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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Marlborough College and be of some renown.

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