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Famous University Of Portsmouth Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.6k views24 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Ron Davies1

    Ron Davies



    BirthplaceMachen, United Kingdom

    Ronald Davies (born 6 August 1946) is a Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales,... more on Wikipedia
  • Grayson Perry2


    BirthplaceChelmsford, England

    Grayson Perry (born 24 March 1960) is an English contemporary artist. He is known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Rizwan Khan

    Journalist, Presenter


    BirthplaceAden, Yemen

    Rizwan Riz Khan (Urdu: رضوان خان‎; born April 1962) is a British broadcaster of Asian... more on Wikipedia
  • David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey4

    David Chidgey, Baron Chidgey

    Politician, Civil engineer


    BirthplaceBasingstoke, United Kingdom

    David William George Chidgey, Baron Chidgey (born 9 July 1942 in Basingstoke) is a Liberal... more on Wikipedia
  • John Rees5

    John Rees



    BirthplaceWiltshire, United Kingdom

    John Rees (born 1957) is a British political activist and writer who is a national officer of... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Fogle6

    Ben Fogle

    Film Producer, Writer


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Benjamin Myer Fogle, (born 3 November 1973) is an English broadcaster, writer and adventurer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Simon Armitage

    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceMarsden, United Kingdom

    Simon Robert Armitage, (born 26 May 1963) is an English poet, playwright and novelist. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Claire Barratt

    Civil engineer, Mechanical engineer


    Claire Barratt (born 1974) is an English industrial archaeologist, steam engineer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Whitmarsh9

    Martin Whitmarsh




    Martin Whitmarsh (born 29 April 1958) is a British businessman and, since March 2015, the CEO... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrew Miller10
    Andrew Peter Miller (born 23 March 1949) is a former British Labour Party politician who was... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Darren Naish

    Darren Naish is a British vertebrate palaeontologist and science writer. He obtained a geology... more on Wikipedia
  • Simon Hill12

    Simon Hill

    Presenter, Sports commentator


    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Simon Hill (born 1 November 1967) is an English football commentator currently employed by Fox... more on Wikipedia
  • John Akomfrah13

    John Akomfrah

    Screenwriter, Film Director


    BirthplaceGhana, Accra, Africa, Accra Metropolis District

    John Akomfrah, CBE (born 4 May 1957) is a British artist, writer, film director, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Charlotte Chase14

    Charlotte Chase

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    Zakaria Badat

    Imam, Qari


    BirthplaceGujarat, India

    Molana Zakaria Badat (born 1969 in Gujarat, India) is an Imam and peace-promoter who leads a... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Justin Edgar

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceHandsworth, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    Justin Edgar (born 18 August 1971) is a British film director, screenwriter and producer.
  • 17

    Tim Godwin

    Timothy John Godwin, OBE, QPM was a senior British police officer, and former Deputy... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Nick Kennedy

    Nick Kennedy (born 19 August 1982) is a retired English rugby union player and former Director... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Sam W. Heads

    Sam W. Heads (born 22 April 1983 in Northumberland, UK) is a British palaeontologist, a Fellow... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Rachel Lowe

    Rachel Tanya Lowe MBE is an English board games developer and creator of fashion brand She Who... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Mike P. Taylor

    Michael P. Taylor (born 12 March 1968) is a British computer programmer with a Ph.D in... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Ben Burrell



    Ben Burrell is a radio presenter from the United Kingdom, currently presenting regional drive... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Michael Broad

    Michael Broad is a children's author. His latest series is Monsterbook, and Jake Cake and The... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Perry Costello

    Stunt Performer


    BirthplaceCoventry, United Kingdom

    Perry Costello is a special effects specialist.