Famous Bedford School Alumni

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Bedford School and be of some renown.

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

This list features graduates like Guglielmo Marconi and Paddy Ashdown.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bedford School?” and “Which celebrities are Bedford School alumni?”
  • 1
    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 63 (1874-1937)

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (Italian: [ɡuʎˈʎɛlmo marˈkoːni]; 25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor, and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on  ...more

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  • 2
    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceStewkley, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

    Alastair James Hay Murray (born 10 May 1968) is an English comedian, actor and writer. Murray's career began working with Harry Hill at BBC Radio 4. He regularly performed at the Edinburgh Fringe  ...more
  • 3

    AgeDec. at 78 (1899-1978)

    BirthplaceBedford, United Kingdom

    Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE (15 December 1899 – 14 January 1978) was an English track and field athlete. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie  ...more
  • 4
    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 79 (1926-2005)

    BirthplaceLeigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

    John Robert Fowles (; 31 March 1926 – 5 November 2005) was an English novelist of international stature, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism. His work reflects the influence of  ...more
  • 5
    Politician, Soldier


    BirthplaceEurasia, India, New Delhi

    Jeremy John Durham Ashdown, Baron Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, (27 February 1941 – 22 December 2018), known as Paddy Ashdown, was a British politician and diplomat who served as Leader of the  ...more
  • 6
    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 45 (1870-1916)

    BirthplaceSittwe, Myanmar

    Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 – 14 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre  ...more
  • 7

    AgeDec. at 64 (1854-1918)

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

    Samuel Liddell (or Liddel) MacGregor Mathers (8 or 11 January 1854 – 5 or 20 November 1918), born Samuel Liddell Mathers, was a British occultist. He is primarily known as one of the founders of the  ...more
  • 8

    Will Skinner

    William John Skinner (born 8 February 1984 in Northampton) is an English former rugby union player who played openside flanker for Leicester Tigers and Harlequins. He began his rugby career at  ...more
  • 9

    Julius Drewe

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 75 (1856-1931)

    BirthplaceAmpthill, United Kingdom

    Julius Charles Hendicott Drewe (or Julius Drew; 4 April 1856 – 20 November 1931) was an English businessman, retailer and entrepreneur who founded Home and Colonial Stores, and who ordered the  ...more
  • 10

    Auberon Herbert, 9th Baron Lucas

    Auberon Thomas Herbert, 9th Baron Lucas and 5th Lord Dingwall, PC (25 May 1876 – 3 November 1916), who preferred to be known as Bron Herbert, was a radical British Liberal politician and fighter  ...more
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    Walter Carey

    The Rt Revd Walter Julius Carey (12 July 1875 – 17 February 1955) was an English Anglican clergyman and author who served as Bishop of Bloemfontein in South Africa from 1921 to 1935. Carey was a  ...more
  • 12

    Tony Greenfield

    Tony Greenfield (26 April 1931 – 19 March 2019) was a British statistical consultant and academic. He was formerly Head of Process Computing and Statistics at the British Iron and Steel Research  ...more
  • 13

    Stan Harris

    Stanley "Stan" Wakefield Harris CBE (13 December 1894 – 3 October 1973) was an early twentieth century all-round sportsman regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders to have played for the British  ...more
  • 14

    Percy Christopherson

    Percy Christopherson (31 March 1866 – 4 May 1921) was an English sportsman who played rugby union as a threequarter for Blackheath and represented England at international level. Christopherson also  ...more