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

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

These graduates, like Henry Cavill and David Niven include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Stowe School?” and “Which celebrities are Stowe School alumni?”
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Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Investor
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls more than ...more
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Henry Cavill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Actor
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. He began his career with roles in the feature adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and I Capture the Castle ...more
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David Niven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Television producer, Novelist, Actor
James David Graham Niven (; 1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was a British actor, memoirist and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas ...more
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Christopher Robin Milne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Writer
Christopher Robin Milne (21 August 1920 – 20 April 1996) was an English bookseller and the only son of author A. A. Milne. As a child, he was the basis of the character Christopher Robin in his ...more
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Peter Coke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Sculptor, Actor, Artist
Peter John Coke ( "cook"; 3 April 1913 – 30 July 2008) was an English actor, playwright and artist.
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Robert Kee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer
Robert Kee (5 October 1919 – 11 January 2013) was a British broadcaster, journalist and writer, known for his historical works on World War II and Ireland.
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Chelsy Davy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Chelsy Yvonne Davy (born 13 October 1985) is a Zimbabwean businesswoman and a former girlfriend of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, whom she dated from 2004 to 2011.
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John F. Burns is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Journalist
John Fisher Burns (born 4 October 1944) is a British journalist, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He was the London bureau chief for The New York Times, where he covered international issues until ...more
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Edward Hardwicke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Military Officer, Actor
Edward Cedric Hardwicke (7 August 1932 – 16 May 2011) was an English actor, who had a distinguished career on the stage, as well as being known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Granada TV ...more
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David Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
David Shepherd Artist
Richard David Shepherd CBE FRSA FGRA (25 April 1931 – 19 September 2017) was a British artist and one of the world's most outspoken conservationists. He was most famous for his paintings of ...more
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Leonard Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Pilot, Soldier
Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, (7 September 1917 – 31 July 1992) was a highly decorated Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot and group captain during the Second World War, and a ...more
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Peregrine Worsthorne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Journalist
Sir Peregrine Gerard Worsthorne (born 22 December 1923) is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster. He was educated at Stowe School, Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Magdalen College, Oxford. ...more
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Thor Halland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
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Bernard Gadney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Teacher
Bernard Cecil Gadney (16 July 1909 – 15 November 2000) was an English rugby union footballer who played as a scrum-half for Leicester Tigers, England and the British Lions. Gadney won 14 England ...more
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Justin Wintle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Justin Wintle Journalist
Justin Wintle is an English author, editor and journalist who has contributed to a wide variety of media-outlets. Born in London, the son of film and television producer Julian Wintle, he was ...more
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Michael Ventris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Architect
Michael George Francis Ventris, OBE was an English linguist and architect who, along with John Chadwick and Alice Kober, deciphered Linear B, a previously unknown ancient script discovered at ...more
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Noel Annan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Noel Annan
Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan, OBE (25 December 1916 – 21 February 2000) was a British military intelligence officer, author, and academic. During his military career, he rose to the rank of ...more
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Alexander Bernstein, Baron Ber... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
Alexander Bernstein, Baron Bernstein of Craigweil (15 March 1936 – 13 April 2010) was a British television executive and a Labour member of the House of Lords. Educated at Stowe School and St ...more
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John Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boy... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
John Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter Politician
John Archibald Boyd-Carpenter, Baron Boyd-Carpenter, PC, DL (2 June 1908 – 11 July 1998) was a British Conservative politician.
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Marc Koska is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Marc Koska
Marc Andrew Koska OBE (born 14 March 1961 in Bournemouth) is best known for inventing the non-reusable K1 auto-disable syringe, thus preventing the medical transmission of blood-borne diseases.
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John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
John Taylor Architect
John Taylor was the co-founder of Chapman Taylor.
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Florence Brudenell-Bruce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Model, Actor
Florence Brudenell-Bruce is a film actress.
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Robin Devereux, 19th Viscount ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Stowe School Alumni
Robin Devereux, 19th Viscount Hereford
Charles Robin de Bohun Devereux, 19th Viscount Hereford, 16th Bt (born 11 August 1975), is the premier viscount in the Peerage of England.