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

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Susanna Reid and Vedhicka.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cardiff University?” and “Which celebrities are Cardiff University alumni?”

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Ron Davies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Ron Davies Politician Ronald Davies, PC, is a Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales, former Member of Parliament and former member of the Welsh Assembly. He describes himself as a politician belonging ...more

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Adam Price is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Adam Price Politician Adam Price is a politician in Wales, and former Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr. He was elected to Parliament in the 2001 general election and re-elected in 2005 ...more

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Parvez Sharma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Parvez Sharma Journalist, Film Producer, Cinematographer Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Indian writer and documentary filmmaker. Sharma is best known for the 2007 film A Jihad for Love which documented the lives of gay and lesbian Muslims, and for ...more

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Lorenzo Simonelli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
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Neil Kinnock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Neil Kinnock Politician Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock is a British Labour Party politician. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1970 until 1995, first for Bedwellty and then for Islwyn. He was the Leader of ...more

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Kevin Brennan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Kevin Brennan Politician Kevin Denis Brennan is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Cardiff West since 2001, and was a Minister of State at both the Department for Business, ...more

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Faisal al-Fayez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Faisal al-Fayez Faisal al-Fayez was the Prime Minister of Jordan from 25 October 2003 to 6 April 2005. He took office following the resignation of Ali Abu al-Ragheb. He resigned after being criticized for not ...more

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Guto Harri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Guto Harri Journalist, Public Relations Executive, TV Journalist Guto Harri is Director of Communications at News UK. A former BBC Chief Political Correspondent, in May 2008 he was appointed as Communications Director for the Mayor of London Boris Johnson's ...more

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Adrian Chiles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Adrian Chiles Screenwriter, Radio personality, Actor Adrian Chiles is a British television and radio presenter who worked as the chief presenter for football coverage at ITV Sport from 2010 until 2015. Previously, Chiles worked for the BBC. His ...more

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Huw Edwards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Huw Edwards Journalist, Actor, Presenter Huw Edwards is a BAFTA award-winning Welsh journalist, presenter and newsreader. He is a news presenter and the lead presenter for major breaking news for BBC News in the United Kingdom. Edwards ...more

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Brian J. Ford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Brian J. Ford Journalist, Scientist, Science writer Brian J. Ford is an independent research biologist, author, and lecturer, who publishes on scientific issues for the general public. He has also been a television personality for more than 40

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Vedhicka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Vedhicka Model, Actor Vedhika is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She made her breakthrough portraying Angamma in Bala's period film Paradesi, winning critical ...more

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Karl Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Karl Jenkins Oboist, Composer Karl William Pamp Jenkins, CBE is a Welsh musician and composer known for "Adiemus", The Armed Man and his Requiem.

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Julie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Julie Morgan Politician Julie Morgan AM is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Cardiff North from 1997 until 2010; she is married to former First Minister of Wales, Rhodri Morgan. ...more

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Tim Hetherington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Tim Hetherington Film Producer, Cinematographer, Photojournalist Timothy Alistair Telemachus "Tim" Hetherington was a British photojournalist. He produced books, films and other work that "ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster ...more

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Roy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Roy Jenkins Politician Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, OM, PC was a British politician and writer. The son of a Welsh coal miner, Roy Jenkins later became a union official and Labour MP. He also served ...more

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Siân Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Siân Lloyd Presenter Siân Lloyd is a Welsh television presenter and meteorologist. She is the UK's longest-serving female weather forecaster, having appeared on ITV Weather for 24 years, from 1990 until 2014.

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Martin Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Martin Lewis Journalist, Entrepreneur, Author Martin Steven Lewis OBE is an English journalist, television presenter and author. He also created the website MoneySavingExpert.com Lewis markets himself as, and is often referred to in the ...more

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Alan Johnston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Alan Johnston Journalist Alan Graham Johnston is a British journalist working for the BBC. He has been the BBC's correspondent in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, the Gaza Strip and Italy. He is based in London. Johnston was ...more

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Emyr Jones Parry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Emyr Jones Parry Diplomat Sir Emyr Jones Parry, GCMG, FInstP is a retired British diplomat. He is a former British Permanent Representative to the United Nations and former UK Permanent Representative on the North ...more

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Nick Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Nick Ramsay Politician Nick Ramsay is a British Conservative politician who has been a Member of the Welsh Assembly since 2007. He currently represents the constituency of Monmouth.

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David Richards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
David Richards General David Julian Richards, Baron Richards of Herstmonceux GCB, CBE, DSO, DL, ADC Gen is a retired senior British Army officer who was formerly the Chief of the Defence Staff, the ...more

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Jason Mohammad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Jason Mohammad Journalist, Presenter Jason Mohammad is a Welsh radio and television presenter.

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Rob Hartill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Rob Hartill Programmer Robert Hartill is a computer programmer and web designer best known for his work on the Internet Movie Database website and the Apache web server and is notable for playing a key role in the ...more

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Wayne David is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Wayne David Politician Wayne David is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Caerphilly since 2001. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Wales Office from 2008 to ...more

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Claire Curtis-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Claire Curtis-Thomas Politician, Engineer Claire Curtis-Thomas is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Crosby from 1997 to 2010.

