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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 (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He ...more

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#90 of 1,183 The Best Writers of All Timefeaturing The Best Arthur C. Clarke Bookslisted on Hugo Award for Best Novel Winners List

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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 (; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and also a pioneer in ...more

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Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Politician
Michael Collins (Irish: Mícheál Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician who was a leading figure in the ...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, (29 September 1904 – 6 April 1996) was a British-American actress popular during the Second World War, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's ...more

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#78 of 938 The Best Actresses in Film History #139 of 311 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?listed on All Academy Award for Best Actress Winners

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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 (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff (), was an English actor who was primarily known for his roles in horror films. He ...more

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#254 of 1,151 The Best Actors in Film History #137 of 347 The Greatest Entertainers of All Timelisted on People On Stamps: List Of People On US Postage

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John Keats is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Poet, Physician
John Keats (; 31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) 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 ...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 (born Denis Charles Pratt; (1908-12-25)25 December 1908 – (1999-11-21)21 November 1999) was an English writer, raconteur and actor. From a conventional suburban background, Crisp ...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 (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) 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 ...more

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#85 of 1,183 The Best Writers of All Time #51 of 293 The Best Novelists of All Timelisted on List of Famous Unpublished Books

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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 (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist. His best-known works include The Berlin Stories (1935–39), two semi-autobiographical ...more

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#14 of 259 The Best Gay Authors #26 of 26 Celebrities Who Practice Hinduismlisted on Famous Gay Men: List of Gay Men Throughout History

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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 (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener, and author.

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John MacGregor, Baron Ma... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
John Roddick Russell MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, (born 14 February 1937) is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was educated at Merchiston Castle School, then at the ...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 (August 17, 1926 - August 4, 2017) was a Canadian playwright, short story writer and novelist. Watmough was born in London, England, and attended King's College London. He ...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 ( (listen); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in ...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 (born 19 August 1951) is an English retired musician, best known for being the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. He composed several songs for the group—including Top ...more

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#119 of 298 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #16 of 193 The All-Time Best Rock Bassists #151 of 227 The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

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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, (; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a ...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 (1 December 1910 – 30 May 1946) was a Canadian physicist and chemist who took part in the Manhattan Project. He was born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg, Manitoba. ...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, (14 November 1797 – 22 February 1875) was a Scottish geologist who demonstrated the power of existing natural causes in explaining Earth history. He is best known ...more
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Edmund Gwenn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Actor
Edmund Gwenn (born Edmund John Kellaway, 26 September 1877 – 6 September 1959) was an English actor. On film, he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the Christmas film ...more

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#727 of 1,151 The Best Actors in Film History #7 of 21 Actors in the Most Alfred Hitchcock Movieslisted on All Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Winners

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Julie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Politician
Julie Morgan (born 2 November 1944) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been Welsh Assembly member for Cardiff North seat in the Welsh Assembly since the 2011 elections. She was ...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 Asher, CBE (born 22 June 1944) is a British guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon ...more
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Charles Scott Sherringto... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Bacteriologist, Neurophysiologist, Pathologist
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington (27 November 1857 – 4 March 1952) was an English neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and a pathologist, Nobel laureate and president of the Royal ...more
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Elizabeth Smart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Elizabeth Smart
Elizabeth Ann Gilmour (née Smart; born November 3, 1987) is an American child safety activist and commentator for ABC News. She first gained national attention at the age of 14 when she ...more
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Kele Okereke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Composer
Rowland Kelechukwu "Kele" Okereke (born 13 October 1981), also known by the mononym Kele, is an English musician, best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the indie rock

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Radclyffe Hall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Marguerite Radclyffe Hall (12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author. She is best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness, a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature.

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#175 of 247 The Best Female Authors of All Time #103 of 259 The Best Gay Authors #22 of 65 Famous Lesbian Authors

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Reginald McKenna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous King's College London Alumni
Reginald McKenna (6 July 1863 – 6 September 1943) was a British banker and Liberal politician. His first Cabinet post under Henry Campbell-Bannerman was as President of the Board of Education, ...more