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Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 6.1k views101 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Matt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Matt Smith

    Actor, Film Director

    Age37

    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    Matthew Robert Smith (born 28 October 1982) is an English actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Alex Sim-Wise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Age38

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Alexandra "Alex" Emily Sim-Wise (born 11 November 1981) an English model, writer and TV... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    John Rhys-Davies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    John Rhys-Davies

    Screenwriter, Actor

    Age76

    BirthplaceAmmanford, United Kingdom

    John Rhys-Davies (born 5 May 1944) is a Welsh actor, voice actor and producer, known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Jack Davenport is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Jack Davenport

    Musician, Actor

    Age47

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Merton, London, United Kingdom

    Jack Arthur Davenport (born 1 March 1973) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Arthur Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Arthur Smith

    Comedian, Screenwriter

    Age65

    BirthplaceBermondsey, London, United Kingdom

    Brian Arthur Smith (born 27 November 1954) is an English alternative comedian and writer.
  • 6
    Iain Dale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Iain Dale

    Commentator, Politician

    Age58

    BirthplaceEngland

    Iain Campbell Dale (born 15 July 1962) is an English broadcaster, political commentator and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Jon Owen Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Jon Owen Jones

    Politician

    Age66

    BirthplaceMaerdy, United Kingdom

    Jonathan Owen Jones (born 19 April 1954) is a Welsh politician. He was the Labour and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Ivor Stanbrook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Ivor Stanbrook

    Politician, Barrister

    AgeDec. at 80 (1924-2004)

    BirthplaceWillesden, Eurasia, London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom, London

    Ivor Robert Stanbrook (13 January 1924 – 18 February 2004) was a British Conservative party... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Selina Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Selina Scott

    Journalist, Television producer

    Age69

    BirthplaceScarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    Selina Mary Scott (born 13 May 1951) is a British television presenter who was co-presenter of... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Ian McEwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Ian McEwan

    Novelist, Film Producer

    Age72

    BirthplaceAldershot, United Kingdom

    Ian Russell McEwan (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Age66

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, South America, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana, Georgetown

    Valerie Ann Amos, Baroness Amos, (born 13 March 1954) is a British Labour Party politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Paul Nurse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Paul Nurse

    Chemist, Scientist

    Age71

    BirthplaceNorwich, United Kingdom

    Sir Paul Maxime Nurse (born 25 January 1949), is an English geneticist, former President of... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Douglas Carswell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Age49

    BirthplaceEurasia, Greater London, United Kingdom, London, England

    John Douglas Wilson Carswell (born 3 May 1971) is a British former Member of Parliament who in... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Össur Skarphéðinsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Össur Skarphéðinsson

    Biologist, Politician

    Age67

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    Össur Skarphéðinsson (pronounced [ˈœsːʏr ˈskar̥pçɛðɪnsɔn]; born 19 June 1953) is an Icelandic... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Mathias Cormann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Mathias Cormann

    Politician

    Age50

    BirthplaceEupen, Belgium

    Mathias Hubert Paul Cormann (; German: [maˈtiːas ˈkɔʁman]; born 20 September 1970) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    David King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    David King

    Chemist

    Age81

    BirthplaceSouth Africa

    Sir David Anthony King, FRS HonFREng (born 12 August 1939) is an Emeritus Professor in... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Tracy Chevalier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Tracy Chevalier

    Novelist, Author

    Age57

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Tracy Rose Chevalier, (born October 19, 1962) is an American-British historical novelist. She... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Hwee Hwee Tan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Age46

    BirthplaceSingapore

    Hwee Hwee Tan (or Tan Hwee Hwee in traditional order; Tan is the family name) is a Singaporean... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Naomi Alderman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Age46

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Naomi Alderman (born 1974) is an English novelist and game writer. Her novel, The Power, won... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Larissa Lai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Larissa Lai

    Novelist, Writer

    Age53

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California

    Larissa Lai (born 1967) is an American-born Canadian writer, critic, and professor.
  • 21
    Greg James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Greg James

    Radio personality, Presenter

    Age34

    BirthplaceEast Hertfordshire, England

    Gregory James Alan Milward (born 17 December 1985) is an English radio DJ, television... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    James Frain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Age52

    BirthplaceLeeds, United Kingdom

    James Dominic Frain (born 14 March 1968) is an English stage and screen actor. His best known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    David Almond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    David Almond

    Novelist, Author

    Age69

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    David Almond FRSL (born 15 May 1951) is a British author who has written several novels for... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Paul Whitehouse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Paul Whitehouse

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age62

    BirthplaceStanleytown, Rhondda Cynon Taf

    Paul Julian Whitehouse (born 17 May 1958) is a Welsh actor, writer and comedian. He was one of... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Kazuo Ishiguro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

    Kazuo Ishiguro

    Novelist, Author

    Age65

    BirthplaceNagasaki, Japan

    Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist, screenwriter, and... more on Wikipedia
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