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

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

Jamie Dornan and Alister McGrath are included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Methodist College Belfast?” and “Which celebrities are Methodist College Belfast alumni?”
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Jamie Dornan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Musician, Model, Actor
James Dornan (born 1 May 1982) is an actor, model, and musician from Northern Ireland. He played Sheriff Graham Humbert in the ABC series Once Upon a Time (2011–2013), and serial killer Paul ...more

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Alister McGrath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Theologian, Professor
Alister Edgar McGrath (born 1953) is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, Christian apologist, and public intellectual. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos ...more
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Chris Barrie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Writer
Christopher Jonathan Brown, known professionally as Chris Barrie (born 28 March 1960), is a British actor, comedian and impressionist. He worked as a vocal impressionist on the ITV sketch show ...more
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Ernest Walton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Physicist
Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (6 October 1903 – 25 June 1995) was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at ...more
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Robin Eames is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Robert "Robin" Henry Alexander Eames, Baron Eames, (born 27 April 1936), is an Anglican bishop who served as Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh from 1986 to 2006.
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Basil Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Judge, Politician, Barrister
Sir John William Basil Kelly, QC, PC(NI), PC (10 May 1920 – 5 December 2008) was a Northern Irish barrister, judge and politician.
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Eve Bunting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Anne Evelyn Bunting (née Bolton) (born December 19, 1928), also known as Eve Bunting, is a Northern Ireland-born American writer of more than 250 books. Her work covers a broad array of ...more
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Glenn Patterson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
Glenn Patterson (born 1961) is a writer from Belfast, best known as a novelist.
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James Ellis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Actor, Translator, Writer
James Ellis (15 March 1931 – 8 March 2014) was an actor from Northern Ireland, and a theatre director, with a career stretching over sixty years.Originally a stage actor and director in his ...more
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Phil Murphy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Phil Murphy
Philip Dunton Murphy (born August 16, 1957) is an American financier, diplomat and Democratic Party politician who has been the 56th governor of New Jersey since January 2018. Murphy served as ...more
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William May is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Chartered Accountant, Politician
William Morrison May (8 April 1909 – 2 March 1962) was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland. May was born in Letterkenny, County Donegal, the son of William May JP, and educated at ...more
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Freeman Wills Crofts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Novelist, Civil engineer
Freeman Wills Crofts FRSA (1 June 1879 – 11 April 1957) was an Anglo-Irish mystery author, best remembered for the character of Inspector Joseph French. A railway engineer by training, Crofts ...more
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Robert Greacen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Robert Greacen Poet
Robert Greacen (24 October 1920 – 13 April 2008) was an Irish poet and member of Aosdána. Born in Derry, Ireland, on 24 October 1920, he was educated at Methodist College Belfast and ...more
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Jeremy Davidson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Rugby Player, Coach
Jeremy Davidson may refer to: Jeremy Davidson (actor) (born 1971), American actor, writer and director Jeremy Davidson (rugby union) (born 1974), rugby union lock
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John Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
John Hewitt
John Harold Hewitt (28 October 1907 – 22 June 1987), who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was the most significant Belfast poet to emerge before the 1960s generation of Northern Irish ...more
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Alice Milligan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Alice Milligan
Alice Milligan (4 September 1865 in Omagh– 13 April 1953 in Omagh) was an Irish nationalist poet and writer, active in the Gaelic League.
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William Valentine Wood ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
William Valentine Wood
William Valentine Wood worked for much of his life on the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), rising to become its President. He was known for his ability with numbers.
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Bertha McDougall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Bertha McDougall
Bertha McDougall, OBE is the interim Commissioner for Victims and Survivors of the Troubles. She was appointed in October 2005 by Peter Hain to look at key areas relating to services for ...more
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Kathy Clugston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Journalist
Kathy Clugston (born 22 August 1969) is a Northern Irish presenter, newsreader and continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra and the BBC World Service.Born in Belfast, Clugston ...more
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William Purdon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
William Purdon
Major-General William Brooke Purdon (28 November 1881 – 1 December 1950) was an Irish soldier, physician and medical administrator. Towards the end of his life he was a representative of the ...more
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Frederick John Teggart ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Methodist College Belfast Alumni
Frederick John Teggart
Frederick John Teggart (1870–1946) was an Irish-American historian and social scientist, known for work on the history of civilizations.