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Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1904 by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
1904

Official Website:
http://www.rada.org/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mark Addy
Actor
14-Jan-1964   The Full Monty
Gemma Arterton
Actor
12-Jan-1986   Quantum of Solace
Jane Asher
Actor
5-Apr-1946   Deep End
Richard Attenborough
Film Director
29-Aug-1923   Gandhi
Lynne Reid Banks
Novelist
31-Jul-1929   The Indian in the Cupboard
Alan Bates
Actor
17-Feb-1934 27-Dec-2003 Basil in Zorba the Greek
Sean Bean
Actor
17-Apr-1959   Boromir in Lord of the Rings
Robert Beatty
Actor
19-Oct-1909 3-Mar-1992 2001: A Space Odyssey
Richard Beckinsale
Actor
6-Jul-1947 19-Mar-1979 Porridge
Brian Bedford
Actor
16-Feb-1935   The School for Wives
Christopher Beeny
Actor
7-Jul-1941   Edward on Upstairs, Downstairs
Hywel Bennett
Actor
8-Apr-1944   James Shelley on Shelley
Jill Bennett
Actor
24-Dec-1931 4-Oct-1990 The Sheltering Sky
Eve Best
Actor
31-Jul-1971   Dr. Eleanor O'Hara on Nurse Jackie
Rodney Bewes
Actor
27-Nov-1938   The Likely Lads
James Booth
Actor
19-Dec-1927 11-Aug-2005 Zulu
Peter Bowles
Actor
16-Oct-1936   British comic actor
Kenneth Branagh
Actor
10-Dec-1960   British thespian
Pamela Brown
Actor
8-Jul-1917 18-Sep-1975 Lust for Life
Hugh Burden
Actor
3-Apr-1913 17-May-1985 Funeral in Berlin
David Burke
Actor
25-May-1934   The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Ken Campbell
Actor
10-Dec-1941 31-Aug-2008 British experimental theatre
Jessica Capshaw
Actor
9-Aug-1976   Dr. Robbins on Grey's Anatomy
Kitty Carlisle
Singer
3-Sep-1910 18-Apr-2007 A Night at the Opera
Diane Cilento
Actor
5-Oct-1933 6-Oct-2011 The Agony and the Ecstasy
Susan Clark
Actor
8-Mar-1940   Katherine Papadapolis on Webster
Carol Cleveland
Actor
13-Jan-1942   Monty Python's Flying Circus
Joan Collins
Actor
23-May-1933   Alexis on Dynasty
Adrienne Corri
Actor
13-Nov-1931   A Clockwork Orange
Tom Courtenay
Actor
25-Feb-1937   The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Ben Cross
Actor
16-Dec-1947   Chariots of Fire
Roland Culver
Actor
21-Aug-1900 29-Feb-1984 Dead of Night
Audrey Dalton
Actor
21-Jan-1934   Titanic
Arthur Darvill
Actor
17-Jun-1982   Rory Williams on Doctor Who
Edward de Souza
Actor
4-Sep-1932   The Man in Black
Peter Dinklage
Actor
11-Jun-1969   Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones
Robert Douglas
Actor
9-Nov-1909 11-Jan-1999 Homicide
Denholm Elliott
Actor
31-May-1922 6-Oct-1992 A Room with a View
Robert Emhardt
Actor
24-Jul-1914 26-Dec-1994 The Intruder
Robert Englund
Actor
6-Jun-1947   The original Freddy Krueger
Trevor Eve
Actor
1-Jul-1951   Waking the Dead
Ralph Fiennes
Actor
22-Dec-1962   The English Patient
Frank Finlay
Actor
6-Aug-1926   Othello
Albert Finney
Actor
9-May-1936   Erin Brockovich
Susan Fleetwood
Actor
21-Sep-1944 29-Sep-1995 The Sacrifice
Bryan Forbes
Actor
22-Jul-1926 8-May-2013 King Rat
Edward Fox
Actor
13-Apr-1937   Force 10 from Navarone
Laurence Fox
Actor
1978   DS Hathaway on Inspector Lewis
Jonathan Frid
