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

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

List features graduates like Anthony Minghella and Tracey Thorn.

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

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Muhtar Kent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Ahmet Muhtar Kent is a Turkish-American business executive. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company. He was appointed to the position of chief executive officer ...more

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Douglas Dunn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, OBE is a Scottish poet, academic, and critic. He currently lives in Scotland.

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Neelie Kroes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Businessperson, Politician Neelie Kroes is the European Commissioner for Competition since November, 2004. She was the former Dutch Minister of Transport Water and Management and State Secretary of Transport and Water ...more

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Tracey Thorn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer Tracey Anne Thorn is an English singer, songwriter and writer. She is best known as being one half of the duo Everything but the Girl.

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Anthony Minghella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Anthony Minghella, CBE was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007. He won the Academy ...more

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Anthony Giddens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Sociologist, Politician, Professor Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens, is a British sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent ...more

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Roy Hattersley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician, Journalist Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, FRSL, PC is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield. He was MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook for 33 years from 1964 to 1997. ...more

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John Prescott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician, Sailor John Leslie Prescott, Baron Prescott, is a British politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. Born in Prestatyn, Wales, he represented Hull East as the ...more

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Keith Simpson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Keith Robert Simpson is a British politician and military historian. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament for Broadland since the 2010 general election, ...more

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Sam Troughton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Actor Sam Troughton is a British actor. He is the son of David Troughton and the grandson of Doctor Who actor Patrick Troughton. His younger brother is Warwickshire cricketer Jim Troughton. Troughton ...more

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David Hanson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician David George Hanson is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Delyn since 1992. He was the Minister of State for Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and ...more

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Elliot Morley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Elliot Anthony Morley is a former Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Glanford and Scunthorpe from 1987 to 1997 and then Scunthorpe from 1997 to 2010. In 2009, he was ...more

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Genesis P-Orridge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Performer, Film Score Composer, Poet Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, and occultist. P-Orridge rose to notability as founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic ...more

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Ben Watt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Disc jockey Benjamin Brian Thomas Watt is a British musician, singer, songwriter, author, DJ and radio presenter, best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl.

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Rosie Winterton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Rosalie Winterton is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Doncaster Central since 1997. She served under Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the Minister for ...more

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Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician, Novelist Christopher John Mullin is a British Labour Party politician and diarist who was the Member of Parliament for Sunderland South from 1987 to 2010. In the 1980s, Chris Mullin led a campaign that ...more

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Colin Challen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Colin Robert Challen is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Morley and Rothwell from 2001 until the constituency's abolition at the 2010 election.

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Louise Ellman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Louise Joyce Ellman is a British Labour Co-operative politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Liverpool Riverside since 1997. In parliament she is Chair of the Transport Select ...more

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Faisal al-Qassem is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Journalist, Author, Presenter Dr. Faisal Al-Qassim, also written as Faisal Al-Kassim is an internationally renowned British-Syrian veteran and television personality based in Qatar, who is known for hosting the famous and ...more

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Frank Field is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Frank Ernest Field DL is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Birkenhead since 1979. From 1997 to 1998, he served as the Minister of Welfare Reform, before ...more

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Patrick Cormack, Baron Cormack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Patrick Thomas Cormack, Baron Cormack DL FSA is a British politician, historian, journalist and author. He represented the Conservative Party as a member of parliament from 1970 to 2010.

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Greg Pope is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Gregory James Pope is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Hyndburn from 1992 until retiring at the 2010 general election. He was a government whip from 1997 ...more

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Brian Iddon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Brian Iddon is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Bolton South East from 1997 to 2010.

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Sally Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Actor Sally Jane White née Lindsay, is an English actress and television presenter known for her role as Shelley Unwin in the long-running ITV Soap opera Coronation Street.

