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Alumni and Teachers from the Acting, Actor-Musician and Musical Theatre courses of Guildford School of Acting.

1. Bill Nighy

Actor | Love Actually

Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.

At school,...

2. Michael Ball

Actor | Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary

Michael Ball has enjoyed a very successful and varied career over the last 20 years, both in the West End and on the Concert Stage, working with some of the 20th century's most prolific musical theatre composers.

After graduating from the Guildford School of Acting, his professional debut was in "...

3. Celia Imrie

Actress | The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Celia Imrie is an Olivier award-winning and Screen Actors Guild-nominated actress, a Variety magazine 'Icon' and Women in Film and Television 'Lifetime Achievement award' winner. As well as her acclaimed film, television and theatre work, she is also a Sunday Times best-selling author. Celia is ...

4. Brenda Blethyn

Actress | Pride & Prejudice

After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved.

Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving ...

5. Jemma Redgrave

Actress | Howards End

Jemma Redgrave was born on January 14, 1965 in London, England as Jemima Redgrave. She is an actress, known for Howards End (1992), I'll Be There (2003) and The Grid (2004). She has been married to Tim Owen since 1992. They have two children.

6. Ella Balinska

Actress | Charlie's Angels

Actress Ella Balinska, known for her leading roles in Charlie's Angels (2019), Run Sweetheart Run, lives between London and Los Angeles. Balinska trained at the Guildford School of Acting and acquired her combat skills with the Academy of Performance Combat. She previously attended the Arts ...

7. Jade Anouka

Actress | Cleaning Up

Jade Anouka is an actress, known for Cleaning Up (2019), Turn Up Charlie (2019) and Fisherman's Friends (2019).

8. Turlough Convery

Actor | Ready Player One

Turlough Convery is an actor, known for Ready Player One (2018), My Mad Fat Diary (2013) and Poldark (2015).

9. Tom Chambers

Actor | Waterloo Road

Tom was born in Darley Dale in Derbyshire, England. He went to Repton School and in between school and holidays was in the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT), where Jude Law and Jonny Lee Miller also had early training. He was approached by the Austrian Olympic skiing team but continued to pursue ...

10. Karen David

Actress | Galavant

From India to Canada, England to America, Karen David has crisscrossed the world making true fans everywhere along the way. With her exotic beauty and multicultural pedigree, of which she includes Chinese, Khasi tribe, and Indian, the actress and singer/songwriter has found equal diversity in her ...

11. Oliver James

Actor | Raise Your Voice

Trained at Guildford School of Acting, Oliver first appeared on screen in What a Girl Wants, where he performed alongside Colin Firth and Amanda Bynes in the role of Ian, showcasing both his acting and musical talents. This gained him the attention that led him to Los Angeles. He then went on to ...

12. Sasha Roiz

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Raised in Montreal, Canada, Roiz trained theatrically at the Guildford School of Acting (UK). Upon returning to Montreal, he began to work consistently in theatre, earning a nomination for his performance at the "Masques Awards" (Quebec's Theatre Awards).

Roiz's introduction to feature films was in ...

13. Claire Cooper

Actress | Hollyoaks

Claire Elizabeth Cooper (born 26 October 1980) is a British actress, best known for portraying Jacqui McQueen in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, a character she played from 2006 to 2013.

Cooper co-owns clothing rental boutique The Closet in Liverpool with Hollyoaks co-stars Jennifer Metcalfe and ...

14. Mark Lindsay Chapman

Actor | Titanic

Mark Lindsay Chapman was born on September 8, 1954 in London, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Titanic (1997), The Langoliers (1995) and Chapter 27 (2007).

15. Richard Lumsden

Actor | Sense and Sensibility

Richard Lumsden was born on June 24, 1965 in Lancashire, England. He is an actor, known for Sense and Sensibility (1995), Sugar Rush (2005) and The Avengers (1998). He has been married to Sophie Thompson since 1995. They have two children.

16. Owen Teale

Actor | Robin Hood

Owen Teale trained at the Guildford School of Acting. He was married to actress Dilys Watling and they had one son before their divorce in the mid 1990s.

