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List Rules People on this list must have gone to George Heriot's School and be of some renown.

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

Everything from Alastair Sim to Roy Kinnear is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to George Heriot's School?” and “Which celebrities are George Heriot's School alumni?”
James Mackay, Baron Mackay of ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
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James Peter Hymers Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern, KT, PC, QC is a British advocate. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Lord Advocate, and Lord Chancellor. He is an active member of the House of Lords. ...more

Profession: Politician, Advocate, Lawyer

Age: 89

Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

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Brian Arthur Smith was the Bishop of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church. Smith was born in Edinburgh and educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, Ordained in 1973, he began his ordained ministry with a Curacy at Ripon College Cuddesdon From here he ...more

Profession: Bishop

Age: 72

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Roy Kinnear is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
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Roy Mitchell Kinnear was a British character actor. He was familiar to UK audiences for his appearances in many British television comedy shows, and is also remembered for his film appearances as Veruca Salt's father in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and as Planchet in Richard Lester's The ...more

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Age: Died at 54 (1934-1988)

Birthplace: Wigan, United Kingdom

Credits: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Four Musketeers, Scrooge, Help!, The Three Musketeers, + more

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Alastair Sim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
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Alastair George Bell Sim, CBE, was a Scottish character actor who began his theatrical career at the age of thirty, but quickly became established as a popular West End performer, remaining so until his death in 1976. He also appeared in more than fifty British films, starting in 1935. After a ...more

Profession: Actor

Age: Died at 76 (1900-1976)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Credits: Scrooge, The Millionairess, An Inspector Calls, Stage Fright, The Belles of St Trinian's, + more

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#24 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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