Actor
2-Dec-1924 14-Apr-2012 Dark Shadows
Michael Gambon
Actor
19-Oct-1940   The Singing Detective
Reginald Gardiner
Actor
27-Feb-1903 7-Jul-1980 English-American character actor
Henry Gibson
Actor
21-Sep-1935 14-Sep-2009 Laugh-In
John Gielgud
Actor
14-Apr-1904 21-May-2000 Prospero's Books
Brendan Gleeson
Actor
29-Mar-1955   Mad-Eye Moody
Iain Glen
Actor
24-Jun-1961   Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Ginnifer Goodwin
Actor
22-May-1978   Margene Heffman on Big Love
Bob Grant
Actor
14-Apr-1932 8-Nov-2003 On the Buses
Karen Grassle
Actor
25-Feb-1944   Ma on Little House on the Prairie
Nigel Green
Actor
15-Oct-1924 15-May-1972 The Ipcress File
Joan Greenwood
Actor
4-Mar-1921 27-Feb-1987 The Importance of Being Earnest
Hugh Griffith
Actor
30-May-1912 14-May-1980 Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur
Ioan Gruffudd
Actor
6-Oct-1973   Horatio Hornblower
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Actor
16-Nov-1977   Secretary
Sheila Hancock
Actor
22-Feb-1933   Bedtime
Cedric Hardwicke
Actor
19-Feb-1893 6-Aug-1964 Suspicion
Edward Hardwicke
Actor
7-Aug-1932 16-May-2011 Capt. Pat Grant on Colditz
Rosemary Harris
Actor
19-Sep-1927   Aunt May in Spider-Man
Kathleen Harrison
Actor
23-Feb-1892 7-Dec-1995 Mrs. Thursday
Laurence Harvey
Actor
1-Oct-1928 25-Nov-1973 Manchurian Candidate
Sally Hawkins
Actor
27-Apr-1976   Happy-Go-Lucky
Edward Hibbert
Actor
9-Sep-1955   Gil Chesterton on Frasier
Tom Hiddleston
Actor
9-Feb-1981   Thor
Ciarán Hinds
Actor
9-Feb-1953   Munich
Valerie Hobson
Actor
14-Apr-1917 13-Nov-1998 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Anthony Hopkins
Actor
31-Dec-1937   Hannibal Lecter
Jane Horrocks
Actor
18-Jan-1964   Deadly Advice
Trevor Howard
Actor
29-Sep-1913 7-Jan-1988 Sons and Lovers
John Hurt
Actor
22-Jan-1940   Alien
Jonathan Hyde
Actor
21-May-1947   Titanic
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Actor
12-May-1903 6-May-1991 My Fair Lady
Saeed Jaffrey
Actor
8-Jan-1929   My Beautiful Laundrette
Louise Jameson
Actor
20-Apr-1951   Leela from Doctor Who
Allison Janney
Actor
19-Nov-1959   C. J. Cregg on The West Wing
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Actor
26-Apr-1967   Without a Trace
Lionel Jeffries
Actor
10-Jun-1926 19-Feb-2010 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Celia Johnson
Actor
18-Dec-1908 26-Apr-1982 Brief Encounter
Richard Johnson
Actor
30-Jul-1927   Treasure Island
Gemma Jones
Actor
4-Dec-1942   The Duchess of Duke Street
Griffith Jones
Actor
19-Nov-1909 30-Jan-2007 I Became a Criminal
Maggie Jones
Actor
21-Jun-1934 2-Dec-2009 Coronation Street
Geoffrey Keen
Actor
21-Aug-1916 3-Nov-2005 Sir Fredrick Gray in Bond films
Roy Kinnear
Actor
8-Jan-1934 20-Sep-1988 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Michael Kitchen
Actor
31-Oct-1948   Foyle's War
Lynda La Plante
Author
15-Mar-1943   Prime Suspect
Ted Lange
Actor
5-Jan-1947   Isaac the bartender on Love Boat
Leigh Lawson
Actor
21-Jul-1945   Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Belinda Lee
Actor
15-Jun-1935 12-Mar-1961 Who Done It?
