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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Hugh Laurie and Ben Kingsley. There have been many famous OE's over the years, spanning generations.

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

Take a look at these notable and famous Eton College Alumni.
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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Musician

Age: 59

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

James Hugh Calum Laurie, (; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, singer, musician, comedian and author. Laurie first gained recognition for his work as one half of the comedy double ...more

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Prince William, Duke of ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni

Age: 36

Birthplace: St Mary's Hospital, London, London, United Kingdom

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is a member of the British royal family. He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess ...more

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Prince Harry, Duke of Su... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Soldier

Age: 34

Birthplace: St Mary's Hospital, London, London, United Kingdom

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (born Henry Charles Albert David; 15 September 1984) is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess ...more

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Actor

Age: 34

Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and musician. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a Laurence Olivier ...more

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Damian Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom

Damian Watcyn Lewis (born 11 February 1971) is an English actor and producer. He played U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, which earned him a Golden Globe ...more

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Ian Fleming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 56 (1908-1964)

Birthplace: Mayfair, London, London, England

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from ...more

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Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown

Age: Dec. at 55 (1812-1867)

Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown (25 March 1812 – 30 January 1867), styled Viscount Duncan between 1831 and 1859, was a British nobleman and politician.
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Airey Neave is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Barrister

Age: Dec. at 63 (1916-1979)

Birthplace: Knightsbridge, United Kingdom

Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, (23 January 1916 – 30 March 1979) was a British soldier, lawyer and Member of Parliament. During World War II he was the first British prisoner-of-war to succeed ...more
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Edward Douglas-Scott-Mon... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician

Age: 92

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more

Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (20 October 1926 – 31 August 2015), was an English Conservative politician well known in Great Britain for founding ...more
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Adam Nicolson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Adam Nicolson

Age: 61

Adam Nicolson, 5th Baron Carnock, FRSL, FSA (born 12 September 1957) is an English author who has written about history, landscape, great literature and the sea. He is noted for his books Sea ...more
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John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician, Investor, Economist

Age: Dec. at 63 (1883-1946)

Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom

John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes ( KAYNZ; 5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946), was a British economist, trained mathematician, whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of ...more

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Guy Burgess is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Spy

Age: Dec. at 52 (1911-1963)

Birthplace: England

Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess (16 April 1911 – 30 August 1963) was a British diplomat and Soviet agent, belonging to the Cambridge Five spy ring that operated from the mid-1930s to the early ...more
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Adrian Cadbury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Adrian Cadbury

Age: 90

Sir George Adrian Hayhurst Cadbury (15 April 1929 – 3 September 2015) was Chairman of Cadbury and Cadbury Schweppes for 24 years, and a British Olympic rower. He was a pioneer in raising the ...more
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Patrick Macnee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Patrick Macnee Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 97

Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom

Daniel Patrick Macnee (6 February 1922 – 25 June 2015) was a British-American film and television actor. He played the role of secret agent John Steed in the British television series The

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Bunny Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 93 (1903-1996)

Birthplace: Paris, France

John Cabell "Bunny" Breckinridge (August 6, 1903 – November 5, 1996) was an American actor and drag queen, best known for his role as "The Ruler" in Ed Wood's film Plan 9 ...more
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Adrian Palmer, 4th Baron... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Adrian Palmer, 4th Baron Palmer

Age: 67

Adrian Bailie Nottage Palmer, 4th Baron Palmer (born (1951-10-08)8 October 1951) is an aristocrat and landowner in Scotland. Lord Palmer succeeded his uncle in the peerage in 1990, and is now ...more
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Henry Moseley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Physicist, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 28 (1887-1915)

Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (; 23 November 1887 – 10 August 1915) was an English physicist, whose contribution to the science of physics was the justification from physical laws of the previous ...more
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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Spokesperson, Editor, Politician

Age: 52

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witney ...more

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Oscar Browning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Writer

Age: Dec. at 86 (1837-1923)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Oscar Browning OBE (17 January 1837 – 6 October 1923) was a British educationalist, historian and bon viveur, a well-known Cambridge personality during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. An ...more
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Hugo Swire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni

Age: 59

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more

Sir Hugo George William Swire (born 30 November 1959) is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Devon since 2001. He has had several ...more
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Arthur Hobhouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 79 (1886-1965)

Sir Arthur Lawrence Hobhouse (15 February 1886 – 20 January 1965) was a long-serving English local government Liberal politician, who is best remembered as the architect of the system of ...more
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Ernest William Lyons Hol... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 58 (1864-1922)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Ernest William Lyons Holt or E. W. L. Holt (17 October 1864 – 10 June 1922) was an eminent English marine naturalist and biologist who specialized in ichthyology, the study of fish. His work ...more
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Arthur Rhys-Davids is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 20 (1897-1917)

Birthplace: Forest Hill, London, London, United Kingdom

Arthur Percival Foley Rhys-Davids & Bar (26 September 1897 – 27 October 1917) was a British flying ace during the First World War. Rhys-Davids was born in 1897 to a distinguished family. His ...more

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Jeremy Wolfenden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Journalist

Age: Dec. at 31 (1934-1965)

Birthplace: England

Jeremy John Le Mesurier Wolfenden (26 June 1934, England – 28 December 1965) was a foreign correspondent and British spy at the height of the Cold War.
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Alastair Heathcote is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni

Age: 41

Alastair Heathcote (born 18 August 1977 in Athens, Greece) is a British rower and Captain in the British Army. Heathcote is the eldest grandson and eventual heir of Sir Gilbert Simon Heathcote, ...more