With Oscar season is upon us, we may – quite wrongly – assume that acting is a natural gift bestowed on a lucky (and attractive) minority. The truth is though, that no matter how much innate talent actors may possess, they've typically honed their abilities through sheer hard work and dedication to their craft.
Here, we take a look at some of the top drama schools and conservatories throughout the world and the celebrated stars of stage and screen they have produced.
Bottom line: If you attend one of these highly competitive drama schools you're well on the road to fame and fortune... But then, you probably already knew that.