London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art. The list includes people like Keira Knightley, Richard Harris, Donald Sutherland, John Lithgow & Kim Cattrall. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, singers, musicians, miscellaneous and fashion etc.
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Benedict Cumberbatch
(English Actor Known for His Work on Screen and Stage)
Benedict Cumberbatch
135
Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most popular English actors of the current generation. Apart from his acting skills, he is also known for his charity work. In 2014, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world. In 2015, he was appointed a CBE for services to charity and performing arts.

 2 
Rose Leslie
(Scottish Actress)
Rose Leslie
54
Birthdate: February 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland

Rose Leslie is a popular Scottish actress who gained international fame after portraying Ygritte in one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. Thanks to her popularity, she serves as an icon and inspiration to several aspiring Scottish actresses and models.

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Donald Sutherland
(Canadian Actor With a Film Career Spanning Six Decades)
Donald Sutherland
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Birthdate: July 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint John, Canada
Died: June 20, 2024

Donald Sutherland is arguably the greatest Canadian actor of all time. In an illustrious career, that spans over more than five decades, Sutherland has played an influential role in both Canadian and American entertainment industries. He won an Academy Honorary Award in 2017 for his immense contribution to cinema. He is the father of actors Kiefer, Rossif, and Angus Sutherland.

 4 
Sam Claflin
(English Actor Known for His Role as ‘Finnick Odair’ in ‘The Hunger Games’ Film Series)
Sam Claflin
41
Birthdate: June 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England

A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Sam Claflin gained international recognition for his role in The Hunger Games films. Also known for his good looks, Claflin won the Man of the Year award at the 2014 Glamour Awards. A football fanatic, Claflin's dream of pursuing a football career was shattered after an ankle injury.

 5 
Richard Harris
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
Richard Harris
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Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002

A multitalented personality, Richard Harris was an Irish actor, singer, director and writer. He began as a stage actor and later moved to films. His famous films include This Sporting Life, Camelot, A Man Called Horse, Gladiator and the first two Harry Potter films. He released numerous musical albums, published a poetry book and ventured into film direction with Bloomfield.

 6 
Kim Cattrall
(British and Canadian Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Samantha Jones’ in the Series ‘Sex and the City’)
Kim Cattrall
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Birthdate: August 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Popular as Samantha Jones from the hit series Sex and the City, Golden Globe-winning actor Kim Cattrall found it difficult to recreate the same magic on screen, barring her performance in the 2014 comedy Sensitive Skin. Her comeback with the Fox series Filthy Rich in 2020 was commendable.

 7 
John Lithgow
23
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

A Harvard alumnus and a Fulbright scholar, John Lithgow began his career with Broadway and later also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Known for his Emmy-winning performances in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dexter, and The Crown, Lithgow is also an American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.

 8 
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(British Actor Known for His Film ‘12 Years a Slave’)
Chiwetel Ejiofor
22
Birthdate: July 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forest Gate, London, England

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor received scars on his forehead when he was just 11 as a result of an accident in which he lost his father. Although the scars might bring back terrible memories, they might have played a crucial role in Steven Spielberg selecting him for a role in Amistad, a film based on the events aboard a slave ship.

 9 
Anya Chalotra
(Actress)
Anya Chalotra
17
Birthdate: 1996 AD
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, England
Anya Chalotra is best known for her roles as Yennefer of Vengerberg in Netflix’s The Witcher and Robin Loxley in Sherwood. She was also seen in Wanderlust and The ABC Murders. She appeared as Dr. Anuja in a 2020 TV short named No Masks, about COVID-19 frontline workers in London.
 10 
Cary Elwes
(English Actor and Writer Known for His Role as ‘Westley’ in the Film ‘The Princess Bride’)
Cary Elwes
14
Birthdate: October 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Cary Elwes is best known as Westley from The Princess Bride, Robin Hood from Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Dr. Lawrence Gordon from the Saw horror franchise. He has also played numerous supporting roles in films and has been seen in series such as The X-Files and Stranger Things.
 11 
Charlotte Riley
(English Actress Known for Her Roles as ‘Sarah Hurst’ in the Film ‘Easy Virtue’)
Charlotte Riley
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Birthdate: December 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grindon, County Durham, England

Charlotte Riley is an English actress who started hogging the limelight after her wedding to popular English actor Tom Hardy. Charlotte Riley is credited with helping Tom Hardy get back on his feet after the latter's separation from his then-girlfriend Rachael Speed.