17. Robert Kazinsky

Actor | Pacific Rim

Robert Kazinsky was born Robert John Appleby in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, to Phyllis and Paul Appleby, and grew up in the seaside town of Brighton, on England's southern coast. Both of his parents are from Polish Jewish/Russian Jewish families.

Kazinsky studied theatre at the Guildford School...

18. Chris Geere

Actor | You're the Worst

Chris Geere is a British actor born in Cambridge in 1981, and brought up in the Winchester area of Hampshire, where his family still lives. He was initially interested in pursuing a career as an artist until a drama teacher encouraged him to play in his school's production of 'A Midsummer Night's ...

19. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Actor | Mary Poppins Returns

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is an actor, known for Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Paddington 2 (2017) and Doctor Strange (2016).

20. Marc Pickering

Actor | Boardwalk Empire

Pickering got his first acting role at the of age 8 appearing in "Oliver Twist" as the Artful Dodger in a community playhouse in Garforth, Leeds. He appeared in numerous productions with this amateur company, St Marys Youth Theatre in shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story. Aswell as...

21. Jonjo O'Neill

Actor | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Jonjo O'Neill was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1978. He moved to England to study at the Guildford School of acting from 1996 to 1999. He is now a well known British stage actor and is Resident Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, perhaps best known for his portrayals of Richard III ...

22. Michael Jibson

Actor | Les Misérables

Michael Jibson is an Olivier Award winning actor from Hull in the UK.

He is married to the actress Caroline Sheen. His father, Tim Jibson, works in local radio in Hull. His brother is the actor/director and producer Paul Jibson. Michael grew up in Hessle and attended Hessle High School.

He made his ...

23. Justin Fletcher

Actor | Shaun the Sheep Movie

Justin Fletcher was born on June 15, 1970 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is known for his work on Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015), Something Special (2003) and Gigglebiz (2009).

25. Tom Bennett

Actor | David Brent: Life on the Road

Tom Bennett is an actor and sometime writer (more improv really!) known for PhoneShop, Love & Friendship, Life On The Road and Mascots.

Twitter @newmanstings

He was born in Croydon towards the end of the 20th Century and is the son of Mr Bennett (yes the actual Mr Bennett...really! To most people ...

26. Ned Porteous

Actor | EastEnders

Ned Porteous is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Emmerdale (1972) and Astral (2018).

27. T'Nia Miller

Actress | Years and Years

T'Nia Miller is an actress, known for Years and Years (2019), Hatton Garden (2019) and Doctor Who (2005).

28. Terence Maynard

Actor | Edge of Tomorrow

Terence Maynard was born in Liverpool and brought up in Nantwich, Cheshire. At the age of eight he showed a natural gift for dancing and, encouraged by his family, went to dance classes three times a week. As a result he became interested in performance in general and studied drama at the Guildford...

29. Emma Barton

Actress | EastEnders

Emma Barton was born on July 26, 1977 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England as Emma Louise Barton. She is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Who Needs Enemies (2013) and Doctors (2000). She was previously married to Nigel Stoate.

30. Nathan Kiley

Director | Horror Film

Nathan Kiley is an actor and director, known for Horror Film (2012), Flat (2012) and One Small Hero (1999).

31. Carly Bawden

Actress | Doctors

Carly Bawden is an actress, known for Doctors (2000), Close to the Enemy (2016) and Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre (2014).

32. Peter Alexander

Actor | Coronation Street

Peter Alexander was born on October 15, 1952 in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Murder in Mind (2001) and Emmerdale (1972).

33. Dianne Pilkington

Actress | Les Misérables

Dianne Pilkington was born on June 7, 1975 in Wigan, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Les Misérables (2012), The Weakest Link (2000) and This Morning (1988).

34. Daniel Boys

Actor | Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of the Worlds'

UK Actor/singer Daniel Boys was born in Yateley, Hampshire.

After spending three years at the acclaimed Guildford School of Acting, Daniel embarked on a career that has seen him singing and performing in London's West End, extensively around Europe and even as far afield as Japan. He has appeared in...

35. Edward Highmore

Actor | Ali G Indahouse

Edward Highmore was born on April 3, 1961 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England as Edward Thomas Highmore. He is known for his work on Ali G Indahouse (2002), Elizabeth (1998) and Doctor Who (1963). He has been married to Sue Latimer since 1989. They have two children.

