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

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

Examples include Winston Churchill, Benedict Cumberbatch and many other famous people who went to Harrow School.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Harrow School?” and “Which celebrities are Harrow School alumni?”

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Winston Churchill Statesman, Painter, Politician Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely ...more

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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Benedict Cumberbatch Actor, Voice acting Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. The son of actors Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham, he ...more

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Jawaharlal Nehru is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Jawaharlal Nehru Politician, Barrister, Writer Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence ...more

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James Blunt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
James Blunt Songwriter, Musician, Military Officer James Hillier Blount, better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter. He had signed with EMI before securing a recording contract with Atlantic Records and Custard ...more

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William Fox Talbot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
William Fox Talbot Inventor, Photographer William Henry Fox Talbot was a British inventor and photography pioneer who invented the calotype process, a precursor to photographic processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. Talbot was also a ...more

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Spencer Perceval is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Spencer Perceval Politician Spencer Perceval, KC was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 4 October 1809 until his death on 11 May 1812. He is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated. He is also ...more

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Cecil Beaton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Cecil Beaton Scenic Designer, Painter, Interior designer Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and ...more

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James Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
James Dreyfus Actor James Dreyfus is an English actor.

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Nicholas Patrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Nicholas Patrick Astronaut, Engineer Nicholas James MacDonald Patrick, Ph.D., is a British-American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. His flight on the 2006 Discovery STS-116 mission made him the fifth Briton to go into space. ...more

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Cary Elwes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Cary Elwes Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Cary Elwes, is an English-American actor, screenwriter, producer and best-selling author known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Days of Thunder, Bram Stoker's ...more

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Terence Rattigan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Terence Rattigan Screenwriter, Playwright Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE was a British dramatist. He was one of England's most popular mid twentieth century dramatists. His plays are typically set in an upper-middle-class background. ...more

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Richard Curtis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Richard Curtis Record producer, Television producer, Film Producer Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, CBE is an English screenwriter, producer and film director, who was born in New Zealand to Australian parents. One of Britain's most successful comedy ...more

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Stanley Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Stanley Baldwin Business magnate Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG PC FRS was a British Conservative politician, who dominated the government in his country between the two world wars. Three times Prime Minister, ...more

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John McCririck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
John McCririck Journalist, Presenter John McCririck is an English television horse racing pundit.

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Richard Brinsley Sheridan Statesman, Politician, Librettist Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan was an Irish playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for ...more

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John Profumo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
John Profumo Politician, Soldier Brigadier John Dennis Profumo, CBE, informally known as Jack Profumo, was a British politician. The Profumo family is of Italian origin, and John Profumo held the title of 5th Baron Profumo in ...more

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Christopher Monckton, 3rd Visc... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley Journalist Christopher Walter Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, SMOM is a British public speaker and hereditary peer. He is known for his work as a journalist, Conservative political advisor, ...more

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Ronald Fisher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Ronald Fisher Mathematician, Statistician Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher FRS was an English statistician, evolutionary biologist, mathematician, geneticist, and eugenicist. Fisher is known as one of the chief architects of the neo-Darwinian ...more

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George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
George Gordon Byron Poet, Politician George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS, commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. ...more

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Laurence Fox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Laurence Fox Actor Laurence Fox is an actor.

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Aubrey de Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Aubrey de Grey Programmer, Gerontologist, Researcher Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey is an English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology and the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of the ...more

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James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Ab... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn Groom of the Stool James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, KG, PC, styled Viscount Hamilton from 1814 to 1818 and the Marquess of Abercorn from 1818 to 1868, was a British Conservative politician and statesman who ...more

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John Mortimer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
John Mortimer Novelist, Barrister, Screenwriter Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE, QC was an English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscoun... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston Statesman Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, KG, GCB, PC was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister in the mid-19th century. Popularly nicknamed "Pam", he was in ...more

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Stanley Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Stanley Jackson Politician, Soldier, Cricketer Sir Francis Stanley Jackson, GCSI, GCIE, PC, KStJ, known as the Honourable Stanley Jackson during his playing career, was an English cricketer, soldier and Conservative Party politician.

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Frederick Gustavus Burnaby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Frederick Gustavus Burnaby Soldier Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby was an English traveller and British Army officer.