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Natascha McElhone
(Actress)
Natascha McElhone
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Birthdate: December 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ruth Wilson
(Actress)
Ruth Wilson
13
Birthdate: January 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashford, Surrey, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Toby Stephens
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Gustav Graves’ in the Film ‘Die Another Day’)
Toby Stephens
5
Birthdate: April 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Middlesex Hospital, London, England
Toby Stephens is best known for his Saturn Award-nominated role of villain Gustav Graves from the James Bond film Die Another Day. The talented Shakespearean actor also appeared as Captain Flint in the series Black Sails, as Fairfax Rochester in Jane Eyre, and as John Robinson in Lost in Space.
 15 
Neal McDonough
(Actor)
Neal McDonough
11
Birthdate: February 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Aisling Bea
(Irish Comedian and Actress Known for Her Comedy Series 'This Way Up')
Aisling Bea
16
Birthdate: March 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland

Aisling Bea is an Irish actor, screenwriter, and comedian who has been serving as a team captain on the popular British comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats since 2016. Apart from being a comedian and actor, Aisling Bea is also an activist; she campaigned successfully for the introduction of legal abortion and same-sex marriage legislation in Ireland.

 17 
Élodie Yung
(Actress)
Élodie Yung
11
Birthdate: February 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
 18 
Edward Herrmann
(American Actor, Director and Writer Known for His Miniseries ‘Eleanor and Franklin')
Edward Herrmann
7
Birthdate: July 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: December 31, 2014
Edward Herrmann is best remembered for his portrayal of Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls and Max in The Lost Boys. Fans also loved him as Franklin D. Roosevelt in Annie and Eleanor and Franklin. He had also narrated scores of shows on The History Channel and PBS, such as Nova.
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Brian Cox
(Scottish Actor)
Brian Cox
2
Birthdate: June 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
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Tony Goldwyn
(Actor, Producer and Director Known for His Role as President ‘Fitzgerald Grant III’ in the TV Series ‘Scandal’)
Tony Goldwyn
6
Birthdate: May 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Tony Goldwyn is an American actor, filmmaker, and singer. Also an activist, Goldwyn served as the president of a nonprofit group called the Creative Coalition. He also serves as an ambassador for a nonprofit legal organization called the Innocence Project, which aims at reforming the criminal justice system.

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Stacy Keach
8
Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States

Stacy Keach is an American actor best known for playing the popular fictional detective Mike Hammer in several stand-alone television films and television series. Renowned for his soothing voice, Stacy Keach has also gained popularity as a voice actor and narrator. Also known for his contributions to theatre, Stacy Keach was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2015.

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Amy Irving
(Actress and Singer)
Amy Irving
17
Birthdate: September 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States

Amy Irving is an American actress known for her contribution across all three major acting mediums. The daughter of Priscilla Pointer and Jules Irving, Amy Irving followed in the footsteps of her parents to establish herself in the American entertainment industry. Over the years, she has played an important role in the success of several TV series and films.

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Jeffrey Jones
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Emperor Joseph II’ in the Film ‘Amadeus’)
Jeffrey Jones
13
Birthdate: September 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States

Jeffrey Jones is an American actor known for his deadpan portrayal of film characters, often to comic effect. For an actor who claims to value anonymity, Jeffrey Jones has attracted unnecessary public attention as a sex offender. In 2002, he was arrested for possessing child pornography and was subsequently accused by an underage boy of solicitation to pose nude.

