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

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

List ranges from Eddie Izzard to Stephen Daldry and more.

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

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Eddie Izzard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Edward John "Eddie" Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. His comedic style takes the form of rambling, whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. He had a ...more

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Stephen Daldry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Theatre Director, Television producer, Film Producer Stephen David Daldry, CBE is an English director and producer of both film and theatre. He has won the Tony Award for his work on Broadway, and has directed several feature films that have been ...more

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Helen Sharman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Chemist, Astronaut Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE PhD, is a British chemist who became the first Briton in space and the first woman to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Sharman was born in Grenoside, Sheffield, ...more

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Andy Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Model, Actor, Engineer Andy Whitfield was a British actor. He was best known for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

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Linda Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Comedian Linda Helen Smith was a British comedian and comedy writer. She appeared regularly on Radio 4 panel games, and was voted "Wittiest Living Person" by listeners in 2002. She met her ...more

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Vernon C. Gibson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Vernon C. Gibson Vernon Charles Gibson FRS is a British chemist, and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London. He took up the appointment of Chief Scientific Adviser at the Ministry of Defence on 2 July

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Harry Kroto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Chemist, Professor, Scientist Sir Harold Walter Kroto, FRS, is an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. Kroto is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at the ...more

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Amy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Pilot Amy Johnson CBE, was a pioneering English aviator. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World ...more

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Lee Child is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Jim Grant, better known by his pen name Lee Child, is a British thriller writer. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Each of Child's novels follows the ...more

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Thierry Malet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Thierry Malet Musician Thierry Malet is a musician and a film music contributor.

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Jack Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Playwright Jack Rosenthal is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.

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David Wetherall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
David Wetherall Footballer David Wetherall is an English former footballer who played as a central defender, finishing his playing career with Bradford City at the end of the 2007–08 season. Born in Sheffield, he ...more

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Paul Davies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Programmer Little-known programmer and gamer from the UK.

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Belle de Jour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Call girl, Scientist, Author Brooke Magnanti is an American-born naturalised British research scientist, blogger, and writer, who, until her identity was revealed in November 2009, was known by the pen name Belle de Jour. ...more

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Gavin Bryars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Film Score Composer, Bassist, Composer Richard Gavin Bryars is an English composer and double bassist. He has been active in, or has produced works in, a variety of styles of music, including jazz, free improvisation, minimalism, ...more

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Richard J. Roberts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Sir Richard "Rich" John Roberts is an English biochemist and molecular biologist. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Phillip Allen Sharp for the ...more

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Dennis Skinner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Politician Dennis Edward Skinner is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Bolsover since 1970, the Chairman of the Labour Party from 1988 to 1989, and has sat on the ...more

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Donald Bailey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Civil engineer, Engineer Sir Donald Coleman Bailey, OBE was an English civil engineer who invented the Bailey bridge. Field Marshal Montgomery is recorded as saying that without the Bailey bridge, we should not have won ...more

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Tim Cranston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Lawyer Tim Cranston is a retired professional ice hockey player who holds dual Canadian and British nationality. He played in Europe between 1985 and 1999 except for one game in the 1986–87 season ...more

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Rachel Shelley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Model, Actor Rachel Shelley is an English actress and model. She is best known for playing Helena Peabody in the Showtime series The L Word and Elizabeth Russell in the Oscar-nominated Bollywood epic

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Tony Miles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Tony Miles Anthony John Miles was an English chess Grandmaster.

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Frank Carr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Businessperson Prior to joining Newport Media, Frank was VP of Engineering at Axiom Microdevices, developing CMOS RF Power Amplifiers and Transceivers for cell phones. Frank has over 25 years of experience in ...more

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Jon McClure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Jon McClure Musician, Singer Jon McClure, known as The Reverend, is an English musician. He is the lead singer and frontman of Reverend and The Makers, and ex-vocalist of 1984 and Judan Suki. He claims that the name ...more

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Gorg Mallia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Gorg Mallia Cartoonist Gorg Mallia is a communications academic, author and cartoonist working on the island of Malta. He is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Communication Technology, University of Malta. He has a ...more

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Robert J Harrison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Robert J Harrison

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Joseph Marcell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Actor Joseph Marcell is a St. Lucian-born English actor, best known for his role as Geoffrey the English butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He currently resides in Southall, Ealing, ...more

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Martin Fry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Songwriter, Singer Martin David Fry is the lead singer of the British new wave band ABC.

