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

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

This list contains graduates like Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Laughton.

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

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Charles Laughton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Charles Laughton Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor and director. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In ...more

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Arthur Conan Doyle Poet, Politician, Novelist Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones ...more

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Tim Hetherington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Tim Hetherington Film Producer, Cinematographer, Photojournalist Timothy Alistair Telemachus "Tim" Hetherington was a British photojournalist. He produced books, films and other work that "ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster ...more

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Thomas Francis Meagher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Thomas Francis Meagher Politician Thomas Francis Meagher was an Irish nationalist and leader of the Young Irelanders in the Rebellion of 1848. After being convicted of sedition, he was first sentenced to death, but received ...more

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Joseph Cyril Bamford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Joseph Cyril Bamford Businessperson, Entrepreneur Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE was a British businessman, who was the founder of the JCB company, manufacturing heavy plant.

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Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Chris Morris Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer Christopher Morris is an English comedian, writer, director, actor, voice actor, and producer, known for his black humour, surrealism, and controversial subject matter. He has been hailed for ...more

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Douglas Wilmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Douglas Wilmer Painter, Actor Douglas Wilmer is an English actor, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 TV series.

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Patrick McGrath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Patrick McGrath Novelist, Writer Patrick McGrath is a British novelist whose work has been categorized as gothic fiction. McGrath was born in London and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital where his father was Medical ...more

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Mark Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Mark Thompson Mark John Thompson is a British media executive and current CEO of the New York Times Company. A former chief executive of Channel 4, he is best known as Director-General of the BBC from 2004 to

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Vernon A. Walters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Vernon A. Walters Politician, Diplomat Vernon A. Walters was a United States Army officer and a diplomat. Most notably, he served from 1972 to 1976 as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, from 1985 to 1989 as the United States ...more

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Wilfrid Scawen Blunt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt Author Wilfrid Scawen Blunt was an English poet and writer. He was born at Petworth House in Sussex, and served in the Diplomatic Service from 1858 to 1869. He was raised in the faith of his mother, a ...more

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Kyran Bracken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Kyran Bracken Rugby Player Kyran Paul Patrick Bracken MBE is a former rugby union footballer who played at scrum-half for Saracens, Bristol and Waterloo. He won a total of 51 England caps and captained the team on three ...more

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Alfred Austin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Alfred Austin Alfred Austin DL was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896, after an interval following the death of Tennyson, when the other candidates had either caused controversy or ...more

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Archibald Matthias Dunn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Archibald Matthias Dunn Architect Archibald Matthias Dunn FRIBA, JP, born in Wylam in Northumberland, was with his partner Edward Joseph Hansom, among the foremost Catholic architects in North East England during the Victorian

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Joe Ansbro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Joe Ansbro Joe Ansbro is a former Scottish international professional rugby union player. He is the first player of African origin to represent Scotland at test level in history. His favoured position is ...more

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Bill Cash is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Bill Cash Politician, Solicitor Sir William Nigel Paul "Bill" Cash is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Stone. Cash is a prominent Eurosceptic in the House of Commons. Cash was the ...more

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Joseph Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Joseph Plunkett Writer Joseph Mary Plunkett was an Irish nationalist, poet, journalist, and a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising.

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Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald was an Anglo-Irish author and critic, painter and sculptor. He was born in Ireland at Fane Valley, County Louth, educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, and at ...more

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George Herbert Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
George Herbert Walker Businessperson, Banker George Herbert "Bert" Walker was a wealthy American banker and businessman. His daughter Dorothy married Prescott Bush, making him the maternal grandfather of former President George ...more

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John Bernard Partridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
John Bernard Partridge John Bernard Partridge was an English illustrator. Born in London, he was the son of Professor Richard Partridge, F.R.S., president of the Royal College of Surgeons, and nephew of John ...more

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Charles Waterton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Charles Waterton Charles Waterton was an English naturalist and explorer. He is best known for his alleged eccentricities.

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Gerald Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Gerald Gallagher Gerald Bernard Gallagher is noted as the first officer-in-charge of the Phoenix Islands Settlement Scheme, the last colonial expansion of the British Empire. He was the son of Gerald and Edith ...more

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Herbert Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Herbert Vaughan Herbert Alfred Vaughan was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Westminster from 1892 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1893. He was ...more

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Henry McGee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Henry McGee Actor Henry McGee was a British actor, best known as straight man to Benny Hill for many years. McGee was also often the announcer on Hill's TV programme, delivering the upbeat intro "Yes! It's ...more

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Iain Balshaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Iain Balshaw Iain Robert Balshaw, MBE is a rugby union player who plays on the wing or at full back for Biarritz Olympique.

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Peter Isola is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Peter Isola Politician, Lawyer Peter Joseph Isola, OBE, GMH, was a Gibraltarian politician and lawyer. He succeeded Maurice Xiberras as leader of the Democratic Party for a British Gibraltar.

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Colman Treacy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Stonyhurst College Alumni
Colman Treacy High Court judge, Barrister Sir Colman Maurice Treacy, PC is a Lord Justice of Appeal. He is styled Lord Justice Treacy. Prior to this he was a barrister in Birmingham, where he is President of the Birmingham Law Society. ...more