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

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Stephen Fry and Paul Greengrass.

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

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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Businessperson, Poet, Journalist Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months ...more

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Michael Foale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Astrophysicist, Astronaut, Astronomer Colin Michael Foale, CBE, PhD is a British-American astrophysicist and former NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of six space shuttle missions and extended stays on both Mir and the International ...more

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Gilbert Harding is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Police officer, Disc jockey Gilbert Charles Harding was an English journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, actor, interviewer and ...more

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Osborne Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Physicist, Engineer Osborne Reynolds FRS was a prominent innovator in the understanding of fluid dynamics. Separately, his studies of heat transfer between solids and fluids brought improvements in boiler and ...more

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Paul Greengrass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Journalist, Television producer Paul Greengrass is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. ...more

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T. H. White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist, Writer Terence Hanbury "Tim" White was an English author best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King, first published together in 1958. One of his most memorable ...more

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Alexander Crummell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Alexander Crummell was a pioneering African-American priest, professor and African nationalist. Ordained as an Episcopal priest in the United States, Crummell went to England in the late 1840s ...more

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Jonathan Israel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Educator, Historian Jonathan Irvine Israel is a British writer on Dutch history, the Age of Enlightenment and European Jewry. Israel was appointed as Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies ...more

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Gail Annette Marquis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete, Sports commentator Gail Annette Marquis is an American former basketball player who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of O... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Courtier, Poet, Playwright Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was an English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era. Oxford was heir to the second oldest earldom in the kingdom, a court favourite for a time, a ...more

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John McCallum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Professor, Economist John McCallum, PC, MP is a Liberal Canadian politician, economist and university professor. Following the 2006 Federal Election, he became the Liberal Finance Critic in the Official Opposition ...more

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Thomas Digges is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician, Astronomer Thomas Digges was an English mathematician and astronomer. He was the first to expound the Copernican system in English but discarded the notion of a fixed shell of immoveable stars to postulate ...more

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Charles Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Translator, Artist Alfred Charles Tomlinson, CBE is a British poet and translator, and also an academic and artist. He was born and raised in Penkhull in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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Richard Hickox is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Conductor, Music Director Richard Sidney Hickox CBE was an English conductor of choral, orchestral and operatic music.

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Richard K. Morgan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Richard Morgan is an English science fiction and fantasy author. Born in London, and brought up in the village of Hethersett, near Norwich, Morgan studied history at Queens' College, Cambridge. ...more

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Declan Donnellan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Theatre Director, Writer, Film Director Declan Donnellan is an English film/stage director and author. He co-founded the Cheek by Jowl theatre company with Nick Ormerod in 1981. In 1992, he received an honorary degree from the ...more

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John E. Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Astronomer John Evan Baldwin FRS worked at the Cavendish Astrophysics Group from 1954. He played a pivotal role in the development of interferometry in Radio Astronomy, and later astronomical optical ...more

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Oliver St John is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Oliver St John Judge, Politician Sir Oliver St John, was an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1653. He supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War.

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Egerton Brydges is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Egerton Brydges Bibliographer, Genealogist Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges, 1st Baronet was an English bibliographer and genealogist. He was also Member of Parliament for Maidstone from 1812 to 1818. Educated at Maidstone Grammar School and ...more

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Emily Maitlis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Emily Maitlis is a British journalist and newsreader for the BBC. She presents news programming across the national television channels of the BBC, including Newsnight and bulletins on BBC One ...more

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Gareth Williams, Baron William... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Barrister Gareth Wyn Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn, PC, QC, was a Welsh barrister and Labour politician who was Leader of the House of Lords, Lord President of the Council and a member of the Cabinet ...more

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Charles Falconer, Baron Falcon... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Barrister, Lawyer Charles Leslie Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, PC, QC, is a British Labour politician and barrister. Falconer became the Lord Chancellor and the first Secretary of State for Constitutional ...more

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John Michell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Geologist, Astronomer John Michell was an English natural philosopher and geologist whose work spanned a wide range of subjects from astronomy to geology, optics, and gravitation. He was both a theorist and an ...more

