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Graduate Profiles

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  • Amanda Daniels

    Versatile performer who starred with Imogen Stubbs in Third Finger, Left Hand at Trafalgar Studios and has worked with the RSC, BBC and others.

  • Elisa Lasowski

    A confident screen performer having worked on Canal+'s Versailles series, Game of Thrones, Skins and Line of Duty, plus a number of film appearances.

  • Pip Torrens

    Pip works almost consistently across film and tv, most recognised for Poldark (BBC1), Versailles (Canal+ & BBC2) and The Crown (Netflix).

  • Leland Orser

    US actor across film and TV including series regular in ER, all 3 Taken films and shows Ray Donovan and Berlin Station.

  • Amelia Lowdell

    Confident on both screen and stage with performances for the BBC, Discovery ID, ITV and Granada Films as well as at Shakespeare's Globe and UK Repertory Theatres.

  • Krupa Pattani

    Plays lead character in BBC's Citizen Khan and soon to be appearing in BBC's Coconut. Also had roles for ITV and regional theatres.

  • Jack Greenlees

    Establishing himself as an on-screen actor Jack as worked on feature films and high profile TV dramas including Shetland, Stonemouth and Penny Dreadful.

  • Michael Waston-Gray

    A strong commercial actor with roles for Currys PC World, Santander, PS4 and more. Also a regular fringe theatre and radio (Wireless Theatre) actor.

  • Miranda Hennessy

    A skilled comedy actress, heading up Hennessy & Friends on stage and has performed for BBC, Dave, ITV, E!, Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well as radio comedy for the BBC.   

  • Dan Li

    A regular in Horrible Histories and played a variety of other TV roles as well as appeared in film I, Daniel Blake . Has also worked on BBC radio and in numous commercials.

  • Amir Boutrous

    A regular TV actor for Netflix (The Crown), Fox (Tyrant), ITV (Vera) and E4, and has also had film roles including in Skyfall and The Fifth Estate.

  • Mariam Haque

    A versatile performer across all mediums including stage (The National Theatre), screen (BBC and Channel 4), voice over, radio drama and comedy improv.

  • Forest Whitaker

    A graduate of our Californian studio Forest is a well known hollywood actor and a UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation. His recent work includes Black Panter, Arrival, Roots & Star Wars:Rogue One.

  • Michael Lindall

    Michael has worked on screen for Sony Pictures, BBC, ABC and more and has appeared in a number of feature films and in performances at various UK regional theatres.

  • Adrian Lukis

    Adrian continues to work consistently across stage and screen including for the BBC, ITV, Netflix, the National Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse. 

  • Aiysha Hart

    Most often found on screen, Aiysha had a lead role in BBC's Atlantis and appeared as series regular in New Blood and Line of Duty . Credits also include BBC Radio 4 and work on film.

  • Giles Alderson

    Actor, director & producer whose films include Hero, The Banksy Job & Gravity, plus TV shows Andy Warhol, Coronation Street & The Great War for ITV.

  • Rune Temte

    Perhaps best known as Lars Ulvinaune in Sky's Fortitude or Uba in BBC's The Last Kingdom Rune is also comfortable on the big screen - most recently in Eddie the Eagle.

  • Jess Murphy

    Primarily working on the stage, Jess's credits include a variety of UK regional theatres and Shakespeare's Globe. She has also appeared in roles for BBC One and BBC Radio.

  • Murray McArthur

    A regular on-screen actor across Netflix, BBC, HBO etc. including Game of Thrones, Outlander and Doctor Who. Murray has also worked on feature films and UK theatre.

  • Sam Benjamin

    Making a name as an on-screen actor across Netflix, BBC, Sky1 & Channel 4. Nominated for Best Emerging Actor at International Achievement Recognition Awards 2016. 

  • Cinthia Stevenson

    A graduate of our Berkley branch, Cinthia has appeared in multiple TV and film roles including Agent Cody Banks, Private Practice, Greys Anatomy, Surviving Suburbia & The L Word.


  • Roma Downey 

    Award-winning actress & producer with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Has hosted SNL & been listed as one of Hollywood Reporter's most powerful women in Hollywood.

  • Margaret Cabourn Smith

    Plays Crimson in highly successful Evermoor for the Disney Channel and appeared in Miranda, Fresh Meat, Catastrophe and more.