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Sinéad Quinn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Sinéad Quinn Singer Sinéad Quinn is a graduate of the University of Hull and was a contestant in the first series of the UK BBC TV series Fame Academy in 2002. She later went on to sign a recording contract, ...more

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Tom Paulin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Poet, Critic Thomas Neilson Paulin is a Northern Irish poet and critic of film, music and literature. He lives in England, where he is the GM Young Lecturer in English Literature at Hertford College,

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Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Tom Watson Politician Thomas Anthony "Tom" Watson is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for West Bromwich East since 2001. Watson was a Parliamentary Secretary for the ...more

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Nuala O'Faolain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Writer Nuala O'Faolain was an Irish journalist, TV producer, book reviewer, teacher and writer. She became well known after the publication of her memoirs Are You Somebody? and Almost There. She went ...more

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Christine Loh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Politician Christine Loh Kung-wai, OBE, JP, is Under Secretary for the Environment in Hong Kong. She is a former Legislative Councillor, founder and CEO of Civic Exchange, founder of the Citizens Party, ...more

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Roger Hart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Psychologist Roger A. Hart is a Professor in the Environmental Psychology Ph.D. Program of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the co-director of the Children’s Environments Research

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Chris Scott is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Chris Scott Writer

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Andy Harries is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Andrew D. M. Harries is a British television and film producer. After graduating from Hull University in the 1970s, Harries began his television career on the Granada Television current affairs ...more

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Roger McGough is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Poet, Screenwriter, Lyricist Roger McGough is an actor and a screenwriter.

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Chris Jury is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Chris Jury is an English actor/writer/director with a range of television credits. He is best known for his role as Eric Catchpole in the antique trade drama Lovejoy starring Ian McShane, which ...more

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John McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
John McCarthy Journalist John Patrick McCarthy CBE is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster, and one of the hostages in the Lebanon hostage crisis. McCarthy was Britain's longest-held hostage in Lebanon, being ...more

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Joseph Garcia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Joseph Garcia Politician The Hon. Joseph John Garcia MP is a Gibraltarian historian and politician, and the current leader of the Gibraltar Liberal Party and Deputy Chief Minister of the Government of Gibraltar. The GLP ...more

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Peter Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Peter Rawlings Peter Rawlings is Professor of English and American Literature and Head of the Department of English in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences at the University of the West of ...more

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Juliet Morris is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Juliet Morris is a British television presenter.

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Steve McCaffery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Steve McCaffery Steven McCaffery is a Canadian poet and scholar who was a professor at York University. He currently holds the Gray Chair at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. ...more

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Emma Cleasby is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Actor Emma Cleasby is an English theatre, television and film actress best known for her role as Megan in the 2002 horror film Dog Soldiers.

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Peter Rushforth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Peter Rushforth Novelist Peter Scott Rushforth was an English teacher and novelist. He published only two novels in his lifetime; although they were separated by a quarter of a century, both were released to ...more

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Harry Barnes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Harry Barnes Harold Barnes is an English politician who was the Labour Party Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire from 1987 to 2005. Born in Easington, County Durham, elected to Parliament in the ...more

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Chibuzor Chilaka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Chibuzor "Chib" Chilaka is a Nigerian footballer who plays for English club Bradford Park Avenue, as a midfielder or striker.

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Jenni Murray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Jenni Murray Presenter Dame Jennifer Susan "Jenni" Murray, DBE is a British journalist and broadcaster, best known for presenting BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987.

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Jill Morrell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Jill Morrell Journalist, Writer Jill Morrell was the girlfriend of John McCarthy, and was a tireless and effective campaigner for his release from kidnappers who held him in Lebanon for more than 5 years. Raised in Yorkshire, ...more

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Dennis Gibson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Dennis Gibson Emeritus Professor R. Dennis Gibson, AO is a British-born Australian academic and mathematician He was the Chancellor of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, from ...more

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Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood Writer Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood is a British Muslim author, who served as Head of Religious Studies at William Gee High School, Hull, England. Her name was Rosalyn Rushbrook. She married poet George ...more

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Jimmy Parker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Jimmy Parker Jimmy Parker is a former Belgian International rugby player who currently plays his trade for the Brussels Barbarians. He was captain of the Brussels Barbarians for the 1994-95 season. He is ...more

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Clare Frisby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Clare Frisby Journalist, Presenter Clare Kathleen Frisby is a newsreader for Look North based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. She presents the regional opt-outs during BBC Breakfast and The Politics Show in Yorkshire and the ...more

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Tim Poston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Hull Alumni
Tim Poston Timothy Poston is an English mathematician best known for his work on catastrophe theory. His 1972 Ph.D at the University of Warwick was directed by Christopher Zeeman on "Fuzzy ...more