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James Prendergast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Lawyer Sir James Prendergast, GCMG was the third Chief Justice of New Zealand. Prendergast was the first Chief Justice to be appointed on the advice of a responsible New Zealand government, but is ...more

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John Whitgift is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Queens' 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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Abba Eban is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Queens' 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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Joshua King is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Joshua King Mathematician Joshua King was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge from 1839 to 1849. He was also the President of Queens' College, Cambridge, from 1832 until his death and ...more

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George Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Clergy, Cleric, Teacher George Whitaker was an English-Canadian clergyman and educator.

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John Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
John Hopkins John Hopkins is an Emeritus fellow of Downing College, Cambridge and Honorary fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge. He is married to Cherry, a retired fellow and Director of Studies in law of Girton ...more

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Khalid Abdalla is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor Khalid Abdalla is a British Egyptian actor and activist. He came to international prominence after starring in the 2006 Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning film, United 93. Written and ...more

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Max Black is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Max Black Philosopher Max Black was a British-American philosopher, who was a figure in analytic philosophy in the first half of the twentieth century. He made contributions to the philosophy of language, the ...more

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M. S. Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Statistician Maurice Stevenson Bartlett FRS was an English statistician who made particular contributions to the analysis of data with spatial and temporal patterns. He is also known for his work in the ...more

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John Weever is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Antiquarian John Weever was an English antiquary and poet. He is best known for his work Ancient Funerall Monuments, the first full-length book to be dedicated to the topic of English church monuments and ...more

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Simon Bird is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Writer Simon Antony Bird is an English actor and comedian. He is best known for playing Will McKenzie in the BAFTA-winning E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners, and for playing Adam Goodman in the Channel 4 ...more

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José A. Cabranes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
José Alberto Cabranes is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a member of the three-judge United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of ...more

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Arnold Spencer-Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Arnold Spencer-Smith Arnold Patrick Spencer-Smith was a British clergyman and amateur photographer who joined Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914–17, as Chaplain and photographer on the ...more

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Claudius Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Claudius Buchanan was a Scottish theologian, an ordained minister of the Church of England, and an extremely 'low church' missionary for the Church Missionary Society.

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Iain Softley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Iain Softley is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. His best-known films include Hackers and K-PAX.

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Nicholas Campion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Astrologer, Writer Nicholas Campion, is a British astrologer and historian of astrology and cultural astronomy. He is the author of a number of books and currently pursues an academic career.

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Jeremy Black is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Historian, Professor Jeremy Black MBE is a British historian and a Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy ...more

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Philip Kelland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Mathematician Philip Kelland PRSE FRS was an English mathematician. He was known mainly for his great influence on the development of education in Scotland.

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Francis Fane, 1st Earl of West... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland, KB was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1624 and then was raised to the Peerage as Earl of

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Peter Jukes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright Peter Jukes is an English author, screenwriter, playwright, literary critic and blogger.

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Mark Watson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Novelist Mark Watson is a screenwriter and actor.

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John Ponet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Bishop John Ponet, sometimes spelled John Poynet, was an English Protestant churchman and controversial writer, the Bishop of Winchester and Marian exile. He is now best known as a resistance theorist ...more

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Robert John Tillyard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Robert John Tillyard Robert John Tillyard FRS was an English–Australian entomologist and geologist. He was sometimes known as Robin.

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Simon Patrick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Simon Patrick Simon Patrick was an English theologian and bishop.

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Alice Patten is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor Alice Patten is an English actress, and the daughter of Chris Patten, a prominent British Conservative politician and the last Governor of Hong Kong. She has played a key role in the Hindi film ...more

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John Pearson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
John Pearson John Pearson was an English theologian and scholar.

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Charles Villiers Stanford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Queens' College, Cambridge Alumni
Charles Villiers Stanford Composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford was an Irish composer, music teacher, and conductor. Born to a well-off and highly musical family in Dublin, Stanford was educated at the University of Cambridge ...more