36. Haruka Kuroda

Actress | Killing Eve

Haruka is a Japanese actress, presenter and fight director based in the U.K.

Her first job out of drama school was to create the voice of Noodle from internationally acclaimed virtual pop band, the Gorillaz. On their first international tour, she was the backing vocalist to Damon Albarn.

Since then, ...

37. Ashley Samuels

Actress | Last Three Days

Ashley Samuels is an actress, known for Last Three Days, Dolemite Is My Name (2019) and Spirit.

38. Billy Carter

Actor | I Fought the Law

Born in Northern Ireland and studied drama in England. He made his acting debut in Bruises at the Royal Court Theater, London. He has worked extensively at the Royal National Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company, both on and off Broadway and London's West End.

Onscreen he is best known for his ...

39. Phaldut Sharma

Actor | Gravity

Phaldut Sharma is an actor and writer, known for Gravity (2013), Children of Men (2006) and The Bench (2001).

40. Ian Kelsey

Actor | Doctors

Ian Kelsey was born to parents Julie (a window dresser) and John (a printer). He also has an older brother called David. He trained at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre York and graduated at The Guildford School of Music and Theatre. He divides his time between his London home and where Casualty is ...

41. Bronagh Waugh

Actress | The Fall

Bronagh Waugh was born on October 6, 1982 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. She is an actress and writer, known for The Fall (2013), A Christmas Star (2017) and Hollyoaks (1995).

42. Tam Mutu

Actor | Waking the Dead

Tam Mutu is an actor, known for Waking the Dead (2000), Footballers' Wives (2002) and Medici (2016).

43. Alex Gaumond

Actor | Hampstead

Alex Gaumond is an actor, known for Hampstead (2017), The Hustle (2019) and Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary (2016).

44. Hal Fowler

Actor | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Hal Fowler is an actor and writer, known for Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Dracula (2013) and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has been married to Kim Wilde since September 1, 1996. They have two children.

45. Amy Lennox

Actress | Never Let Me Go

Amy Lennox is an actress, known for Never Let Me Go (2010), Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012) and Shetland (2013).

46. Caroline Sheen

Actress | Les Misérables

Caroline Sheen was born in 1975 in Wales. She is an actress, known for Les Misérables (2012), Torchwood (2006) and The Rook (2019).

47. Helena Blackman

Actress | Pennyworth

Helena Blackman is an actress, known for Pennyworth (2019), How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (2006) and When Joseph Met Maria (2007).

48. Savannah Stevenson

Actress | Emmerdale Farm

Savannah Stevenson is leading English actress known predominantly for her stage work. Her latest role is as Glinda in the West End production of 'Wicked' at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. She began performances in November 2013.

She played Sybil Evers in the hit stage adaptation of Oscar winning film ...

49. Adrian Christopher

Actor | 28 Days Later...

Adrian Christopher is an actor and casting director, known for 28 Days Later... (2002), The Mummy (2017) and Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016).

50. T'Shan Williams

Actress | Elle

T'Shan Williams is an actress, known for Elle (2017).

51. Faye Brookes

Actress | Coronation Street

Faye Brookes is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Our Zoo (2014) and Atlantis (2013).

52. Ayden Callaghan

Actor | The Smoke

Ayden Callaghan was born on June 6, 1981 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England as Joseph Patrick Callaghan. He is an actor, known for The Smoke (2014), Emmerdale (1972) and Hollyoaks (1995). He has been married to Sarah Jane Honeywell since September 17, 2016. They have one child.

54. Ellie Paskell

Actress | Ashes to Ashes

Ellie Paskell was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England. She is an actress, known for Ashes to Ashes (2008), Waterloo Road (2006) and Children's Ward (1989).

55. Nicole Faraday

Actress | Kill Kane

Nicole Faraday is a British born singer and actress known for both television and film roles on ITV's Bad Girls_(1998) ,Kill Kane (2016),Emmerdale (1972) and BBC Casualty_(1986). She has performed as a singer in most major theatre venues in the UK including singing solo at the Royal Albert Hall on ...

56. Daniel Boys

Actor | Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of the Worlds'

UK Actor/singer Daniel Boys was born in Yateley, Hampshire.

After spending three years at the acclaimed Guildford School of Acting, Daniel embarked on a career that has seen him singing and performing in London's West End, extensively around Europe and even as far afield as Japan. He has appeared in...

