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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Grayson Perry and Ron Davies.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Portsmouth?” and “Which celebrities are University of Portsmouth alumni?”
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Ron Davies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Politician
Ronald Davies, PC, is a Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales, former Member of Parliament and former member of the Welsh Assembly. He describes himself as a politician belonging ...more
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Grayson Perry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Artist
Grayson Perry, CBE is an English artist, known mainly for his ceramic vases and cross-dressing. Perry's vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colours, depicting subjects at odds ...more
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Rizwan Khan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Journalist, Presenter
Rizwan "Riz" Khan is a British television news reporter and interviewer. From 2006 until April 2011 he hosted his own eponymous television show on Al Jazeera English. He first rose to ...more
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David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer
David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom. A former Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, he now sits in the House of Lords.
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John Rees is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
John Rees Writer
John Rees is a British political activist, broadcaster and writer who is a national officer of the Stop the War Coalition, a spokesman for the People's Assembly Against Austerity, and founding ...more
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Ben Fogle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Film Producer, Writer, Presenter
Benjamin "Ben" Myer Fogle, FRGS is an English adventurer, author, broadcaster and writer, best known for his presenting roles with Channel 5, BBC and ITV.
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Simon Armitage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter
Simon Robert Armitage CBE is an English poet, playwright and novelist.
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Claire Barratt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Civil engineer, Mechanical engineer, Presenter
Claire Barratt is an industrial archaeologist, steam engineer and television presenter from the UK. She studied civil engineering at the University of Portsmouth, and whilst doing so, became ...more
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Martin Whitmarsh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Martin Whitmarsh Businessperson
Martin Whitmarsh is a British businessman and former CEO of McLaren Racing, a subsidiary company of the McLaren Group and Chief Operating Officer of that group, as well as team principal of ...more
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Andrew Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Andrew Peter Miller is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Ellesmere Port and Neston from 1992 to 2015.
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Darren Naish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Darren Naish
Darren Naish is a British vertebrate palaeontologist and science writer. He obtained a geology degree at the University of Southampton and later studied vertebrate palaeontology under British ...more
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Simon Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Simon Hill Presenter, Sports commentator
Simon Hill is an Australian-based football commentator currently employed by Fox Sports. He is married to ABC sports presenter Stephanie Brantz.
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John Akomfrah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Screenwriter, Film Director
John Akomfrah, OBE is an English artist, writer, film director, screenwriter and theorist whose "commitment to a radicalism both of politics and of cinematic form finds expression in all ...more
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Charlotte Chase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Charlotte Chase
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Zakaria Badat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Zakaria Badat Imam, Qari
Molana Zakaria Badat is an Imam and peace-promoter who leads a Muslim congregation in Kendall, Florida and who previously served as the chief Imam and Khateeb of Masjid-al-Falah in Leicester, ...more
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Justin Edgar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Justin Edgar Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Justin Edgar is a British film director. Born in Handsworth, Birmingham on 18 August 1971, Edgar graduated from Portsmouth University in 1996 with a First Class degree in film. In 1998 he ...more
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Tim Godwin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Tim Godwin
Timothy John "Tim" Godwin, OBE, QPM is a senior British police officer, and former Deputy Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service, having served from July 2009 until ...more
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Nick Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Nick Kennedy
Nick Kennedy is a rugby union player who plays Lock for Harlequins and England. His uncle Duncan Kennedy is a BBC news correspondent. Kennedy represented England Saxons at the 2006 Churchill Cup ...more
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Sam W. Heads is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Sam W. Heads
Sam W. Heads is a British palaeontologist, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and an Officer of the Orthopterists' Society. He received his ...more
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Rachel Lowe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Rachel Lowe
Rachel Tanya Lowe MBE is an English board games developer and creator of fashion brand She Who Dares. She attended the University of Portsmouth in order to earn a law degree. As a student she ...more
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Mike P. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Mike P. Taylor
Mike Taylor is a British computer programmer with a Ph.D in palaeontology. To date, he has published 18 paleontological papers and is co-credited with naming two genus of dinosaur. Along with ...more
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Ben Burrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Ben Burrell Presenter
Ben Burrell is a radio presenter from the United Kingdom, currently presenting regional drive time on Free Radio Coventry & Warwickshire and a number of shows on Gem 106.
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Michael Broad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Michael Broad
Michael Broad is a children's author, including his latest series Monsterbook. Jake Cake and The Werewolf Teacher was shortlisted for the 2007 Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
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Perry Costello is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni
Stunt Performer
Perry Costello is a special effects specialist.