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Famous University Of Sussex Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.1k views145 items

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

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

This list includes Billy Idol, Jessie Ware and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Sussex?” and “Which celebrities are University of Sussex alumni?”
  • Ben Bradshaw1

    Ben Bradshaw

    Politician, Journalist


    BirthplaceEurasia, Greater London, United Kingdom, London, England

    Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw (born 30 August 1960) is a British Labour Party politician who...  more
  • Zhang Xin2

    Zhang Xin



    BirthplaceBeijing, China

    Zhang Xin (simplified Chinese: 张欣; traditional Chinese: 張欣; pinyin: Zhāng Xīn, also known as...  more
  • Billy Idol3

    Billy Idol

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceStanmore, United Kingdom

    William Michael Albert Broad (born 30 November 1955), known professionally as Billy Idol, is...  more
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  • Hilary Benn4

    Hilary Benn



    BirthplaceHammersmith, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Hilary James Wedgwood Benn (born 26 November 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who...  more
  • A. C. Grayling5

    A. C. Grayling



    BirthplaceLuanshya, Zambia

    Anthony Clifford Grayling (; born 3 April 1949), commonly known as A. C. Grayling, is a...  more
  • David R. Skok6
    David Skok joined Matrix Partners as a General Partner in May 2001. He has a wealth of...  more
  • George Saitoti7

    George Saitoti

    Mathematician, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 67 (1945-2012)

    BirthplaceNairobi, Kenya

    George Musengi Saitoti, E.G.H. (3 August 1945 – 10 June 2012) was a Kenyan politician,...  more
  • Homayoun Seraji8

    Homayoun Seraji

    Scientist, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 60 (1947-2007)

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran

    Homâyun Serâji (Persian: همایون سراجی‎ 1947 – 16 April 2007) was an Iranian scientist,...  more
  • Ian McEwan9

    Ian McEwan

    Novelist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceAldershot, United Kingdom

    Ian Russell McEwan (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The...  more

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    Tony Baldry

    Politician, Barrister


    BirthplaceUxbridge, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Antony Brian Baldry, (born 10 July 1950) is a British Conservative Party politician who...  more
  • 11

    Bruno Heller

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Bruno Heller (born 1960) is an English screenwriter, producer and director. He is known for...  more
  • Kim Newman12

    Kim Newman

    Film critic, Journalist


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Kim James Newman (born 31 July 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction...  more
  • Hattie Hayridge13

    Hattie Hayridge

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Hattie Hayridge (born 17 December 1959) is an English comedian and actress, best known for the...  more
  • Peter Hain14

    Peter Hain



    BirthplaceNairobi, Kenya

    Peter Gerald Hain, Baron Hain, (born 16 February 1950) is a British Labour Party politician,...  more
  • Dermot Murnaghan15


    BirthplaceEngland, Devon

    Dermot John Murnaghan (born 26 December 1957) is a British broadcaster. A presenter for Sky...  more
  • Ben Sidran16

    Ben Sidran

    Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Ben Hirsh Sidran (born August 14, 1943) is an American jazz and rock keyboardist, producer,...  more
  • Dimitri Nanopoulos17


    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Dimitri V. Nanopoulos (; Greek: Δημήτρης Νανόπουλος; born 13 September 1948) is a Greek...  more
  • Alan Woods18

    Alan Woods

    Activist, Writer


    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    Alan Woods (born 23 October 1944) is a British Trotskyist political theorist and author. He is...  more
  • Festus Mogae19

    Festus Mogae

    Politician, Economist


    BirthplaceSerowe, Botswana

    Festus Gontebanye Mogae (born 21 August 1939) is a Motswana politician who served as the third...  more
  • Andrew George20

    Andrew George



    BirthplaceEurasia, South West England, United Kingdom, Kerrier, Cornwall

    Andrew Henry George (born 2 December 1958) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was...  more
  • Nigel Planer21

    Nigel Planer

    Comedian, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Nigel George Planer (born 22 February 1953) is an English actor, comedian, novelist and...  more
  • Dan Norris22

    Dan Norris



    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Dan Norris (born 28 January 1960) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of...  more
  • 23

    Peter Coles

    Physicist, Educator


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Peter Coles (born 1963) is a theoretical cosmologist at Cardiff University and Maynooth...  more
  • 24

    Robert Bazell

    Journalist, Teacher
    Robert Bazell is adjunct professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale...  more
  • 25

    David Lepper



    BirthplaceRichmond, London, London, United Kingdom

    David Lepper (born 15 September 1945) is a British Labour Co-operative politician who was the...  more