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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Manchester Grammar School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Manchester Grammar School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Manchester Grammar School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Manchester Grammar School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Manchester Grammar School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Manchester Grammar School.

You can rank all of these graduates, from Ben Kingsley to Robert Bolt.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Manchester Grammar School?” and “Which celebrities are Manchester Grammar School alumni?”

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Nicholas Hytner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Nicholas Hytner Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Film Director

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John Polanyi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
John Polanyi Chemist, Scientist

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Robert Bolt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Robert Bolt Soldier, Screenwriter, Playwright

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Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Ben Kingsley Actor, Voice acting

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Cyril Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Cyril Jackson Priest, Educator

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Michael Atiyah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Michael Atiyah Mathematician

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John Bradford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Chris Addison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Chris Addison Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

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Thomas De Quincey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Thomas De Quincey Journalist, Novelist

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Donald Adamson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Donald Adamson Literary critic, Historian, Author

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Michael Wood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Michael Wood Historian, Presenter

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William Harrison Ainsworth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Richard Pankhurst is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Richard Pankhurst Barrister

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Robert Powell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Howard Davies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Howard Davies Economist

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Louis Golding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Louis Golding Novelist, Writer

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Frederick Kipping is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Harold Laski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Harold Laski Politician, Professor, Scientist

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Walter Bodmer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Walter Bodmer Scientist, Statistician

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Tim Samuels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Tim Samuels Broadcaster

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Stanley Houghton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Stanley Houghton Playwright

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Brian Clegg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Brian Clegg Science writer

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Alan Garner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Alan Garner Novelist, Author, Writer

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Michael Crick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Michael Crick Journalist, Screenwriter, Actor

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Stephen Beard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Mark Chapman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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George Garrett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Humphrey Chetham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Israel Sieff, Baron Sieff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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John Ogdon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
John Ogdon Pianist

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Jonathan Fryer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Jonathan Fryer Politician, Writer

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Stanley Fink, Baron Fink is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Brian Cantor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Faisal Islam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni
Faisal Islam Editor, Journalist

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Callum McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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John Darwall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni

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Henry Toft is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Manchester Grammar School Alumni