Guildhall School of Drama & Music

Students, past and present, who studied at the Guildhall School of Drama and Music in Barbican, London, England. Also, any faculty who has taught there past and present.
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Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans was born and raised in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, the son of teacher parents, Beti Wyn (Davies) and Eirwyn Evans. He was educated in two Welsh language schools - Ysgol Pentrecelyn, where his mother taught, and Ysgol Maes Garmon. During his childhood, Ifans showed an interest in performing and attended youth acting school...
 
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Ewan McGregor
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, to Carol Diane (Lawson) and James Charles McGregor, both teachers. His uncle is actor Denis Lawson. He was raised in Crieff. At age 16, he left Morrison Academy to join the Perth Repertory Theatre. His parents encouraged him to leave school and pursue his acting goals rather than be unhappy...
 
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Daniel Craig
Actor, Skyfall
One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968...
 
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Orlando Bloom
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine (Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he briefly knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary political activist who fought for civil rights in South Africa...
 
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Hayley Atwell
Born in London, England, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. An only child, Hayley was named after actress Hayley Mills. Her parents, Alison (Cain) and Grant Atwell, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's self-help bible "How to Win Friends and Influence People"...
 
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Damian Lewis
Actor, Homeland
Damian Lewis was born on February 11, 1971, in St. John's Wood, London, England, to Charlotte Mary (Bowater), from an upper-class background, and J. Watcyn Lewis, a city broker whose own parents were Welsh. He was raised on Abbey Road in London until the age of 8 with his siblings Gareth, William, and Amanda...
 
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Naveen Andrews
Actor, Lost
Naveen William Sidney Andrews was born on the 17th of January, 1969, in London, England. Naveen is the elder of two brothers, and has had an interest in acting since an early age. At the age of five, a teacher mentioned to Naveen's parents that he had expressed interest in being an actor. At the age of 16...
 
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Lennie James
Actor, Snatch
Lennie James was born in Nottingham to Trinidadian parents, and grew up in South London. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12. Lennie and his older brother went into a council children's home. When he was 16 he was fostered with a social worker who had two older children, and they remain very close...
 
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Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions...
 
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Joseph Fiennes
Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, to Jennifer Anne Mary Alleyne (Lash), a novelist, and Mark Fiennes, a photographer. He is one of six children. Four of his siblings are also in the arts: Ralph Fiennes, an actor; Martha Fiennes, a director; Magnus Fiennes, a musician; and Sophie Fiennes, a producer. He is of English, Irish, and Scottish origin...
 
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David Thewlis
Actor, Naked
David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 in Blackpool, Lancashire, to Maureen (Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler, and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop during his childhood. Originally, he came to London with his band Door 66, however he changed his plans and entered Guildhall School of Drama...
 
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Shirley Henderson
Actress, Trainspotting
Shirley Henderson grew up in Fife, Scotland. She began performing young and at the age of 13 found herself singing in a boxing ring between bouts after winning a local singing competition. She went on to sing in the local working men's clubs on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. After deciding upon acting as a career, she uprooted to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama...
 
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Honor Blackman
Actress, Goldfinger
Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure over the years cannot be denied. One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End to a statistician father employed with the civil service and a homemaker mother...
 
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Ben Chaplin
With charm to spare and dark, unassumingly handsome looks, British actor Ben Chaplin arrived on the Hollywood scene in smart and sexy fashion with the comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs. While his habit for avoiding mainstream artificiality in favor of small, intense, independent vehicles is quite intact, in retrospect it looks as if he has purposely avoided glossy Hollywood stardom in search of quality work...
 
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Peter Cushing
Peter Wilton Cushing was born on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, Surrey, England, to Nellie Maria (King) and George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor. He and his older brother David were raised first in Dulwich Village, a south London suburb, and then later back in Surrey. At an early age, Cushing was attracted to acting...
 
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Geraldine Somerville
Geraldine Somerville was born in Dublin. She lived in Co. Meath until she was six, when her parents moved to the Isle of Man. Geraldine went to dance classes from the age of 6 and, at the age of 8, she attended the Arts Educational School in Tring, Hertfordshire. There, she was taught ballet, music and drama...
 
