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

This list includes Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Nick Drake and more.

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

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridg... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Following his father Charles, Prince of Wales, William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen ...more

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Bruce Chatwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Charles Bruce Chatwin was an English writer whose best known works are In Patagonia and The Songlines. Although he was often referred to as a travel writer, a term he eschewed, Chatwin was also ...more

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Siegfried Sassoon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Poet, Memoirist, Writer Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry ...more

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Ross McWhirter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Journalist, Writer, Presenter Alan Ross McWhirter, known as Ross McWhirter, was, with his twin brother, Norris, the co-founder of Guinness World Records and a contributor to The Record Breakers. He was murdered by the ...more

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James Mason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor James Neville Mason was an English actor. After achieving stardom in his native Great Britain, he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, ...more

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Nick Drake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician Nicholas Rodney Drake — known as Nick Drake — was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. He failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime but ...more

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Christopher Chope is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Politician Christopher Robert Chope OBE is a British barrister and Conservative politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Christchurch.

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Beverley Nichols is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Novelist, Writer John Beverley Nichols was an author, playwright, journalist, composer, and public speaker.

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Anthony Blunt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Curator Anthony Frederick Blunt, known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO from 1956 to 1979, when he was stripped of his honours, was a British art historian who was exposed late in his life as a Soviet spy. ...more

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Wilfrid Hyde-White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Wilfrid Hyde-White was an English character actor of stage, film and television, who achieved international recognition in his later years as Colonel Pickering in the 1964 film My Fair Lady.

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Pippa Middleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Philippa Charlotte "Pippa" Middleton (born 6 September 1983), is an English socialite, the only sister of Kate Middleton, fiancée of Prince William of Wales. A party organiser, ...more

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William Morris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Novelist, Designer, Graphic Designer William Morris was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the ...more

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Chris de Burgh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh is a British-Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. He is most famous for his 1986 love song "The Lady in Red", which reached number one in several countries. De ...more

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John Dossetor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Physician John Beamish Dossetor, OC is a Canadian physician and bioethicist who is notable for co–coordinating the first kidney transplant in Canada and the Commonwealth.

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Anthony Hope is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Novelist, Barrister, Writer Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope, was an English novelist and playwright. He was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels but he is remembered best for only two ...more

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William Jowitt, 1st Earl Jowit... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Politician, Barrister William Allen Jowitt, 1st Earl Jowitt PC, KC, was a British Labour politician and lawyer, who served as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain under Clement Attlee from 1945 to 1951.

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Nigel Gresley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Mechanical engineer, Engineer Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley was one of Britain's most famous steam locomotive engineers, who rose to become Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway. He was the designer ...more

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Sir William Moore, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Politician, Barrister Sir William Moore, 1st Baronet, PC, DL was a Unionist member of the British House of Commons from Ireland and a Judge of Ireland, then of Northern Ireland. He was created a Baronet in 1932.

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Norris McWhirter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Journalist, Writer, Presenter Norris Dewar McWhirter, CBE was a British writer, political activist, co-founder of the Freedom Association, and a television presenter. He and his twin brother, Ross, were known internationally ...more

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Francis Chichester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Pilot, Sailor, Author Sir Francis Charles Chichester KBE, aviator and sailor, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, and the ...more

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John Betjeman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Poet, Writer, Broadcaster Sir John Betjeman, CBE was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack". He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1972 until ...more

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J. Meade Falkner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Novelist John Meade Falkner was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong ...more

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C. T. C. Wall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Mathematician Charles Terence Clegg "Terry" Wall is a leading British mathematician, educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge. He is an emeritus professor of the University of ...more

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Daniel Hannan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Writer Daniel John Hannan is a British politician, journalist, and author who is a Member of the European Parliament, representing South East England for the Conservative Party. He is also the ...more

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Malorie Blackman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Malorie Blackman, OBE, is a British writer who holds the position of Children's Laureate from 2013 to 2015. She primarily writes literature and television drama for children and young adults. ...more

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Charles Galton Darwin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Physicist Sir Charles Galton Darwin, KBE, MC, FRS was an English physicist, the grandson of Charles Darwin. He served as director of the National Physical Laboratory during the Second World War.

