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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Sherborne School and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Jeremy Irons and Chris Martin.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Sherborne School?” and “Which celebrities are Sherborne School alumni?”

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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay.

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Evelyn Waugh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh, known as Evelyn Waugh, was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books; he was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His best-known works ...more

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Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Mathematician, Logician, Computer scientist Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He ...more

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Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Jeremy John Irons is an English actor. After receiving classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irons began his acting career on stage in 1969, and has since appeared in many ...more

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Cecil Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Editor, Poet, Novelist Cecil Day-Lewis, CBE was a British poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He is ...more

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Richard Eyre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Television producer Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre CBE is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.

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John le Carré is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Writer David John Moore Cornwell, pen name John le Carré, is a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and the 1960s, Cornwell worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and ...more

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Alfred North Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Mathematician, Logician, Philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, OM FRS was an English mathematician and philosopher. He is best known as the defining figure of the philosophical school known as process philosophy, which today has ...more

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John Cowper Powys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Novelist, Philosopher John Cowper Powys was a British novelist, lecturer, philosopher, literary critic, and poet. Although Powys published a collection of poems in 1896 and his first novel in 1915, he did not gain ...more

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Charlie Cox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Actor Charlie Thomas Cox is an English actor best known for his roles as Tristan Thorn in Stardust, Owen Sleater in the second and third seasons of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and for his title role in ...more

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Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Actor Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams, known professionally as Hugh Bonneville, is an English stage, film, television and radio actor, who is best known for playing Robert Crawley in the ITV period ...more

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John Le Mesurier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Actor John Le Mesurier was an English actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson in the BBC television situation comedy Dad's Army. A self-confessed ...more

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Ben Jeapes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Novelist, Writer Ben Jeapes is an English science fiction writer living in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

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Simon McCoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Journalist Simon McCoy is a newsreader for the BBC, and is a regular presenter on the rolling news channel BBC News between 8.30am and 11am. He is also a relief presenter of the BBC News at One and of BBC ...more

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Michael Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Architect Sir Michael Hopkins, CBE, RA, AADipl is an English architect.

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Nigel Dempster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Journalist, Author Nigel Richard Patton Dempster was a British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. Best known for his celebrity gossip columns in newspapers, his work appeared in the Daily Express and ...more

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Anthony Berkeley Cox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Anthony Berkeley Cox Writer Anthony Berkeley Cox was an English crime writer. He wrote under several pen-names, including Francis Iles, Anthony Berkeley and A. Monmouth Platts.

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Tom Bradby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Journalist, Novelist Thomas Matthew Bradby is a British journalist and novelist, best known as the current political editor for ITV News, a role which he began in 2005. Since 2012, Bradby has been the presenter of ...more

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Mswati III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Mswati III is the current King of Swaziland and head of the Swazi Royal Family. Mswati was born in Manzini, Swaziland to King Sobhuza II and one of his younger wives Ntfombi Tfwala. Mswati was ...more

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Aneurin Rees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Theophilus Aneurin Rees was a Welsh rugby union forward who represented Llandovery College at club level. He was capped once for Wales, in the country's very first international rugby match.

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Neville Lovett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Neville Lovett Ernest Neville Lovett CBE served as the Bishop of Portsmouth in the Church of England from 1927 to 1936 and as the Bishop of Salisbury from 1936 to 1946.

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Rico Tice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Richard Ian "Rico" Tice is an Anglican churchman and writer, co-author of Christianity Explored. He is currently Associate Minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and is ...more

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Duncan Carse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Duncan Carse Duncan Carse was a British explorer and actor known for surveying South Georgia and for the portrayal of Special Agent Dick Barton on BBC Radio.

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Hugh Vincent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Hugh Vincent Sir Hugh Corbet Vincent was a Welsh rugby union and association football player. He played club rugby for Bangor RFC and club football for Carnarvon Wanderers and Bangor City F.C. as well as a ...more

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Leonard Watkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Leonard Watkins Leonard Watkins was a Welsh international rugby union half-back who played club rugby for Cardiff Rugby Football Club and international rugby for Wales. He won just a single game for Wales when ...more

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Bill Evans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
William Frederick Evans was a Welsh international rugby union player, who won two caps for Wales in 1882 and 1883.

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Nina Coltart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Nina Coltart Nina Coltart, a British psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and essayist, was born in Shortlands, Kent, England. Her father was a medical doctor and her mother, a housewife. In 1940 she and her ...more

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Aadel Kardooni is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Aadel Kardooni Aadel Kardooni is a British-Iranian former professional rugby union player. He is the first and only Iranian rugby union player to ever play professionally.

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Bill Tucker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Sherborne School Alumni
Bill Tucker William "Bill" Eldon Tucker CVO MBE TD was a Bermudian rugby union player who played club rugby for Cambridge University, St. George's Hospital and Blackheath. Tucker gained his first ...more