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

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

Items on this list include Tom Hiddleston and Naomie Harris.

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

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Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Fi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Christopher "Chris" Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury PC is a British politician; a former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister; a current peer and chairman of the Environment ...more

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Clive Betts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Clive James Charles Betts is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Sheffield Attercliffe from 1992 to 2010, when he became Member of Parliament for Sheffield ...more

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Roger Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Theologian Roger Williams was an English Protestant theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In 1636, he began the colony of Providence Plantation, ...more

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John Sulston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Sir John Edward Sulston FRS is a British biologist. For his work on the cell lineage and genome of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, he was jointly awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology ...more

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Skandar Keynes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor Skandar Keynes is an English actor. He is best known for starring as Edmund Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia film series since 2005. He has appeared in all three instalments, The Lion, the ...more

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Humphry Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician Humphry John Berkeley was a British politician noted for his many changes of parties and his efforts to effect homosexual law reform.

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Clive James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Clive James AO CBE is an Australian-British author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and ...more

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Eric Idle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Musician Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, writer and comedic composer. Idle is a member of the English surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of the Rutles on Saturday Night ...more

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Bill Oddie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter William Edgar "Bill" Oddie OBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, ornithologist, conservationist and television presenter. He became famous as one of The ...more

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Christopher Hogwood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Conductor, Scholar, Musician Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood CBE was an English conductor, harpsichordist, writer, and musicologist. Founder of the early music ensemble the Academy of Ancient Music, he was an authority on ...more

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Naomie Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor Naomie Melanie Harris is a British actress. She played Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films Skyfall and will reprise the role in the upcoming Spectre, The Voodoo Witch Tia Dalma/Calypso in the ...more

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Martin Rowson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Cartoonist, Visual Artist Martin Rowson is a British editorial cartoonist and writer. His genre is political satire and his style is scathing and graphic. He characterizes his work as "visual journalism". His ...more

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William Pitt the Younger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician William Pitt the Younger was a British politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He became the youngest Prime Minister in 1783 at the age of 24. He left office in 1801, but was Prime ...more

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Peter Cook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Satirist Peter Edward Cook was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian. An extremely influential figure in modern British comedy, Cook is regarded as the leading light of the British satire boom ...more

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Edmund Spenser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier ...more

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Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, PRS, was a mathematician, physicist, politician and theologian. Born in Ireland, Stokes spent all of his career at University of Cambridge, where he ...more

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Stephen Greenblatt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Literary critic, Professor, Author Stephen Jay Greenblatt is an American literary critic, theorist, scholar, and Pulitzer Prize winning author. He is John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. ...more

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Tim Brooke-Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE is an English comic actor. He became active in performing in comedy sketches while at Cambridge University, and became President of the Footlights club, touring ...more

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Ted Hughes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Writer, Playwright Edward James "Ted" Hughes, OM was an English poet and children's writer. Critics routinely rank him as one of the best poets of his generation. Hughes was British Poet Laureate from ...more

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George Maxwell Richards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Chemical engineer, Politician, Teacher George Maxwell Richards, TC, CM was the fourth President of Trinidad and Tobago, in office from 2003 to 2013. A chemical engineer by training, Richards was Principal of the St. Augustine campus ...more

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Richard Crashaw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Teacher Richard Crashaw, was an English poet, teacher, and Anglican cleric, who was among the major figures associated with the metaphysical poets in seventeenth-century English literature. Crashaw was ...more

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George Bellas Greenough is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Geologist George Bellas Greenough FRS FGS was an English geologist.

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Oliver Heald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Barrister Sir Oliver Heald QC, MP is a British barrister and Conservative politician, who currently serves as Member of Parliament for North East Hertfordshire.

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Roger Bushell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Barrister Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF was an Auxiliary Air Force pilot who organised and led the famous escape from the German prisoner of war camp, Stalag Luft III. He was a victim of the ...more

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Simon Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician Sir Simon Kirwan Donaldson FRS, is an English mathematician known for his work on the topology of smooth four-dimensional manifolds. He is currently a permanent member of the Simons Center for ...more

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John Kingman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician Sir John Frank Charles Kingman, FRS is a British mathematician. He was N. M. Rothschild and Sons Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Isaac Newton Institute at the University ...more

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Edmund Grindal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Edmund Grindal was an English Protestant leader who successively held the posts of Bishop of London, Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Elizabeth I of England.

