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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
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
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
Politician, Barrister, Writer
awaharlal 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 movement ...more
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James Blunt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
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
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
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
Scenic Designer, Painter, Interior designer
Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE was an English fashion, portrait photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the ...more
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James Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harrow School Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.