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

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

Items on this list include Simon Cowell and J. Lee Thompson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Dover College?” and “Which celebrities are Dover College alumni?”
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dover College Alumni
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Simon Phillip Cowell is an English reality TV celebrity, music and television producer and talent scout. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol. He owns the television production and music publishing house Syco. As a judge, Cowell is known for his blunt and often controversial criticisms, insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. He is also known for combining activities in both the television and music industries, having promoted singles and records for various artists, including television personalities. He was most recently featured on the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

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Frederick Ashton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dover College Alumni
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Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton OM, CH, CBE was a British ballet dancer and choreographer. He also worked as a director and choreographer in opera, film and revue. Determined to be a dancer, despite the opposition of his conventional middle-class family, Ashton was accepted as a pupil by Leonide Massine and then by Marie Rambert. In 1926 Rambert encouraged him to try his hand at choreography, and though he continued to dance professionally, with success, it was as a choreographer that he became famous. Ashton was chief choreographer to Ninette de Valois, from 1935 until her retirement in 1963, in the company known successively as the Vic-Wells Ballet, the Sadler's Wells Ballet and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 84 (1904-1988)

Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

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John Lee Thompson, better known as J. Lee Thompson, was an English film director, active in England and Hollywood. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1914-2002)

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

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Adrian Stoop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dover College Alumni
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Adrian Stoop was an English rugby union player of Dutch descent. He played 182 times for Harlequins between 1901 and 1939, and won 15 caps for England. He was president of the Harlequins 1920–1949. The club's ground, The Stoop, is named in his memory. His association with Harlequins lasted from his debut against Oxford University in November 1901 until 1950 when he ended his 30 year stint as president of the club. He played his last game in Quins colours in 1939, at the age of 56. He made 182 appearances in total, captained the side 143 times and scored 86 tries, being club captain for 8 consecutive seasons from 1906/07 to 1913/14. Stoop was born on 27 March 1883 in Cromwell Road, London. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1883-1957)

Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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