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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of East Anglia and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Matt Smith and John Rhys-Davies.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of East Anglia?” and “Which celebrities are University of East Anglia alumni?”

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Matt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Matt Smith Actor, Film Director Matthew Robert "Matt" Smith is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role as the Eleventh Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, for which he received a BAFTA ...more

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Alex Sim-Wise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Alex Sim-Wise Model Alexandra "Alex" Sim-Wise a British model, writer and TV presenter. She retired from modelling in 2012, she now works in the skincare industry and lives in Devon. She also became a ...more

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John Rhys-Davies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
John Rhys-Davies Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor. He portrayed the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also ...more

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Jack Davenport is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Jack Davenport Musician, Actor, Voice acting Jack Arthur Davenport is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the television series This Life and Coupling, and as James Norrington in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. He has ...more

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Arthur Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Arthur Smith Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor Brian Arthur John Smith is an English alternative comedian and writer.

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Iain Dale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Iain Dale Commentator, Politician, Journalist Iain Campbell Dale is best known for his British political blog Iain Dale's Diary and for his frequent appearances on UK news channels as a political commentator. He is also a publisher, ...more

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Jon Owen Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Jon Owen Jones Politician Jon Owen Jones is a Welsh politician. He was Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central from 1992 to 2005.

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Ivor Stanbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Ivor Stanbrook Politician, Barrister Ivor Robert Stanbrook was a British Conservative party politician and barrister. He represented Orpington as its Member of Parliament from 1970 to 1992.

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Selina Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Selina Scott Journalist, Television producer, Author Selina Mary Scott is an English television presenter, who was a major figure in the launch of breakfast TV in the UK. Scott first came to public notice as a newsreader on ITV’s News at Ten ...more

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Ian McEwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Ian McEwan Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". McEwan began ...more

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Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos Politician Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, PC is the eighth and current UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. Before her appointment to the UN, she had been ...more

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Paul Nurse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Paul Nurse Chemist, Scientist Sir Paul Maxime Nurse, PRS, HonFREng, PhD, is an English geneticist, President of the Royal Society and Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel ...more

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Douglas Carswell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Douglas Carswell Politician John Douglas Wilson Carswell is a British politician who in 2014 became the first elected Member of Parliament for the UK Independence Party, representing Clacton. Formerly a member of the ...more

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Össur Skarphéðinsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Össur Skarphéðinsson Biologist, Politician Össur Skarphéðinsson is an Icelandic politician who was Minister for Foreign Affairs from February 2009 - 2013. Össur matriculated from the Reykjavík Grammar School ...more

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Mathias Cormann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Mathias Cormann Politician Mathias Hubert Paul Cormann is an Australian politician of German-speaking Belgian descent. He is a Liberal Party senator for Western Australia, having been chosen by the Parliament of Western ...more

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David King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
David King Chemist Sir David Anthony King, FRS HonFREng is an Emeritus Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Chancellor of the University of ...more

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Tracy Chevalier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Tracy Chevalier Novelist, Author, Writer Tracy Chevalier FRSL is an American historical novelist. She has written seven novels. She is best known for her second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, which was made into a 2003 film, ...more

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Hwee Hwee Tan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Hwee Hwee Tan Writer Hwee Hwee Tan is a Singaporean writer.

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Naomi Alderman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Naomi Alderman Novelist Naomi Alderman is a British author, novelist and game designer.

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Larissa Lai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Larissa Lai Novelist, Writer Larissa Lai is an American-born Canadian writer, critic, and professor. Born in La Jolla, California, she grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland. She attended the University of British Columbia ...more

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Greg James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Greg James Radio personality, Presenter Greg James Alan Milward is an English Radio DJ and TV presenter, most famous for hosting the drivetime show on BBC Radio 1.

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James Frain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
James Frain Actor James Dominic Frain is an English stage and screen actor. He is known for his role in the Showtime series The Tudors, in which he appeared as Thomas Cromwell from 2007-09. Other starring roles ...more

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David Almond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
David Almond Novelist, Author, Writer David Almond FRSL is a British author who has written several novels for children or young adults from 1998, each one to critical acclaim. He is one of thirty children's writers, and one of ...more

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Paul Whitehouse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Paul Whitehouse Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Paul Julian Whitehouse is a Welsh actor, writer and comedian. He became known for his work with Harry Enfield and as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show, The Fast Show. In a 2005 ...more

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Kazuo Ishiguro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Kazuo Ishiguro Novelist, Author, Writer Kazuo Ishiguro OBE, FRSA, FRSL is a British novelist. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan; his family moved to England in 1960 when he was five. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the ...more

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Louise Doughty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Louise Doughty Journalist, Novelist, Playwright Louise Doughty is an English novelist, playwright and journalist from a Romani background.