  • Sarah Armstrong

    Establishing herself as a screen actor Sarah has appeared in high profile TV shows for the UK and USA including Episodes and The Royals. Her work also spans into film.

  • Trevor Cooper

    An on stage and screen actor working consistently on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 or at theatre's such as the National Theatre, RSC or Almeida Theatre.

  • Alix Wilton Regan

    A versatile actress confident on stage and on screen with extensive voice over and commercial experience. Stars in feature film The Wife with Glenn Close and Max Irons.

  • Shobu Kapoor

    Series regular on BBC's Citizen Khan and Eastenders (1993-7). Has performed multiple times for BBC Radio 4 and a variety of London & regional theatres.

  • Richard Brimblecombe

    Screen actor for TV's BBC, ITV, Sky and more plus numerous feature films. Also works as voice over artist on high profile radio commercials.

  • Maggie Daniels

    TV actress with roles in C4's Detectorists, BBC's 2018 Hard Sun, as Mrs Raggles in new ITV remake of Vanity Fair, plus exciting projects coming up with Netflix & the big screen. 

  • Sarah Finigan

    Sarah's stage work includes a US tour of Romeo & Juliet, season at the Globe Theatre, while her TV work includes BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery Channel and more.

  • Jill Greenacre

    A versatile actress with a number of credits across TV, film, theatre and radio. Long running character in The Brittas Empire and stars in 2017 feature film Love Eventually.

  • Henry Everett

    An experienced theatre actor for Bristol Old Vic, The National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Oxford Shakespeare Co and other regional and London theatres.

  • Sarah Megan Thomas

    Working out of the USA Sarah is actor, writer and producer for film and TV. She has stared in recent feature films Equity and Backwards.

  • Henry Hereford

    An actor working primarily for the screen for both UK and USA networks including ABC, HBO, NBC and The CW.

  • Dan Milne

    A confident stage performer with on-screen experience. Appeared at the National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchance and RSC among others.

  • Gemma Oaten

    Most memorable for playing Rachel Breckle in ITV's Emmerdale from 2011 to 2015. Has also appeared in Casualty, Doctors and Holby City.

  • Emily Watson

    A highly successful screen actor playing lead roles in BBC and ITV dramas, as well as appearing in blockbuster feature films.

  • Olivia Vinall

    A strong stage actress with multiple starring roles for the National Theatre. Also confident on screen with performances in BBC's Woman in White, Apple Tree Yard and more.

  • Craige Els

    Stage and musical theatre performer. Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical (West End 2014-16). Other stage credits include National Theatre and regional venues.

  • Susie Trayling

    A theate and TV actress performing for ITV and BBC most recently in Coronation Street and Father Brown. Stage work includes Shakespeare's Globe and regional theatre.

  • Victoria Willing

    Experienced on stage and screen alike including BBC, ITV, E4, Channel 4 and the National Theatre. Regular character in The Inbetweeners.

  • Enzo Cilenti

    A recognisable actor across film and television including Game of Thrones, Bridget Jones's Baby, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and many more.

  • Jennifer Bryden

    A strong theatre actress with leading roles in King Charles III (Almeida Theatre) and 39 Steps (Criterion). She has also worked on a number of commercials and voice overs.

  • Helen Belbin

    With credits across film, tv, stage, commercials, radio, corporate work and voice overs, Helen is clearly a versatile actress with lots of on-screen performances coming up.

  • Christina Wolfe  

    On screen actress with roles in The Royals for E!, Holby City for the BBC, King For A Term for Sky1 as well as films including Fury, Level Up and Grimms Sleeping Beauty.

  • Nadine Lewington

    A TV actress in the UK and USA for The CW (Containment), WGN America (Salem), BBC (Casualty), E4 (Misfits), Sky (Dream Team), ITV (Inspector Lewis) and more.


Drama Studio London has a high graduate employment rate. The nature of our courses means that our graduates are versatile and able to perform on stage and screen alike. Many of our graduates have gone on to have steady careers right across the industry from stage and screen to writing and directing. 

75% of our students who graduated in July 2017 have already secured representation.

  • Our average figures show:

    • 83% of our graduates employed and working professionally in the industry within a year of graduating.*
    • 58% of our graduates are signed to an agent within a year.*
    • 64% of our graduates are signed to an agent within two years.*
      * When monitoring graduates from 2011 to 2016.

Use the menu on the right to see details of award-winning graduates as well as those who have moved into directing, producing and writing in 'Behind The Camera'.