John Leeson
Actor
Mar-1943   Voice of K9 in Doctor Who
Mike Leigh
Film Director
20-Feb-1943   Naked, Topsy-Turvy
Adrian Lester
Actor
14-Aug-1968   Mickey Stone on Hustle
Andrew Lincoln
Actor
14-Sep-1973   Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead
Robert Lindsay
Actor
13-Dec-1949   Citizen Smith
Larry Linville
Actor
29-Sep-1939 10-Apr-2000 Maj. Frank Burns on M*A*S*H
Desmond Llewelyn
Actor
12-Sep-1914 19-Dec-1999 "Q" in James Bond films
Margaret Lockwood
Actor
15-Sep-1916 15-Jul-1990 Cast a Dark Shadow
Matthew Macfadyen
Actor
17-Oct-1974   Tom Quinn on Spooks
Lois Maxwell
Actor
14-Feb-1927 29-Sep-2007 Miss Moneypenny
David McCallum
Actor
19-Sep-1933   Illya on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Alec McCowen
Actor
26-May-1925   English Shakespearean actor
Paul McGann
Actor
14-Nov-1959   Withnail & I
Everett McGill
Actor
21-Oct-1945   Big Ed from Twin Peaks
Melinda McGraw
Actor
25-Oct-1963   Cyd Madison on The Commish
Michaela McManus
Actor
20-May-1983   Tara on Awake
Kevin McNally
Actor
27-Apr-1956   Pirates of the Caribbean
Janet McTeer
Actor
8-May-1961   Tumbleweeds
Sarah Miles
Actor
31-Dec-1941   Hope and Glory
John Mills
Actor
22-Feb-1908 23-Apr-2005 Ryan's Daughter
Donald Moffat
Actor
26-Dec-1930   British-American character actor
Zakes Mokae
Actor
5-Aug-1935   The Serpent and the Rainbow
Michael Moriarty
Actor
5-Apr-1941   ADA on Law & Order
Robert Morley
Actor
26-May-1908 3-Jun-1992 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
Barry Morse
Actor
10-Jun-1918 2-Feb-2008 Lt. Gerard on The Fugitive
John Mortimer
Playwright
21-Apr-1923 16-Jan-2009 Rumpole of the Bailey
Clive Morton
Actor
16-Mar-1904 24-Sep-1975 Kind Hearts and Coronets
Alan Napier
Actor
7-Jan-1903 8-Aug-1988 Alfred on Batman
John Neville
Actor
2-May-1925 19-Nov-2011 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Nanette Newman
Actor
29-May-1934   International Velvet
Peter O'Toole
Actor
2-Aug-1932   Lawrence of Arabia
Mary Rose Oakar
Politician
5-Mar-1940   Congresswoman from Ohio, 1977-93
Ian Ogilvy
Actor
30-Sep-1943   Return of the Saint
Sophie Okonedo
Actor
1-Jan-1969   Hotel Rwanda
Joe Orton
Playwright
1-Jan-1933 9-Aug-1967 Prick Up Your Ears
Clive Owen
Actor
3-Oct-1964   The Bourne Identity assassin
Lloyd Owen
Actor
14-Apr-1966   The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Reginald Owen
Actor
5-Aug-1887 5-Nov-1972 Prolific character actor
Joanna Page
Actor
23-Mar-1978   Gavin & Stacey
Judy Parfitt
Actor
7-Nov-1935   Girl with a Pearl Earring
Bruce Payne
Actor
22-Nov-1960   Dungeons & Dragons
Rebecca Pidgeon
Actor
10-Oct-1965   The Spanish Prisoner
Harold Pinter
Playwright
10-Oct-1930 24-Dec-2008 The Birthday Party
Tony Plana
Actor
19-Apr-1952   Ignacio Suarez on Ugly Betty
Victoria Principal
Actor
3-Jan-1950   Pamela Barnes Ewing on Dallas
Jonathan Pryce
Actor
1-Jun-1947   Sam Lowry in Brazil
Anthony Quayle
Actor
7-Sep-1913 20-Oct-1989 Ice-Cold in Alex
Joyce Redman
Actor
9-Dec-1915 10-May-2012 Tom Jones
Robert Reed
Actor
19-Oct-1932 12-May-1992 Mike (dad) on The Brady Bunch
Jean Rhys
Novelist
24-Aug-1890 14-May-1979 Wide Sargasso Sea
Matthew Rhys
Actor
4-Nov-1974   Brothers & Sisters
John Rhys-Davies
Actor
5-May-1944   Gimli the dwarf in Lord of the Rings
Alan Rickman
Actor
21-Feb-1946   Die Hard
Diana Rigg
Actor
20-Jul-1938   Mrs. Peel
Elisabeth Risdon
Actor
26-Apr-1887 20-Dec-1958 The Roaring Twenties
Eric Roberts
Actor
18-Apr-1956   Restraining Order
Rachel Roberts
Actor
20-Sep-1927 26-Nov-1980 This Sporting Life
Flora Robson
Actor
28-Mar-1902 7-Jul-1984 Fire Over England
Patricia Roc
Actor
7-Jun-1915 30-Dec-2003 When the Bough Breaks
Peter Sallis
Actor
1-Feb-1921   Last of the Summer Wine
Liev Schreiber
Actor
4-Oct-1967   Actor, voiceover talent
Pippa Scott
Actor
10-Nov-1935   Cold Turkey
Fiona Shaw
Actor
10-Jul-1958   British theatre actress
Michael Sheen
Actor
5-Feb-1969   Welsh stage actor
Joan Sims
Actor
9-May-1930 28-Jun-2001 Carry On...
