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

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

Examples include Bill O'Reilly and Mahatma Gandhi.

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

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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician, Writer, Philosopher Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and ...more

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Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, film director, producer, musician, screenwriter, and radio presenter. Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a ...more

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Peace activist Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first ...more

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more

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B. R. Ambedkar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Anthropologist, Politician, Historian Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social ...more

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Pete Doherty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Poet, Guitarist, Songwriter Peter "Pete" Doherty is an English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist. He is best known musically for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he formed with Carl Barât ...more

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Greer Garson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Actor Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson, CBE, was a English-American actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box ...more

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James Lovelock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Futurist, Environmentalist, Professor James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS is an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who lives in Dorset, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates ...more

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Boris Karloff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Actor, Voice acting William Henry Pratt, better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and especially for his portrayal of ...more

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Anthony R. Barringer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Inventor, Geologist Anthony R. "Tony" Barringer was a Canadian/American geophysicist. He made numerous contributions to mineral exploration technology. His most famous work was the development of the ...more

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Mike Lawlor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from Connecticut. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to ...more

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Tony Blankley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Editor, Child Actor, Journalist Anthony David "Tony" Blankley was an English-American political analyst who gained fame as the press secretary for Newt Gingrich, the first Republican Speaker of the House in forty ...more

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Sonia Uribe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Journalist, Model, Voice acting Sonia Uribe Angulo is a Colombian journalist. Uribe was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She grew up in Texas. She attended the University of the Incarnate Word and received a Bachelor in ...more

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Gregory Barker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician Gregory Leonard George "Greg" Barker is a British Conservative Party politician. In May 2010 he was appointed Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change.

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Oliver Joseph Lodge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Physicist, Inventor, Engineer Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, FRS was a British physicist and writer involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy. In his 1894 Royal Institution lectures, Lodge coined the term ...more

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Maurice Bishop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician Maurice Rupert Bishop was a Grenadian politician and revolutionary who seized power in a coup in 1979 from Eric Gairy and served as Prime Minister of the People's Revolutionary Government of ...more

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Christine Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Editor, Biologist, Educator Christine Lee is an English medical researcher. She is Emeritus Professor of Haemophilia in the University of London, and founding Editor of Haemophilia. She trained in medicine at the ...more

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Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 31 December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime ...more

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Wilfred Owen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Poet, Soldier, Writer Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was ...more

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Lionel Blue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Rabbi, Actor Lionel Blue is a British Reform rabbi, journalist and broadcaster. He was the first British rabbi publicly to declare his homosexuality. He is best known for his longstanding work with the ...more

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Bethwell A Ogot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Writer Bethwell Allan Ogot is a historian from Kenya. He specialises in African history, research methods and theory. One of his works starts by saying that "to tell the story of a past so as to ...more

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Ylenia Carrisi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Ylenia Maria Sole Carrisi is the eldest daughter of Italian singers and actors Albano Carrisi and Romina Power. She disappeared under mysterious circumstances while visiting New Orleans, ...more

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William Hare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
William Hare is a philosopher whose writings deal primarily with problems in philosophy of education. He attended Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, 1955–62. After receiving his B.A. from the ...more

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Aung San Suu Kyi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Pacifist, Civil rights activist, Politician Aung San Suu Kyi AC is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% ...more

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Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Pilot, Songwriter, Entrepreneur Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...more

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Brian May is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Astrophysicist, Record producer, Guitarist Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric ...more

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Jonathan Ross is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Film critic, Comedian, Television producer Jonathan Stephen Ross, OBE is an English television and radio presenter; best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during the 2000s. Ross also hosted his ...more

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M. K. Asante is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author MK Asante is an American author, filmmaker, rapper, and professor at Morgan State University. He is best known for his memoir Buck. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Philadelphia, he is the son of ...more

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Antony C. Sutton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Political scientist Antony Cyril Sutton was a British and American economist, historian, and writer.

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Israel Zangwill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Humorist, Novelist Israel Zangwill was a British humorist and writer.

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Robert Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician Robert Murray Hill AC is a retired Australian politician. He is an Adjunct Professor in Sustainability and Co-Director of the Alliance 21 project at the United States Studies Centre at the ...more

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Roland Young is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Actor Roland Young was an English actor.

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Jeremy Northam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Actor, Singer Jeremy Philip Northam is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Gosford Park, Emma, Amistad, The Winslow Boy, Enigma, Martin and Lewis, Happy, Texas, The Golden Bowl, ...more

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William Joyce is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician William Brooke Joyce, nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw, was an American-born Irish-British Fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster to the United Kingdom during World War II. He was convicted of ...more

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John Snow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Statistical graphics, Physician John Snow was an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in ...more

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Robert Browning is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Poet, Writer, Playwright Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known ...more

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James Corbett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Writer James Corbett is a Liverpool-born author and journalist, best known for his best-selling history of Everton Football Club, Everton: The School of Science and his history of the England football ...more

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Rafiq Zakaria is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Politician Rafiq Zakaria was an Indian politician and Islamic religious cleric. He was closely associated with the Indian independence movement and the Indian National Congress party. He was known for his ...more

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Damien Hirst is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Entrepreneur, Actor, Contemporary artist Damien Steven Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists, who dominated the art scene in the UK ...more

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Jemima Khan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Writer Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith is an English journalist, heiress, and campaigner. She is an associate editor of New Statesman and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair.

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James Valentine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Photographer James Valentine was a Scottish photographer. Valentine's of Dundee produced Scottish topographical views from the 1860s, and later became internationally famous as the producers of picture

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Linton Kwesi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson is a UK-based dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance poetry ...more

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Princess Beatrice of York is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Philanthropist Princess Beatrice of York is the first child and elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York. She is sixth, and the first female, in the line of succession to the ...more

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Martin Lings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Writer Martin Lings, also known as Abu Bakr Siraj ad-Din, was an English writer and scholar, a student of Frithjof Schuon and a Shakespearean scholar. He is best known as the author of a very popular ...more

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Uta Frith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Psychologist Uta Frith, DBE, FRS, FBA, FMedSci is a developmental psychologist working at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. She has pioneered much of the current research ...more

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Foday Sankoh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Soldier, Warlord Foday Saybana Sankoh was the leader and founder of the Sierra Leone rebel group Revolutionary United Front in the 11-year-long Sierra Leone Civil War, starting in 1991 and ending in 2002. An ...more

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Robyn Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Journalist Robyn Williams AM is a science journalist and broadcaster resident in Australia who has hosted the Science Show on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 1975, Ockham's Razor and In ...more

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Ghida Fakhry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Ghida Fakhry, also known as Ghida Fakhry Khane, is a Lebanese broadcast journalist who has been one of the primary broadcasters for the news channel Al Jazeera English since its launch. She has ...more

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Maria Ramos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Businessperson Maria Ramos, is a Portuguese-South African businesswoman and one time public administrator.

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Paul Davies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of London Alumni
Physicist, Educator, Professor Paul Charles William Davies, AM is an English physicist, writer and broadcaster, a professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in ...more