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Claire Bloom
Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom, originally named Patricia Claire Blume, continues to be in demand as a septuagenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever. She was born Patricia Claire Bloom on February 15...
 
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Lesley Nicol
Actress, Downton Abbey
Born in 1953, to a mother who had worked in television, Lesley Nicol was a shy 16-year-old at St. Elphin's Boarding School in Derbyshire when she expressed a desire to go out and see the world - not, she recalls, to be an actress but to kiss boys. She went to a technical college in Manchester to study for her 'A'-level examinations and...
 
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Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed talents in British theatre. He spent his early years abroad as his father was Surgeon General to the British Army (his mother is also a doctor), but aged 8 was relocated to England and became a pupil at St Paul's Cathedral School...
 
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Susannah Fielding
Fielding grew up in Havant, Hampshire (UK). After leaving school she moved to London taking a year off in order to apply for drama school. She was accepted at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama graduating in 2007. Fielding started acting as a teenager, joining a local youth theatre with 13.
 
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Peter Wingfield
Actor, Highlander
As of May 2015, Peter Wingfield graduated from the Medical College at the University of Vermont as a Doctor of Medicine. He is now doing his residency training at San Diego at Scripts Mercy and the University of California San Diego. Peter has chosen to go into the field of anesthesiology. Peter was selected by his peers to speak for the graduating class at the ceremonies...
 
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Natasha Little
Actress, Mr. Nobody
Natasha was born in Liverpool, England. Her mother (Mary) is a teacher and her father (Fred) is a NHS manager. For the first ten years of her life she lived in the Middle East where her father sent up immunisation clinics for the World Health Organisation, and her mother taught at an English Speaking school...
 
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Nicholas Boulton
Born in 1968 in Gibraltar, educated in Dublin (Ireland) and Sherborne (England), Nicholas studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music And Drama in London. His extensive career has encompassed stage, screen, and radio. He has played leading and major supporting roles for many British stage productions including for the Royal Shakespeare Company...
 
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Aruna Shields
Actress, Prince
British actress and filmmaker Aruna Shields has achieved critical acclaim for lead roles in cinema releases worldwide. A Google Zeitgeist, she is one of the most popular names online and best known in Europe and India. Mixed race, multi-talented and versatile Aruna uses her certification in psychotherapy and mindfulness to produce conscious films and improve performance...
 
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Michael Praed
Michael Praed was born in Berkeley, England to Derrick and Kay Prince, but spent his early years in Iran because his father worked as an accountant for a petroleum company. Michael was sent back to England for a public school education, which he did not enjoy. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London...
 
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Chris Ryman
Chris trained at the The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (UK) whose alumni include, Daniel Craig, Joseph Fiennes,Dominic West, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and the great Peter Cushing. Chris was born in London to parents of mixed ethnicity. His mother is Caribbean and South American and his father is Portuguese and Russian...
 
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Neil Dickson
Dickson has balanced a career on stage and film since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in his native England. After several seasons in repertory throughout the UK, Dickson made his West End debut in London under the direction Sir John Gielgud and opposite Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Massey in "The Gay Lord Quex"...
 
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Norma Varden
The daughter of a retired sea captain and his much-younger wife, actress Norma Varden was born and raised in turn-of-the-century London. A piano prodigy, she studied in Paris and appeared in concert in England during her teenage years. Acting, however, became her career of choice, studying at the Guildhall School of Music...
 
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Alistair McGowan
Alistair McGowan, the master of mimicry, was born Alistair Charles McGowan in Evesham, Worcestershire, Great Britain. He is an actor, writer and producer. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican in London. There he studied alongside Ewan McGregor and Daniel Craig, among others...
 
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Mark Mitchinson
Mark was born in the UK but moved to New Zealand as a young boy. He returned to England in the early eighties to study as an actor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He returned to New Zealand in 2002 after years in the UK running his own business. He resumed his acting carer in New...
 
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George Martin
Soundtrack, Aloha
Known best as the record producer for The Beatles, George Martin had a long and varied musical career, and continues to enjoy a rare reputation as one of popular music's true "nice guys." Martin was born into a working-class family in Drayton Park, England, on 3 January 1926. His classical music...
 
