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Famous Gresham's School Alumni

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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Sienna Guillory and Stephen Frears.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Gresham's School?” and “Which celebrities are Gresham's School alumni?”
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  • 1

    W. H. Auden

    Poet, Librettist

    AgeDec. at 66 (1907-1973)

    BirthplaceYork, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Wystan Hugh Auden (; 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet....  more

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  • 2

    Benjamin Britten

    Conductor, Film Score Composer

    AgeDec. at 63 (1913-1976)

    BirthplaceLowestoft, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English...  more

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  • 3
    Charles Robert Owen Medley CBE, RA, (19 December 1905 – 20 October 1994), also known as Robert...  more
  • 4

    Stephen Spender

    Poet, Librettist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1909-1995)

    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Stephen Harold Spender (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist,...  more
  • 5

    Sienna Guillory

    Model, Actor

    Age45

    BirthplaceKettering, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Sienna Tiggy Guillory (; born 16 March 1975) is an English actress and former model. She is...  more

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  • 6

    Robert Bray

    General Sir Robert Napier Hubert Campbell (Bobbie) Bray (14 June 1908 – 14 August 1983) was a...  more
  • 7

    Cedric Belfrage

    Journalist, Author

    AgeDec. at 86 (1904-1990)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Cedric Henning Belfrage (8 November 1904 – 21 June 1990) was an English film critic,...  more
  • 8
    Gawain Peter Briars (born 4 April 1958) is a sportsman and lawyer in the United Kingdom. In...  more
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    James Dyson

    Industrial designer, Inventor

    Age73

    BirthplaceCromer, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir James Dyson (born 2 May 1947) is a British inventor, industrial designer and founder and...  more
  • 11

    Derek Bryan

    Editor, Sinologist

    AgeDec. at 93 (1910-2003)

    BirthplaceNorwich, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Herman Derek Bryan OBE (16 December 1910 – 17 September 2003) was a consular official,...  more
  • 12

    Sebastian Shaw

    Theatre Director, Poet

    AgeDec. at 89 (1905-1994)

    BirthplaceHolt, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sebastian Lewis Shaw (29 May 1905 – 23 December 1994) was an English actor, director,...  more
  • 13

    Christopher Strachey

    Programmer, Computer scientist

    AgeDec. at 59 (1916-1975)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Christopher S. Strachey (; 16 November 1916 – 18 May 1975) was a British computer scientist....  more
  • 14

    Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

    Biophysicist, Physiologist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1914-1998)

    BirthplaceBanbury, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin (5 February 1914 – 20 December 1998) was an English physiologist and...  more
  • 15

    Stephen Frears

    Television director, Television producer

    Age79

    BirthplaceEast Midlands, Eurasia, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, England

    GenderMale

    Stephen Arthur Frears (born 20 June 1941) is an English film and television director. Frears...  more

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  • 16

    Kat Alano

    VJ, Model

    Age35

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Katherine Anne Alano (born 9 July 1985), better known as Kat Alano, is an English-Filipino...  more
  • 17

    Norman Cohn

    Historian, Writer

    AgeDec. at 92 (1915-2007)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Norman Rufus Colin Cohn FBA (12 January 1915 – 31 July 2007) was a British academic, historian...  more
  • 18

    Christopher Heydon

    Astrologer, Writer

    AgeDec. at 62 (1561-1623)

    BirthplaceSurrey, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Christopher Heydon (14 August 1561 – 1 January 1623) was an English soldier, Member of...  more
  • 19

    Peter Brook

    Television director, Theatre Director

    Age95

    BirthplaceChiswick, London, England

    GenderMale

    Peter Stephen Paul Brook, CH, CBE (born 21 March 1925) is an English theatre and film director...  more
  • 20

    Olivia Colman

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age46

    BirthplaceNorwich, United Kingdom

    GenderFemale

    Sarah Caroline Olivia Sinclair CBE (née Colman; 30 January 1974), better known as Olivia...  more

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  • 21

    John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

    Politician, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1889-1971)

    BirthplaceStonehaven, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, (20 July 1889 – 16 June 1971) was a Scottish...  more
  • 22

    David Keith-Lucas

    Aerospace Engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1911-1997)

    GenderMale

    David Keith-Lucas (25 March 1911 – 6 April 1997) was an aeronautical engineer....  more
  • 23
    George Evelyn Hutchinson (January 30, 1903 – May 17, 1991), was a British ecologist sometimes...  more
  • 24

    L. E. Baynes

    Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Engineering

    AgeDec. at 87 (1902-1989)

    BirthplaceBarnes, London, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Leslie Everett Baynes, AFRAeS (23 March 1902 – 13 March 1989) was an English aeronautical...  more
  • 25

    Gerald Thesiger

    Judge, Barrister

    AgeDec. at 79 (1902-1981)

    GenderMale

    The Hon. Sir Gerald Alfred Thesiger MBE (25 December 1902 – 16 April 1981) was a judge of the...  more