Guildhall School of Drama & Music

by Sylviastel | created - 13 Jul 2012 | updated - 06 Apr 2017 | Public

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.

1. Rolf Saxon

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Rolf Saxon was born on July 7, 1955 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA as Rolf Noah Saxon. He is known for his work on Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Broken Sword: Circle of Blood (1996).

2. Rhys Ifans

Actor | The Amazing Spider-Man

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...

3. Ewan McGregor

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

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 ...

4. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, has gone on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2021).

He was born ...

5. Orlando Bloom

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom was born on January 13, 1977 in Canterbury, Kent, England. His mother, Sonia Constance Josephine Bloom (née Copeland), was born in Kolkata, India, to an English family then-resident there. The man he first knew as his father, Harry Bloom, was a legendary ...

6. Hayley Atwell

Actress | Captain America: The First Avenger

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 ...

7. Damian Lewis

Actor | Band of Brothers

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, ...

8. Naveen Andrews

Actor | Planet Terror

Born Naveen William Sidney Andrews in London on January 17, 1969. His parents were both Indian immigrants from Kerala, India. In high school, he auditioned for drama school and was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Two of his classmates were Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis. ...

9. Lennie James

Actor | The Walking Dead

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 ...

10. Alfred Molina

Actor | Spider-Man 2

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 ...

11. Joseph Fiennes

Actor | Shakespeare in Love

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...

12. 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...

13. Shirley Henderson

Actress | Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

Shirley Henderson was the eldest of three sisters 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 (1956) TV talent program ...

14. 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 cannot be denied.

One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End, to Edith Eliza (Stokes), a homemaker, and Frederick Thomas Blackman, a statistician ...

15. Ben Chaplin

Actor | The Thin Red Line

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 (1996). While his habit for avoiding mainstream artificiality in favor of small, intense, independent ...

16. Peter Cushing

Actor | Star Wars

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 ...

17. Geraldine Somerville

Actress | Gosford Park

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...

18. Claire Bloom

Actress | Clash of the Titans

Age has not taken the flower off this Bloom. The well-known and highly respected stage, screen and television actress Claire Bloom continues to be in demand as an octogenarian actress and looks as beautiful as ever.

She was born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15, 1931, in Finchley, North London, ...

19. 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 ...

20. Simon Russell Beale

Actor | The Death of Stalin

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 ...

21. Susannah Fielding

Actress | This Time with Alan Partridge

Susannah Fielding is an English actress. She grew up in Havant, Hampshire in a single parent family. She completed her A levels at Christ's Hospital school, a charity school in West Sussex where she found her love of acting.

She went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she ...

22. Peter Wingfield

Actor | Highlander

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 ...

23. 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 ...

24. Nicholas Boulton

Actor | Game of Thrones

Born in Gibraltar, and educated in Ireland and 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 ...

25. Aruna Shields

Actress | Prince

Aruna Shields is a British actress with Indian heritage who began her career in UK theatre before performing lead roles in Indian, French and British cinema.

One of the largest studios in India chose Aruna to play the lead 'Maya' in action thriller Prince (2010). When the film released worldwide she...

26. Michael Praed

Actor | Robin of Sherwood

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 ...

27. Chris Ryman

Actor | Count Arthur Strong

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 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 ...

28. Neil Dickson

Actor | Inland Empire

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 ...

29. Norma Varden

Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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 ...

30. Alistair McGowan

Actor | Big Impression

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 ...

31. Mark Mitchinson

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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 ...

32. Sydney Harrison

Actress | Musée haut, musée bas

Sydney Harrison is an actress, known for Musée haut, musée bas (2008), The King's Cake (1986) and Palace (1988).

33. George Martin

Music_department | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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 ...

34. Sam Logan Khaleghi

Actor | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

An EMMY Nominated Producer, Sam Logan Khaleghi was raised in Detroit, Michigan.

As an actor he is known for his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Approaching Midnight (2013) where he directed his co-star: Academy of Country Music Award winner, Platinum artist Jana Kramer (...

35. Tanroh Ishida

Actor | The Railway Man

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...

36. Patsy Rowlands

Actress | Carry on Again Doctor

Patricia Amy Rowlands was born in Palmer's Green, north London on 19 January 1931 to Albert and Amy. She was educated at the Covent of the Sacred Heart in Whetstone. Her parents encouraged her to have elocution lessons to improve her employment prospects.