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Sam Logan Khaleghi
An EMMY Nominated Producer, Sam Logan Khaleghi was raised in Detroit, Michigan. In 2013, Sam directed and starred the feature length art house drama, Approaching Midnight; It was a hit in the film festival circuit having been initially acquired by Lionsgate Home Entertainment and subsequently by Monterey Media for theatrical distribution...
 
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Tanroh Ishida
Tanroh Ishida, is a London based Japanese actor. He is both a classically trained actor from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and a professionally trained Japanese Traditional Theatre actor. Tanroh started training in Japanese Traditional Noh/Kyogen Theatre at the age of three. His father and his father's master were his own masters in Japan...
 
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Patsy Rowlands
Actress, The Squirrels
Born in 1931, she attended a succession of Convent Schools without any sense of direction until a new elocution teacher recognised her potential, and encouraged her to apply for a Guildhall School of Speech and Drama scholarship. She won it when she was just 15, coming top in the whole of England. ...
 
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Hannah Britland
Actress, Rush
Hannah Britland was born in Preston,Lancashire,England. She recently graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before Guildhall she attended Cardinal Newman College. She is best known for her acting in Misfits. She is able to do many accents and sings very well. Hannah has also done some modeling. Apparently she wants to meet the man or woman who invented hummus.
 
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Jessica Manley
Actress, The Wolfman
Jessica's first performance was as a 5 year old in the regional theatre where her father was Artistic Director and her mother was an actress and writer. Jessica - who goes by the name Jess - moved into a variety of roles in TV series before playing the part of Margot in the TV mini-series, Anne Frank - The Whole Story...
 
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Gavin Stenhouse
Actor, Allegiance
Gavin is an Actor & Musician born in Hong Kong. When he was 9 he moved to Lewes, a small town in the South of England. He later moved to London to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he graduated in 2007. He currently lives in California.
 
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Neil McCallum
Actor, Vendetta
Canadian actor who was long resident in the UK. He worked as a recreational therapist in a mental hospital in his native country, and claimed he gained more knowledge about acting in that role than he would do later. He arrived in England in 1949 and studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama...
 
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Mariah Gale
Mariah Gale attended Birmingham University and then trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She graduated from Guildhall in 2003, and made her professional debut in "Stealing Sweets and Punching People" at the Latchmere Theatre, London later that year. In 2006 she won two awards for her...
 
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Jocelyn Pook
Composer, Eyes Wide Shut
Born in Solihull in 1960, Jocelyn Pook graduated from the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1983 and began as a professional viola player. After a number of successful compositions for the concert hall and theatre, she began scoring films in 1996, starting with the short documentary Blight (1996) about local objections to a new motorway...
 
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Selva Rasalingam
Actor, Skyfall
Plays the role of Jesus in the film The Gospel of John (2015 Netflix / BBC Television) and toured the US with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Other stage appearances include 'Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom' in the West End, and the award-winning 'The Riots' at the Tricycle Theatre, Amir in Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Disgraced" (The English Theatre Frankfurt)...
 
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Peter Pamela Rose
Miscellaneous Crew, The Devil Wears Prada
Upon Peter Pamela Rose's graduation from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, she was accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. That year over a thousand candidates auditioned to be selected for a class of 24. Peter Pamela was the only American that year to be offered a place...
 
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Constanze Engelbrecht
Actress, Fiorile
Constanze started into the movies at an early age: as the German voice of "Jeff" from "Lassie." After "Gymnasium" (high school) the daughter of actress Alice Franz studied singing at the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich, Germany, at Guildhall School in London, GB, and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg...
 
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Sean Arnold
Actor, Bergerac
Sean studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining the 1965 Gold Medal.
 
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Colin McCormack
Colin McCormack was born on December 2, 1941, in Cardiff, Wales. His father was a railway worker. He was educated at King's College in Cardiff, then studied at the Cardiff Art College before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. There, he met his future wife, the actress Wendy Allnutt...
 
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Alice Bird
Alice Bird is a British actress born and raised in London, daughter of engineer Bryn Bird and fashion designer June Bird. Upon seeing Alice Cry when the stage was dismantled at her primary school, her mother enrolled her in acting classed and Alice has not looked back since. Alice attended classes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama...
 
