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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Ian McKellen and Rebecca Hall.

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

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Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more

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Emyr Jones Parry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Diplomat Sir Emyr Jones Parry, GCMG, FInstP is a retired British diplomat. He is a former British Permanent Representative to the United Nations and former UK Permanent Representative on the North ...more

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Jeremy Paxman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Journalist, Screenwriter, Author Jeremy Dickson Paxman is an English broadcaster, journalist and author. He has worked for the BBC since 1972 and is known for his forthright and abrasive interviewing style, particularly when ...more

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Nevil Maskelyne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Astronomer The Reverend Dr Nevil Maskelyne FRS was the fifth British Astronomer Royal. He held the office from 1765 to 1811.

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Ben Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Bennet Evan "Ben" Miller is an English comedian, actor, and director. He is best known as one half of comedy double act Armstrong and Miller, with Alexander Armstrong. Miller and ...more

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Malcolm Lowry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Clarence Malcolm Lowry was an English poet and novelist who is best known for his 1947 novel Under the Volcano, which was voted No. 11 in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels list.

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Kevin Greening is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Disc jockey, Presenter Kevin Greening was a British radio presenter, who co-hosted The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 with Zoë Ball from 1997 to 1998.

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Elmer Rees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Elmer Rees Mathematician Elmer Gethin Rees, CBE, FRSE is a mathematician with publications in area ranging from topology, differential geometry, algebraic geometry, linear algebra and Morse theory to robotics. He held ...more

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John Bradford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
John Bradford was a prebendary of St. Paul's. He was an English Reformer and martyr. Bradford was in the Tower of London for alleged crimes against Mary Tudor for his Protestant faith. Bradford ...more

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John Ray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Physician, Botanist John Ray was an English naturalist, widely regarded as one of the earliest of the English parson-naturalists. Until 1670, he wrote his name as John Wray. From then on, he used 'Ray', after ...more

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Rebecca Hall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Actor Rebecca Maria Hall is a British-American actress. In 2003, she won the Ian Charleson Award for her debut stage performance in a production of Mrs. Warren's Profession. She has appeared in the ...more

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Graeme Davies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Engineer Sir Graeme Davies, FREng, FRSNZ, FRSE is a New Zealand engineer, academic and administrator. He is a former Vice-Chancellor of three universities: the University of Liverpool, the University of ...more

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Ian Percival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician, Barrister Sir Walter Ian Percival QC, known as Ian Percival, was a British Conservative Party politician.

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Leo Genn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Barrister, Actor, Voice acting Leo John Genn was a British stage and film actor and barrister.

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Joanne Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Author, Writer, Teacher Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris MBE is an acclaimed British author, famous for writing the award-winning novel Chocolat which was later turned into a highly successful film.

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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Lawyer Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977.

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Terence Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Soldier, Screenwriter, Film Director Shaun Terence Young was a British film director and screenwriter best known for directing three James Bond films, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Thunderball.

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Brian Gibson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Screenwriter, Film Director Brian Gibson was an English film director.

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Richard Ayoade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter Richard Ellef Ayoade is an English comedian, actor, writer, TV presenter and director, best known for his roles as Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd. He ...more

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Richard Finn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Writer The Very Reverend Richard Damian Finn, OP was Regent of Blackfriars, Oxford and is currently the Novice Master for the English Province of the Order of Preachers. Richard Finn was educated at St ...more

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Morien Morgan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Sir Morien Bedford Morgan CB FRS, was a noted Welsh aeronautical engineer, sometimes known as "the Father Of Concorde". He spent most of his career at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, ...more

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Roy MacLaren is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Diplomat Roy MacLaren, PC, is a Canadian politician, diplomat, historian, and author. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British ...more

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Hugh Laddie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Judge, Barrister Sir Hugh Ian Lang Laddie was a British High Court judge, lawyer, professor, and a specialist in intellectual property law. He was considered one of the leading English judges and academics in ...more

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Peter Hall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall, CBE is an English theatre and film director. Hall founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and directed the National Theatre. He has also been prominent in ...more

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Steve Punt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Stephen Punt is a British writer, comedian and actor. Along with Hugh Dennis, he is part of comedy double act Punt and Dennis and presenter of BBC Radio 4 satirical news programme The Now Show. ...more

