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Famous Harrow School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”

Take a look at this list of famous Harrow School alumni!
  • Winston Churchill1

    Winston Churchill

    Statesman, Painter

    AgeDec. at 91 (1874-1965)

    BirthplaceBlenheim Palace, Woodstock, United Kingdom

    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British... more on Wikipedia

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch2

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor who has... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jawaharlal Nehru3

    Jawaharlal Nehru

    Politician, Barrister

    AgeDec. at 75 (1889-1964)

    BirthplaceAllahabad, India

    Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (; Hindi: [ˈdʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru] (listen); 14 November 1889 – 27... more on Wikipedia
  • James Blunt4

    James Blunt

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceTidworth, United Kingdom

    James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • William Fox Talbot5

    William Fox Talbot

    Inventor, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1800-1877)

    BirthplaceDorset, United Kingdom

    William Henry Fox Talbot FRS FRSE FRAS (; 11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • Spencer Perceval6

    AgeDec. at 50 (1762-1812)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Spencer Perceval (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812) was a British statesman who served as Prime... more on Wikipedia
  • Cecil Beaton7

    Cecil Beaton

    Scenic Designer, Painter

    AgeDec. at 76 (1904-1980)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) was an English fashion,... more on Wikipedia
  • James Dreyfus8



    James Dreyfus (born 9 October 1968) is an English actor, most notable for his roles on... more on Wikipedia
  • Nicholas Patrick9

    Nicholas Patrick

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceSaltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom

    Nicholas James MacDonald Patrick, Ph.D. (born 19 November 1964), is a British-American... more on Wikipedia
  • Cary Elwes10

    Cary Elwes

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (; born 26 October 1962) is an English actor and writer. He is best... more on Wikipedia


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  • Terence Rattigan11

    Terence Rattigan

    Screenwriter, Playwright

    AgeDec. at 66 (1911-1977)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, CBE (10 June 1911 – 30 November 1977) was a British dramatist. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Curtis12

    Richard Curtis

    Record producer, Television producer


    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

    Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, (born 8 November 1956), is a British screenwriter, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Baldwin13

    Stanley Baldwin

    Business magnate

    AgeDec. at 80 (1867-1947)

    BirthplaceBewdley, England

    Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, (3 August 1867 – 14 December 1947) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • John McCririck14

    John McCririck

    Journalist, Presenter



    John Michael McCririck (17 April 1940 – 5 July 2019) was an English television horse racing... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan15

    Richard Brinsley Sheridan

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1751-1816)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) was an Irish satirist, a... more on Wikipedia
  • John Profumo16

    John Profumo

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 91 (1915-2006)

    BirthplaceKensington, Eurasia, Greater London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom

    John Dennis Profumo, ( prə-FEW-moh; 30 January 1915 – 9 March 2006) was a British politician... more on Wikipedia
  • Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley17


    Christopher Walter Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley (born 14 February 1952) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Ronald Fisher18

    Ronald Fisher

    Mathematician, Statistician

    AgeDec. at 72 (1890-1962)

    BirthplaceEast Finchley, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher (17 February 1890 – 29 July 1962) was a British statistician and... more on Wikipedia
  • George Gordon Byron19

    George Gordon Byron

    Poet, Politician

    AgeDec. at 36 (1788-1824)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Greater London, United Kingdom, London, England

    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known simply as Lord... more on Wikipedia

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  • Laurence Fox20


    BirthplaceYorkshire, United Kingdom

    Laurence Paul Fox (born 26 May 1978) is an English actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Aubrey de Grey21

    Aubrey de Grey

    Programmer, Gerontologist


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey (; born 20 April 1963) is an English author and... more on Wikipedia
  • James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn22

    AgeDec. at 74 (1811-1885)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Westminster, United Kingdom, London, England

    James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, KG, KP, PC (21 January 1811 – 31 October 1885), styled... more on Wikipedia
  • John Mortimer23

    John Mortimer

    Novelist, Barrister

    AgeDec. at 86 (1923-2009)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Sir John Clifford Mortimer (21 April 1923 – 16 January 2009) was an English barrister,... more on Wikipedia
  • Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston24

    AgeDec. at 81 (1784-1865)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Westminster, United Kingdom, London, England

    Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, (20 October 1784 – 18 October 1865) was a British... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Jackson25

    Stanley Jackson

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 77 (1870-1947)

    BirthplaceChapel Allerton, United Kingdom

    Sir Francis Stanley Jackson (21 November 1870 – 9 March 1947), known as the Honourable... more on Wikipedia