Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Notable Alumni

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman
37
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Died: January 14, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston
33
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes
27
Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: December 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ipswich, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 4 Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins
36
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Margam, Wales
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 Sean Bean

Sean Bean
13
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Handsworth, Sheffield, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Roger Moore

Roger Moore
15
Famous As: Famous as Fictional British Secret Agent James Bond
Birthdate: October 14, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England
Died: May 23, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 7 Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton
12
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birkenhead, Merseyside, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen
17
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 9 Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough
10
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: August 24, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 John Hurt

John Hurt
11
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017

 11 Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh
17
Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: December 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh
9
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
Died: July 8, 1967

 13 Joan Collins

Joan Collins
12
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 14 Allison Janney

Allison Janney
23
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton
7
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gravesend, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg
10
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 17 Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole
10
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: December 14, 2013

 18 Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton
11
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 20 Albert Finney

Albert Finney
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlestown, Pendleton, England
Died: February 8, 2019
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 21 Matthew Macfadyen

Matthew Macfadyen
11
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 22 Sally Hawkins

Sally Hawkins
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dulwich, London, England, UK
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 23 John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashford, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 25 Clive Owen

Clive Owen
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Coventry, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge
20
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 27 Oona Chaplin

Oona Chaplin
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 28 James Norton

James Norton
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 Olivia Cooke

Olivia Cooke
13
Famous As: Actress,Soundtrack,Producer
Birthdate: December 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 30 Joely Richardson

Joely Richardson
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 31 Indira Varma

Indira Varma
4
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw
5
Famous As: Stage actor, Television actor, Film actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 33 Iain Glen

Iain Glen
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 34 Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton
7
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 35 Tobias Menzies

Tobias Menzies
5
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Died: December 15, 1962
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 37 Robert Reed

Robert Reed
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: May 12, 1992
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 38 Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw
11
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 39 John Gielgud

John Gielgud
0
Famous As: Former Actor best known for his Shakespearean roles in the theater, he first played Hamlet at the age of 26
Birthdate: April 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: May 21, 2000
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 40 Dean Norris

Dean Norris
4
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 41 Ciarán Hinds

Ciarán Hinds
8
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 42 Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley
15
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Killarney, Ireland
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 43 Deborah Ann Woll

Deborah Ann Woll
6
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 44 Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi
0
Famous As: Actor who has enjoyed a successful and distinguished stage career, appearing in various stage productions of William Shakespeare
Birthdate: October 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 45 Sophie Rundle

Sophie Rundle
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 46 Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo
17
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 47 Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney
Died: December 24, 2008

 48 John Thaw

John Thaw
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Gorton, Manchester, England, UK
Died: February 21, 2002
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 49 Robert Englund

Robert Englund
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 50 Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi
18
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Height: 5'4" (163 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.