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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