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

Items here include everything from Rupert Everett to Julian Fellowes.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ampleforth College?” and “Which celebrities are Ampleforth College alumni?”
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Rupert Everett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor
Rupert James Hector Everett (; born 29 May 1959) is an English actor, writer and singer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film ...more

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Antony Gormley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Sculptor, Visual Artist, Artist
Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, (born 30 August 1950), is a British sculptor. His works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in ...more
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Hugh Millais is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Businessperson, Journalist, Real estate development
Hugh Geoffroy Millais (23 December 1929 – 4 July 2009) was a British author and actor known for his film collaborations with director Robert Altman.
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Simon Easterby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Rugby Player, Coach
Simon Easterby (born 21 July 1975 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire) is an Irish former rugby union player. He is currently the forwards coach for the Irish national team.
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John William Polidori is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Physician, Writer
John William Polidori (7 September 1795 – 24 August 1821) was an English writer and physician. He is known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of ...more
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Julian Fellowes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Novelist
Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford (born 17 August 1949) is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, and a Conservative peer of the House of ...more
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Dominick Elwes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Dominick Elwes Editor, Publisher, Painter
Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes (24 August 1931 – 5 September 1975) was an English portrait painter whose much publicised elopement with an heiress in 1957 created an international scandal.
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Lawrence Dallaglio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Rugby Player
Lorenzo Bruno Nero Dallaglio (born 10 August 1972), known as Lawrence Dallaglio, is a retired English rugby union player, former captain of England, and 2016 inductee of the World Rugby Hall of ...more
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Michael Ancram is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Politician
Michael Andrew Foster Jude Kerr, 13th Marquess of Lothian, (born 7 July 1945), formerly styled as Earl of Ancram and commonly known as Michael Ancram until he inherited the marquessate in 2004, ...more
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Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Moshoeshoe II (May 2, 1938 – January 15, 1996), previously known as Constantine Bereng Seeiso, was the paramount chief of Lesotho, succeeding paramount chief Seeiso from 1960 until the country ...more
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Jean, Grand Duke of Luxe... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Jean (Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano; 5 January 1921 – 23 April 2019) reigned as Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 until his abdication in 2000. He ...more
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Edward Stourton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Journalist, Presenter
Edward John Ivo Stourton (born 24 November 1957) is a BBC broadcaster and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 programme Sunday, and a frequent contributor to the Today programme, where for ten years he ...more
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John Micklethwait is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Writer
Richard John Micklethwait (born 11 August 1962) is editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, a position he has held since February 2015. A British journalist, he was previously the editor-in-chief of ...more
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Redmond Morris, 4th Baro... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Film Producer
George Redmond Fitzpatrick Morris, 4th Baron Killanin (born 26 January 1947) is an Irish film producer. Morris was born in Dublin, Ireland, into a notable Irish family. The Morrises were one of ...more
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Vincent Cronin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Vincent Cronin Writer
Vincent Archibald Patrick Cronin FRSL (24 May 1924 – 25 January 2011) was a British historical, cultural, and biographical writer, best known for his biographies of Louis XIV, Louis XVI and ...more
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Edward Fitzalan-Howard, ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Politician
Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk, (born 2 December 1956), styled Earl of Arundel between 1975 and 2002, is a British peer who holds the office of Earl Marshal.
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Andrew Bertie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Andrew Bertie
Fra' Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie (15 May 1929 – 7 February 2008) was Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta from 1988 until his death in 2008. On 20 February 2015 a ...more
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Paul Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer
Paul Morrissey (born February 23, 1938) is an American film director, best known for his association with Andy Warhol.
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Raymond Asquith, 3rd Ear... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Diplomat
Raymond Benedict Bartholomew Michael Asquith, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Asquith, (born 24 August 1952) is a British former diplomat and hereditary peer. Styled Viscount Asquith until he succeeded ...more
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Hugo Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Journalist
Hugo John Smelter Young (13 October 1938 – 22 September 2003) was a British journalist and columnist and senior political commentator at The Guardian.
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Julian Wadham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Actor
Julian Neil Rohan Wadham (born 7 August 1958) is an English actor of stage, film and television. He was educated at Ampleforth College and the Central School of Speech and Drama, third son of ...more
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Fred Halliday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Professor
Frederick Halliday, FBA was an Irish writer and academic specialising in International Relations and the Middle East, with particular reference to the Cold War, Iran, and the Arabian peninsula.
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Guy Easterby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Guy Easterby
Guy Easterby (born 21 March 1971) is a former rugby union player for Ireland. He is currently head of rugby operations of Leinster. His father is English and his mother Irish. He is the brother ...more
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Edward Crean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Edward Crean
Edward O'Donovan Crean was an English rugby union player who was part of the first official British and Irish Lions team that toured South Africa in 1910. He is one of a small number of Lions ...more
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Nicholas Mostyn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Nicholas Mostyn High Court judge, Lawyer
Sir Nicholas Anthony Joseph Ghislain Mostyn (born 13 July 1957 in Lagos, Nigeria), styled The Hon. Mr Justice Mostyn, is a British High Court judge, assigned to the Family Division.