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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&”

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Hugh Laurie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Musician James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known professionally as Hugh Laurie, is an English actor, writer, director, musician and comedian. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double ...more

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Prince William, Duke of Cambri... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge KG KT ADC, is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, ...more

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Prince Harry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Soldier Prince Henry of Wales, known as Prince Harry, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. His paternal grandparents are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, ...more

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Actor Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston is an English actor. He is known for playing the character of Loki in the Marvel Studios films Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. He has also ...more

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Damian Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor Damian Watcyn Lewis, OBE, is an English actor and producer. He is best known for portraying U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series Homeland, which earned him an Primetime ...more

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Ian Fleming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the ...more

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Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown Adam Haldane-Duncan, 2nd Earl of Camperdown, 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 Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave DSO, OBE, MC, TD was a British army officer, barrister and politician. During World War II, Neave was one of the few servicemen to escape from the German ...more

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Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician Edward John Barrington Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu is a British Conservative politician well known in Britain for founding the National Motor Museum, as well as for a ...more

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Adam Nicolson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Adam Nicolson Adam Nicolson, 5th Baron Carnock FRSL, FSA is a British author who has written about history, landscape, great literature and the sea. He is noted for his books Sea Room; God's Secretaries: the ...more

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John Maynard Keynes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician, Investor, Economist John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, CB, FBA, was a British economist whose ideas have fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and informed the economic ...more

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Guy Burgess is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Spy Guy Francis de Moncy Burgess was a British radio producer, intelligence officer and Foreign Office official. He was a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that passed Western secrets to the ...more

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Adrian Cadbury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Adrian Cadbury Sir George Adrian Hayhurst Cadbury CH, DL is a former British Olympic rower and Chairman of Cadbury and Cadbury Schweppes for 24 years. He has been a pioneer in raising the awareness and ...more

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Patrick Macnee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Patrick Macnee is an English-American actor, best known, especially to American audiences, for his role as the secret agent John Steed in the series The Avengers.

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Bunny Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Actor John Cabell "Bunny" Breckinridge was an American actor and drag queen, best known for his role as "The Ruler" in Ed Wood's film Plan 9 from Outer Space, his only film

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Adrian Palmer, 4th Baron Palme... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Adrian Palmer, 4th Baron Palmer Adrian Bailie Nottage Palmer, 4th Baron Palmer is an aristocrat and landowner in Scotland. Lord Palmer succeeded his uncle in the peerage in 1990, and is now one of the ninety hereditary peers ...more

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Henry Moseley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Physicist, Engineer Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley was an English physicist. Moseley's outstanding contribution to the science of physics was the justification from physical laws of the previous empirical and chemical ...more

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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Spokesperson, Editor, Politician David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who has served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2010 and as the Member of Parliament for Witney since 2001. He has been ...more

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Oscar Browning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Writer Oscar Browning was an English writer, historian, and educational reformer. His greatest achievement was the cofounding, along with Henry Sidgwick, of the Cambridge University Day Training ...more

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Hugo Swire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Hugo George William Swire is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament for East Devon since 2001. He is currently a Minister of State for the Foreign and ...more

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Arthur Hobhouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician Sir Arthur Lawrence Hobhouse was a long-serving English local government Liberal politician, who is best remembered as the architect of the system of National parks of England and Wales. ...more

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Ernest William Lyons Holt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Ernest William Lyons Holt was an eminent English marine naturalist and biologist specialized in ichthyology, the study of fish. His work helped lay a scientific foundation for the fishery ...more

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Arthur Rhys-Davids is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Arthur Percival Foley Rhys-Davids DSO, MC & Bar was a British flying ace during the First World War. Rhys-Davids was born in 1897 to an affluent family. His father was a professional ...more

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Jeremy Wolfenden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Journalist Jeremy Wolfenden 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
Alastair Heathcote is a British rower and Captain in the British Army. Heathcote is the eldest grandson and eventual heir of Sir Gilbert Simon Heathcote, 9th Baronet. He was educated at Eton ...more

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John Wells is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician Sir John Julius Wells is a former British Conservative Party politician. Wells was educated at Eton College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve ...more