Hugh Sinclair
Actor
19-May-1903 29-Dec-1962 The Saint Meets the Tiger
Jordana Spiro
Actor
12-Apr-1977   PJ Franklin on My Boys
Imelda Staunton
Actor
9-Jan-1956   Vera Drake
Jeanette Sterke
Actor
1934   A Stitch in Time
Juliet Stevenson
Actor
30-Oct-1956   Truly Madly Deeply
Nigel Stock
Actor
21-Sep-1919 22-Jun-1986 Dr. Watson in BBC's Sherlock Holmes
Imogen Stubbs
Actor
20-Feb-1961   Twelfth Night
Dudley Sutton
Actor
6-Apr-1933   Tinker Dill on Lovejoy
Sylvia Syms
Actor
6-Jan-1934   The Tamarind Seed
Sydney Tafler
Actor
31-Jul-1916 8-Nov-1979 The Lavender Hill Mob
Mary Tamm
Actor
22-Mar-1950 26-Jul-2012 Romana #1 from Doctor Who
Josephine Tewson
Actor
26-Feb-1939   Miss Davenport on Last of the Summer Wine
Torin Thatcher
Actor
15-Jan-1905 4-Mar-1981 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
John Thaw
Actor
3-Jan-1942 21-Feb-2002 Inspector Morse
Olivia Thirlby
Actor
6-Oct-1986   Juno
Linda Thorson
Actor
18-Jun-1947   Tara King on The Avengers
Margaret Tyzack
Actor
9-Sep-1931 25-Jun-2011 The Forsyte Saga
Indira Varma
Actor
14-May-1973   Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love
John Vernon
Actor
24-Feb-1932 1-Feb-2005 Dean Wormer in Animal House
Simon Ward
Actor
19-Oct-1941 20-Jul-2012 Sir Monty Everard on Judge John Deed
Peter Watkins
Film Director
29-Oct-1935   Punishment Park
Ben Whishaw
Actor
14-Oct-1980   Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Billie Whitelaw
Actor
6-Jun-1932   The Krays
June Whitfield
Actor
11-Nov-1925   Terry and June
James Wilby
Actor
20-Feb-1958   Maurice
Brian Wilde
Actor
13-Jun-1927 20-Mar-2008 Foggy on Last of the Summer Wine
Tom Wilkinson
Actor
12-Dec-1948   Shakespeare in Love
Douglas Wilmer
Actor
8-Jan-1920   Sherlock Holmes
Richard Wilson
Actor
7-Jul-1936   Gaius on Merlin
Stuart Wilson
Actor
25-Dec-1946   Death and the Maiden
Edward Woodward
Actor
1-Jun-1930 16-Nov-2009 The Equalizer
Kari Wuhrer
Actor
28-Apr-1967   Capt. Beckett on Sliders
Peter Yates
Film Director
24-Jul-1929 9-Jan-2011 Breaking Away
Owain Yeoman
Actor
2-Jul-1978   Wayne Rigsby on The Mentalist
Susannah York
Actor
9-Jan-1941 14-Jan-2011 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Roland Young
Actor
11-Nov-1887 5-Jun-1953 Cosmo Topper
China Zorrilla
Actor
14-Mar-1922   Elsa & Fred

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ken Campbell
Actor
10-Dec-1941 31-Aug-2008 British experimental theatre

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Richard Attenborough
Film Director
29-Aug-1923   Gandhi
Ian Carmichael
Actor
18-Jun-1920 5-Feb-2010 Bertie Wooster
Trevor Nunn
Theater Director
14-Jan-1940   Royal Shakespeare Company, 1968-86
Joan Plowright
Actor
28-Oct-1929   Enchanted April
Juliet Stevenson
Actor
30-Oct-1956   Truly Madly Deeply
Clive Swift
Actor
9-Feb-1936   Keeping Up Appearances


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