Notable acting alumni include: Helen Baxendale, Samantha Bond, Stephanie Cole, Olivia Colman, Annette Crosbie, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, Naomie Harris, Jeremy Irons, Theo James, Alex Jennings, Pearl Mackie, Faye Marsay, Tim Pigott-Smith, Pete Postlethwaite, Amanda Redman, Miranda Richardson, Dame Patricia Routledge, Adrian Scarborough, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mark Strong, Sophie Thompson and Gene Wilder.
Our alumni are working throughout the Creative and Production side of the industry and include: current Artistic Director and Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC); Technical Director at the National Theatre; Award winning Set, Costume, Lighting and Sound Designers whose work has been seen in the West End, across the UK and internationally. Production Arts graduates go on to have careers in a wide range of jobs including in stage management, lighting, sound, automation and construction working with companies such as the RSC, The Globe, National Theatre, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet and numerous other UK theatre venues and companies, and international theatre and production companies.
Many of our alumni have gone on to enjoy successful careers in screen in roles including: producers, production managers, locations managers, art department, assistant grip, costume maker, costume supervisor. Graduates have worked behind the scenes on feature Films, TV location filming and post production, Animation and a wide range of independent film production. Recent screen credits include: The End of the F***ing World, Kiss Me First, Crazyhead (Channel 4/Netflix); Unforgotten, Broadchurch (ITV); Rellick, Poldark, Being Human, Good Omens (in production) (BBC); Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs; Aardman Animations’ Shaun the Sheep, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, and Early Man.
Keegan Curran. Sound Designer. (Winner for Rotterdam)
Bob Crowley (left). Set Designer. (Nominated for An American in Paris, The Glass Menagerie, Disney’s Aladdin, People, The Audience and Once)
Wayne Dowdeswell. Lighting Designer. Nominated for Medea and Edward II
Jeremy Irons (left). (Winner for Reversal of Fortune)
Daniel Day Lewis. (Winner for Lincoln, My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood)
Olivia Colman. (Winner for The Night Manager)
Daniel Day-Lewis. (Winner for There Will Be Blood)
Jeremy Irons. (Winner for Elizabeth 1 and Reversal of Fortune)
Miranda Richardson (left). (Winner for Fatherland and Enchanted April)
Mark Strong (left)
Jane Lapotaire. (Winner for Piaf)
Olivia Colman. (Winner for Broadchurch and Twenty Twelve)
Naomie Harris (left)
Daniel Day-Lewis. (Winner for Lincoln and Gangs of New York)
Miranda Richardson. (Winner for Damage)
Stephen Dillane. (Winner for The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall)
Annette Crosbie. (Winner for Edward the Seventh and The Six Wives of Henry VIII)
Tim Piggott-Smith. (Winner for The Jewel in the Crown)
Joanna Riding. (Winner for My Fair Lady and Carousel)
Mark Strong. (Winner for A View From The Bridge)
Adrian Scarborough. (Winner for After the Dance)
Sir Patrick Stewart (left). (Winner for Hamlet and Anthony and Cleopatra)
Alex Jennings. (Winner for My Fair Lady and Peer Gynt)
Mark Lambert. (Winner for Juno and the Paycock)
Simon Cadell. (Winner for Travels with my Aunt)
Jane Lapotaire. (Winner for Piaf)
If you are a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre and would like to get in touch or tell us about any news, successes or awards, we’d love to hear from you.