It was her elocution tutor who recognized ...

37. Hannah Britland

Actress | Rush

Hannah Britland was born on February 2, 1990 in Preston, Lancashire, England. She attended the Cardinal Newman College and later went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she graduated in 2011.

Hannah is best known for her appearances in Fresh Meat (2011), Skins (2007), Lovesick (2014) ...

38. 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 ...

39. Gavin Stenhouse

Actor | Black Mirror

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.

40. Neil McCallum

Actor | Catacombs

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 ...

41. Mariah Gale

Actress | The Legend of Hercules

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 ...

42. Jocelyn Pook

Composer | Eyes Wide Shut

Jocelyn Pook is one of the UK's most versatile composers, having written extensively for stage, screen, opera house and concert hall. Often remembered for her film score to Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, which won her a Chicago Film Award and a Golden Globe nomination, she has worked with some ...

43. Selva Rasalingam

Actor | Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Selva spans British, American and European film, TV and theatre, London West End drama, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe. He is in many BBC TV series including 'Luther' and 'Doctor Who' and is the only actor ever to have portrayed Jesus on film in all four biblical Gospels (...

44. Peter Pamela Rose

Actress | The Day I Ran Into All My Ex-Boyfriends

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 ...

45. Constanze Engelbrecht

Actress | Le Comte de Monte Cristo

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 ...

46. Sean Arnold

Actor | Bergerac

Sean Arnold was born on April 30, 1941 in Wickwar, Gloucestershire, England. He was an actor, known for Bergerac (1981), The Caesars (1968) and North Sea Hijack (1980). He died on April 15, 2020 in St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands.

47. Colin McCormack

Actor | First Knight

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 ...

48. Alice Bird

Actress | If It Be Love

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 ...

49. Will Bowden

Actor | The Blacklist

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 ...

50. Mario Frangoulis

Soundtrack | Guiness

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 ...

51. 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; ...

52. Michael J. Lewis

Composer | Unman, Wittering and Zigo

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 (1970) starring Charlton Heston, The Medusa ...

53. Javier Alcina

Actor | Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

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...

54. Tessa Shaw

Actress | Murphy's Mob

Tessa Shaw is a direct descendant of the actor William Powell, protege of the great 18th Century Actor/Manager David Garrick. The Victorian folk heroine Grace Darling was also a family member. Tessa graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London , and earned an Honours Degree in ...

55. Gareth Jones

Director | Delight

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...

56. Tania Davis

Actress | Johnny English

Tania Davis was born on July 4, 1975 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and composer, known for Johnny English (2003), Black Widow (2021) and BingoLotto (1989).

58. Andrew Hewitt

Composer | The Double

Andrew lives in Los Angeles and holds the greencard. He combines lifelong passion for film with extensive classical training, recording and performance experience. Andrew orchestrates and conducts all his scores, fusing them with electronic textures at his home studio. He has accepted invitations ...

59. Mary Eileen O'Donnell

Actress | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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 (1979) as a Central Park hippie, her first paid acting job on stage was with legendary mythologist ...

60. Ana Clavell

Producer | Chick Street Fighter

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, ...

61. Holly Atkins

Actress | Shakespeare's Globe: Romeo and Juliet

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 ...

62. Kristopher Kling

Actor | The Deuce

Kris 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 recorded with the band Transforming Apollo. He currently lives in New York.

63. Jake Thornton

Actor | Through the Watergate

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 ...

64. Paddy Russell

Actress | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

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...

65. John Sichel

Director | Company and Co

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 (1970) with Olivier, Joan Plowright and Alan Bates. He then went on to direct Olivier in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (1976) and Alec Guinness ...

66. David Blair

Director | The Street

David won BAFTAs for his 6-part TV series, "Takin' Over The Asylum", a show he commissioned, starring David Tennant, and another for "The Street", starring Timothy Spall. Other work rewarded with numerous BAFTA, RTS and International Emmy wins and nominations, as well as European accolades, include...

67. Ben Bartlett

Composer | Vera

The distinctive music of BAFTA winning composer Ben Bartlett can be heard on many award-winning TV drama and Film productions.

