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Famous alumni from Sedbergh School; graduates who have achieved stature in their field. Photos are included in this notable Sedbergh School alumni list. Prominent alums from this institution include celebrities, politicians, business people, and more. This list of distinguished Sedbergh School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance and sortable by column if you need to search by specific criteria. You can also search and filter the list to find a specific person or name. Please note that this directory is not just composed of graduates of this school; you can find any famous people who attended this school for at least a semester here. This list of successful alumni may even include a few celebrities who attended Sedbergh School.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including James Wilby and Adam Sedgwick.

This list answers the questions “who are the most famous alumni from Sedbergh School?” and “what is a list of big names that went to Sedbergh School?”

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Adam Sedgwick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sedbergh School Alumni
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Adam Sedgwick was one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Devonian period of the geological timescale. Later, he proposed the Cambrian period, based on work which he did on Welsh rock strata. Though he had guided the young Charles Darwin in his early study of geology and continued to be on friendly terms, Sedgwick was an opponent of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1785-1873)

Birthplace: Dent, Cumbria, United Kingdom

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John Fothergill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sedbergh School Alumni
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John Fothergill FRS was an English physician, plant collector, philanthropist and Quaker. ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1712-1780)

Birthplace: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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James Wilby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sedbergh School Alumni
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James Jonathon Wilby is an English film, television and theatre actor. ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Myanmar, Yangon

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Simon Beaufoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sedbergh School Alumni
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Simon Beaufoy is a British screenwriter. Born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, he was educated at Malsis School in Cross Hills, Ermysted's Grammar School and Sedbergh School, he read English at St Peter's College, Oxford and graduated from Arts University Bournemouth. In 1997 he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for The Full Monty. He went on to win the 2009 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Slumdog Millionaire as well as winning a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award. Beaufoy has recently completed adaptations of The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday, and a new adaptation of The Full Monty as a stage play. In ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: West Yorkshire, Eurasia, City of Bradford, United Kingdom, Keighley, + more

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