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Famous University Of Manchester Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 21.1k views283 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Manchester and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Benedict Cumberbatch and Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

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

    Spokesperson, Politician
    Liam Dominic Byrne (born 2 October 1970) is a British Labour Party politician who has been...  more
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    Gerrit L. Verschuur (born in 1937 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a naturalized American...  more
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    Howell Tong

    Statistician
    Howell Tong (simplified Chinese: 汤家豪; traditional Chinese: 湯家豪; pinyin: Tāng Jiāháo; born 1944...  more
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    Humphrey has been a key technical contributor, leader and visionary at Blazent since 2002. In...  more
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    Martin Butler is a musician and composer of classical music. He studied at the University of...  more
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    Mark Carlisle

    Politician
    Mark Carlisle, Baron Carlisle of Bucklow, QC, DL, PC (7 July 1929 – 14 July 2005) was a...  more
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    Based in Silicon Valley, California, Richard Irving has 20 years experience in venture...  more
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    Reid A. Railton (1895–1977) was a British automotive engineer, and designer of land and water...  more
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    Ben Elton

    Television director, Television producer
    Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is a British-Australian comedian, author, playwright,...  more
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    Zafarul Islam Khan

    Editor, Journalist
    Zafarul Islam Khan is currently Chairman of Delhi Minority Commission , author and journalist...  more
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    Nick Brown

    Politician
    Nicholas Hugh Brown (born 13 June 1950) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the...  more
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    Peter Maxwell Davies

    Conductor, Composer
    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (8 September 1934 – 14 March 2016) was an English composer and...  more
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    Anna Ford

    Journalist
    Anna Ford (born 2 October 1943) is an English former journalist, television presenter and...  more
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    Rik Mayall

    Comedian, Screenwriter
    Richard Michael Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was an English comedian, actor and writer....  more

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    John Polanyi

    Chemist, Scientist
    John Charles Polanyi, (born 23 January 1929) is a Hungarian-Canadian chemist who won the...  more
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    Robert Bolt

    Soldier, Screenwriter
    Robert Oxton Bolt, CBE (15 August 1924 – 21 February 1995) was an English playwright and a...  more
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    Henry Moseley

    Physicist, Engineer
    Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (; 23 November 1887 – 10 August 1915) was an English physicist,...  more
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    Meera Syal

    Journalist, Comedian
    Meera Syal (born Feroza Syal; 27 June 1961) is an English comedian, writer, playwright,...  more
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    John Henry Poynting FRS (9 September 1852 – 30 March 1914) was an English physicist. He was a...  more
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    Irene Zubaida Khan (Bengali: আইরিন জোবায়দা খান; born 24 December 1956) is a Bangladeshi...  more
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    Anthony Burgess

    Educationalist, Linguist
    John Anthony Burgess Wilson, (; 25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993), who published under the...  more

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    Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (; born 1929) is a Scottish philosopher, primarily known for his...  more
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    Mathew Horne

    Comedian, Screenwriter
    Mathew Frazer Horne (born 6 September 1978) is an English actor, comedian, television...  more
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    Andre Geim

    Physicist, Professor
    Sir Andre Konstantin Geim, FRS, HonFRSC, HonFInstP (born 21 October 1958) is a Dutch-British...  more
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    Olivia Hallinan (born 20 January 1985) is an English actress best known for her role as Laura...  more