Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art. The list includes people like Alan Rickman, Albert Finney, Michael Sheen, Ralph Fiennes & Allison Janney. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, writers, singers, media personalities and miscellaneous etc.
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 1 
Alan Rickman
(Actor and Director)
Alan Rickman
66
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: January 14, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 2 
Tom Hiddleston
(British Actor Who Gained Fame for Portraying Loki in Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Tom Hiddleston
55
Birthdate: February 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Anthony Hopkins
(Known for His Role as ‘Hannibal Lector’ in Jonathan Demme's ‘The Silence of the Lambs’)
Anthony Hopkins
55
Birthdate: December 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Margam, Wales, United Kingdom
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Ralph Fiennes
(English Actor Best Known for His Films: 'Schindler's List', and 'The English Patient' )
Ralph Fiennes
47
Birthdate: December 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ipswich, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Roger Moore
(Famous for His Portrayal as the Fictional British Secret Agent 'James Bond' in Seven Films)
Roger Moore
26
Birthdate: October 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England
Died: May 23, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Sean Bean
(Actor)
Sean Bean
19
Birthdate: April 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Handsworth, Sheffield, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 7 
Richard Attenborough
(English Actor & Filmmaker)
Richard Attenborough
24
Birthdate: August 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 24, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
John Hurt
(Actor)
John Hurt
17
Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017
 9 
Taron Egerton
(Welsh Actor Known for His Role as Singer ‘Elton John’ in the Film ‘Rocketman’)
Taron Egerton
33
Birthdate: November 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birkenhead, Merseyside, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Kenneth Branagh
(Actor, Director)
Kenneth Branagh
22
Birthdate: December 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Vivien Leigh
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’)
Vivien Leigh
13
Birthdate: November 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
Died: July 8, 1967
 12 
Michael Sheen
25
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Joan Collins
(Actress)
Joan Collins
19
Birthdate: May 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
 14 
Allison Janney
37
Birthdate: November 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Diana Rigg
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in 'The Avengers', 'Game of Thrones', 'Medea')
Diana Rigg
18
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: September 10, 2020
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Gemma Arterton
(English Actress and Producer Known for His Films: ‘Quantum of Solace’ and ‘St Trinian's’)
Gemma Arterton
14
Birthdate: February 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Peter O'Toole
(Stage and Film Actor)
Peter O'Toole
20
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: December 14, 2013
 18 
Michael Gambon
(Best Known for His Role as Professor ‘Albus Dumbledore’ in the ‘Harry Potter' Film Series)
Michael Gambon
25
Birthdate: October 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cabra, Ireland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Olivia Cooke
(Actress,Soundtrack,Producer)
Olivia Cooke
20
Birthdate: December 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
Andrew Lincoln
(English Actor Known for His TV Series: ‘This Life’, ‘Teachers’ and ‘Afterlife’)
Andrew Lincoln
16
Birthdate: September 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Timothy Dalton
(Best Known for Playing 'James Bond' in the Films: 'The Living Daylights' and 'Licence to Kill')
Timothy Dalton
14
Birthdate: March 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
Albert Finney
8
Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, England
Died: February 7, 2019
 23 
Matthew Macfadyen
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Fitzwilliam Darcy’ in the Film ‘Pride & Prejudice’)
Matthew Macfadyen
15
Birthdate: October 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Sally Hawkins
(Actress Known for Her Role as a Mute Cleaning Woman in the Film ‘The Shape of Water’)
Sally Hawkins
4
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 25 
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
(Actress and Screenwriter Best Known as the Creator, Head Writer of the BBC Sitcom ‘Fleabag’)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
30
Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
John Rhys-Davies
( Best Known for Portraying 'Sallah' in the 'Indiana Jones' Movies)
John Rhys-Davies
13
Birthdate: May 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 27 
Mark Rylance
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashford, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
Oona Chaplin
(Spanish-British Actress Known for Her TV Series: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Crimson Field’ and ‘Taboo’)
Oona Chaplin
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 29 
Clive Owen
(English Actor Known for His TV Series ‘Chancer’)
Clive Owen
11
Birthdate: October 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 30 
Ben Whishaw
(English Actor and Producer)
Ben Whishaw
9
Birthdate: October 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 31 
Indira Varma
(Actress)
Indira Varma
14
Birthdate: September 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Joely Richardson
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Julia McNamara’ in the TV Series ‘Nip/Tuck’)
Joely Richardson
10
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 33 
James Norton
9
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Iain Glen
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Alexander Isaacs’ in ‘Resident Evil’ Film Series)
Iain Glen
13
Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Mischa Barton
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Marissa Cooper' in the American TV Series 'The O.C.')
