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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Rowan Atkinson and Bryan Ferry.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Newcastle University?” and “Which celebrities are Newcastle University alumni?”
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Ian Turton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Researcher
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Neil Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Chemist
|family = Dee Bartlett, Ava Bartlett Neil Bartlett was a chemist who specialized in fluorine and compounds containing fluorine, and became famous for creating the first noble gas compounds. He ...more
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Iain Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Politician
Iain Smith is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and was Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Fife until defeated by the SNP's Rod Campbell in 2011.
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Bryan Ferry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician
Bryan Ferry, CBE is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Ferry came to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the art rock band Roxy Music, which ...more
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Chris Vance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Actor
Chris Vance is an English actor. Vance is known for his roles as Jack Gallagher in the Fox series Mental and James Whistler in Prison Break. He is the second actor after Jason Statham to play ...more
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Paul Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Guitarist, Singer
Paul Smith is the singer for the British indie rock group, Maxïmo Park.
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Bruce Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Politician
Bruce Edward Babbitt, a Democrat, served as United States Secretary of the Interior and as the 16th governor of Arizona, from 1978 to 1987.
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Ian Carr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Musician, Trumpeter, Composer
Ian Carr was a Scottish jazz musician, composer, writer, and educator. Carr performed and recorded with the Rendell-Carr quintet and jazz-rock band Nucleus, and was an associate professor at the ...more
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Caroline Cox, Baroness Cox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Nurse, Politician
Caroline Cox, Baroness Cox FRCN; born 6 July 1937 is a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords. She also is the founder and CEO of an organisation called the Humanitarian Aid Relief ...more
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Lewis Fry Richardson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Psychologist
Lewis Fry Richardson, FRS was an English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist and pacifist who pioneered modern mathematical techniques of weather forecasting, and the ...more
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Alun Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Actor
Alun Armstrong is an English character actor. Armstrong grew up in County Durham in North East England. He first became interested in acting through Shakespeare productions at his grammar ...more
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Tim Farron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Politician
Timothy James "Tim" Farron is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He is Member of Parliament for the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale. He was elected President of the ...more
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Camilla Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Fashion Model, Actor
Camilla Rutherford is an English actress and fashion model.
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Constance Briscoe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Judge, Barrister, Writer
Constance Briscoe is a former barrister, one of England's first black female recorders. In May 2014, she was jailed for three counts of intending to pervert the course of justice in R v Huhne ...more
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Alan Plater is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright
Alan Frederick Plater CBE FRSL was an English playwright and screenwriter, who worked extensively in British television from the 1960s to the 2000s.
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Paul Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author
Paul Michael Kennedy CBE FBA is a British historian at Yale University specialising in the history of international relations, economic power and grand strategy. He has published prominent books ...more
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Terry Farrell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Architect
Sir Terry Farrell, CBE, RIBA, FRSA, FCSD, MRTPI is a British architect and urban designer. In 1980, after working 15 years in partnership with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Farrell founded his own ...more
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Alexander Downer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Politician, Economist
Alexander John Gosse Downer, AC is a former Australian Liberal Party politician who was Foreign Minister of Australia from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007, the longest-serving in Australian ...more
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Riton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Musician, Disc jockey
Riton is an English electronica DJ and musician.
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Derek Conway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Politician
Derek Leslie Conway TD is an English politician and television presenter. A member of the Conservative Party, Conway served as a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Old Bexley and ...more
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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Atkinson first came to prominence in the sketch ...more
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Charlie Webster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Model, Presenter
Charlotte "Charlie" Webster is an English television presenter.
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Nigel Shadbolt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Professor, Computer scientist
Sir Nigel Richard Shadbolt FREng CEng CITP FBCS CPsychol is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He is Chairman of the Open Data ...more
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Kelly Richardson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Kelly Richardson Artist
Kelly Richardson is a Canadian artist who is one of the leading representatives of a new generation of artists working with digital technologies to create hyper-real, highly charged landscapes, ...more
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Eric Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Newcastle University Alumni
Eric Thomas Professor
Sir Eric Jackson Thomas FMedSci is an academic who has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol since 2001. From 2003 to 2007, he was Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network and was ...more