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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Queen's University of Belfast and be of some renown.

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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Queen's University of Belfast?” and “Which celebrities are Queen's University of Belfast alumni?”

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Liam John Neeson, OBE is an Irish actor. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, Excalibur. Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson ...more

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Simon Callow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Theatre Director, Musician, Author Simon Phillip Hugh Callow, CBE is an English actor, musician, writer, and theatre director.

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Mary McAleese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Barrister Mary Patricia McAleese served as the eighth President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011. She was the second female president and was first elected in 1997 succeeding Mary Robinson, making McAleese ...more

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John Bodkin Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Physician John Bodkin Adams was an Irish general practitioner, convicted fraudster and suspected serial killer. Between 1946 and 1956, more than 160 of his patients died in suspicious circumstances. Of ...more

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Zöe Salmon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Actor, Presenter Zöe Salmon is a British television presenter who hosted the children's television show Blue Peter from 23 December 2004 to 25 June 2008. She also appeared on Dancing on Ice in early 2009. ...more

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Peter Rice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Structural engineer, Engineer Peter Rice was an Irish structural engineer. Born in 52 Castle Road, Dundalk in County Louth, he spent his childhood between the town of Dundalk, and the villages of Gyles' Quay and Inniskeen. ...more

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Stephen Rea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Stephen Rea is an Irish film and stage actor. Rea has appeared in high profile films such as V for Vendetta, Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire and Breakfast on Pluto. Rea was nominated ...more

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Paul Haller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Paul Haller Ryushin Paul Haller, a Soto Zen roshi, is a former Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center—a position he held from 2003 until February 2012. Leaving his homeland of Belfast in Northern Ireland in ...more

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Nigel Dodds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Barrister Nigel Alexander Dodds, OBE, PC, MP is a barrister and Northern Irish unionist politician. He is Member of Parliament for Belfast North, and deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party. He has ...more

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Seamus Heaney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Poet, Educator, Author Seamus Justin Heaney, MRIA was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. In the early 1960s, he became a lecturer in Belfast ...more

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David Humphreys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Rugby Player David Humphreys MBE is a retired rugby union player. He played for 72 times for Ireland, scoring 560 points, including 6 tries, and at the time of his international retirement was Ireland's most ...more

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Jim Allister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Barrister James Hugh "Jim" Allister, QC is a unionist politician and senior barrister from Northern Ireland. He is the leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice political party, serving as MLA in ...more

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Peter Weir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Barrister Peter Weir MLA is a Northern Ireland unionist politician. A past chairman of the Young Unionists, Weir is a barrister by profession. He attended Bangor Grammar School and graduated from the ...more

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Alban Maginness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Barrister Alban Maginness is a politician from North Belfast in Northern Ireland. He completed his secondary education at St. Malachy's College, Belfast. He then attended the University of Ulster and ...more

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Lim Keng Yaik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Physician Tun Dr. Lim Keng Yaik was a former Malaysian politician and former Minister of Energy, Water and Communications in the Malaysian cabinet. He was the national president of Parti Gerakan Rakyat ...more

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David Trimble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Barrister William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC, is a British politician who was the first First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2002, and the Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 1995 to ...more

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Patrick Kielty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Presenter Patrick Kielty is an Northern Irish comedian and television personality from Dundrum, County Down, Northern Ireland.

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Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Barrister James Brian Edward Hutton, Baron Hutton, Kt, PC, QC is a former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and British Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

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Colin Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Colin Ronald Michael Atkinson CBE was an English first-class cricketer, schoolmaster and the headmaster of Millfield School.

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Maurice Gibson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Judge, Barrister The Rt Hon. Sir Maurice Gibson, P.C., was a Lord Justice of Appeal in Northern Ireland. He was killed, along with his wife Cecily, Lady Gibson by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Sir ...more

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Roy Beggs, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Roy Beggs, Jr. Politician Roy Beggs, Jr., MLA is a Northern Ireland Unionist politician, and the son of the politician Roy Beggs. He was born in Glenoe, where he still resides. He is also a Presbyterian. He is currently ...more

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Joseph Larmor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Mathematician, Politician, Physicist Sir Joseph Larmor FRS was a physicist and mathematician who made innovations in the understanding of electricity, dynamics, thermodynamics, and the electron theory of matter. His most ...more

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John Morrow is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Rev. Dr. John Morrow was a Presbyterian minister and peace activist in Northern Ireland. He was integral in the 1965 founding of the Corrymeela Community, a Christian group committed to ...more

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Martin O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Manager Martin Hugh Michael O'Neill, OBE is a football manager and former player from Northern Ireland, who is currently the manager of the Republic of Ireland national football team. Starting his ...more

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H. Montgomery Hyde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Barrister Harford Montgomery Hyde, born in Belfast, was a barrister, politician, author and biographer, who lost his seat in the House of Commons as a result of campaigning for homosexual law reform.