Mischa Barton
10
Birthdate: January 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 36 
Jessie Buckley
(Irish Actress and Singer Known for Her Films: ‘Beast’, ‘Wild Rose’ and ‘The Lost Daughter’)
Jessie Buckley
22
Birthdate: December 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Killarney, Ireland
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Tom Wilkinson
(English Actor Known for His Films: ‘The Full Monty’, ‘Michael Clayton’ and ‘In the Bedroom’)
Tom Wilkinson
6
Birthdate: December 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wharfedale, Yorkshire, England
 38 
Tobias Menzies
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Prince Philip’ in the Third and Fourth TV Series ‘The Crown’)
Tobias Menzies
7
Birthdate: March 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Charles Laughton
(One of Most Versatile Performers of His Generation)
Charles Laughton
7
Birthdate: July 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Died: December 15, 1962
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 40 
Ian Holm
(British Actor Best Known for His Role in the Film 'Chariots on Fire')
Ian Holm
5
Birthdate: September 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goodmayes, Essex, England
Died: June 19, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 41 
Fiona Shaw
(Actress)
Fiona Shaw
23
Birthdate: July 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Dean Norris
9
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 43 
Robert Reed
12
Birthdate: October 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: May 12, 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 44 
John Gielgud
(Former Actor best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26)
John Gielgud
3
Birthdate: April 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 2000
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 45 
Robert Englund
6
Birthdate: June 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 46 
Glenda Jackson
(English Actress and Politician Known for Her for Role as ‘Gudrun Brangwen’ in the Film ‘Women in Love’)
Glenda Jackson
5
Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birkenhead, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Derek Jacobi
(Actor who has enjoyed a successful and distinguished stage career, appearing in various stage productions of William Shakespeare)
Derek Jacobi
2
Birthdate: October 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 48 
Deborah Ann Woll
6
Birthdate: February 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Cynthia Erivo
(Actress)
Cynthia Erivo
20
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 50 
John Thaw
(Actor)
John Thaw
8
Birthdate: January 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Gorton, Manchester, England, UK
Died: February 21, 2002
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, also known as ‘RADA’, is one of the handful institutions around the world, which offers courses in performance art. For those interested in cinema and plays, pursuing a course at RADA could prove to be fruitful. The students are offered several facilities, such as exclusive studios for acting, sound designing and make up. This renowned institution was started back in 1904, by yesteryear actor Herbert Beerbohm Tree and has since evolved by leaps and bounds. Five theatres and a movie hall are situated in RADA’s premises, thus providing the students enough scope to exhibit their craft. The institution has produced several precious gems who have contributed immensely towards the field of art. Legendary actors like Anthony Hopkins, Peter O’Toole, Alan Rickman and filmmaker belong to the list of RADA’s notable alumni. Sir Richard Attenborough is considered a school of filmmaking by many cinema lovers. Many aspirants watch his films not merely for entertainment but for intellectual engagement and become better at their craft as well. Attenborough was also the president of the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art and did everything possible for the betterment of the institution. Anthony Hopkins is best known for his role in the thriller ‘Silence Of The Lambs’. He has also acted in several other critically and commercially acclaimed flicks. Listed below are the names of several noteworthy icons of performance art who once studied at Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art. These individuals have earned several accolades for their outstanding achievements in the field of art.