57. Isy Suttie

Actress | Peep Show

Isy Suttie was born in 1978 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. She is known for her work on Peep Show (2003), Whites (2010) and Skins (2007).

58. Peter Alexander

Actor | Coronation Street

Peter Alexander was born on October 15, 1952 in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Murder in Mind (2001) and Emmerdale (1972).

59. Joannah Tincey

Actress | National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre

Joannah Tincey is an actress, known for National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre (2015), The Royal Bodyguard (2011) and Doctors (2000).

60. Gaby Roslin

Actress | The Lily Savage Show

Gaby Roslin was born on July 12, 1964 in London, England. She is an actress, known for The Lily Savage Show (1997), Missing (2009) and Ant and Dec Unzipped (1997). She was previously married to Colin Peel.

61. Bill Fellows

Actor | Lady Macbeth

Bill was born and bred in the North-East town of Middlesbrough, close to the North Yorkshire border, and trained at the Guildford drama school in the early Eighties.

Amongst his many Theatre credits are Mickey in the West End production of Blood Brothers, alongside Stephanie Lawrence, Tony ...

62. Joanna Taylor

Actress | Post Impact

Joanna Taylor was born on July 24, 1978 in Tooting, London, England. She is an actress, known for Post Impact (2004), Merseybeat (2001) and Wonderful You (1999). She was previously married to Danny Murphy.

63. Lily Smith

Actress | Homeless Ashes

Lily Smith is an actress, known for Homeless Ashes, Are We Dead Yet (2019) and Wilson (2018).

64. Luke Kempner

Actor | Murder in Successville

Luke Kempner is an actor, known for Murder in Successville (2015), Fly Trap (2010) and Fathers of Girls (2009).

65. Joanna Sawyer

Actress | Our Girl

Joanna Sawyer is an actress, known for Our Girl (2013).

66. Juliet Lundholm

Actress | Gabriel in Disguise

Juliet Lundholm is a professional actress and model based in the UK with dual English and Swedish nationality. She was born in Hastings, UK. She studied Practical Theatre at Middlesex University and then classically trained at the Guildford School of Acting, where she graduated in 2007.

She has ...

67. Alex Reid

Actor | Thule

Alex Reid was born on July 21, 1975 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England as Alexander Aristides Reid. He is an actor, known for Thule, Retribution (2017) and Mothers Child. He was previously married to Katie Price.

68. Grace Stone

Actress | Stan Lee's Lucky Man

Grace Stone was born on February 1, 1994 in England. She is an actress, known for Stan Lee's Lucky Man (2016), Death in Paradise (2011) and The Red Haven.

69. Victoria Knowles

Actress | Deadly Women

Victoria Knowles is an actress, known for Deadly Women (2017).

70. Joanne Heywood

Actress | First of the Summer Wine

Joanne Heywood is an actress, known for First of the Summer Wine (1988), Are You Being Served? Again! (1992) and Stanley's Dragon (1994).

71. Jessica Wren

Actress | The Eleven O'Clock

Jessica Wren is an actress, known for The Eleven O'Clock (2016), Love Child (2014) and The News (2009).

72. Joseph Rhys Blake

Actor | Collision

Joseph Rhys Blake was born on October 28, 1994 in Oxford, England. He is an actor, known for Collision (2009), The Battle of Worcester (2017) and The Taping (2019).

73. Jake Hendriks

Director | Intention of Miles

Jake Hendriks was born in 1981 in Chessington, Surrey, England as Jacob Hendrik Cuddihy. He is an actor and director, known for Intention of Miles (2011), Suckablood (2012) and Hollyoaks (1995).

74. Josh Wichard

Actor | Here Be Dragons

Josh Wichard is known for his work on Here Be Dragons (2018), Hampstead (2017) and Dark Matters: Twisted But True (2011).

75. Des Coleman

Actor | EastEnders

Des Coleman was born on March 14, 1969. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Doctors (2000) and Casualty (1986).

76. Stephen Carlile

Actor | The Invisible Atomic Monsters from Mars

Stephen Carlile was born on April 19, 1978 in Bath, Somerset, England. He is an actor, known for The Invisible Atomic Monsters from Mars (2010) and Brideshead Revisited (2008).

