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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Cambridge University and be of some renown.

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

Use every item on this list for yours, from Ian McKellen to Hansika Motwani.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cambridge University?” and “Which celebrities are Cambridge University alumni?”
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cambridge University Alumni
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Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Award ...more

Profession: Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 77

Birthplace: Burnley, United Kingdom

Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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#20 on The Best Actors Working Today

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#2 on The Best English Actors of All Time

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Hansika Motwani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cambridge University Alumni
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Hansika Motwani is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil and Telugu films. She made her film debut as a leading actress in the Telugu film Desamuduru, winning the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South. She then appeared in several high-budget Telugu films, including Kantri and ...more

Profession: Model, Actor

Age: 25

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Credits: Velayudham, Koi... Mil Gaya, Singam 2, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi

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Evelyn Robert de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cambridge University Alumni
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Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild is a British financier, and a member of the Rothschild family. ...more

Profession: Banker, Financier

Age: 85

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Sophie Okonedo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cambridge University Alumni
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Sophie Okonedo OBE is a British actress. She received an OBE in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours. Okonedo began her film career in 1991 in the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels before appearing in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things. She received an ...more

Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: 47

Birthplace: England, London

Credits: Hotel Rwanda, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, After Earth, Æon Flux, The Jackal, + more

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#91 on The Best Living English Actresses

#57 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#50 on The Best English Actresses of All Time

#24 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

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