director. He attended Netherlee Primary School and Williamwood High School. He studied as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and ...more

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Sheena Easton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Sheena Easton Record producer, Songwriter, Designer Sheena Shirley Easton is a Scottish international recording artist and stage and TV/film actress. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British reality ...more

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
James McAvoy Actor, Voice acting James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work ...more

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Robert Carlyle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Robert Carlyle Actor Robert Carlyle, OBE is a Scottish actor. His film work includes Trainspotting, The Full Monty, The World Is Not Enough, Angela's Ashes, The 51st State, and 28 Weeks Later. He has been in the ...more

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Colin Morgan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Colin Morgan Actor Colin Morgan is a Northern Irish film, television and theatre actor best known for playing the title character in the BBC TV series Merlin. He made his West End theatre acting 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
John Hannah Television producer, Actor John David Hannah is a Scottish film and television actor. He came to prominence in Richard Curtis's Four Weddings and a Funeral and has since appeared alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors ...more

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Ian Richardson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Ian Richardson Actor, Voice acting Ian William Richardson, CBE was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television. He is well known for his portrayal of 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
Laura Fraser Actor Laura Fraser 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 series Lip Service, ...more

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Tom Conti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Tom Conti Theatre Director, Novelist, Actor Thomas Antonio "Tom" Conti is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist of Italian Scots descent. He has won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1979 for his performance in ...more

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Tony Curran is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Tony Curran Actor Anthony "Tony" Curran is a Scottish actor.

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Henry Ian Cusick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Henry Ian Cusick Actor Henry Ian Cusick is a Scottish-Peruvian stage, television, and film actor. He is well known for his role as Desmond Hume on the U.S. television series Lost, for which he received a Primetime ...more

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Ciarán McMenamin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Ciarán McMenamin Actor Ciarán McMenamin is a Northern Irish actor, resident in London.

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Patrick Doyle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Patrick Doyle Film Score Composer, Actor, Composer Patrick Doyle is a Scottish film composer. A longtime collaborator of actor-director Kenneth Branagh, Doyle is known for his work composing for films such Henry V, Sense and Sensibility, Hamlet, ...more

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Denise Coffey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Denise Coffey Actor, Writer Denise Coffey is an English actress, director and playwright. After training at the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art, Coffey began a career in repertory at the Gateway Theatre in Edinburgh, then ...more

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Lynn Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Lynn Ferguson Comedian, Actor, Voice acting Lynn Ferguson is a Scottish writer, actress, comedian and presenter. She is the sister of comedian Craig Ferguson and is known for voicing the character of Mac in the animated film, Chicken

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Greg Wise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Greg Wise Film Producer, Actor Matthew Gregory "Greg" Wise is an English actor and producer. He has appeared in many British television works, as well as several feature films.

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Billy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Billy Boyd Musician, Actor Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor and musician most widely known for playing the characters Peregrin "Pippin" Took in the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Barret Bonden in Master ...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 Michelle Gomez is a Scottish actress. She is known for her comedy roles in Green Wing, The Book Group, and Bad Education, and for playing the female incarnation of the Master known as ...more

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James Fleet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
James Fleet Actor James Edward Fleet is an English 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 Funeral, and the ...more

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Daniela Nardini is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Daniela Nardini Actor Daniela Nardini 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 award in 1998 and also ...more

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Emma Fielding is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Emma Fielding Actor Emma Georgina Annalies Fielding is an English actress.

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Andrew Hawley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Andrew Hawley Actor Andrew Hawley is an actor.

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Erik Chisholm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Erik Chisholm Erik William Chisholm was a Scottish composer, pianist, organist and conductor often known as "Scotland's forgotten composer". According to his biographer, Chisholm "was the first ...more

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Dawn Steele is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Dawn Steele Actor Dawn Anne Steele is a Scottish actress best known for her portrayals of the characters Alexandra "Lexie" MacDonald from the BBC drama Monarch of the Glen & Alice Trevanion in ITV ...more

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Stella Gonet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Stella Gonet Actor Stella Gonet is a Scottish theatre, film and TV actress.

