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List Rules People on this list must have gone to King's College London and be of some renown.

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

List contains graduates like Boris Karloff and Arthur C. Clarke.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to King's College London?” and “Which celebrities are King's College London alumni?”

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Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Novelist, Inventor, Author
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is perhaps most famous for ...more

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Virginia Woolf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society ...more

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Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Politician
Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance, Director of Information, and Teachta Dála for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Adjutant General, ...more

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Greer Garson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Actor
Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson, CBE, was a English-American actress who was very popular during WWII, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws ...more

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Boris Karloff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
William Henry Pratt, better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and especially for his portrayal of ...more

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John Keats is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Poet, Physician
John Keats was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work having been in ...more

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Quentin Crisp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Illustrator, Raconteur, Art Model
Quentin Crisp was an English writer and raconteur. From a conventional suburban background Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and ...more

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Thomas Hardy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author
Thomas Hardy, OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William ...more

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Christopher Isherwood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter
Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood was an English novelist.

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Derek Jarman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Gardener, Author, Writer
Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author.

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John MacGregor, Baron MacGrego... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
John Roddick Russell MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, OBE PC FKC, is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was educated at Merchiston Castle School, then at the University of St ...more

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David Watmough is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Novelist, Writer, Playwright
David Arthur Watmough is a Canadian playwright, short story writer and novelist. Watmaugh was born in London, England, and attended King's College London. He has worked as a reporter BBC Third ...more

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Politician, Professor, Scientist
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, ...more

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John Deacon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Bassist, Electronics engineer, Musician
John Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bassist for the rock band Queen. Of the four members of the band, he was the last to join and also the youngest, being only ...more

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Florence Nightingale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Nurse, Statistical graphics, Nursing
Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager of nurses trained by ...more

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Louis Slotin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Physicist, Chemist
Louis Alexander Slotin was a Canadian physicist and chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project. On 21 May 1946, Slotin accidentally began a fission reaction, which released a burst of hard ...more

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Charles Lyell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Geologist, Lawyer
Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, FRS was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularised James Hutton's concepts ...more

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Edmund Gwenn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Actor
Edmund Gwenn was an English actor. On film he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street, for which he won an Academy Award for Best ...more

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Julie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Politician
Julie Morgan AM is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Cardiff North from 1997 until 2010; she is married to former First Minister of Wales, Rhodri Morgan. ...more

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Peter Asher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Musician
Peter L. Asher CBE is a British guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon, before going on ...more

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Charles Scott Sherrington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Bacteriologist, Neurophysiologist, Pathologist
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, OM, GBE, PRS was an English neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and a pathologist, Nobel laureate and president of the Royal Society in the early ...more

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Elizabeth Smart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Elizabeth Ann Smart-Gilmour is an American activist and contributor for ABC News. She first gained widespread attention at the age of 14 when she was kidnapped from her home and rescued nine ...more

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Kele Okereke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Composer
Kelechukwu "Kele" Rowland Okereke, also known by the mononym Kele, is a British musician, best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the indie rock band Bloc Party.

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Radclyffe Hall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Radclyffe Hall was an English poet and author, best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness. The novel has become a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature.

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Reginald McKenna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Reginald McKenna was a British banker and Liberal politician. He notably served as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer during the premiership of H. H. Asquith. His first post under ...more