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William Burnside is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
William Burnside Mathematician William Burnside was an English mathematician. He is known mostly as an early researcher in the theory of finite groups. Burnside was born in London, and attended St. John's and Pembroke ...more

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Nehemiah Grew is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Physician, Botanist Nehemiah Grew was an English plant anatomist and physiologist, very famously known as the "Father of Plant Anatomy". Grew was the only son of Obadiah Grew, Nonconformist divine and ...more

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Thomas Sydenham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Physician Thomas Sydenham was an English physician. He was the author of Observationes Medicae which became a standard textbook of medicine for two centuries so that he became known as 'The English ...more

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John Bradford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
John Bradford was a prebendary of St. Paul's. He was an English Reformer and martyr. Bradford was in the Tower of London for alleged crimes against Mary Tudor for his Protestant faith. Bradford ...more

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P. K. van der Byl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
P. K. van der Byl Politician Pieter Kenyon Fleming-Voltelyn van der Byl, ID was a South African-born Rhodesian politician who served as the country's Foreign Minister from 1974 to 1979 as a member of the Rhodesian Front. A ...more

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor Thomas William "Tom" Hiddleston is an English actor. He is known for playing the character of Loki in the Marvel Studios films Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. He has also ...more

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Geoffrey Keynes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Biographer, Physician, Surgeon Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes was an English biographer, surgeon, physician, scholar and bibliophile. He was the younger brother of the economist John Maynard Keynes.

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William Oliver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Inventor, Physician William Oliver was an English physician and philanthropist, and inventor of the Bath Oliver. He was born at Ludgvan, Cornwall, and baptised on 27 August 1695, described as the son of John Oliver ...more

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Abba Eban is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Diplomat Abba Eban was an Israeli diplomat and politician, and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages. In his career he was Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime ...more

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Stephen Nickell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Professor, Economist Stephen John Nickell CBE is a British economist and former Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford, noted for his work in labour economics with Richard Layard and Richard Jackman. Nickell and Layard ...more

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Arthur Bliss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Conductor, Composer Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, CH, KCVO was an English composer and conductor. Bliss's musical training was cut short by the First World War, in which he served with distinction in the army. ...more

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John Whitgift is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
John Whitgift was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 to his death. Noted for his hospitality, he was somewhat ostentatious in his habits, sometimes visiting Canterbury and other towns ...more

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Peter May is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Peter Barker Howard May, CBE was an English amateur cricketer, who played for Surrey, Cambridge University and England. On 9 July 2009, May was posthumously inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of

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Rab Butler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge 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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Christopher Smart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Christopher Smart Christopher Smart, also known as "Kit Smart", "Kitty Smart", and "Jack Smart", was an English poet. He was a major contributor to two popular magazines and a friend ...more

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Hugh Ruttledge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Hugh Ruttledge Civil servant, Mountaineer Hugh Ruttledge was an English civil servant and mountaineer who was the leader of two expeditions to Mount Everest in 1933 and 1936.

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Harold Ridley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Physician Sir Nicholas Harold Lloyd Ridley was an English ophthalmologist who invented the intraocular lens and pioneered intraocular lens surgery for cataract patients.

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John Pendlebury is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
John Pendlebury John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury was a British archaeologist who worked for British intelligence during World War II. He was killed during the Battle of Crete.

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Henry James Sumner Maine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer Sir Henry James Sumner Maine, KCSI, was a British comparative jurist and historian. He is famous for the thesis outlined in his book Ancient Law that law and society developed "from status ...more

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Robert Pilkington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Robert Pilkington Robert Rivington Pilkington was an Irish politician who sat in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly and the British House of Commons. Robert Pilkington was born in Dublin, Ireland in ...more

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Nicholas Ridley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Nicholas Ridley was an English Bishop of London Ridley was burned at the stake, as one of the Oxford Martyrs, during the Marian Persecutions, for his teachings and his support of Lady Jane Grey. ...more

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Bernard Miles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Actor Bernard James Miles, Baron Miles of Blackfriars, CBE was an English character actor, writer and director. He opened the Mermaid Theatre in London in 1959, the first new theatre opened in the ...more

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David Scheffel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni
David Scheffel David Z. Scheffel is professor of anthropology at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Scheffel is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books, including In ...more