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Vincent Hanna is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist Vincent Leo Martin Hanna was a Northern Irish television journalist famed for his coverage of United Kingdom by-elections.

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Sheelagh Murnaghan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Barrister Sheelagh Mary Murnaghan was an Ulster Liberal Party Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Northern Ireland at Stormont. Born into a Roman Catholic family in Dublin, the granddaughter ...more

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Gay Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician Gabriel "Gay" Mitchell is an Irish former Fine Gael politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament for the Dublin constituency from 2004 to 2014. He was a Teachta Dála ...more

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Reg Empey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Reg Empey Politician Reginald Norman Morgan Empey, Baron Empey OBE, best known as Reg Empey, is a British politician who was the Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party from 2005 to 2010, and has been its chairman since ...more

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Ciarán Hinds is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Ciarán Hinds is a Northern Irish film, television and stage actor. He has built a reputation as a versatile character actor appearing in such high-profile films as Road to Perdition, The ...more

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Mark Durkan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician Mark Durkan MP is an Irish politician, from Derry, Northern Ireland. Durkan was the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2002, and the Leader of the Social Democratic and ...more

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Oliver Gibson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Oliver Gibson Politician Oliver Gibson is a founding member of the Democratic Unionist Party. Gibson is a retired DUP councillor for West Tyrone. He also served as an MLA for West Tyrone in the first session of the ...more

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Gerard McSorley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Actor Gerard McSorley is an Irish theatre, television and film actor.

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Edward Macnaghten, Baron Macna... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Edward Macnaghten, Baron Macnaghten, Bart., GCB, GCMG was an Anglo-Irish rower, barrister, Conservative-Unionist politician and one of seven Lords of Appeal in Ordinary.

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Sammy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician Samuel "Sammy" Wilson is a British politician from Northern Ireland who is a member of parliament and a Member of the Legislative Assembly for East Antrim. He served as Lord Mayor of ...more

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Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician Josephine Bernadette McAliskey, usually known as Bernadette Devlin or Bernadette McAliskey, is an Irish socialist and republican political activist. She served as a Member of the UK Parliament ...more

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Paul Muldoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Poet, Professor Paul Muldoon is an Irish poet. He has published over thirty collections and won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He held the post of Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1999 to ...more

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William Craig is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
William Craig Politician, Solicitor William "Bill" Craig was a Northern Irish politician best known for forming the Unionist Vanguard movement.

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John Alderdice, Baron Alderdic... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician John Thomas Alderdice, Baron Alderdice is a Northern Ireland politician. He was Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly 1998–2004, leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 1987–1998, ...more

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Nick Ross is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Nick Ross Presenter Nicholas David Ross is an English radio and television presenter across a wide range of factual programmes. During the 1980s and 90s he was one of the most ubiquitous of British broadcasters but ...more

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Ray Davey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Robert Raymond Davey was a Presbyterian minister in Northern Ireland and the founder of the Corrymeela Community. He was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Queen's University ...more

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David Bates is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Physicist Sir David Robert Bates, FRS was an Irish mathematician and physicist. Born in Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, he moved to Belfast with his family in 1925, attending the Royal Belfast Academical ...more

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Esmond Birnie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Economist Dr John Esmond Birnie, is an author, economist, and Ulster Unionist Party politician. He is a former Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Belfast. After attending Ballymena Primary ...more

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Anita Sands is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni

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Peter V. E. McClintock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Peter V. E. McClintock Physicist Peter Vaughan Elsmere McClintock was born in Omagh, Northern Ireland, in 17 October 1940. McClintock is notable for his scientific work on superfluids and stochastic nonlinear dynamics.

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Naomi Long is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician Naomi Long MP is a Northern Irish politician. She is a member of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland and currently its deputy leader. She represents Belfast East in the United Kingdom House ...more

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Annie Mac is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Annie MacManus, popularly known as Annie Mac, is an Irish DJ and television presenter. She is known as the eponymous host of the electronic dance music show Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 in the ...more

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George Dawson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
George Dawson Politician George Dawson was a Northern Irish politician and a member of the Democratic Unionist Party since 1979. He was an MLA for East Antrim from November 2003 until his death following a short battle ...more

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Arlene Foster is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Politician, Solicitor Arlene Isabel Foster is a British politician who has been the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone since 2003. She became Minister of the Environment in 2007 before ...more

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Dominic Bradley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Queen's University Of Belfast Alumni
Dominic Bradley Politician Dominic Bradley MLA is an Irish politician and currently a Social Democratic and Labour Party Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Newry and Armagh. As an MLA, he is the SDLP's ...more