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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Magdalen College School, Oxford and be of some renown.

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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Magdalen College School, Oxford?” and “Which celebrities are Magdalen College School, Oxford alumni?”
Sam Mendes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Magdalen College School, Oxford Alumni
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Samuel Alexander "Sam" Mendes, CBE is an English stage and film director. He is best known for directing the comedy-drama film American Beauty, which earned him the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the crime film Road to Perdition, and the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. He also is known for dark re-inventions of the stage musicals Cabaret, Oliver!, Company, and Gypsy. He directed an original stage musical for the first time with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In 2000, Mendes was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to drama" and in the same year was awarded the Shakespeare Prize by the Alfred Toepfer ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Reading, United Kingdom

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Ivor Novello is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Magdalen College School, Oxford Alumni
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David Ivor Davies, better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. He was born into a musical family and his first successes were as a songwriter. His first big hit was "Keep the Home Fires Burning", which was enormously popular during the First World War. His 1917 show, Theodore & Co, was a wartime hit. After the war, Novello contributed numbers to several successful musical comedies and was eventually commissioned to write the scores of complete shows. He wrote his musicals in the style of operetta and often composed his music to the librettos of Christopher Hassall. In the 1920s, he ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1893-1951)

Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Thomas Wolsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Magdalen College School, Oxford Alumni
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Thomas Wolsey was an English political figure and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King's almoner. Wolsey's affairs prospered, and by 1514 he was the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state and was extremely powerful within the Church. The highest political position he attained was Lord Chancellor, the King's chief adviser. In that position, he enjoyed great freedom and was often depicted as an alter rex. He fell out of favour after failing to negotiate an annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and was stripped of his government titles. He retreated to York to fulfill his ecclesiastical duties ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1473-1530)

Birthplace: Ipswich, United Kingdom

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Noel Godfrey Chavasse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Magdalen College School, Oxford Alumni
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Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse VC & Bar, MC was a British medical doctor, Olympic athlete, and British Army officer who is one of only three people to be awarded a Victoria Cross twice. The battlefield of Guillemont was to see acts of heroism by Captain Chavasse, the only man to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice during the First World War. In 1916, Chavasse was hit by shell splinters while rescuing men in no-man's land. It is said he got as close as 25 yards to the German line, where he found three men and continued throughout the night under a constant rain of sniper bullets and bombing. He performed similar heroics in the offensive at Passchendaele to gain a second VC and become the most ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1884-1917)

Birthplace: Oxford, United Kingdom

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