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

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

Examples include Gregg Sulkin and Kayvan Novak.

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

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Geoffrey Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Art Historian Geoffrey Scott was an English scholar and poet, known as a historian of architecture. His biography of Isabelle de Charrière entitled The Portrait of Zelide won the 1925 James Tait Black ...more

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Adrian Lyne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Adrian Lyne is a British film director, writer, and producer. He is best known for directing films that focus on sexually charged stories and characters, and often uses natural light. He was the ...more

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Gerard Manley Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Priest, Poet, Writer Reverend Father Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and a Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His ...more

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John Rutter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Editor, Conductor, Arranger John Milford Rutter CBE is a British composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music.

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Alex Comfort is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Gerontologist, Author, Physician Alexander Comfort, MB BChir was a British scientist and physician best known for his nonfiction sex manual, The Joy of Sex. He was an author of both fiction and nonfiction, as well as a ...more

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John Tavener is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Composer Sir John Kenneth Tavener was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb. Tavener first came to prominence ...more

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Kayvan Novak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter Kayvan Novak is a British–Iranian actor, voice artist, and comedian. He is best known for co-creating and starring in the comedy series Fonejacker from 2006 to 2007 with a one-off in 2012. He is ...more

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Vivian Hunter Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Vivian Hunter H. Galbraith, FBA was an English historian, Fellow of the British Academy and Oxford Regius Professor of Modern History.

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Walter William Skeat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Walter William Skeat Walter William Skeat, FBA, was the pre-eminent English philologist of his time, and was instrumental in developing English as a higher education subject in the United Kingdom.

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Stephen Ward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Stephen Ward Physician Stephen Thomas Ward was an English osteopath and artist who was one of the central figures in the 1963 Profumo affair, a British political scandal which brought about the resignation of John ...more

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David Jamilly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
David Jamilly Entrepreneur David Jamilly co-founded Theme Traders with Kim Einhorn. Theme Traders is a London based event management, party planning and prop hire company launched in 1989.

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Gregg Sulkin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Actor Gregg Sulkin is an English actor. At age ten he made his film debut in the 2002 Doctor Zhivago mini-series. He later landed the starring role in the 2006 British release Sixty Six, and ...more

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Peter Wright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
Peter Wright Peter Michael Wright is a British organist, and Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral since 1989. He was educated at Highgate School, the Royal College of Music and Emmanuel College, ...more