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Famous Sherborne School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist. He is the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band Coldplay.  ...more

    #301 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists#264 of 342 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked#173 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock

  • 2
    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 62 (1903-1966)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (; 28 October 1903 – 10 April 1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books, and he was also a prolific journalist and book reviewer. His most  ...more

    #174 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#132 of 306 The Best Novelists of All Time#53 of 250 The Best Gay Authors

  • 3
    Mathematician, Logician

    AgeDec. at 41 (1912-1954)

    BirthplaceMaida Vale, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Alan Mathison Turing (; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in  ...more

    The Heroic Life And Tragic Death Of Alan Turing#329 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#46 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 4
    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceCowes, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Jeremy John Irons (born 19 September 1948) 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  ...more

    #97 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#99 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#31 of 117 The Best English Actors of All Time

  • 5
    Editor, Poet

    AgeDec. at 68 (1904-1972)

    BirthplaceBallintubber, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis) (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972), often writing as C. Day-Lewis, was an Anglo-Irish poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. He  ...more
  • 6
    Television director, Theatre Director


    BirthplaceDevon, Eurasia, North Devon, South West England, United Kingdom


    Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre (born 28 March 1943) is an English film, theatre, television and opera director.  ...more
  • 7
    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplacePoole, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    David John Moore Cornwell (19 October 1931 – 12 December 2020), better known by the pen name John le Carré, was a British author of espionage novels. During the 1950s and 1960s, he worked for both  ...more
  • 8
    Mathematician, Logician

    AgeDec. at 86 (1861-1947)

    BirthplaceRamsgate, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alfred North Whitehead (15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was an English mathematician and philosopher. He is best known as the defining figure of the philosophical school known as process  ...more
  • 9
    Novelist, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 90 (1872-1963)

    BirthplaceShirley, United Kingdom


    John Cowper Powys (; 8 October 1872 – 17 June 1963) was a British philosopher, lecturer, novelist, literary critic, and poet. Powys was born in Shirley, Derbyshire, where his father was vicar of St.  ...more
  • 10


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom


    Charlie Thomas Cox (born 15 December 1982) is an English actor known for his roles as Matt Murdock / Daredevil in Daredevil (2015–2018) and The Defenders (2017), Tristan Thorn in Stardust (2007),  ...more

    #203 of 241 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked#1395 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#18 of 18 Actors Who Starred Together Before They Were Superheroes

  • 11


    BirthplaceBlackheath, London, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams (born 10 November 1963) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in the ITV historical drama series Downton Abbey and Mr.  ...more

    #104 of 220 The Greatest British Actors of All Time#140 of 262 The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models#220 of 244 Actors You Would Watch Read the Phone Book

  • 12

    AgeDec. at 71 (1912-1983)

    BirthplaceEngland, Bedford

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    John Le Mesurier (, born John Elton Le Mesurier Halliley; 5 April 1912 – 15 November 1983) was an English actor. He is perhaps best remembered for his comedic role as Sergeant Arthur Wilson in the  ...more
  • 13
    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom


    Ben Jeapes (born 14 February 1965) is a British science fiction writer living in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.  ...more
  • 14


    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Simon McCoy (born 7 October 1961) is a journalist and newsreader for the BBC on the rolling news channel BBC News between 2pm and 5pm on weekdays, in a segment titled Afternoon Live. He is also a  ...more
  • 15



    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Sir Michael Hopkins, CBE, RA, AADipl is an English architect.  ...more
  • 16
    Journalist, Author

    AgeDec. at 65 (1941-2007)

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Nigel Richard Patton Dempster (1 November 1941 in Calcutta, India – 12 July 2007 in Ham, Surrey) was a British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. Best known for his celebrity gossip columns  ...more
  • 17

    AgeDec. at 77 (1893-1971)

    BirthplaceWatford, United Kingdom


    Anthony Berkeley Cox (5 July 1893 – 9 March 1971) was an English crime writer. He wrote under several pen-names, including Francis Iles, Anthony Berkeley and A. Monmouth Platts.   ...more
  • 18
    Journalist, Novelist



    NationalityMalta, United Kingdom

    Thomas Matthew Bradby (born 13 January 1967) is a British journalist and novelist. He was political editor for ITV News from 2005 to 2015, and currently presents the News at Ten and political  ...more
  • 19
    Mswati III (born as Prince Makhosetive on 19 April 1968) is the King (Swazi: Ngwenyama, Ingwenyama yemaSwati) of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family. He was born in Manzini, Eswatini, to King  ...more
  • 20
    Theophilus Aneurin Rees (9 April 1858 - 11 September 1932) 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  ...more
  • 21
    Ernest Neville Lovett, (16 February 1869 – 8 November 1951) 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.  ...more
  • 22
    Richard Ian "Rico" Tice (born 1966) is an Anglican priest and writer, co-author of Christianity Explored. He is currently associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and is well  ...more
  • 23
    Verner Duncan Carse (28 July 1913 – 2 May 2004) was an English explorer and actor known for surveying South Georgia and for the portrayal of Special Agent Dick Barton on BBC Radio.   ...more
  • 24
    Sir Hugh Corbet Vincent (27 April 1862 – 22 February 1931) was a Welsh rugby union, association football player and politician. He played club rugby for Bangor RFC and club football for Carnarvon  ...more
  • 25
    Leonard Watkins (7 December 1859 - 7 February 1901) was a Welsh international rugby union half-back who played club rugby for Cardiff Rugby Football Club and international rugby for Wales. He won  ...more