Below is a selection of our successful graduates and you can also see more graduate profiles here.

Click on the actors' names to see their CVs  

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Emily Watson

Emily graduated from Drama Studio London in 1991 and continues to have a varied career across film and television. In 1992 she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and went on to star in Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. It was her role in the controversial film Breaking the Waves that gave her international recognition and an Oscar nomination.

Film: The Dresser (TV Movie 2016), Everest (2015), A Royal Night Out (2015), Testament of Youth (2015), The Theory of Everything (2014), Belle (2014), The Book Thief (2014), War Horse (2011), Oranges and Sunshine (2010), The Memory Keepers Daughter (2008), Miss Potter (2006), Corpse Bride (voice - 2005), Red Dragon (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Equilibrium (2002), Gosford Park (2001), Hilary & Jackie (1999), Angela's Ashes (1999), Breaking the Waves (1996).

TV: Genius (National Geographic 2017) Apple Tree Yard (BBC 2017), A Song For Jenny (BBC 2015), The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime USA 2015), The Politician's Husband (BBC 2013) and Appropriate Adult (ITV 2011)

Theatre: Twelfth Night (The Donmar Warehouse), Uncle Vanya (The Donmar Warehouse), The Children's Hour (The National Theatre) The Lady from the Sea (West Yorkshire Playhouse), A Jovial Crew (Royal Shakespeare Company), Taming of the Shrew (Royal Shakespeare Company), All's Well That Ends Well (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Changeling (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Awards Include:

OBE (2015) for services to Drama 
Lifetime Achievement Award San Sebastián International Film Festival (2015)
BAFTA (2012) Best Leading Actress for Appropriate Adult

Screen Actors Guild Award (2002) Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Gosford Park
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (2002) Best Cast for Gosford Park
British Independent Film Award (1999) Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film for Hilary & Jackie
European Film Award (1996) Best Actress for Breaking the Waves.

Nominations Include:

Critics Choice Television Award (2016) Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television for The Dresser
Screen Actors Guild Award (2015) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Theory of Everything
Screen Actors Guild Award (2012) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a mini-series for Appropriate Adult
Critics Choice Television Award (2012) Best Actress in a mini-series for Appropriate Adult
Golden Globe (2011) Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series for Appropriate Adult
Golden Globe (2005) Best Supporting Actress for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Laurence Olivier Award (2003) Best Actress for Uncle Vanya
BAFTA (2000) Best Actress in a Leading Role for Angela's Ashes
BAFTA (1999) Best Actress in a Leading Role for Hilary & Jackie
Academy Award (1999) Best Actress for Hilary & Jackie
Golden Globe (1999) Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Hilary & Jackie and
Golden Globe (1997) Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Breaking the Waves
BAFTA (1997) Best Actress in a Leading Role for Breaking the Waves
Academy Award (1997) Best Actress for Breaking the Waves

"The training I received in voice and movement has been invaluable to me. A year at DSL is very intense - there's an awful lot going on and I felt very stretched."

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Pip Torrens

Pip is an extremely versatile performer, adept at everything from TV historical dramas to sci-fi films, murder mysteries to the court of King Louis XIV. Graduating in 1982 he began his career on stage before making his mark as an on-screen performer appearing in prime time BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 shows, among others, as well as on the big screen in feature films. He is also a successful voice-over artist, narrating a number of TV documentaries.

Film: The Danish Girl (2015), Star Wars Episode VII (2014), Gemma Bovary (2013), Kids in Love (2013), The Scapegoat (2011), Effir (2011), Anna Karenina (2011), The Iron Lady (2011), War Horse (2010), My Week With Marilyn (2010), Bel Ami (2010), St Trinians II (2009)

TV: Versailles (BBC2 & Canal+ 2014-17), The Crown (Netflix 2016), Poldark (BBC1 2014-2017), Hetty Feather (BBC 2015), Midsummer Murders (ITV 2015m & 2009), War & Peace (BBC 2015), Grantchester (ITV 2014), Up The Women (BBC, 2014), Silk (BBC 2013 & 2010), Inspector George Gently (BBC 2013), The Lady Vanishes (BBC 2012), Black Mirror (Channel 4 2012), Spy (Sky1 2012), Father Brown (2012), Outnumbered (BBC 2011), Law & Order (ITV 2011), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (ITV 2009), Wire in the Blood (ITV 2008), Miss Austen Regrets (BBC 2007), Silent Witness (BBC 2007), The Bill (ITV 2007), Dr Who (BBC 2006), Lewis (ITV 2006), Rebus (ITV 2006), Spooks (BBC 2006)