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Henry Everard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Politician Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Breedon Everard DSO was a railway engineer and executive who became for a brief time the Acting President of Rhodesia during the U.D.I. period. Everard was born in ...more

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Robert Addie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Actor Robert Alastair Addie was an English actor who was best known for playing Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the television series Robin of Sherwood.

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James Robertson Justice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Sailor, Actor James Robertson Justice was a popular British character actor in British films of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

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Murder of Tom ap Rhys Pryce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Lawyer Thomas Mervyn "Tom" ap Rhys Pryce was a 31-year-old British lawyer who was robbed and murdered by two teenagers as he made his way home in Kensal Green, northwest London, England, on ...more

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John Boreham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Statistician Sir John Boreham, KCB was a government statistician and the director of what was the Central Statistical Office of the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1985. He was knighted in 1980.

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John Brightman, Baron Brightma... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Judge, Barrister John Anson Brightman, Baron Brightman was an English Chancery barrister and judge, ultimately of the House of Lords.

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Trehawke Kekewich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Judge, Barrister Sir Trehawke Herbert Kekewich, 1st Baronet was an English barrister and judge. Kekewich was born at Peamore House, near Exeter, Devon, into an old Devon family. He was the son of Trehawke ...more

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John Maples, Baron Maples is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Barrister John Cradock Maples, Baron Maples was a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as a Member of Parliament representing Lewisham West from 1983 to 1992 and ...more

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Christopher Martin-Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Commentator, Journalist Christopher Dennis Alexander Martin-Jenkins, MBE, also known as CMJ, was a British cricket journalist and a past President of the MCC. He was also the longest serving commentator for Test Match ...more

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Louis MacNeice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Poet Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE was an Irish poet and playwright. He was part of the generation of "thirties poets" that included W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and Cecil Day-Lewis, ...more

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Hugh Pym is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Author Hugh Pym is a British journalist and author. He is the Health Editor for BBC News.

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Ernest Thesiger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Actor Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, CBE was an English stage and film actor. He is remembered for his performance as Doctor Septimus Pretorius in James Whale's film Bride of Frankenstein.

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John Wilfred Stanier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Field Marshal Sir John Wilfred Stanier, GCB, MBE was Chief of the General Staff. He was the first person after the Second World War to become the professional head of the British Army without ...more

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Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Politician Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Baronet GCB, DSO was one of the most senior British Army staff officers of the First World War and was briefly an Irish Unionist politician. Wilson ...more

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Peter Medawar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Scientist, Physician Sir Peter Brian Medawar OM CBE FRS was a British biologist born in Brazil, whose work on graft rejection and the discovery of acquired immune tolerance was fundamental to the practice of tissue ...more

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Frederick Maddison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Barrister Frederick Brunning Maddison was an English footballer who played for England as a midfielder in the first international match against Scotland, as well as winning two FA Cup medals with Oxford ...more

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Phil Hammond is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Dr Philip Hammond is a doctor, comedian and commentator on health issues in the United Kingdom. He lived in Australia until the age of seven when his Australian father died and his English ...more

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Rab Butler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Politician Richard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, KG, CH, DL, PC, generally known as R. A. Butler and familiarly known as Rab, was a British Conservative politician. During a long ...more

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Rayner Goddard, Baron Goddard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Judge Rayner Goddard, Baron Goddard was Lord Chief Justice of England from 1946 to 1958 and known for his strict sentencing and conservative views, despite being the first Lord Chief Justice to be ...more

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Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Mall... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Journalist George Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Malloch-Brown, KCMG, PC is a former UK government minister and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, as well as development specialist at the World Bank and ...more

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Arthur Frederick Crane Nicholl... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Soldier Brigadier Arthur Frederick Crane Nicholls GC, ERD was awarded the George Cross for gallantry and leadership on active service with the Special Operations Executive in Albania in 1944. He is the ...more

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Charles Saumarez Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Charles Robert Saumarez Smith CBE is a British cultural historian specialising in the history of art, design and architecture. He is the current Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal ...more

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Mark Tully is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Journalist, Writer Sir William Mark Tully, KBE is the former Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi. He worked for BBC for a period of 30 years before resigning in July 1994. He held the position of Chief of Bureau, BBC, ...more

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Robin Janvrin, Baron Janvrin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Marlborough College Alumni
Robin Berry Janvrin, Baron Janvrin GCB GCVO QSO PC was the Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II from February 1999 to September 2007. Janvrin was also a Trustee of the Queen's 80th Birthday ...more