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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Lindsay Anderson and Patrick White.

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

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Lindsay Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Lindsay Anderson Television director, Theatre Director, Film critic Lindsay Gordon Anderson was a British feature film, theatre and documentary director, film critic, and leading light of the Free Cinema movement and the British New Wave. He is most widely ...more

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Gavin Lambert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Gavin Lambert Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Gavin Lambert was a British-born screenwriter, novelist and biographer who lived for part of his life in Hollywood. His writing was mainly fiction and nonfiction about the film industry.

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T. H. White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
T. H. White Novelist, Writer Terence Hanbury "Tim" White was an English author best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King, first published together in 1958. One of his most memorable ...more

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Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchet... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchett Business magnate, Politician, Financier Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett, PC, FRS, known as Sir Alfred Mond, Bt, between 1910 and 1928, was a British industrialist, financier and politician. In his later life he became an active ...more

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Patrick White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Patrick White Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter Patrick Victor Martindale White was an English-born Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century. From 1935 until his ...more

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Percy Alexander MacMahon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Percy Alexander MacMahon Mathematician Percy Alexander MacMahon was a mathematician, especially noted in connection with the partitions of numbers and enumerative combinatorics.

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Edward Adrian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Edward Adrian Wilson Scientist, Physician Edward Adrian Wilson FZS was an English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, painter and ornithologist.

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H. C. McNeile is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
H. C. McNeile Soldier, Screenwriter, Author Herman Cyril McNeile, MC, commonly known as Cyril McNeile and publishing under the name H. C. McNeile or the pseudonym Sapper, was a British soldier and author. Drawing on his experiences in the ...more

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Nigel Davenport is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Nigel Davenport Actor Arthur Nigel Davenport was an English stage, television and film actor.

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Mike Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Mike Lithgow Michael John "Mike" Lithgow, OBE was a British aviator and chief test pilot for Vickers Supermarine. He became the holder of the World Absolute Air Speed Record in 1953 flying a ...more

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Endicott Peabody is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Endicott Peabody Priest The Reverend Endicott Peabody was the American Episcopal priest who founded the Groton School for Boys, in Groton, Massachusetts in 1884. Peabody also founded St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in ...more

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Simon Danielli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Simon Danielli Simon Charles Jonathan Danielli is a retired rugby union player who played on the wing for Ulster and Scotland.

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William Hume-Rothery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
William Hume-Rothery William Hume-Rothery OBE FRS was an English metallurgist and materials scientist who studied the constitution of alloys.

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Nick Abendanon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Nick Abendanon Nick Abendanon is an English rugby union player, currently playing for Clermont Auvergne in the Top 14. Full-back Abendanon burst onto the scene during the 2006–07 season, scoring 10 tries in 24 ...more

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Bukola Saraki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Bukola Saraki Politician Abubakar Bukola Saraki is a senator for Kwara, Nigeria. He was elected in the April 2011 elections, having previously served two terms in office as governor of Kwara State. He is currently a ...more

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James Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
James Whitaker Journalist James Whitaker was an English journalist, specialising in the British royal family. Born in Cheltenham, he was educated at Cheltenham College. Initially working as an articled clerk in an ...more

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Ken Yeang is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Ken Yeang Architect Ken Yeang is a Malaysian architect, ecologist and author known for his signature ecoarchitecture and ecomasterplans. Yeang is an early pioneer of ecology-based green design and masterplanning, ...more

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Randolph Aston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Randolph Aston Randolph Littleton Aston was an English rugby union centre who played club rugby for Blackheath and Cambridge University and was a member of the first official British Isles tour in 1891.

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Richard Summers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Richard Summers Richard Henry Bowlas Summers was a Welsh rugby union fullback who played club rugby for Haverfordwest and international rugby for Wales. Summers was a member of the very first Wales ...more

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Allen Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Allen Greenwood

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Edward Gordon Duff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Edward Gordon Duff Librarian Edward Gordon Duff was an English bibliographer and librarian known for his works on early English printing. Duff was born in Liverpool on 16 February 1863. He was educated at Cheltenham College ...more

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Fred Andrews is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Fred Andrews Fred Andrews was a Welsh international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Swansea Rugby Football Club. Andrews gained his first international cap, when he was selected to play for ...more

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Robert Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Robert Thompson Robert Thompson was an Irish rugby union forward who was a member of the British Isles XV that toured South Africa in 1891. Thompson fought for the British Army during World War, as a captain in ...more

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Gilbert Collett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Gilbert Collett Lt. Colonel Gilbert Faraday Collett DSO was an English sportsman who was an international rugby union wing and First-class cricketer for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. As a rugby ...more

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Albert Elliott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
Albert Elliott Albert Ernest Elliott was an English rugby union player who played club rugby for Cambridge University and St. Thomas' Hospital. Elliott gained his only international cap when he was selected ...more

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Jack Davenport is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cheltenham College Alumni
ssheffield added Jack Davenport Musician, Actor, Voice acting Jack Arthur Davenport is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the television series This Life and Coupling, and as James Norrington in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He has ...more