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Famous Pembroke College, Cambridge Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury


    BirthplaceBarnet, United Kingdom

    Christopher Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury, PC (born 24 July 1951) is a British... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Clive Betts

    Clive Betts



    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Clive James Charles Betts (born 13 January 1950) is a British Labour Party politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Roger Williams

    Roger Williams

    Politician, Theologian

    AgeDec. at 80 (1603-1683)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Roger Williams (c. 21 December 1603 – between 27 January and 15 March 1683) was a Puritan... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    John Sulston
    Sir John Edward Sulston (27 March 1942 – 6 March 2018) was a British biologist and academic... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Skandar Keynes


    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Camden, England, London

    Skandar Keynes is an English political adviser and former actor. Best known for starring as... more on Wikipedia

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    #1 of 28 Eren Jaeger Fantasy Casting#123 of 194 Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists

  • 6
    Humphry Berkeley

    AgeDec. at 68 (1926-1994)

    Humphry John Berkeley (21 February 1926 – 14 November 1994) was a British politician noted for... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Clive James

    Clive James

    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceKogarah, Australia

    Clive James (born 7 October 1939) is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Eric Idle

    Eric Idle

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceSouth Shields, United Kingdom

    Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Bill Oddie

    Bill Oddie

    Comedian, Musician


    BirthplaceRochdale, United Kingdom

    William Edgar Oddie, (born 7 July 1941) is an English writer, comedian, composer, musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Christopher Hogwood

    Christopher Hogwood

    Conductor, Scholar

    AgeDec. at 73 (1941-2014)

    BirthplaceNottingham, United Kingdom

    Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood (10 September 1941 – 24 September 2014) was an English... more on Wikipedia

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    #24 of 57 The Best Harpsichordists in the World#8 of 58 The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time

  • 11
    Naomie Harris


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Naomie Melanie Harris (born 6 September 1976) is an English actress. She started her career... more on Wikipedia

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    #601 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#78 of 90 Who Is the Coolest Actor in the World Right Now?

  • 12

    Martin Rowson

    Cartoonist, Visual Artist


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Martin Rowson (born 15 February 1959) is a British editorial cartoonist and writer. His genre... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    William Pitt the Younger

    AgeDec. at 47 (1759-1806)

    BirthplaceHayes, Bromley, London, United Kingdom

    William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a prominent British Tory... more on Wikipedia

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    #288 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History#7 of 19 Historical Figures Who Were Accomplishing Feats Of Greatness A Lot Younger Than You Thought

  • 14
    Peter Cook

    Peter Cook

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 58 (1937-1995)

    BirthplaceTorquay, United Kingdom

    Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English satirist and comedic... more on Wikipedia

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    #101 of 113 The Best English Actors of All Time#40 of 173 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

  • 15
    Edmund Spenser

    AgeDec. at 47 (1552-1599)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Edmund Spenser (; 1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie... more on Wikipedia

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    #262 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#17 of 111 The Best English Poets of All Time

  • 16
    Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

    Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

    Mathematician, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1819-1903)

    BirthplaceSkreen, Republic of Ireland

    Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, (; 13 August 1819 – 1 February 1903) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Stephen Greenblatt

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Literary critic, Professor


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Stephen Jay Greenblatt (born November 7, 1943) is an American Shakespearean, literary... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Tim Brooke-Taylor

    Tim Brooke-Taylor

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceBuxton, United Kingdom

    Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE (born 17 July 1940) is an English comedian and actor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Ted Hughes

    Ted Hughes

    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1930-1998)

    BirthplaceMytholmroyd, United Kingdom

    Edward James Hughes (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet, translator, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    George Maxwell Richards

    Chemical engineer, Politician


    BirthplaceSan Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

    George Maxwell Richards, (1 December 1931 – 8 January 2018), was a Trinidadian and Tobagonian... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Richard Crashaw

    Richard Crashaw

    Poet, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 37 (1612-1649)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Richard Crashaw (c. 1613 – 21 August 1649), was an English poet, teacher, Anglican cleric and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    George Bellas Greenough

    AgeDec. at 77 (1778-1855)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    George Bellas Greenough FRS FGS (18 January 1778 – 2 April 1855) was a pioneering English... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Oliver Heald

    Oliver Heald



    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

    Sir Oliver Heald (born 15 December 1954) is a British barrister and Conservative politician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Roger Bushell

    Roger Bushell


    AgeDec. at 34 (1910-1944)

    BirthplaceSprings, South Africa

    Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF (30 August 1910 – 29 March 1944) was a South... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Simon Donaldson

    Simon Donaldson



    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

    Sir Simon Kirwan Donaldson (born 20 August 1957), is an English mathematician known for his... more on Wikipedia