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Will Bowden
Will was born in Epping Essex England son of Harry and Brenda, he always had the support of his father and believes that's where he got his determination from. After being a male model a career that took him all over the World with many different experiences. He decided to follow his desire to act...
 
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Mario Frangoulis
Actor, De-Lovely
Mario Frangoulis was born in 1967, in colonial Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to Greek parents from Corfu. The political situation in Rhodesia was explosive then and when he was four his mother sent him to live with her sister and his husband in Greece. His aunt encouraged his interest in music and he studied violin at the Athens Conservatorium...
 
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Misha Segal
Composer, The Last Dragon
After studying music with Israel's foremost composers-Paul Ben-Haim, Noam Sherrif and Isaac Sadai-as well as film and philosophy at the Tel Aviv University, Misha apprenticed under composer Dieter Schöhnbach in Germany; studied composition and conducting at the Guildhall School of music in London; then graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston...
 
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Michael J. Lewis
Michael J Lewis, the award winning composer and producer was born in Aberystwyth, Wales. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied harmony, counterpoint and composition. His many film scores include Julius Caesar starring Charlton Heston, The Medusa Touch starring 'Richard Burton'...
 
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Javier Alcina
Graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, Javier's first job came from Oscar winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), to appear in his BBC adaptation of Love in a Cold Climate. From this point on, Javier's international career on Film, TV and Theatre has crossed paths with such talents as Sir Alan Bates...
 
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Tessa Shaw
Tessa Shaw is a direct descendant of the actor William Powell, protege of the great 18th Century Actor/Manager David Garrick and often rumored to be his illegitimate son! The Victorian folk heroine Grace Darling was also a family member. Tessa graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London ...
 
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Gareth Jones
Director, Brass
Gareth Jones was born London 1951, son of BBC Foreign Correspondent Ivor Jones with whom he travelled to Germany, India and Lebanon. He studied at Westminster School, London, St John's College Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before training as a theatre director with Prospect Theatre Company in the 70s, where he directed Shakespeare, Brecht, Strindberg and Chekov...
 
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Tania Davis
Earned a first-class Bachelor of Music honors degree from the Sydney Conservatorium and the postgraduate diploma in performance with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
 
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Shannon McKinnon
Production Manager, Disaster DIY
 
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Andrew Hewitt
Composer, The Double
Andrew lives in Los Angeles, and has just completed his 14th feature film score. He combines a lifelong passion for film with extensive classical training, recording and performance experience. He orchestrates and conducts all of his scores, fusing them with electronic textures at his home studio. He has accepted invitations to membership of the World Soundtrack Academy and BAFTA...
 
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Mary Eileen O'Donnell
Member of Tim Robbins' theatre company, The Actors' Gang, since 2004, Mary Eileen is a New Yorker trained in London at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After playing an extra in the movie Hair as a Central Park hippie, her first paid acting job on stage was with legendary mythologist Joseph Campbell and his dancer/choreographer wife...
 
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Ana Clavell
Producer, Creepshow 3
Ana Clavell has been writing, directing, producing and distributing for the Film and Television Industries for the last 20 years, her expertise being cross-cultural themes and international co-productions, and all technical aspects of production and post production. Her specialty in re-writing, directing and re-purposing intellectual properties has taken Ana to far-flung places such as New York...
 
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Holly Atkins
Holly grew up in south Manchester and south London where she went to Alleyn's school. After leaving school she travelled for a year before going to the University of Edinburgh and then training for three years at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Holly lives in south London where she is very happy indeed.
 
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Kristopher Kling
Actor, Tully
Kristopher grew up in a small town in Kansas and went to University in the Midwest, studying theatre. He trained further as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. As a drummer he played and recording with the band Transforming Apollo. He currently lives in New York.
 
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Jake Thornton
Jake trained at Londons Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He worked as an actor at the Royal Shakespeare Company and in London's West End, and toured the world with the Tom Waits/William Burroughs Collaboration, The Black Rider. Since moving to Los Angeles, he began a writing partnership with friend...
 
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Paddy Russell
Director, Z Cars
Paddy Russell attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and started her career as an actress. She left acting to become a stage manager because it paid more money. She progressed from being director Rudolph Cartier's floor manager to becoming a director herself, becoming one of the first two women directors in BBC television...
 