Theatre: The Tell Tale Heart (Bath Literary Festival), Stanley (The National Theatre), Another Country (Queen's Theatre)

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Olivia Vinall

Olivia graduated in 2010 and is quickly making her mark on stage and screen. Her career took off after she was cast in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs at the Belgrade Theatre at which she was seen by the Conway Van Gelder Grant agency and soon after signed up as a client. Not long after that she was awarded the role of Desdemona in the National Theatre's production of Othello and has since starred in a number of their productions.  

TV: The Woman in White (BBC 2017), Maigret Series 2 (ITV 2017), Apple Tree Yard (BBC 2016), Midsomer Murders (ITV 2015), Holby City (BBC 2014), Doctor Who (BBC 2012), Casualty (BBC 2012), Doctors (BBC 2011)

Theatre: The Seagull, Ivanov, Platonov - Young Chekhov Trilogy (Chichester Festival Theatre/The National Theatre 2016), The Hard Problem (The National Theatre 2015), King Lear (The National Theatre 2014), National Theatre's 50th, Othello (The National Theatre 2013), The Dark at the Top of The Stairs (The Belgrade Theatre 2012)

Award Nominations Include:

UK Theatre Award (2016) Best Supporting Performance for The Seagull

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Forest Whitaker

Forest graduated from our Californian branch of Drama Studio London (no longer operational) and continues to have great success in the industry, perhaps most notably for his portrayal of Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (2006) for which he won an Academy Award in 2007. He has also had success as a producer and director having directed Hope Floats (1998) and Waiting to Exhale (1995) among others.

Film: Black Panther (2018), Burden (2017), Finding Steve McQueen (2017), LAbyrinth (2017), The Forgiven (2017), Rogue One (2016), Arrival (2016), Southpaw (2015), Taken 3 (2015), Out of the Furnace (2013), Zulu (2013), Black Nativity (2013), The Butler (2013), Pawn (2013), The Last Stand (2013), Repentance (2013), Criminal Minds (2011), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Panic Room (2002), Ghost Dog (1999), The Crying Game (1992), Bird (1988) and Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

TV: Star Wars Rebels (2017) Roots (2017), Criminal Minds (2010-11), American Dad (2007-9), The Shield (2006-7), ER (2006-7), The Twilight Zone (2001), Witness Protection (1999), North and South  (1985-6), The Fall Guy (1985), Hill Street Blues (1984), Cagney & Lacey (1983), Making the Grade (1982)

Awards Include:

Santa Barbara International Film Festival (2014) Kirk Doubles Award for Excellence in Film
Academy Award (2007) Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Last King of Scotland

BAFTA (2007) Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Last King of Scotland
Golden Globe (2007) Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for The Last King of Scotland
Screen Actors Guild Award (2007) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Last King of Scotland
Emmy Award (2003) Outstanding Made for Television Movie (shared award) for Door to Door
Cannes Film Festival (1988) Best Actor for Bird

Nominations Include:

Critics Choice TV Award (2016) Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television for Roots
Black Reel Award (2016) Outstanding Supporting Actor for Southpaw
Screen Actors Guild Award (2014) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Butler
Emmy Award (2010) Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Brick City
Emmy Award (2007) Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for ER
British Independent Film Awards (2006) Best Actor for The Last King of Scotland
Golden Globe (1989) Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Bird

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Enzo Cilenti

Enzo graduated in 1997 and works consistently across film and television, just as comfortable in fantasy epics like Game of Thrones as he is in comedies such as Bridget Jones's Baby, historical dramas such as Wolf Hall and the Georgian magical mystery series Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Enzo has returned to DSL to give talks to our students and offer advice on the industry.

Film: Bridget Jones's Baby (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Theory of Everything (2014), Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

TV: The Last Tycoon (Amazon, 2016), Game of Thrones (HBO 2015), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (BBC 2014), Wolf Hall (BBC 2014), Prisoners Wives 2 (2013), House MD (FoxTV 2012), N.C.I.S (CBS 2006), The Virgin Queen (BBC 2005), Rome (HBO 2004)

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Adrian Lukis

Probably most remembered for his performance as Wickham in BBC's Pride and Prejudice (1995) Adrian continues to appear in a variety of television shows for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Netflix Presents and more. He is also a strong theatre performer, staring in The Seagull as part of the Chichester Festival Theatre's Chekhov season which had a sell-out run at The National Theatre in 2016.

