Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Notable alumni
Several of our full time staff at Acting Coach Scotland are graduates of the Royal Conseravtoire of Scotland.
But who are the Royal conservatoire of Scotland notable alumni include many well known names in the drama industry?
You may have heard of Richard Madden, best known for his role as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones. He graduated from RCS in 2007 with a BA in acting. Born and raised in Scottland he made his stage debut while attending an acting course in Glasgow. He has recently been cast in Marvel's The Eternals.
Alan Cumming, another Scotland native, graduated from RCS in 1985 from the Dramatic Studies course. A year later he would make his film debut in passing glory. He is best known for his roles in the Spy Kids Triology, X2, Goldeneye, and Eye's Wide Shut.
Any Doctor Who fans? David Tennant himself is an alumni of RCS, graduating in 1991 with a BA in Dramatic Studies, he would be best known for his role as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in BBC's Doctor Who. He is also well known for his performances in Casanova, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and most recently the Netflix series Jessica Jones.
More recently, Ncuti Gatwa, born in Rwanda moved to Scotland at a young age and grew up there. He would attend RCS graduating with a BA in Acting. A fresh talent, he found quick success with the Netflix series Sex Education, where his portrayal of a black gay teen was well received by critics and fans alike.
Scottish actor James McAvoy is also a well known Alum of RCS. He graduated in 2000 with a BA in Dramatic Studies. After graduating, he landed a role in Frank Herbert's Children of Dune portraying Leto II. He would go on to be cast as Professor X in Xmen: First Class and reprise the role several times, most recently in Dark Pheonix. He also stars in IT Chapter Two, his most recent work.
Anneika Rose, another RCS alumni graduated with a BA in Acting in 2008. Shortly after leaving RCS she found success in television debuting in Above Suspicion, No Holds Bard, and Personal Affairs. All of which premiered in 2009. Since then she has had roles in The Cry, Line of Duty and also voice acted in Dragon Quest Heroes.
Graduating in 1978 from the DSD course, Elaine C. Smith has found success as an actress and comedian. Making her debut in the BBC Scotland comedy sketch show Laugh???? I Nearly Paid My License Fee, Elaine would go on to find roles in a number of comedy shows, like Two Doors Down, Rab C Nesbitt, and the Syndicate.
Interested in training as an actor? The RCS accept less than 1% of their applicants, you should give it your best shot in the audition, but there's another acting course we think you should look at too.