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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 is an English actor and writer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film Another Country as an openly ...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, OBE is a British sculptor. His best known works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and ...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 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 is a former Irish rugby union footballer. He is currently the forwards coach for the Ireland national rugby union 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 was an English writer and physician. He is known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy ...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 DL, known professionally as Julian Fellowes, is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, as well as a ...more
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Dominick Elwes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Editor, Publisher, Painter
Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes was an English portrait painter, credited as Dominick Elwes or Dominic Elwes, whose much publicized elopement with an heiress in 1957 created an international
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Lawrence Dallaglio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Rugby Player
Lorenzo Bruno Nero "Lawrence" Dallaglio, OBE is a retired English rugby union player and former captain of the English national team. He played as a flanker or number eight for London ...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, Baron Kerr of Monteviot, PC, QC, DL, previously known as Michael Ancram, is a British Conservative Party politician. A member of the ...more
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Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Moshoeshoe II, previously known as Constantine Bereng Seeiso, was the paramount chief of Lesotho, succeeding paramount chief Seeiso from 1960 until the country gained full independence from ...more
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Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Jean was the Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 until his abdication in 2000. He is the father of the current ruler, Grand Duke Henri, and the son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of ...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 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 was one of the main ...more
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John Micklethwait is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Writer
John Micklethwait is an English journalist, who served as the editor-in-chief of The Economist. In December 2014, it was announced that he was leaving The Economist to serve as the ...more
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Redmond Morris, 4th Baron Kill... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Film Producer
Redmond Morris is a film producer
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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 was a British historical, cultural, and biographical writer, best known for his biographies of Louis XIV, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Catherine the ...more
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Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 18th D... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Politician
Edward William Fitzalan-Howard, 18th Duke of Norfolk DL, styled Earl of Arundel between 1975 and 2002, is a British peer.
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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 was the 78th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, serving for nearly 20 years from 1988 until his death in 2008. Bertie was the ...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 is a film director from the United States, best known for his association with Andy Warhol.
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Raymond Asquith, 3rd Earl of O... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Diplomat
Raymond Benedict Bartholomew Michael Asquith, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Asquith, OBE is a British former diplomat and hereditary peer. Styled Viscount Asquith until he succeeded to his father's ...more
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Hugo Young is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ampleforth College Alumni
Journalist
Hugo John Smelter Young 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 Wadham is an English actor of stage, film and television. He was educated at Ampleforth and the Central School of Speech and Drama.
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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 is a former rugby union player for Ireland. He is currently team manager of Leinster alongside head coach Matt O'Connor. His father is English and his mother Irish. He is the ...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, styled The Hon. Mr Justice Mostyn, is a British High Court of Justice judge in the family division, and a former leading divorce lawyer.