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Famous University Of East Anglia Alumni

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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