2021 will see the 10th anniversary of ITV's flagship female detective series Vera for which Ben has proudly delivered all the music. Alongside Vera, Ben continues to compose...

68. Haylie Ecker

Actress | Johnny English

Haylie Ecker was born on October 9, 1975 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress and composer, known for Johnny English (2003), Homage (2010) and BingoLotto (1989).

69. Patsy Rodenburg


Patsy Rodenburg was born on September 2, 1953 in London, England as Patricia Anne Rodenburg. She is known for her work on Closer (2004), Little Voice (1998) and The House of Mirth (2000).

70. James Galway

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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 ...

71. Clare Lawrence Moody

Actress | Pride

Clare Lawrence Moody is an English actress and producer. Born in Saddleworth, Yorkshire in 1975, she gained a first class masters degree in English at Cambridge University, before being cast in the BBC film _This Could Be the Last Time (1998)_. She appeared in Charles Sturridge's millennial drama _...

72. Oliver Mason

Actor | The Mysti Show

Oliver began drama classes at the age of six with The Guildhall School of Speech & Drama and got accepted to join The National Youth Theatre aged thirteen.

Oliver gained a B.A. (Honours) degree at The University of South Florida & Middlesex University in Drama & Theatre Studies before training as an...

73. Rachel James

Music_department | La princesse de Montpensier

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 ...

74. Michael Hughes

Actor | Snatch

Michael Hughes is an actor, known for Snatch (2000).

75. Hugh Mason

Actor | Last Call

Hugh Mason is an actor, known for Last Call (2005).

76. 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...

77. Helen Lloyd

Producer | Water World

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 '...

78. Gillian McCann

Actress | Coronation Street

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...

79. Anna Frankl-Duval

Actress | American Deportation

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...

80. Benjamin Frankel

Composer | Battle of the Bulge

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 ...

81. Andrew Rajan

Actor | Offending Angels

Born in London 1966 Andrew grew up in Bedford, moving back to London to take up an apprenticeship in Mechanical and Production Engineering with the Ministry of Defence. Completing his four years, he then took off around the world, settling for a time in Australia, eventually coming back to apply ...

82. Paul Prescott

Actor | Downton Abbey

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 ...

83. Aeone

Music_department | Team Knight Rider

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...

84. Frank Cousins

Actor | The Pilgrim's Progress

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 ...

85. Norman Walker

Actor | Whom the Gods Love

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 ...

86. Tamara Douglas-Morris

Composer | In Transit

Tamara earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Film Music 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'). She received her Bachelor Of Music in Ethnomusicology at City University, London....

87. Helen Welch

Actress | Christmas at Maxwell's

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, ...

88. Ivan Lane

Snow White and the Three Stooges

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...

89. John Hollingsworth

Music_department | The Curse of Frankenstein

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...

90. Christian Dixon

Actor | Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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 &...

91. Arthur Dulay

Composer | Matinee Idol

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 ...

92. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Writer | The Ancient Mariner

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 ...

93. Thomas Beecham

Soundtrack | The Red Shoes

Thomas Beecham was born on April 29, 1879 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He is known for his work on The Red Shoes (1948), Atonement (2007) and The Tales of Hoffmann (1951). He was married to Shirley Hudson, Betty Humby-Beecham and Utica Celestia Welles. He died on March 8, 1961 in London, ...

94. Gordon Gribbin

The Dish

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...

95. 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 ...

96. Louis Berkman

Doctor Who

Louis Berkman is an actor, known for Doctor Who (1963).

97. Nicholas Irons

Actor | The Madness of King George

Nicholas Irons was born in 1970 in Hampshire, England. He is an actor and producer, known for The Madness of King George (1994), Berkeley Square (1998) and Sharpe (1993).

98. Mollie Sugden

Actress | Are You Being Served?

Best remembered as 'Mrs. Slocombe' on the British comedy "Are You Being Served?" Mollie Sugden was born in Keighley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. 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...

99. Clive Rowe

Actor | Beauty and the Beast

Clive Rowe was born on March 27, 1964 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Clive Mark Rowe. He is known for his work on Beauty and the Beast (2017), Doctor Who (2005) and The Kennedys (2015).

100. Alice MacDonald

Actress | Taggart

Alice MacDonald is an actress, known for Taggart (1983), Minder (1979) and One for the Road (1995).

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