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.
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...
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...
Daniel Craig, one of British theatre's most famous faces, 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
. He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on March 2, 1968, at 41 Liverpool Road...
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...
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"...
Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, 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...
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...
Lennie James was born in South London to Trinidadian parents. 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. Within a year...
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...
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...
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...
The eldest of three sisters, Shirley Henderson was born into a working-class family in the village of Kincardine in Fife, Scotland. As a teenager she sang locally and performed in school drama clubs. Her first break came when she watched a singer on the Opportunity Knocks
TV talent program and decided she could do as well...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Born in Cardiff, Peter trained as a doctor at Brasenose College, Oxford and St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, but chose an acting career just prior to graduation. Peter caught the acting bug as a teenager at the National Youth Theatre in Wales and his drama training was at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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"...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sam Logan Khaleghi
Producer of the EMMY-nominated Prison Boat
; Sam Logan Khaleghi was raised in Detroit, Michigan. He has succeeded with many recognitions, including nominations for "20 in their 20's" lists to "best writing" awards at numerous film festivals. In 2012, Sam directed and starred the art house drama...
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...
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. ...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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)...
Peter Pamela Rose
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...
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...
Sean studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining the 1965 Gold Medal.
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
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...
Will was always interested in Acting but some say he went round the houses to get there. After a Modelling career that took him all over the world, where he ended up working with such prestigious photographers such as Bruce Weber and Arthur Elgort. Eventually after living out of a suitcase for numerous years he decided to settle in New York...
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...
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...
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'...
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
Andrew 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 recently accepted invitations to membership of the World Soundtrack Academy, BASCA, and BAFTA...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Ben Bartlett's score for Walking With Dinosaurs won him the 1999 British Acadamy Award for Best TV Soundtrack, as well as taking him to the final shortlist for an Emmy that year. Benjamin Bartlett was born in London in 1965 and first approached music at the age of 6, experimenting with his Grandfather's rusty Spanish Guitar...
Has a first-class honors degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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...
Clare Lawrence Moody
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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'...
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...
Anna Frankl-Duval was born and raised in North London. She was passionate about the arts from an early age and began training as a singer at the age of 13 and as an actor soon afterwards. In London Anna was a member of the Youth Showchoir of London and Camden Jazz Choir, took classes at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Central School of Speech and Drama...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...