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John Sichel
Director, Three Sisters
Early in his career, John was asked by Laurence Olivier to direct the National Theatre Company in the award-winning film of Chekhov's Three Sisters with Olivier, Joan Plowright and Alan Bates. He then went on to direct Olivier in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Alec Guinness and Ralph Richardson in Twelfth Night...
 
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David Blair
Director, Away
While at BBC Scotland, David commissioned Donna Franceschild to write the six part serial Takin' Over The Asylum. Starring Ken Stott, and with a leading-part debut for David Tennant, he then went on to direct the show to huge public and critical acclaim, culminating in the 1995 BAFTA Award for Best Drama Serial...
 
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Ben Bartlett
Ben Bartlett's scores have been heard on innumerable award-winning TV and Film productions. Recently Ben Bartlett scored the 10-part Sky One Lucky Man 2, ITV's 6-part The Loch, season 7 of Vera as well as 3-part ITV Trials of Jimmy Rose starring Ray Winston. His musical output has ranged from the full orchestral sweep and romance of his BAFTA Winning score for BBC's Walking With Dinosaurs...
 
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Haylie Ecker
Has a first-class honors degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
 
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Patsy Rodenburg
Miscellaneous Crew, Closer
 
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James Galway
Music Department, Revolution
James Galway was taught to play the flute by an uncle and he went on to join the Belfast Youth Orchestra. He attended the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and the Paris Conservatory. He was the principal flute of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for six years before beginning a career as a solo musician...
 
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Clare Lawrence Moody
Actress, Pride
Born in Yorkshire in 1975, As a young child she appeared in popular TV shows "Crown Court" and "Coronation Street" before moving to London when she was eight years old. She went to school at Lady Eleanor Holles in Hampton Court and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, while continuing to act in TV...
 
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Oliver Mason
Oliver began acting with The Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the age of six, in his hometown of Norwich. He is a graduate of The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, class of 2001. He previously trained at Middlesex University, The University of South Florida and The National Youth Theatre...
 
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Rachel James
Music Department, Planet Hulk
Film composer Rachel James graduated with her second Masters Degree in Composition for Screen from the Royal College of Music in London, where she studied with Joseph Horovitz and David Burnand. She gained her first degree in Music at the University of Surrey before taking her first Masters at the Guildhall School of Music in London...
 
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Christopher Snell
Actor, Flyboys
Christopher Snell was born in Hammersmith, London. His parents were Geoffrey Stuart Snell and Margaret Lonsdale Geary. He attended the King's School Canterbury, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and read Graduate Studies at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama (London) and at the Banff School of Fine Art, (Banff, Canada)...
 
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Helen Lloyd
Helen Lloyd was born in North Wales but moved to live in Nottinghamshire at the age of 5. After training as an actor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the late 1960s, she spent the next fourteen years 'treading the boards' in theatres across the UK. Memorable roles include Amanda in 'Private Lives'...
 
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Gillian McCann
Gillian came from Birkenhead and left school to work in an office at a print work before deciding to become an actress. She moved to London where she enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She never finished the course because she landed the part of Audrey Bright in "Coronation Street" in the middle of her second year...
 
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Anna Frankl-Duval
Actress, If Only
Anna Frankl-Duval is a British actor, singer, and voiceover artist. Born in London, she moved to New York at the age of nineteen to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since graduating Anna has worked in theatre, film, TV, and voiceover on both sides of the Atlantic. Anna wrote and produced her first short film 'If Only' in 2017, also playing the leading role in the film.
 
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Benjamin Frankel
Composer, conductor, arranger and music director. Trained Cologne, Berlin and London (at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama). From the age of seventeen, earned a living as a jazz fiddler, pianist and arranger in, among others, Carroll Gibbons' Savoy Orpheans and Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra...
 
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Andrew Rajan
Born in London 1966 and grew up in Bedford. Andrew moved back to London aged 17 to take up an apprenticeship in Mechanical and Production Engineering with the Ministry of Defence. Completing his four years, he travelled the world for 18 months, came back and applied for drama school. Andrew attended The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and thereafter worked mostly in television...
 
