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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
Brian Molko is a Scottish-American musician, songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the band Placebo. He is known in particular for his nasal, high-pitched vocals, androgynous appearance, ...more
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Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the frontman of the Alternative rock band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist and ...more
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Kerry McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Politician
Kerry Gillian McCarthy is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Bristol East since 2005.
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Julian Clary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter
Julian Peter McDonald Clary is an English comedian and novelist. Openly gay, Clary began appearing on television in the mid 1980s and became known for his deliberately stereotypical camp style. ...more
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Darren Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Politician
Darren Paul Johnson is an English politician and prominent member of the Green Party of England and Wales. He represents the Green Party in the London Assembly and was a Green councillor in the ...more
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Cathy Jamieson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Catherine Mary "Cathy" Jamieson is a Scottish Labour party politician and the Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock & Loudoun. Jamieson was the former Minister for Justice in the ...more
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Antony Gormley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Sculptor, Visual Artist, Artist
Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, OBE is a British sculptor. His best known works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and ...more
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Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI is an English fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. Westwood came to public ...more
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Amelia Warner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Songwriter, Actor, Singer
Amelia Warner is an English actress, as well as a musician who performs under the name Slow Moving Millie.
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Anya Gallaccio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Artist
Anya Gallaccio is a British artist, who often works with organic matter.
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Simon Patterson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Visual Artist
Simon Patterson 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 Gallery, and three ...more
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Princess Beatrice of York is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Philanthropist
Princess Beatrice of York is the first child and elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is sixth, and the first female, in the line of succession to the ...more
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Linton Kwesi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Poet
Linton Kwesi Johnson is a UK-based dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance poetry ...more
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Damien Hirst is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Entrepreneur, Actor, Contemporary artist
Damien Steven Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists, who dominated the art scene in the UK ...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
John Davies Cale, OBE is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band the Velvet Underground. Though best known for ...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
Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren was a British musician, impresario, visual artist, performer, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and ...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
Max Hattler is a German video artist and experimental filmmaker. He is best known for his kaleidoscopic political short films "Collision" and "Spin", 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
Graham Leslie Coxon 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 and secondary vocalist, ...more
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Alex James is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter
Steven Alexander "Alex" James 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 played with ...more
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Angus Fairhurst is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Artist, Photographer
Angus Fairhurst was an English artist working in installation, photography and video. He was one of the Young British Artists.
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Bridget Riley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Artist
Bridget Louise Riley CH CBE 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
Merlyn Rees, later Merlyn Merlyn-Rees, Baron Merlyn-Rees, PC was a Welsh-born Labour party Member of Parliament from 1963 until 1992, who served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and ...more
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Mary Quant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer
Dame Mary Quant, DBE, FCSD, RDI is a Welsh fashion designer and British fashion icon. She became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements. She was one of ...more
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David Tattersall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Goldsmiths College Alumni
Cinematographer
David Tattersall, BSC is a noted British cinematographer. He has worked on many big-budget films and has won an Emmy Award for his cinematography on the The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles ...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
Neil James Innes is an English writer and performer of comic songs, best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, and for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles.