Famous Stowe School Alumni People

Famous Stowe School Alumni

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List of famous alumni from Stowe School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Stowe School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Stowe School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Stowe 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 Stowe School.

These graduates, like Henry Cavill and David Niven include images when available.

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



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    Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, ...more

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    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Investor, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Blackheath, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Credits: Casino Royale, Superman Returns, Around the World in 80 Days, Electric Dreams, Fuel, + more
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    Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor. Cavill began his acting career starring as Albert Mondego in the 2002 film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo. He would later star in minor and supporting roles in television shows such as BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Midsomer Murders and ...more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Saint Saviour, Jersey
    • Credits: Man of Steel, Stardust, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Tudors, Tristan & Isolde, + more
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    David Niven
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    James David Graham Niven was an English actor and novelist who was popular in Europe and in the United States. He may be best known for his roles as Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and as Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", ...more

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    • Profession: Television producer, Novelist, Actor
    • Age: Died at 73 (1910-1983)
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Credits: The Pink Panther, Mutiny on the Bounty, Murder by Death, Wuthering Heights, Casino Royale, + more
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    Christopher Robin Milne
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    Christopher Robin Milne was the son of author A. A. Milne. As a child, he was the basis of the character Christopher Robin in his father's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and in two books of poems.more

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    • Profession: Writer
    • Age: Died at 76 (1920-1996)
    • Birthplace: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
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    Peter John Coke was an English actor, playwright and artist.more

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    • Profession: Sculptor, Actor, Artist, Playwright
    • Age: Died at 95 (1913-2008)
    • Birthplace: Southsea, England
    • Credits: The Blakes Slept Here, A Gentleman's Gentleman, The Nursemaid Who Disappeared, The Return of Carol Deane, The Broken Horseshoe
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    Robert Kee, CBE was a British broadcaster, journalist and writer, known for his historical works on World War II and Ireland.more

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    • Profession: Journalist, Author, Writer, Presenter
    • Age: Died at 94 (1919-2013)
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
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    Chelsy Davy
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    Chelsy Yvonne Davy is a Zimbabwean national who was the on-off girlfriend of Prince Harry from early 2004 to 2011.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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    John Fisher Locksley Burns is a British journalist, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He was the London bureau chief for The New York Times, where he covered international issues until March 2015. Burns also frequently appears on PBS. He has been called "the dean of American foreign correspondents." On 26 ...more

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    • Profession: Journalist
    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom
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    Edward Hardwicke
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    Edward Cedric Hardwicke, sometimes credited as Edward Hardwick, was an English actor, known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Granada TV series Sherlock Holmes.more

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    • Profession: Military Officer, Actor
    • Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Credits: Love Actually, The Day of the Jackal, Elizabeth, Shadowlands, The Scarlet Letter, + more
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    David Shepherd

    David Shepherd
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    Richard David Shepherd CBE FRSA FGRA is a British artist and one of the world's most outspoken conservationists. He is most famous for his paintings of wildlife, although he also often paints steam railways, aircraft, portraits-notably The Queen Mother- and landscapes. His work has been extremely ...more

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    • Profession: Artist
    • Age: age 84
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    Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire VC, OM, DSO & Two Bars, DFC was a highly decorated British RAF pilot during the Second World War and later philanthropist. Among the honours Cheshire received as a pilot is the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in ...more

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    • Profession: Pilot, Soldier
    • Age: Died at 75 (1917-1992)
    • Birthplace: Chester, England
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    Sir Peregrine Gerard Worsthorne is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster. He was educated at Stowe School, Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Magdalen College, Oxford. Worsthorne spent the largest part of his career at the Telegraph newspaper titles, eventually becoming editor of The Sunday Telegraph. He ...more

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    • Profession: Journalist
    • Age: age 92
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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    Bernard Cecil Gadney was an English rugby union footballer who played as a scrum-half for Leicester Tigers, England and the British Lions. Gadney won 14 England caps between 1932 and 1938 and was captain on eight occasions. Born in Oxford, he was educated at Dragon School and Stowe. His brother Cyril ...more

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    • Profession: Teacher
    • Age: Died at 91 (1909-2000)
    • Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom
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    Justin Wintle

    Justin Wintle is an English author, editor and journalist who has contributed to a wide variety of media-outlets. Born in London, the son of film and television producer Julian Wintle, he was educated at Stowe School and Magdalen College, Oxford. He is also Chairman of the Bình Hòa massacre Trust Fund.more

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    • Profession: Journalist
    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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    Michael George Francis Ventris, OBE was an English linguist and architect who, along with John Chadwick and Alice Kober, deciphered Linear B, a previously unknown ancient script discovered at Knossos by Arthur Evans. A prodigy in languages, Ventris had pursued the decipherment as an avocation since his ...more

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    • Profession: Architect
    • Age: Died at 34 (1922-1956)
    • Birthplace: Wheathampstead, England
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    Noel Annan

    Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan, OBE was a British military intelligence officer, author, and academic. During his military career, he rose to the rank of colonel and was appointed OBE. He was provost of King's College, Cambridge 1956–66, provost of University College, London 1966–78, vice-chancellor of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1916-2000)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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    Alexander Bernstein, Baron Bernstein of Craigweil was a British television executive and a Labour member of the House of Lords. Educated at Stowe School and St John's College, Cambridge, Bernstein joined the Granada Group, the leisure and television company founded by his uncle, Sidney, and his father, ...more

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    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician
    • Age: Died at 74 (1936-2010)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more
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    John Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter

    John Archibald Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter, PC was a British Conservative politician.more

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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: Died at 90 (1908-1998)
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    Marc Koska

    Marc Andrew Koska OBE is best known for inventing the non-reusable K1 auto-disable syringe, thus preventing the medical transmission of blood-borne diseases.more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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