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Kevin Hughes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Politician Kevin Michael Hughes was a British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Doncaster North from 1992 to 2005. He served as a government whip, and was previously a coal miner ...more

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Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Statistician Peter Green, FRS is a British Bayesian statistician. He is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, and a Professor at the University of Technology, ...more

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Lucie Cave is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Lucie Cave is the Editor in Chief of Heat magazine and the Heat brand. She graduated with a 2:1 in English Literature from the University of Sheffield in 1995, where she was the editor of the ...more

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Graham Stringer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Politician Graham Eric Stringer is a British Labour Party politician who is the current Member of Parliament for Blackley and Broughton having previously represented Manchester Blackley from 1997 to 2010.

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Kadi Sesay is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Politician Kadi Sesay is a Sierra Leonean politician, feminist, pro-democracy advocate and the Vice Presidential Candididate of the Sierra Leone People's Party. She served as Sierra Leone Minister of Trade ...more

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Anne Main is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Anne Margaret Main is a Conservative Party politician in Britain. She was elected at the 2005 general election as the Member of Parliament for St Albans, defeating the Labour incumbent Kerry ...more

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Hans Kornberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Hans Kornberg Scientist Sir Hans Leo Kornberg, FRS is a German-born British biochemist.

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Chris Wooding is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Novelist, Writer Chris Wooding is a British writer born in Leicester, England and now living in London. His first book, Crashing, which he wrote at the age of nineteen, was published in 1998 when he was ...more

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David Blunkett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Politician David Blunkett was until 2015 a British Labour Party politician and the Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, having represented Sheffield Brightside from 1987 to 2010. ...more

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Hilary Mantel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Novelist, Essayist, Writer Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, DBE FRSL, is an English writer whose work includes personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction. She has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first for ...more

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Tim Hughes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Tim Hughes The Reverend Tim Hughes is a British worship leader and singer-songwriter. He is Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican church in central London, and heads up Worship Central, ...more

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Jessica Ennis-Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Track and field athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, CBE, née Ennis, is a British track and field athlete, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles. A member of the City of Sheffield Athletic ...more

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David Clark, Baron Clark of Wi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
David George Clark, Baron Clark of Windermere PC DL is a British Labour politician, former cabinet minister and author.

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Dilpazier Aslam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Dilpazier Aslam Journalist Dilpazier Aslam is a former trainee journalist with The Guardian. He came to public attention in July 2005 when he lost his position with the newspaper after being named as a member of the ...more

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John Chew is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
John Chew John Chew was the third Metropolitan Archbishop and Primate of the Province of Anglican Church in South East Asia as well as Bishop of Singapore. He retired as the 8th Bishop of Singapore on 4 ...more

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David Garland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
David Garland Author David Garland is Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is well known for his historical and sociological studies of penal institutions and ...more

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Thomas Stonor, 7th Baron Camoy... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Ralph Thomas Campion George Sherman Stonor, 7th Baron Camoys, GCVO, PC, DL, is a British peer, banker and Lord Chamberlain of the United Kingdom from 1998 to 2000. He was the first Roman ...more

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Charlotte Chase is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Charlotte Chase

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Alicia Nitecki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Alicia Nitecki /ni'tetski/, is an American author and professor of English Literature at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts

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Mark A. O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Mark A. O'Neill Mark A. O'Neill is an English computational biologist with interests in artificial intelligence, systems biology, complex systems and image analysis. He is the creator and lead programmer on a ...more

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Henry Scriven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Henry Scriven Bishop Henry William Scriven is an English Anglican bishop who has served in Europe and in America. Scriven was educated at Repton School in Derbyshire and later at the University of Sheffield. He then ...more

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Derek A. Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Derek A. Ratcliffe Derek Almey Ratcliffe was one of the most significant British nature conservationists of the 20th century. He was Chief Scientist for the Nature Conservancy Council at the Monks Wood ...more

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Jake Berry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Sheffield Alumni
Jake Berry Solicitor James Jacob "Jake" Gilchrist Berry is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Rossendale and Darwen, having won the seat at the 2010 UK General ...more