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Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni

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

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

Everything from Damon Albarn to Steve McQueen is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Goldsmiths College?” and “Which celebrities are Goldsmiths College alumni?”
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Brian Molko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 46

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Brian Molko (born 10 December 1972) is a Scottish-American musician and songwriter who is lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Placebo. He is known in particular for his distinctive nasal, ...more

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Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 50

Birthplace: Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom

Damon Albarn (; born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Blur and as the co-founder, lead vocalist, ...more

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Kerry McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Politician

Age: 53

Birthplace: Luton, United Kingdom

Kerry Gillian McCarthy (born 26 March 1965) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bristol East since 2005 and was the Shadow Secretary of State for ...more
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Julian Clary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: 59

Birthplace: Surbiton

Julian Peter McDonald Clary (born 25 May 1959) is an English comedian, actor, presenter and novelist. Openly gay, Clary began appearing on television in the mid-1980s and became known for his ...more
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Darren Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Politician

Age: 53

Birthplace: Southport, United Kingdom

Darren Paul Johnson (born 1966 in Southport, Lancashire) is a former English politician and prominent member of the Green Party of England and Wales. He represented the Green Party in the London ...more
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Cathy Jamieson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni

Age: 62

Birthplace: Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

Catherine Mary Jamieson (born 3 November 1956) is a Scottish Labour Party politician. Jamieson was a Minister for Justice in the Scottish Executive, and Labour Co-operative Member of the ...more
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Antony Gormley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Sculptor, Visual Artist, Artist

Age: 68

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, (born 30 August 1950), is a British sculptor. His works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in ...more
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Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Tintwistle, United Kingdom

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood (née Swire; born 8 April 1941) is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the ...more
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Amelia Warner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Songwriter, Actor, Singer

Age: 36

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Amelia Warner (born Amelia Catherine Bennett; 4 June 1982) is an English actress, as well as a musician who is also known by the former stage name Slow Moving Millie.
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Anya Gallaccio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Artist

Age: 56

Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom

Anya Gallaccio (born 1963) is a British artist, who creates site-specific, minimalist installations and often works with organic matter (including chocolate, sugar, flowers and ice). Her use of ...more
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Simon Patterson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Visual Artist

Age: 52

Birthplace: Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Simon Patterson (born 1967) is an English artist and was born in Leatherhead, Surrey. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1996 for his exhibitions at the Lisson Gallery, the Gandy ...more
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Princess Beatrice of Yor... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Princess Beatrice of York Philanthropist

Age: 30

Birthplace: The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, London, United Kingdom

Princess Beatrice of York (Beatrice Elizabeth Mary; born 8 August 1988) is a member of the British royal family. She is the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of ...more
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Linton Kwesi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Poet

Age: 66

Birthplace: Clarendon Parish, Jamaica

Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born 24 August 1952) is a Jamaican dub poet who has been based in the United Kingdom since 1963. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, ...more
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Damien Hirst is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Entrepreneur, Actor, Contemporary artist

Age: 53

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Damien Steven Hirst (; born 7 June 1965) is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is one of the Young British Artists (YBAs), who dominated the art scene in the UK during the ...more

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John Cale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician

Age: 76

Birthplace: Garnant, United Kingdom

John Davies Cale, OBE (born 9 March 1942) is a Welsh musician, composer, singer, songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the American rock band the Velvet Underground. Over ...more

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Malcolm McLaren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Impresario, Film Score Composer, Fashion designer

Age: Dec. at 64 (1946-2010)

Birthplace: Stoke Newington, London, England

Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these ...more
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Max Hattler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Film Art Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 43

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Max Hattler is a German video artist and experimental filmmaker. He created the kaleidoscopic political short films "Collision" (2005) and "Spin" (2010), abstract stop motion ...more
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Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Painter, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 49

Birthplace: Rinteln, Germany

Graham Leslie Coxon (born 12 March 1969) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and painter who came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur. As the group's lead guitarist ...more
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Alex James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Boscombe, United Kingdom

Steven Alexander James, FRSA (born 21 November 1968) is an English musician and songwriter, as well as a journalist and cheesemaker. Best known as the bassist of the band Blur, he has also ...more
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Angus Fairhurst is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Artist, Photographer

Age: Dec. at 42 (1966-2008)

Birthplace: Pembury, United Kingdom

Angus Fairhurst (4 October 1966 – 29 March 2008) was an English artist working in installation, photography and video. He was one of the Young British Artists (YBAs).
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Bridget Riley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Artist

Age: 87

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Bridget Louise Riley (born 24 April 1931) is an English painter who is one of the foremost exponents of Op art. She currently lives and works in London, Cornwall and the Vaucluse in France.
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Merlyn Rees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 86 (1920-2006)

Birthplace: Pontypridd, United Kingdom

Merlyn Merlyn-Rees, Baron Merlyn-Rees (18 December 1920 – 5 January 2006), born Merlyn Rees, was a Welsh-born Labour party Member of Parliament from 1963 until 1992, who served as Secretary of ...more
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Mary Quant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: 85

Birthplace: Blackheath, London, London, United Kingdom

Dame Barbara Mary Quant, Mrs Plunket Greene, DBE, FCSD, RDI (born 11 February 1930) is an English fashion designer and fashion icon, who is of Welsh heritage.She became an instrumental figure in ...more
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David Tattersall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Cinematographer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

David Tattersall, BSC (born 14 November 1960) is a British cinematographer. He has worked on many big-budget films and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his cinematography on The Young Indiana ...more
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Neil Innes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 74

Birthplace: Danbury, United Kingdom

Neil James Innes (born 9 December 1944) is an English writer, comedian and musician. He collaborated with Monty Python and played in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles.

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