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Nathaniel Philip Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Nathaniel Philip Victor James "Nat" Rothschild is a British-born financier who has settled in Switzerland, and a member of the prominent Rothschild family. He is the chairman of JNR ...more

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Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dunda... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas FRS, known as Sir Thomas Dundas, 2nd Baronet, from 1781 to 1794, was a powerful figure in the Kingdom of Great Britain, now remembered for commissioning the ...more

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Benjamin Bathurst is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Benjamin Bathurst GCB, DL is a former Royal Navy officer. After training as a pilot and qualifying as a helicopter instructor, Bathurst commanded a Naval Air ...more

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Roger Quilter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Roger Cuthbert Quilter was an English composer, known particularly for his songs.

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Sir Guy Campbell, 5th Baronet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Colonel Sir Guy Theophilus Halswell Campbell, 5th Baronet OBE, MC was a British soldier. Sir Guy's branch of the Campbell baronets, of St Cross Mede, were created in 1815 with Sir Guy Campbell, ...more

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A. M. Carr-Saunders is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
A. M. Carr-Saunders Sir Alexander Morris Carr-Saunders, KBE, FBA was an English biologist and sociologist. Carr-Saunders was born in Reigate, Surrey, and educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he ...more

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Tom Cecil Noel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Lieutenant Tom Cecil Noel, Military Cross with Bar, was a World War I infantry officer turned aerial observer, notable for winning a Military Cross for bravery on both land and air. In ...more

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Bear Grylls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Author, Actor, Writer Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild, originally titled Born Survivor: Bear ...more

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Alexander John Ellis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Alexander John Ellis Alexander John Ellis, FRS was an English mathematician and philologist, who also influenced the field of musicology. He changed his name from his father's name Sharpe to his mother's maiden name ...more

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Arthur Balfour is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Writer, Philosopher Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour KG OM PC DL was a British Conservative politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905. When he came into ...more

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Stephen Wolfram is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor Stephen Wolfram is a British computer scientist, entrepreneur and former physicist known for his contributions to theoretical physics; his pioneering work on knowledge-based programming; as the ...more

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Julian Huxley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Scientist, Science writer Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS was a British evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist. He was a proponent of natural selection, and a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century ...more

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Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald Alexander Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald, was a Scottish peer. Macdonald was the younger son of Sir Alexander Macdonald, 7th Baronet, and his wife Lady Margaret. He was educated at Eton and ...more

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Harry Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Actor Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Will Scarlet in the 2006 BBC drama Robin Hood, Jeremy Baines in the 2007 Doctor Who episodes "Human ...more

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George Orwell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Essayist Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 21 January 1950), better known by his psuedonymGeorge Orwell, was an English author. His work is marked by a profound conscientiousness of social injustice, an ...more

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Jeremy Brett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Actor Jeremy Brett, was an English actor, probably best known for playing fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from ...more

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Henry Stephens Salt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Social activist Henry Stephens Salt was an English writer and campaigner for social reform in the fields of prisons, schools, economic institutions, and the treatment of animals. He was a noted ethical ...more

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William Ewart Gladstone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Statesman, Politician William Ewart Gladstone, was a British Liberal politician. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served as Prime Minister four separate times, more than any other person, and served as ...more

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Robert Boyle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Philosopher Robert Boyle, FRS, was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern ...more

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Robert Bridges is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Poet, Writer Robert Seymour Bridges, OM was Britain's poet laureate from 1913 to 1930. A doctor by training, he achieved literary fame only late in life. His poems reflect a deep Christian faith, and he is ...more

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Ian Ogilvy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Novelist, Actor, Playwright Ian Raymond Ogilvy is an English actor, playwright, and novelist.

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Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moy... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Politician Walter Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne DSO & Bar PC was an Anglo-Irish politician and businessman. He served as the British minister of state in the Middle East until November 1944, when he ...more

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Nicky Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Barrister, Writer Nicholas Glyn Paul "Nicky" Gumbel is an ordained Anglican priest, vicar and author. He is known as the developer of the Alpha course, a basic introduction to Christianity supported by ...more

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Piers Courage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Eton College Alumni
Race car driver Piers Raymond Courage was a racing driver from England. He participated in 29 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 2 January 1967. He achieved two podium finishes, and scored ...more