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Henry Bunbury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Henry Bunbury Henry William Bunbury was an English caricaturist. The second son of Sir William Bunbury, 5th Baronet, of Mildenhall, Suffolk, he came of an old Norman family. He was educated at Westminster ...more

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Tunku Abdul Rahman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Tunku Abdul Rahman Politician, Lawyer Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah, AC, CH was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955, and the country's first Prime Minister from ...more

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James Shirley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
James Shirley Playwright James Shirley was an English dramatist. He belonged to the great period of English dramatic literature, but, in Lamb's words, he "claims a place among the worthies of this period, not so ...more

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William Boyd Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
William Boyd Carpenter William Boyd Carpenter KCVO was a Church of England clergyman who became Bishop of Ripon and court chaplain to Queen Victoria.

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Roger Harrabin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Roger Harrabin Journalist Roger Harrabin is the BBC’s Environment Analyst, and one of their senior journalists on the environment and energy. He has broadcast on environmental issues since the 1980s and has won many ...more

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Robert George Howe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Sir Robert George Howe, GBE, KCMG was a British diplomat who served as Governor-General of the Sudan from 1947 to 1954.

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John Horam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Politician John Rhodes Horam, Baron Horam is a politician in the United Kingdom. He sat in the House of Commons for two separate periods between 1970 and 2010, as a member of three different political ...more

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Howard Brenton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Howard John Brenton is an English playwright and screenwriter.

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David Armand is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor David Armand is an English comedian, actor and writer who has performed on stage, film, radio and most notably, television, where the shows he has appeared in include Fast and Loose, Episodes, ...more

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Peter Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Scientist Sir Peter Bernhard Hirsch FRS is a figure in British materials science who has made fundamental contributions to the application of transmission electron microscopy to metals. Hirsch attended ...more

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John Cutts, 1st Baron Cutts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
John Cutts, 1st Baron Cutts Lieutenant-General John Cutts, 1st Baron Cutts PC, British soldier and author, came from an Essex family. After a short university career at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, he inherited the family ...more

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Geoffrey Pattie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Geoffrey Pattie Sir Geoffrey Edwin Pattie is a former British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament. He was educated at Durham School, and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge where he obtained an MA ...more

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Thomas Bancroft is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Thomas Bancroft Thomas Bancroft was a minor seventeenth-century English poet, He wrote a number of poems and epigrams addressed to notable people into which he embedded clever puns.

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Benjamin Hoadly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Benjamin Hoadly Benjamin Hoadly was an English clergyman, who was successively Bishop of Bangor, of Hereford, of Salisbury, and finally of Winchester. He is best known as the initiator of the Bangorian

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George Forrest Browne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
George Forrest Browne George Forrest Browne was an English bishop, the first Anglican Bishop of Stepney from 1895 until 1897 when he was appointed Bishop of Bristol. Browne was born in 1833 and educated at St Peter's ...more

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Donald Soper, Baron Soper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Donald Soper, Baron Soper Politician Donald Oliver Soper, Baron Soper was a prominent Methodist minister, socialist and pacifist. Soper was born at 36 Knoll Road, Wandsworth, London, the first son and first child of the three ...more

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Malcolm Martineau is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Pianist Malcolm Martineau is a Scottish pianist who is particularly noted as an accompanist.

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Robert Saxton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Robert Saxton Robert Saxton is a British composer.

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Stanley Alexander de Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Stanley Alexander de Smith Writer, Lawyer Stanley Alexander de Smith FBA was an English academic lawyer and author.

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John Strype is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
John Strype John Strype was an English clergyman, historian and biographer.

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Bernard Rose is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Bernard Rose Bernard William George Rose, OBE, was variously a student at the Royal College of Music, 1933–1935, organist, soldier, and composer. A graduate of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, 1935–1939, ...more

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Paul Brummell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Paul Brummell Diplomat Paul Brummell is a British diplomat who is ambassador to Romania.

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Thomas Taylor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Thomas Taylor Writer Rev .Thomas Taylor was a priest, historian and scholar of Celtic culture.

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Paul Parker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Paul Parker Paul Parker MA is an English schoolmaster and former cricketer, who played in one Test in 1981.

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Thomas Turton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous St Catharine's College, Cambridge Alumni
Thomas Turton Thomas Turton, was the Bishop of Ely.