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George Julius Poulett Scrope is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
George Julius Poulett Scrope Geologist George Julius Poulett Scrope FRS was an English geologist and political economist as well as a magistrate for Stroud in Gloucestershire. He was the second son of J. Poulett Thompson of Waverley ...more

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Alain de Botton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Alain de Botton Author, Essayist, Actor Alain de Botton, FRSL is a Swiss writer, philosopher, and television presenter who currently lives in the United Kingdom. His books and television programmes discuss various contemporary ...more

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John William Strutt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
John William Strutt Physicist John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, OM, PRS was an English physicist who, with William Ramsay, discovered argon, an achievement for which he earned the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904. He ...more

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Edward Fox is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Edward Fox Military Officer, Actor Edward Fox is an actor.

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Anthony Trollope is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Anthony Trollope Novelist Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, ...more

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Henry Conway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Henry Conway Journalist, Writer Henry Conway is an English socialite, party promoter, author and fashion journalist, occasionally self-styled as "Queen Sloane". He came to the attention of the press in January 2008 ...more

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Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebur... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury Politician Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, PC is an English politician. He served as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Orpington from 1962 to 1970, and serves in the House of Lords, having ...more

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James Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
James Fox Actor, Voice acting James Fox is an English actor.

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James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Ab... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn Groom of the Stool James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn, KG, CB, PC, styled Viscount Hamilton until 1868 and Marquess of Hamilton from 1868 to 1885, was a British nobleman and diplomat. He was the son of James ...more

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Evelyn Robert de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild Banker, Financier Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild is a British financier, and a member of the Rothschild family.

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Edric Gifford, 3rd Baron Giffo... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Edric Gifford, 3rd Baron Gifford Soldier Major Edric Frederick Gifford, 3rd Baron Gifford VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be ...more

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Ear... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury Politician Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury KG, styled Lord Ashley from 1811 to 1851 and then Lord Shaftesbury following the death of his father. He was an English politician, philanthropist ...more

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C. W. Alcock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
C. W. Alcock Journalist, Referee Charles William Alcock was an influential English sportsman and administrator. He was a major instigator in the development of both international football and cricket, as well as being the ...more

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Joseph Banks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Joseph Banks Botanist Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, PRS was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. Banks made his name on the 1766 natural history expedition to Newfoundland and ...more

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Victor Pasmore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Victor Pasmore Architect, Artist Edwin John Victor Pasmore, CH, CBE was a British artist and architect. He pioneered the development of abstract art in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster Major General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster KG CB CVO OBE TD CD DL is a British landowner, peer, businessman, and former Territorial Army officer in the British Army. He is ...more

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James Brudenell, 7th Earl of C... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan Military Officer Lieutenant General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, KCB, was an officer in the British Army who commanded the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. He led the Charge of the Light ...more

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John Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
John Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara Pilot, Politician John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara, GBE, MC, PC was an English aviation pioneer and Conservative politician. He was the first Englishman to pilot a ...more

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George Jackson Mivart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
George Jackson Mivart St. George Jackson Mivart PhD M.D. FRS was an English biologist. He is famous for starting as an ardent believer in natural selection who later became one of its fiercest critics. Mivart ...more

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William Spottiswoode is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
William Spottiswoode Mathematician William H. Spottiswoode FRS was an English mathematician and physicist. He was President of the Royal Society from 1878 to 1883.

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Nicky Oppenheimer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Nicky Oppenheimer Businessperson Nicholas "Nicky" F. Oppenheimer is a South African businessman and philanthropist. He was formerly the Chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the Diamond ...more

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Gareth Rees is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Gareth Rees Footballer Gareth Lloyd Rees is a former Canadian international rugby union footballer who played at fly-half and full back positions. Rees played for several British club sides, including Wasps and ...more

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Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Albert Grey, 4th Earl Grey Politician Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey PC GCB GCMG GCVO was a British nobleman and politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the ninth since Canadian Confederation. Grey was born the ...more

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Jason Pontin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
Jason Pontin Editor, Journalist Jason Matthew Daniel Pontin is an editor, journalist and publisher.