Drama school - Alumni

At Richmond Drama School we are very proud of the success of our Alumni, many have gone on to great success in the world of performance.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy studied at Richmond Drama School and is our most famous alumni, is an English actor, screenwriter, and producer. 

He made his debut in the war film Black Hawk Down (2001). His other notable films include the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), the biographical psychological drama Bronson (2008), the science fiction thriller Inception (2010), the sports drama Warrior (2011), the Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(2011), the crime drama Lawless (2012), the drama Locke (2013), and the mobster film The Drop (2014). He also portrayed Bane in the superhero film The Dark Knight Rises (2012), "Mad" Max Rockatansky in the post-apocalyptic film Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), and both Kray twins in the crime thriller Legend (2015).

Tom Hardy said in an interview for BBC news:

"I really needed that string to my bow, It was a make or break year - I didn't get into acting school the first time round and this course was the stepping stone for me. It taught me all the basics which you also learn at acting school: how to walk, transfer ideas to an audience, how to speak clearly, sing and dance, but perhaps most importantly, to strip a script down to the syllable and get down to the basics of what is being said.”  Tom Hardy 2014 BBC news

Thomas Bromhead

Thomas trained in drama at Richmond Drama School in London and in improvisation at the The Second City in Los Angeles.  Wiki

Humza Arshad

Humza Mohammed Arshad is an English actor, comedian and writer of Pakistani descent. He is best known for his web series Diary of a Bad Man. His homemade YouTube videos have been viewed more than 60 million times and have made him one of the most popular online comedians in the UK. Wiki

David Palfreyman

David Palfreyman is an English actor, musician, songwriter and poet He trained at Richmond Drama School and graduated in 2000.Wiki   

2015 to 2016 Alumni

  • Alex Phelps 
  • Rory Kennedy
  • Chris Pullin 
  • Sam Saunders
  • Erin Solomon 
  • Isabel Hamilton 
  • Fionna Gough 
  • Guenevere Lambert 
  • Louis Tanner 
  • William Pendray 
  • Ariadne Bechthold 
  • Edward Knight 

On leaving Richmond Drama School Will Pendray has had a part in a movie in Paris and Ariadne has gone onto the Drama Studio.

2014 to 2015 Alumni

Access to Drama

  • Eric Caspari
  • Elija Edwards
  • Leia Urquhart

Foundation to Drama

  • Carianne Barrow
  • Daniel Braimah
  • Maria Finlay
  • Jamie Lyall
  • Matthew Pangratiou


2012 to 2013 Alumni

  • Sam Collomosse
  • Paul Irwin
  • Ben Slade
  • Giuseppe Pulidori
  • Lucie Johnson-Jones
  • Areeba Chaudri
  • Shiv Jalota
  • Chris Piper
  • Matthew Labbee
  • Faaiz Mbelizi
  • James Howard
  • Daisy Ward
  • Stephanie Marquardt
  • Chuku Modu

2011 to 2012 Alumni

  • Richard Rowden
  • Henry James
  • Emma Hunt
  • Drew Sheridan-Wheeler
  • Resit Murat
  • Kareena Chin
  • Josh Moody
  • William Barber
  • Pamela Bentley
  • Dorinela Sandru
  • Maggie Hope