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Iwan Rheon
(Actor Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: 'Misfits' and 'Game of Thrones')
Iwan Rheon
12
Birthdate: May 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carmarthen, Dyfed, Wales

Best known to audiences as Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones and as Simon Bellamy in Misfits, Iwan Rheon is also an Olivier Award-winning stage actor. A talented singer, too, he was previously the lead vocalist of The Convictions and has also performed with his brother in the single Rhodd.

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Alexander Siddig
(Actor)
Alexander Siddig
9
Birthdate: November 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wad Madani, Gezira, Sudan
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Diana Dors
(English Actress and a 'Sex Symbol' of the Mid 20th Century)
Diana Dors
11
Birthdate: October 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Died: May 4, 1984

Diana Dors was an English singer and actress who became renowned as one of the most famous sex symbols of her generation in the UK. She achieved stardom, first as a blonde bombshell—who made headlines for organizing lavish parties—and later as a regular chat-show guest. Diana Dors’ life and career inspired a 1999 TV biographical film titled The Blonde Bombshell.      

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Harry Melling
(Actor)
Harry Melling
21
Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Katherine Parkinson
(British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Jen Barber’ in the TV Series ‘The IT Crowd’)
Katherine Parkinson
13
Birthdate: March 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hounslow, London, England

Katherine Parkinson is an English actress known for her portrayal of Jen Barber in the sitcom TV series The IT Crowd. Over the years, Parkinson has contributed immensely across popular mediums, such as film, TV, radio, and stage. Apart from receiving prestigious awards for her acting skills, Katherine Parkinson also attracted praise for her skills as a playwright in 2019.

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Swoosie Kurtz
(Actress)
Swoosie Kurtz
13
Birthdate: September 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Swoosie Kurtz is an American actress who has received prestigious awards, such as Tony Awards and Primetime Emmy Award in a career spanning more than half a century. Over the years, she has contributed immensely to the success of several popular TV series, such as Carol and Company.

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Jeremy Irvine
7
Birthdate: June 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, England

English actor Jeremy Irvine is one of the best-known method actors in the contemporary era. Interested in the entertainment industry from a young age, he started acting professionally when he was 16. He went on to do a course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) to hone his skills and take his career further.

 31 
Jason Flemyng
(Actor and Producer Known for His Films ‘Snatch’ and ‘Rob Roy’)
Jason Flemyng
2
Birthdate: September 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Putney, London, England

Jason Flemyng is an English actor best known for playing Tonio in the 1996 drama film, Alive & Kicking, for which he was honored at the Geneva Film Festival with the Best Actor Award. Also a humanitarian, Jason Flemyng appeared in To Trend on Twitter, a 2018 short film, which aimed to support young people with cancer.

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Harriet Walter
(British Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Fanny Dashwood’ in the Film ‘Sense and Sensibility’)
Harriet Walter
8
Birthdate: September 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Niece of British actor, Sir Christopher Lee, of the Dracula fame, Harriet Walter is a prominent theatre actress who featured in numerous popular plays of the Royal Shakespeare Company such Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. The Olivier Award-winning Londoner, who also acted in feature films and television drama series, is involved in charity activities to promote theatre art.

 33 
Kelly Rohrbach
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role of 'C. J. Parker' in the Film 'Baywatch;)
Kelly Rohrbach
13
Birthdate: January 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Kelly Rohrbach is best known as C. J. Parker from the film Baywatch. She has also played minor roles in series such as Two and a Half Men and The New Normal. A talented model, she was declared the “Rookie of the Year” of the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
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Alexis Denisof
(Actor,Soundtrack)
Alexis Denisof
5
Birthdate: February 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Laura Harring
(Mexican-American Actress and the First Hispanic Woman to be Crowned Miss USA in 1985)
Laura Harring
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Mochis, Mexico

Laura Harring is a Mexican-American actress best known for playing Camilla and Rita Rhodes in the neo-noir mystery film Mulholland Drive, for which she won an ALMA Award. Before establishing herself as an actress, Laura Harring achieved popularity by entering beauty pageants; in 1985, she was crowned Miss USA, becoming the first Hispanic woman to win the title.