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Louise Delamere is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Louise Delamere Actor Louise Alexandra Delamere is an English actress, best known for her roles as Lia in the Channel 4 comedy drama No Angels and Colette Sheward in the BBC medical drama Holby City.

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Bill Paterson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Bill Paterson Actor, Voice acting Bill Paterson is a Scottish stage, film and television actor.

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Ian Parker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Ian Parker Keyboard player Ian Parker is a Scottish keyboard player, vocalist, composer and songwriter. Ian has played keyboards with the Hollies since 1991 and with Clannad since 1988, extensively touring the world and ...more

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Neil Mackie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Neil Mackie Singer Neil Mackie is a Scottish tenor. During his career as a singer, he was associated with the works of 20th-century composers, particularly Benjamin Britten, and Peter Maxwell Davies. He created ...more

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David Hayman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
David Hayman Television director, Actor, Film Director David Hayman is a Scottish film, television and stage actor and director, known for his role as DCS Mike Walker in ITV drama Trial and Retribution.

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Marion Fraser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Marion Fraser Lady Marion Anne Fraser LT is a Scottish music educator.

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Phyllis Logan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Phyllis Logan Actor Phyllis Margaret Logan is a Scottish actress.

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Jimmy Logan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Jimmy Logan Impresario, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer Jimmy Logan OBE, FRSAMD, born as James Allan Short, was a Scottish performer, producer, impresario and director.

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Margaret Marshall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Margaret Marshall Singer Margaret Anne Marshall OBE is a Scottish soprano. Marshall was born in Stirling. Her career started in the 1970s and she has sung a wide range of classical and operatic roles. Margaret ...more

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Valerie Edmond is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Valerie Edmond Actor Valerie Edmond is a Scottish actress. Her first notable role was in The Sunshine Boys at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, directed by Maureen Lipman, soon after she graduated from the Royal Scottish ...more

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Hannah Gordon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Hannah Gordon Actor Hannah Cambell Grant Gordon is a Scottish actress who is well known in the United Kingdom for her television work, including My Wife Next Door, Upstairs, Downstairs, Telford's Change, Joint ...more

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Colin McCredie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Colin McCredie Actor Colin McCredie is a Scottish actor, best known for his role as DC Stuart Fraser in the STV drama Taggart and the film Shallow Grave.

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Moira Anderson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Moira Anderson Singer, Presenter Moira Anderson, OBE is a Scottish singer.

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Jayne Wisener is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Jayne Wisener Actor, Singer Jayne Wisener is an actress and singer from Northern Ireland. She is best known for playing Johanna in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She also briefly played Lauren Harris in ...more

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Martyn Bennett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Martyn Bennett Martyn Bennett was a Scottish musician who was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He was influential in the evolution of modern Celtic fusion, a blending of traditional ...more

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Gordon Cree is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Gordon Cree Conductor, Actor Gordon Charles Cree BMus FGMS is a Scottish entertainer, singer, pianist, organist, arranger, orchestrator, conductor and composer.

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Gray O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Gray O'Brien Actor Gray O'Brien is a Scottish television and film actor, best known for his portrayal of the villainous Weatherfield businessman Tony Gordon in the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street from ...more

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Andy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Andy Stewart Comedian, Musician, Actor Andrew "Andy" Stewart MBE was a Scottish singer and entertainer.

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Marina Nadiradze is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
Marina Nadiradze Pianist Marina Nadiradze is a Georgian pianist. She studied at the State Conservatoire in Tbilisi. As a precocious nine-year-old she won the first of her international awards in Vilnius, Lithuania and ...more

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John Grieve is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama Alumni
John Grieve Actor John Grieve was a Scottish actor, best known as the engineer Macphail in the 1960s BBC adaptation of Neil Munro's Para Handy stories, Para Handy - Master Mariner Born in Maryhill, Glasgow, ...more