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London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Bankrupt, the London Academy of Music entered receivership in 1935. Wilfrid Foulis purchased the institution for 500, and in 1938 changed the name to London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, switching primary focus to the teaching of acting. Foulis operated the academy until 1952.

Predecessor institutions of LAMDA date to 1861.

Location:
London, England

Founding Date:
1938

Official Website:
http://www.lamda.org.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Colin Baker
Actor
8-Jun-1943   The 6th Doctor Who
Jamie Bamber
Actor
3-Apr-1973   Battlestar Galactica
Ed Bishop
Actor
11-Jun-1932 8-Jun-2005 Cmdr. Straker on UFO
Jordan Bridges
Actor
13-Nov-1973   Frankie on Rizzoli & Isles
Jim Broadbent
Actor
24-May-1949   Oscar-winning oddball English actor
Jason Carter
Actor
23-Sep-1960   Marcus Cole on Babylon 5
Anna Chancellor
Actor
27-Apr-1965   Juliet Shaw on Spooks
Ian Charleson
Actor
11-Aug-1949 6-Jan-1990 Chariots of Fire
Lewis Collins
Actor
27-May-1946   Bodie on The Professionals
Dominic Cooper
Actor
2-Jun-1978   The Duchess
Brian Cox
Actor
1-Jun-1946   The original Hannibal Lecter
Michael Culver
Actor
16-Jun-1938   A Passage to India
Benedict Cumberbatch
Actor
19-Jul-1976   BBC's Sherlock Holmes
James D'Arcy
Actor
24-Aug-1975   Revelation
Mark Feuerstein
Actor
8-Jun-1971   Good Morning, Miami
Jason Flemyng
Actor
25-Sep-1966   The Quatermass Experiment
Zen Gesner
Actor
23-Jun-1970   The Adventures of Sinbad
Tony Goldwyn
Actor
20-May-1960   From the Earth to the Moon
Anastasia Griffith
Actor
23-Mar-1978   Katie Connor on Damages
David Groh
Actor
21-May-1939 12-Feb-2008 Joe Gerard on Rhoda
Edward Herrmann
Actor
21-Jul-1943   Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls
Anne Heywood
Actor
11-Dec-1932   The Fox
Patricia Hodge
Actor
29-Sep-1946   Betrayal
Amy Irving
Actor
10-Sep-1953   Carrie and Yentl
Zeljko Ivanek
Actor
15-Aug-1957   Gov. James Devlin on Oz
Dana Ivey
Actor
12-Aug-1942   Eleanor Standard on Easy Street
Stacy Keach
Actor
2-Jun-1941   Mike Hammer, also voice narrator
Natalia Kills
Singer/Songwriter
15-Aug-1986   Perfectionist
Swoosie Kurtz
Actor
6-Sep-1944   A Shock to the System
Michael Lerner
Actor
22-Jun-1941   Barton Fink
Maureen Lipman
Actor
10-May-1946   Agony
Benito Martinez
Actor
28-Jun-1971   Capt. Aceveda on The Shield
Neal McDonough
Actor
13-Feb-1966   Medical Investigation, Boomtown
Natascha McElhone
Actor
14-Dec-1971   The Truman Show
Ian McNeice
Actor
2-Oct-1950   Bert Large on Doc Martin
Stephen Moyer
Actor
11-Oct-1969   Bill Compton on True Blood
Chris O'Dowd
Actor
9-Oct-1979   Roy on The IT Crowd
Nathaniel Parker
Actor
18-May-1962   The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
Nigel Planer
Actor
22-Feb-1953   Neil on The Young Ones
James Scott
Actor
14-Jan-1979   Days of our Lives
Alexander Siddig
Actor
21-Nov-1965   Dr. Julian Bashir on DS9
Charles Siebert
Actor
9-Mar-1938   Dr. Riverside on Trapper John, M.D.
Toby Stephens
Actor
21-Apr-1969   Die Another Day
David Suchet
Actor
2-May-1946   Hercule Poirot
Donald Sutherland
Actor
17-Jul-1935   The Dirty Dozen
Janet Suzman
Actor
9-Feb-1939   Nicholas and Alexandra
Becky Wahlstrom
Actor
25-Apr-1975   Grace Polk on Joan of Arcadia


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