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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