 36 
Harry Treadaway
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘Victor Frankenstein’ in the TV Series ‘Penny Dreadful’)
Harry Treadaway
2
Birthdate: September 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Harry Treadaway garnered international fame with his phenomenal performance in Penny Dreadful. He formed a band called Lizardsun with his twin brother, Luke Treadaway. He bagged in the British Independent Film Award nomination for the Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in Brothers of the Head. He earned a Satellite Award nomination for his role in Mr. Mercedes.

 37 
Michael Moriarty
4
Birthdate: April 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 38 
Martin Shaw
(Actor)
Martin Shaw
5
Birthdate: January 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, England, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Eric Douglas
4
Birthdate: June 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 6, 2004
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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James D'arcy
(Actor)
James D'arcy
5
Birthdate: August 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 41 
Rory Kinnear
(Stage and Film Actor Known for His Role of 'Bill Tanner' in Numerous James Bond Films)
Rory Kinnear
7
Birthdate: February 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England

Olivier Award-winning Shakespearean theater actor Rory Kinnear is best known as MI6 agent Bill Tanner James Bond films such as Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. The son of actors Roy Kinnear and Carmel Cryan, he was never a stranger to showbiz. He also delivered an award-winning role in the series Penny Dreadful.

 42 
Tom Riley
(Actor, Producer and Director)
Tom Riley
2
Birthdate: April 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Tom Riley is an English actor, director, and producer. He is credited with forming a theater company called Article 19. After starting his acting career with the Royal Court Theatre, Tom Riley went on to make his film and TV debut. He has played important roles in TV series, such as Da Vinci's Demons where he portrayed Leonardo Da Vinci.

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MyAnna Buring
(Actress)
MyAnna Buring
9
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sundsvall, Sweden
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Philip Winchester
3
Birthdate: March 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belgrade, Montana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Anna Maxwell Martin
(Actress)
Anna Maxwell Martin
10
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beverley, East Yorkshire, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Hugh Skinner
(Actor)
Hugh Skinner
6
Birthdate: January 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Zeljko Ivanek
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Ray Fiske’ in the TV Series ‘Damages’)
Zeljko Ivanek
9
Birthdate: September 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Slovenian–American actor Željko Ivanek is best known for his Emmy-winning performance as Ray Fiske in the thriller series Damages. He has also appeared as Ed Danvers in the Homicide franchise and as Russell Jackson in Madam Secretary, and has been part of films such as Argo and Seven Psychopaths.

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Chris Larkin
(Actor)
Chris Larkin
1
Birthdate: June 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Middlesex Hospital, London, England, UK
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Luke Treadaway
(Actor and Singer Known for His Film ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’)
Luke Treadaway
3
Birthdate: September 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Luke Treadaway is best known for his Olivier Award-winning portrayal of Christopher in the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He has also appeared in films such as Clash of the Titans and Attack the Block, and series such as Mist: Sheepdog Tales.
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Jemma Redgrave
3
Birthdate: January 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
There are only a handful places which are quite reputed for offering courses related to performance art and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is definitely one among them. It is believed that this school was started way back in 1861 and is the oldest of its kind in the whole of United Kingdom. Actresses Ginnifer Goodwin and Kim Cattrall as well as screenwriters Edward Hermann and Richard Harris, are a few distinguished personalities who were former students of the London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art. Kim Cattrall is a favorite among television audiences and within Hollywood circles, thanks to her role in the famous ‘HBO’ series ‘Sex And The City’. Many aspiring actors chose to study at LAMDA, mainly for its notable alumni. Several former students of LAMDA have been a part of acclaimed Hollywood projects. Some of them have even worked with famous studios like ‘HBO’ as well as theatre groups like ‘Royal National Theatre’ and the ‘Royal Shakespeare Company’. Some former students have even been a part of acclaimed Broadway musicals too, which has helped them gain a lot of visibility and applause. Scroll down a bit to find the names of other famous personalities who spent a lot of time in LAMDA’s premises. These former students of London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art have definitely made their alma mater proud by their remarkable accomplishments and have set examples for many to follow.