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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.

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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 nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films. McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 79

Birthplace: Burnley, United Kingdom

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#19 on The Best (Male) Actors Working Today

#5 on The Greatest British Actors of All Time

#38 on The Best Actors in Film History

#72 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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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 Maska. She started her career in Tamil cinema with Mappillai and then appeared in several commercially successful Tamil films including Velayudham, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Singam II and Maan Karate. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 27

Birthplace: Mumbai, India

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#12 on The Top Telugu Actresses of All Time

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 87

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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 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tatiana Rusesabagina in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. She received a Golden Globe nomination for the miniseries Tsunami: The Aftermath and BAFTA TV Award nominations for the drama series Criminal Justice and the TV film Mrs. Mandela. Her other film roles include Æon Flux, Skin and The Secret Life of Bees. On stage, she starred as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: England, London

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#71 on The Best Living English Actresses

#82 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#79 on The Best Female Broadway Stars of the 21st Century

#48 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

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