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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?”

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 Memorial Prize. Born in Hampstead, Scott was educated at Rugby School and New College, Oxford. While still an undergraduate he was befriended by Mary Berenson, leading to his admission to the Florence 'circle' of Bernard Berenson. From 1907 to 1909 he was employed by Berenson; he worked on the design of the garden of I Tatti, the Berenson villa, with Cecil Ross Pinsent. This led to work on other gardens. It also brought him the friendship of John Maynard Keynes, who met him there. In 1914 the publication of ...more

Age: Died at 45 (1884-1929)

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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Adrian Lyne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
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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 creative force behind some of the most talked-about movies of the 20th Century, like Fatal Attraction, 9 1/2 Weeks, Flashdance, Indecent Proposal, Jacob's Ladder and Unfaithful. ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Peterborough, United Kingdom

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Gerard Manley Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Highgate School Alumni
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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 experimental explorations in prosody and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse. ...more

Age: Died at 45 (1844-1889)

Birthplace: Stratford, London, London, United Kingdom

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John Milford Rutter CBE is a British composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

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