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Famous University College London Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University College London and be of some renown.

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

These graduates, like Mahatma Gandhi and Christopher Nolan include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University College London?” and “Which celebrities are University College London alumni?”
  • 1
    Mahatma Gandhi

    Mahatma Gandhi

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1869-1948)

    BirthplacePorbandar, India

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Ricky Gervais

    Ricky Gervais

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

    Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Christopher Nolan

    Christopher Nolan

    Editor, Film Producer


    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Christopher Edward Nolan, (born 30 July 1970) is an English-American film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Businessperson, Physicist

    AgeDec. at 75 (1847-1922)

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • 5
    Chris Martin

    Chris Martin

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceExeter, United Kingdom

    Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Brett Anderson

    Brett Anderson

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceHaywards Heath, United Kingdom

    Brett Lewis Anderson (born 29 September 1967) is an English singer-songwriter best known as... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Harvey Goldstein

    Professor, Statistician


    Harvey Goldstein (born 30 October 1939) is a British statistician known for his contributions... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Henry Enfield Roscoe

    AgeDec. at 82 (1833-1915)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe (7 January 1833 – 18 December 1915) was a British chemist. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    John Stuart Mill

    John Stuart Mill

    Economist, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 67 (1806-1873)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Pentonville, United Kingdom, London, England

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  • 10
    David Attenborough

    David Attenborough

    Environmentalist, Television producer


    BirthplaceIsleworth, London, United Kingdom

    Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and natural... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Will Champion

    Will Champion

    Musician, Drummer


    BirthplaceSouthampton, England

    William Champion (born 31 July 1978) is a British musician and songwriter. He is the drummer... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Derek Jarman

    Derek Jarman

    Gardener, Author

    AgeDec. at 52 (1942-1994)

    BirthplaceNorthwood, London, England, London

    Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bola Ige

    Bola Ige

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1930-2001)

    BirthplaceZaria, Nigeria

    Chief James Ajibola Idowu Ige, SAN (Yoruba: Bọ́lá Ìgè; 13 September 1930 – 23 December 2001),... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Philip Carr-Gomm
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  • 15
    Antony Gormley

    Antony Gormley

    Sculptor, Visual Artist


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, (born 30 August 1950), is a British sculptor. His works... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Augustus John

    Augustus John

    Painter, Artist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1878-1961)

    BirthplaceTenby, United Kingdom

    Augustus Edwin John (4 January 1878 – 31 October 1961) was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Edith Abbott

    Edith Abbott

    Economist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1876-1957)

    BirthplaceGrand Island, Nebraska

    Edith Abbott (September 26, 1876 – July 28, 1957) was an American economist, social worker,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Richard Hughes

    Richard Hughes

    Musician, Drummer


    BirthplaceGravesend, United Kingdom

    Richard David Hughes (born 8 September 1975, Gravesend, Kent) is an English musician, best... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Guy Berryman

    Guy Berryman

    Bassist, Record producer


    BirthplaceKirkcaldy, United Kingdom

    Guy Rupert Berryman (born 12 April 1978) is a British musician and photographer best known as... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Jonny Buckland

    Jonny Buckland

    Guitarist, Saxophonist


    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Islington, London, United Kingdom

    Jonathan Mark Buckland (born 11 September 1977) is a Welsh musician and multi-instrumentalist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    G. E. M. de Ste. Croix

    G. E. M. de Ste. Croix


    AgeDec. at 90 (1910-2000)

    BirthplaceMacau, China

    Geoffrey Ernest Maurice de Ste. Croix (; 8 February 1910 – 5 February 2000), known informally... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Marie Stopes

    AgeDec. at 78 (1880-1958)

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (15 October 1880 – 2 October 1958) was a British author,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Helen Jones



    BirthplaceChester, England

    Helen Mary Jones (born 24 December 1954) is a British Labour politician who has been the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Robert Browning

    Robert Browning

    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1812-1889)

    BirthplaceCamberwell, London, United Kingdom

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  • 25
    Jenny Jones

    Jenny Jones



    BirthplaceBrighton, United Kingdom

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