77. Thomas Blackburne

Actor | Spin Out

Thomas Blackburne is an actor, known for Spin Out (2016), Silversun (2004) and Something in the Air (2000).

78. Hannah Morley

Actress | Bloom

Hannah Morley is an actress, known for Bloom (2017).

79. Lucy Pearson

Actress | What Happened to Monday

Lucy Pearson is an actress, known for What Happened to Monday (2017), Father Brown (2013) and Doctors (2000).

80. Will Richardson

Actor | Our Little Haven

Will Richardson is an actor, known for Our Little Haven (2017), Father Brown (2013) and Juiced (1999).

81. Kezrena James

Actress | Crash

Kezrena James is an actress, known for Crash (2009), Ordinary Lies (2015) and 15 Days (2019).

82. Ross Antony

Self | Popstars: Germany

Ross Antony was born in Shropshire/England into an artistic family. At the age of three he was already performing on stage alongside his father. Later he attended the "Guildford School of Acting" near London. There he not only underwent professional vocal training but also extensive dance training ...

83. Alexandra Mardell

Actress | Vera

Alexandra Mardell is an actress, known for Vera (2011), Coronation Street (1960) and Chocolate Pieces (2017).

84. Ethan Taylor

Actor | The Hacker

Ethan Taylor is an actor and producer, known for The Hacker (2017), Blood and Bones (2017) and Hallows Eve (2016).

85. Olisa Odele

Actor | Chewing Gum

Olisa Odele is an actor, known for Chewing Gum (2015), Perfect Night In (2007) and My Parents Are Aliens (1999).

86. Dominic Holmes

Actor | Splintered

Dominic Holmes is an actor, known for Splintered (2010), Coronation Street (1960) and Cannibals and Carpet Fitters (2017).

87. Tom Berkeley

Actor | Bleachy Doomsday

Tom Berkeley is an actor, known for Bleachy Doomsday (2018), Doctors (2000) and Total War: Warhammer II (2017).

88. Hannah Edwards

Actress | Life Begins

Hannah Edwards is an actress, known for Life Begins (2004), Call the Midwife (2012) and Being April (2002).

89. Jack Ryan

Actor | Keeping Mum

Jack Ryan is an actor, known for Keeping Mum (2005), The Hunchback and Thr3e (2006).

90. Jack James Ryan

Actor | Emmerdale Farm

Jack James Ryan is an actor, known for Emmerdale (1972), Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (2018) and Casualty (1986).

91. Lucy Heath

Actress | Mating Call

Lucy Heath is an actress, known for Mating Call (2017), Stretching the Play (2018) and FIFA 19 (2018).

92. Hywel Dowsell

Actor | Hunky Dory

Hywel Dowsell is an actor, known for Hunky Dory (2011).

93. Odhrán McNulty

Actor | Braxton

Odhrán McNulty is an actor, known for The Butchering (2015), Room (2017) and The Good Christian Women's Writing Group (2018).

94. Jarrad Ellis Thomas

Actor | Father Brown

Jarrad Ellis Thomas is an actor, known for Father Brown (2013) and Made in Wales (2009).

95. Adriana Grigoriev

Actress | The Disguise

Adriana Grigoriev is an actress, known for The Disguise (2018), The Tale of the Idiot (2017) and Life Outside the Frame (2017).

96. Harriet Slater

Actress | Pennyworth

Harriet Slater is an actress, known for Pennyworth (2019) and Faunutland and the Lost Magic.

97. Lauren Fitzpatrick

Actress | EastEnders

Lauren Fitzpatrick is an actress, known for EastEnders (1985).

98. Angela Holmes

Actress | Moving On

Angela Holmes is an actress, known for Moving On (2009), Goldplated (2006) and Shameless (2004).

99. Francesco Piacentini-Smith

Actor | The Nest

Francesco Piacentini-Smith is an actor, known for The Nest, Dark Road (2019) and Last Supper (2008).

100. Tam Williams

Actor | Spectre

Tam Williams was born in 1971 in the UK as Tamlyn Williams. He is an actor, known for Spectre (2015), Starhunter (2000) and Killer Net (1998). He has been married to Dr. Serena Bourke since September 1999.



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