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

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Thom Yorke and J. K. Rowling.

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

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Will Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer William Robert "Will" Young is a British singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the British music contest Pop Idol, making him ...more

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Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Pianist Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead singer and principal songwriter of the bands Radiohead and Atoms for Peace, known for his wide ...more

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J. K. Rowling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Author Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained ...more

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Robert Bolt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Soldier, Screenwriter, Playwright Robert Oxton Bolt, CBE was an English playwright and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter, known for writing the screenplays for Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and A Man for All Seasons, ...more

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Michael Berry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Sir Michael Victor Berry, FRS, is a mathematical physicist at the University of Bristol, England. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1982 and knighted in 1996. From 2006 ...more

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Fiona Shackleton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Chef, Solicitor Fiona Sara Shackleton, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO is an English solicitor, who has represented members of the British Royal Family and celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney and ...more

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Steven Culp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Actor Steven Bradford Culp is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Rex Van de Kamp on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Clayton Webb on JAG, and Speaker of the United States ...more

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Zara Phillips is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Athlete, Equestrian Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips MBE is a British equestrian and the second-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Zara Phillips is the second child and only ...more

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Santa Montefiore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Novelist, Writer Santa Montefiore, born Santa Palmer-Tomkinson, is a British author. Santa is the sister of socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. Her parents are Charles Palmer-Tomkinson and Patricia ...more

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Iwona Blazwick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Iwona Blazwick Visual Artist Iwona Maria Blazwick OBE is an art critic, lecturer, director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London.

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Al-Waleed bin Talal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Businessperson, Investor Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud is a Saudi business magnate and investor. He is a member of the Saudi royal family. Waleed was listed as one of Time magazine's Time 100, an annual list ...more

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Herbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Disc jockey Matthew Herbert, also known as Herbert, Doctor Rockit, Radio Boy, Mr. Vertigo, Transformer, and Wishmountain, is a British electronic musician. He often takes sounds from everyday items to ...more

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Stephen Dillane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Actor Stephen J. Dillane is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Leonard Woolf in The Hours, Glen Foy in Goal!, Stannis Baratheon in Game of Thrones and American politician Thomas ...more

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Caroline Lucas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Politician Caroline Patricia Lucas is a Green Party of England and Wales politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion since 2010, when she became the first Green MP elected by an ...more

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Carol Shields is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Carol Ann Shields, CC OM FRSC was an American-born Canadian author. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor ...more

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Daphne Fowler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Daphne Fowler was born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England, is an English retired bank secretary and game show champion who currently resides in Weston-super-Mare. Since taking early retirement, ...more

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David Burrowes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Politician, Solicitor David John Barrington Burrowes is a British politician. He is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate, Parliamentary Chairman of the Conservative Christian Fellowship, and an ...more

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Andy Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Politician Andrew Francis Slaughter is a British Labour Party politician who was elected as Member of Parliament for Hammersmith in 2010. He had previously been MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush ...more

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James Brokenshire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Politician James Peter Brokenshire is an English Conservative politician. He has served as the Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup since 2010, and Minister for Security and Immigration at the ...more

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Abdullah Gül is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Politician Abdullah Gül, is a Turkish politician who served as the 11th President of Turkey, in office from 2007 to 2014. He previously served for four months as Prime Minister from 2002 to 2003, and ...more

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Katie Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Businessperson Katie Olivia Hopkins is a British journalist and television personality, known for making controversial remarks in the media. Hopkins first appeared on television as a contestant on the third UK ...more

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Luke Kennard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Luke Kennard Poet Luke Kennard is a British poet, playwright and academic born in 1981. His first prose-poems collection - The Solex Brothers was published by Stride, and won him an Eric Gregory Award in 2005. ...more

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Raymond St. Leger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Professor, Scientist Raymond J. St. Leger is an American mycologist, entomologist and molecular biologist who currently holds the rank of Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Entomology at the ...more

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Adrian Bailey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Politician Adrian Edward Bailey is a British Labour Co-operative politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for West Bromwich West since winning the seat at a by-election in 2000. He is also the ...more

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Andrew Lansley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Spokesperson Andrew David Lansley, CBE is a British Conservative politician who was the Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire from 1997 to 2015. He was previously Leader of the House of Commons from ...more