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Famous Sherborne School Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.5k views29 items

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
    Chris Martin

    Chris Martin

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

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  • 2
    Evelyn Waugh

    Evelyn Waugh

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 63 (1903-1966)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

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  • 3
    Alan Turing

    Alan Turing

    Mathematician, Logician

    AgeDec. at 42 (1912-1954)

    BirthplaceMaida Vale, London, United Kingdom

    Alan Mathison Turing (; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer... more on Wikipedia

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    Jeremy Irons

    Jeremy Irons

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceCowes, United Kingdom

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  • 5
    Cecil Day-Lewis

    Cecil Day-Lewis

    Editor, Poet

    AgeDec. at 68 (1904-1972)

    BirthplaceBallintubber, Republic of Ireland

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  • 6
    Richard Eyre

    Richard Eyre

    Television director, Theatre Director


    BirthplaceBarnstaple, United Kingdom

    Sir Richard Charles Hastings Eyre (born 28 March 1943) is an English film, theatre,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    John le Carré

    John le Carré

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplacePoole, United Kingdom

    David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), better known by the pen name John le Carré... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Alfred North Whitehead

    Alfred North Whitehead

    Mathematician, Logician

    AgeDec. at 86 (1861-1947)

    BirthplaceRamsgate, United Kingdom

    Alfred North Whitehead (15 February 1861 – 30 December 1947) was an English mathematician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    John Cowper Powys

    John Cowper Powys

    Novelist, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 91 (1872-1963)

    BirthplaceShirley, United Kingdom

    John Cowper Powys (; 8 October 1872 – 17 June 1963) was a British philosopher, lecturer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Charlie Cox


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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  • 11
    Hugh Bonneville


    BirthplaceEngland, London

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  • 12
    John Le Mesurier

    AgeDec. at 71 (1912-1983)

    BirthplaceBedford, United Kingdom

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  • 13
    Ben Jeapes

    Ben Jeapes

    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

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  • 14
    Simon McCoy

    Simon McCoy



    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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  • 15
    Michael Hopkins



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  • 16

    Nigel Dempster

    Journalist, Author

    AgeDec. at 66 (1941-2007)

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

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  • 17
    Anthony Berkeley Cox

    Anthony Berkeley Cox


    AgeDec. at 78 (1893-1971)

    BirthplaceWatford, United Kingdom

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  • 18
    Tom Bradby

    Tom Bradby

    Journalist, Novelist



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  • 19
    Mswati III
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  • 20
    Aneurin Rees
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  • 21
    Neville Lovett

    Neville Lovett

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  • 22
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  • 23

    Duncan Carse

    Verner Duncan Carse (28 July 1913 – 2 May 2004) was an English explorer and actor known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Hugh Vincent

    Sir Hugh Corbet Vincent (27 April 1862 – 22 February 1931) was a Welsh rugby union,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Leonard Watkins

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