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Paul Prescott
Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. From 1979 to 1996 was writer and director for "La Bonne Crepe Cafe Theatre", London, for which he produced over 140 original works. From 1996 he has worked as an actor, director and writer, staging productions at the Riverside Studios, Jermyn Street Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival...
 
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Aeone
Music Department, The Mists of Avalon
Aeone (pronounced ay-own) was born in 1959 in Liss, Hampshire as Vikki Watson. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Emsworth - her family still runs an antique shop in Petworth, Sussex - , where she grew up. As a child she took song and dance lessons, and then went on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London...
 
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Frank Cousins
Frank Cousins left the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London having gained the prestigious Acting Prize. He appeared extensively on British television and on the London Stage before founding his own fringe theater company, 'The Dark & Light Theatre' in South London. At the time (1970s) this was the only Black theater in Britain to have its own Theatre building...
 
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Norman Walker
Actor, Mozart
British operatic bass. Studied at the Guildhall School of Music 1931-35 under the tenor Walter Hyde. First appearance 1933 with the Halle Orchestra in Manchester. London debut: Verdi REQUIEM under Beecham. Sang at Glyndebourne Opera 1937-39. Sang King Marke opposite Kirsten Flagstad's Isolde in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at the Royal Opera House...
 
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Tamara Douglas-Morris
Composer, 127 Devours
Tamara earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Film Composition (MFA) in 2008 at University of North Carolina School of The Arts under the tuition of David McHugh (composer of 'Mystic Pizza', 'Moscow on the Hudson'). Tamara scored her first feature film 'RagTag' in 2006, a movie set in London and Africa...
 
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Helen Welch
Helen Welch is a songwriter, musician, actress and lead vocalist. She enjoys an exciting and varied career. A British transplant, she trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the heart of London Helen went straight into theatre and credits include Hello Dolly, Barnum, 42nd Street, Oliver Twist and Calamity Jane...
 
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Ivan Lane
Composer, conductor, songwriter and arranger, educated at New York University (with a Bachelor of Arts degree) and at the Guildhall School of Music and Art in London. He was an arranger for the Sammy Kaye, Blue Barron and Guy Lombardo orchestras between 1937 and 1943 and again between 1946 and 1948...
 
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John Hollingsworth
Music Department, Horror of Dracula
Hollingsworth studied at the Guildhall School of Music, and, by 1939, was conducting concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra. The following year, he joined the orchestra of the Royal Air Force as an associate conductor, at the same time orchestrating wartime documentaries made by the Crown Film Unit...
 
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Christian Dixon
Christian is an actor of stage, screen and television. Most notable works include playing lead for The Royal Shakespeare Company, featured work with The Old Vic Theatre, Royal Court Theatre,The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and work for BBC television. Trained at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama Winner of The Sarah Churchill Memorial Award.
 
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Arthur Dulay
Arthur Dulay first played the piano in public when he was 6. He went on to study under 'Samuel Coleridge-Taylor' at the Guildhall School of music in London and was a student alongside Thomas Beecham. He began a successful career as an accompanist of silent films at the age of 16, and played from a repertoire of over 7000 pieces at the Avenue Pavilion Cinema in Shaftsbury Avenue London...
 
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Born the youngest of ten children of John Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (always called "Col") was bullied so viciously by his elder brother that he ran away from home at the age of seven. Though he was discovered and returned the next morning, the memory of that night would provide fodder for his later poetry...
 
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Gordon Gribbin
University: Birmingham. Post grad. certificate in advanced conducting: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Worked BBC 1965-1974, moved to Australia in 1974 and worked for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1974-1992. Left ABC to work independently. Musical comedy: 'The Mace, book, lyrics and music by Gordon Gribbin...
 
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Gabrielle Richardson
Actress, Dead South
Gabrielle Richardson, 21, is a pursuing a double major in Vocal and Piano Performance at Millsaps College; she is minoring in Anthropology, and upon graduation will receive a national certification for choral conducting. She plans to attend graduate school for the performing arts, either at UC Berkeley...
 
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Mollie Sugden
Best remembered as 'Mrs. Slocombe' on the British comedy "Are You Being Served?" Mollie Sugden was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. She attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her first television role came in 1962 with the series "Hugh and I," which ran for four seasons. In 1972, she won the role of the head of the ladies department at Grace Brothers Department Store...