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Claire Summers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Claire Summers Journalist, Presenter Claire Summers is a Welsh news television presenter for BBC Wales. Born in Cardiff, but brought up in Cowbridge, Summers was educated at Howell's in Llandaff. She then gained a BA degree at ...more

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Christopher Monckton, 3rd Visc... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley Journalist Christopher Walter Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, SMOM is a British public speaker and hereditary peer. He is known for his work as a journalist, Conservative political advisor, ...more

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Rhodes Boyson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Rhodes Boyson Sir Rhodes Boyson was a British educator, author and politician and Conservative Member of Parliament for Brent North. He was knighted and made a member of the Privy Council in 1987.

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Christine Chapman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Christine Chapman Politician Christine Chapman is a Welsh Labour Co-operative politician who has been a Member of the National Assembly for Wales for Cynon Valley since 1999. She has not held senior government posts and has ...more

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John Warwick Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
John Warwick Montgomery Professor, Lawyer John Warwick Montgomery is a noted lawyer, professor, Lutheran theologian, and prolific author living in France. He was born October 18, 1931, in Warsaw, New York, United States. He is ...more

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Craig Thomas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Craig Thomas Novelist David Craig Owen Thomas was a Welsh author of thrillers, most notably the Mitchell Gant series and Kenneth Aubrey series.

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Norman Biggs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Norman Biggs Norman Witchell Biggs was a Welsh international rugby union wing who played club rugby for Cardiff and county rugby for Glamorgan. Both Biggs and his brother Selwyn played international rugby ...more

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Suw Charman-Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Suw Charman-Anderson Suw Charman-Anderson is the former Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, a campaign group based in London. She is also a journalist, social software consultant, blogger and public ...more

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Barham Salih is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Barham Salih Politician Barham Ahmed Salih is an Iraqi Kurdish politician. He is the former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan and a former deputy prime minister of the Federal ...more

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Hywel Williams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Hywel Williams Politician Hywel Williams is a Welsh politician and Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon. He previously represented Caernarfon.

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Elin Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Elin Jones Politician Elin Jones AM, is a Welsh politician, born in Lampeter, who has represented Ceredigion for Plaid Cymru as a Member of the National Assembly for Wales since 1999.

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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Brian Wilson Politician Brian David Henderson Wilson is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was Labour Party Member of Parliament from 1987 until 2005 and served as a Minister of State from 1997 to 2003. After ...more

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Moelwyn Merchant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Moelwyn Merchant Novelist William Moelwyn Merchant was an academic, novelist, sculptor, poet and Anglican priest. He was born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, and his first language was Welsh. He was educated at ...more

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Celia Barlow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Celia Barlow Journalist Celia Anne Barlow is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Hove from 2005 to 2010. She also worked as home news editor at the BBC.

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Yehuda Bauer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Yehuda Bauer Historian, Professor Yehuda Bauer is a Czechoslovak-born Israeli historian and scholar of the Holocaust. He is a professor of Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew ...more

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Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinno... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Politician, Teacher Glenys Elizabeth Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, FRSA is a British politician. She was a Labour Party Member of the European Parliament from 1994 to 2009. She is the wife of Neil Kinnock, ...more

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Claire Marshall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Claire Marshall Journalist Claire Victoria Marshall is a British journalist who works for BBC News. After leaving Blundell's School, Devon in 1993, she read for a law degree at Balliol College, Oxford. After graduating ...more

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Jon Owen Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Jon Owen Jones Politician Jon Owen Jones is a Welsh politician. He was Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central from 1992 to 2005.

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Stephen Murgatroyd is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Stephen Murgatroyd Management Consultant and writer Dr. Stephen John Murgatroyd is a writer, broadcaster and consultant. Murgatroyd was educated at St. Bede's Grammar School and University College Cardiff, where in 1972 he graduated with honors ...more

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Emma Crosby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Emma Crosby Journalist, Presenter Emma Catherine Crosby, is a British television newsreader and journalist, currently acting as the main anchor for 5 News on Channel 5 every weekday. Between 2003 and 2007, Crosby worked on Sky ...more

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Tom Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Tom Smith Tom Smith is a Welsh rugby union player. A flanker, he currently plays for Welsh regional team Ospreys having previously played for Neath RFC and the Ospreys academy. Smith made his debut for ...more

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Stephen Bird is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Stephen Bird Stephen Bird is Chief Executive Officer of Citi's Consumer Banking in Asia Pacific, responsible for the Retail Banking, Credit Card and Consumer Finance businesses in Australia, China, Guam, ...more

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Grace Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Grace Williams Grace Mary Williams was a Welsh composer.

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Dafydd Iwan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Cardiff University Alumni
Dafydd Iwan Politician, Singer-songwriter Dafydd Iwan, is a Welsh folk singer and politician. He was the president of Plaid Cymru. Dafydd Iwan Jones was born in Brynaman in Carmarthenshire, Wales, and is the elder brother of politician ...more