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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
Will Young 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
Thom Yorke 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
J. K. Rowling 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
Robert Bolt 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
Michael Berry 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
Fiona Shackleton 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
Steven Culp 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
Zara Phillips 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
Santa Montefiore 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
Al-Waleed bin Talal 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
Herbert 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
Stephen Dillane 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
Caroline Lucas 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
Carol Shields 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 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
David Burrowes 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
Andy Slaughter 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
James Brokenshire 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
Abdullah Gül 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
Katie Hopkins 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
Raymond St. Leger 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
Adrian Bailey 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
Andrew Lansley 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

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Ahmad Thomson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Ahmad Thomson Barrister, Author, Philosopher Ahmad Thomson is a British barrister and writer and a member of the Murabitun movement.

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Mark Lancaster is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Mark Lancaster Engineer John Mark Lancaster TD is a British Conservative Party politician. He was elected as Member of Parliament for the North East Milton Keynes constituency at the 2005 general election and held its ...more

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Jon Kay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Jon Kay Presenter Jon Kay is an English television presenter and journalist based in the west of England known for his work on BBC News.

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Barbara Ann Kipfer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Barbara Ann Kipfer Lexicographer, Writer Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer. She has written more than 50 books, including 14,000 Things to be Happy About, which has more than a million copies in print and has given rise to many ...more

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Paul Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Paul Jackson Television director, Television producer Kevin Paul Jackson, credited as Paul Jackson; sometimes as K. Paul Jackson, is a British television director, producer and executive. His father was former BBC Light Entertainment Producer, T ...more

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Jim Bulpitt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Jim Bulpitt Political scientist James Graham Bulpitt was a Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick and a political scientist. Bulpitt was born in Wembley, London to a working-class family. He studied at the ...more

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Phil Hope is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Phil Hope Politician Philip Ian "Phil" Hope is a former British Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament for Corby from 1997 until 2010, when he lost his seat to the Conservatives. ...more

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Richard J. Case is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Richard J. Case Richard J. Case is vice president with responsibility for the newly formed Marine and Petroleum Power Division. This organization is responsible for sales and product support for both the global ...more

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Matthew Wright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Matthew Wright Journalist, Actor, Presenter Matthew Wright is an English television presenter and tabloid journalist, best known for formerly writing for The Sun and for being a showbusiness gossip columnist for The Daily Mirror. Since ...more

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Derek Wyatt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Derek Wyatt Derek Murray Wyatt FRSA is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Sittingbourne and Sheppey from 1997 to 2010, having previously been a councillor in the London ...more

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Elaine Tan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Elaine Tan Actor Elaine Tan is a film, television and theatre actress born in London, England. She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where she trained in dance, singing and acting. During this time she ...more

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Sami Moubayed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Sami Moubayed Journalist, Historian, Writer Sami Moubayed is a Syrian historian specialized in Pre- Baath Syria. In 2012–2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2006-2012 Moubayed served ...more

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Frank Gardner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Frank Gardner Journalist, Presenter Francis Rolleston "Frank" Gardner, OBE, FRGS, is a British journalist and correspondent. He is currently the BBC's Security Correspondent. He was appointed an OBE in 2005 for his ...more

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Nick Baker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Nick Baker Naturalist, Presenter Nicholas Rowan Baker is an English naturalist and television presenter, notably on Children's BBC's The Really Wild Show. He has recently finished filming Nick Baker's Weird Creatures.

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Jeremy Wright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Jeremy Wright Politician Jeremy Paul Wright QC PC is a British Conservative Party politician and the current Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kenilworth and Southam in Warwickshire. From 2005 to 2010 he ...more

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William Bemister is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
William Bemister Journalist William Bemister was a British documentary film maker and journalist.

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John O'Farrell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
John O'Farrell Politician, Journalist, Screenwriter John O'Farrell is a British author and comedy scriptwriter. Previously a writer on such shows as "Spitting Image" and "Have I Got News For You", he is now best known as a ...more

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Mehmet Şimşek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Mehmet Şimşek Politician Mehmet Şimşek is a economist who is the Minister of Finance of Turkey in the cabinet of re-elected former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He was elected to the Parliament in July 2007 and ...more

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Rhod Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Rhod Gilbert Comedian Rhodri "Rhod" Paul Gilbert is a Welsh comedian who was nominated in 2005 for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award. In 2008, he was nominated for the main if.comedy. Gilbert appears on ...more

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Richard Peck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Richard Peck Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Richard Peck is an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature. He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder For his ...more

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Amelia Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Amelia Reynolds Journalist, Presenter Amelia Reynolds is a British television journalist who works for the BBC's early evening regional programme Look East. Brought up in Fressingfield, Suffolk, Reynolds was educated locally in ...more

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Stanley Donwood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Stanley Donwood Artist Stanley Donwood is the pen name of English artist and writer Dan Rickwood. Donwood is known for his close association with the British band Radiohead, having created all of their album and ...more

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David Eldridge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
David Eldridge Playwright David Eldridge is an English dramatist, born in Romford, Greater London, United Kingdom. His plays have been performed at major new writing institutions in the UK, including The Royal Court ...more

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Lau Kong-wah is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Lau Kong-wah Lau Kong-wah, Ray, JP is a former member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. On 14 October 2008, Donald Tsang, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, made Lau a member of the Executive Council ...more

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Mark Bevir is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Exeter Alumni
Mark Bevir Political scientist Mark Bevir, is a professor of political science and Director of the Center for British Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he currently teaches courses on political theory ...more