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Mark Cocker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Mark Cocker Journalist, Author Mark Cocker is a British author and naturalist. He lives and works deep in the Norfolk countryside with his wife, Mary Muir, and two daughters in Claxton. All of his eight books have dealt with ...more

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Martin Tyler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Martin Tyler Commentator, Announcer, Actor Martin B. Tyler is an English football commentator who was voted the FA Premier League Commentator of the Decade. He is also currently first team coach at Isthmian League Premier Division club ...more

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Simon Scarrow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Simon Scarrow Novelist, Author, Writer Simon Scarrow is a UK-based author, born in Nigeria and now based in Norfolk. He completed a master's degree at the University of East Anglia after working at the Inland Revenue, and then went ...more

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Anne Enright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Anne Enright Novelist, Author, Writer Anne Teresa Enright FRSL is an Irish author. She graduated from the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing Course. She lives in Bray, County Wicklow, with her husband and children. She has ...more

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Tatiana De Rosnay is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Tatiana De Rosnay Journalist, Novelist, Writer Tatiana De Rosnay is a french journalist and novelist.

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Nina Conti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Nina Conti Comedian, Ventriloquist, Actor Nina M. Conti is an English actress, comedian and ventriloquist. Among many characters, her primary on-stage puppet sidekicks are a white-haired Scottish grandmother named Granny and a deadpan ...more

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Richard J. Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Richard J. Evans Historian, Professor Sir Richard John Evans, FBA, FRSL, FRHistS is a British academic and historian, best known for his research on the history of Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly the Third ...more

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Gurinder Chadha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Gurinder Chadha Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Gurinder Chadha OBE is a British film director of Sikh Indian origin. Most of her films explore the lives of Indians living in the United Kingdom. She is best known for the hit films Bhaji on ...more

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Adam Foulds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Adam Foulds Poet, Novelist, Author Adam Foulds FRSL is a British novelist and poet.

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Rosalind Scott, Baroness Scott... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Rosalind Scott, Baroness Scott of Needham Market Politician Rosalind Carol "Ros" Scott, Baroness Scott of Needham Market is a British politician who is a member of the House of Lords. Baroness Scott was president of the Liberal Democrats ...more

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Alexander Gordon Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Alexander Gordon Smith Alexander Gordon Smith is an author of books, mainly for children and young adults. Between 2000 and 2003 he studied English literature at the University of East Anglia, where he set up a small ...more

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Benedict Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Benedict Allen Author, Presenter Benedict Colin Allen FRGS is a British writer, traveller and adventurer known for his technique of immersion among indigenous peoples from whom he acquires skills for hazardous journeys through ...more

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Caroline Flint is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Caroline Flint Politician Caroline Louise Flint is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Don Valley since 1997. She served in the Government as the Minister for Public Health from ...more

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Toby Litt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Toby Litt Novelist, Writer Toby Litt is an English writer, born in Bedford in 1968. He teaches in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. He studied at Bedford Modern School, read ...more

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John Boyne is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
John Boyne Novelist, Author, Writer John Boyne is an Irish novelist. He is the author of nine novels for adults and four novels for younger readers. His novels are published in 47 languages. Boyne was born in Dublin, where he ...more

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Deirdre Madden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Deirdre Madden Novelist Deirdre Madden is an Irish writer from Toomebridge, County Antrim. She was educated at St Mary's Grammar School, Trinity College, Dublin and at the University of East Anglia. In 1994 she was ...more

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Glenn Patterson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Glenn Patterson Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer Glenn Patterson is a screenwriter.

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Rose Tremain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Rose Tremain Novelist, Author, Writer Rose Tremain CBE FRSL is an English author, and current Chancellor of the University of East Anglia.

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Susan Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Susan Fletcher Novelist Susan Fletcher is a British novelist. Fletcher was born in Birmingham and studied at the University of York and then at the University of East Anglia. Her first novel, Eve Green, was published ...more

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Andrew Miller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Andrew Miller Novelist, Author Andrew Brooke Miller FRSL is an English novelist.

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Charlie Higson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Charlie Higson Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter Charles Murray "Charlie" Higson is an English actor, comedian, author, and former singer. He has also written and produced for television.

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Murad Qureshi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Murad Qureshi Politician Murad Qureshi is a British Labour and Co-operative Party politician, and a Member of the London Assembly.

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Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron St... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde Politician Thomas Galloway Dunlop du Roy de Blicquy Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde, CH PC, informally Tom Strathclyde, is a British Conservative politician. Lord Strathclyde served in the political role ...more

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Tim Bowler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni
Tim Bowler Author Tim Bowler is an English author of twenty books for children, teenagers and young adults. He won the 1997 Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book ...more