Film: City Slicker (2011), Victim (2011), Nine Miles Down (2009)

TV: Apple Tree Yard (BBC 2017), Black Mirror (Channel 4 2016), The Crown (Netflix 2016), Red Dwaft (2016), Grantchester (ITV 2016), Downton Abbey (ITV 2015), Camp X (2015), Toast of London (2012-2015), Death in Paradise (BBC 2015), New Tricks (BBC 2014), Borgia (Canal+ 2013), Midsomer Murders (ITV 2013), Silk (BBC, 2013), Fresh Meat (Channel 4 2011), Outnumbered (BBC 2011), Silent Witness (BBC 2011), Lewis (ITV 2008), A Touch of Frost (ITV 2007), Heartbeat (ITV 2007), Trial and Retribution (ITV 2006), Foyles War (ITV 2004), Peak Practice (ITV 1998), Pride & Prejudice (BBC 1995)

Theatre: The Seagull (The National Theatre 2016), Orson's Shadow (Southwark Playhouse 2015), Versailles (The Donmar Warehouse 2014), Sherlock Holmes, The Best Kept Secret (West Yorkshire Playhouse 2013)

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Trevor Cooper

Trevor graduated from Drama Studio London in 1979 after winning the prestigious Carleton Hobbs Radio Award and subsequently began his career in radio drama with the BBC. He has since gone on to work consistently in film, television and theatre including at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has worked in the UK as well as in the USA and is a regular actor for the BBC.

Film: A Quiet Passion (2015), Happy-Go-Lucky (2007), Somerstown (2007), Vanity Fair (2003), Gangs of New York (2002)

TV: Wolfblood (CBBC 2016), This Country (BBC 2016), The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (Channel 4 2012-16), Boomers (BBC 2015), Downton Abbey (ITV 2015), Inside No 9 (BBC 2014), Partners in Crime (BBC 2014), The Wrong Mans 2 (BBC 2014), Wizards Vs Aliens (CBBC 2014), Dr Who (BBC 2014), Holby City (BBC 2014 & 2008), Doctors (BBC 2012), The Vikings (History Channel 2012), Spooks (BBC 2010), Doctors (BBC 2010), Inspector George Gently (BBC 2009), Murphy's Law (BBC 2007), Stan (BBC 2006), Eroica (BBC 2003), Tess of the D'Urbevilles (BBC 2008), Trial and Retribution (ITV 2006)l

Theatre: An Enemy of the People (Chichester Festival Theatre 2016), All That Fall (59E59 Theatre New York, 2013), King Lear (Tobacco Factory 2012), There is a War (The National Theatre 2011), The Swan (The National Theatre 2011), House of Games (Almeida Theatre 2010), Awake and Sing (Almeida Theatre 2007), The Tempest (Royal Exchange Manchester (2007), The Late Henry Moss (Almeida Theatre 2006), By The Bog of Cats (Wyndhams 2005), Playing With Fire (The National Theatre (2005), Soldiers (Finborough theatre 2004), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Royal Shakespeare Company 2001), King John (Royal Shakespeare Company 2001), The Prisoner's Dilemma (Royal Shakespeare Company 2001)

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Leland Orser

US actor Leland Orser graduated from Drama Studio London in 1984. Returning to the US he made his television debut in 1991 on the series Gabriel's Fire before undertaking a number other small TV roles. From 2004 to 2009 he played Chief of Surgery Dr. Lucien Dubenko on ER. Most recently he appeared in all three of the Taken films. 

Film: Taken 1,2,3, The Gambler (2014), Pearl Harbour (2001), The Bone Collector (1999), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Alien Resurection (1997), Independence Day (1996), 

TV: Berlin Station (2016), Ray Donavan (2015-16), NCIS: Los Angeles (2011), 24 (2009), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2009), ER (2004-9), Star Trek: Enterprise (2003), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002), Star Trek: Voyager (1997), NYPD Blue (1994-7), Married with Children (1995-6, actor and director), Star Trek: Deep Spae Nine (1993-5), Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1994), Cheers (1992), The Golden Girls (1991), Gabriel's Fire (1991) 


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