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List Rules People 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?”
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Marina Baker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Nude Glamour Model, Politician, Journalist
Marina Augusta Pepper is an English Liberal Democrat local politician, journalist, children's book author and former model and actress.
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Ben Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Politician, Journalist
Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Exeter since 1997. He was the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from ...more
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Zhang Xin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Businessperson
Zhang Xin is a Chinese business magnate. She is Co-Founder and CEO of SOHO China, the largest commercial real estate developer in Beijing. As of 2014, she is listed as the 62nd most powerful ...more
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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Actor
William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally as Billy Idol, is an English rock musician, songwriter and actor. Born in Stanmore, Middlesex, Idol first achieved fame in the punk rock era as ...more
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Hilary Benn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Politician
Hilary Benn is the son of Tony Benn.
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A. C. Grayling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Philosopher
Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is a British philosopher. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in ...more
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David R. Skok is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
David Skok joined Matrix Partners as a General Partner in May 2001. He has a wealth of experience running companies. David started his first company in 1977 at age 22. Since then David has ...more
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George Saitoti is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Mathematician, Businessperson, Politician
George Kinuthia Saitoti, E.G.H. was a Kenyan politician, businessman and American- and British-trained economist, mathematician and development policy thinker. As a mathematician, Saitoti served ...more
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Homayoun Seraji is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Scientist, Engineer
Homayoun Seraji was an Iranian scientist, engineer, a JPL senior researcher and former professor of Sharif University of Technology who published extensively in the field of multivariable ...more
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Ian McEwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Ian Russell McEwan, CBE, FRSA, FRSL is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". McEwan began ...more
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Tony Baldry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Politician, Barrister
Sir Antony Brian Baldry is a British Conservative Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Banbury from 1983 to 2015.
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Bruno Heller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Bruno Heller is an English screenwriter, producer and director. He is known for creating the HBO television series Rome and CBS television series The Mentalist. He has recently produced the TV ...more
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Kim Newman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Film critic, Journalist, Novelist
Kim Newman is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Recurring interests visible in his work include film history and horror fiction—both of which he attributes to seeing Tod ...more
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Hattie Hayridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Comedian, Actor
Hattie Hayridge is an English stand-up comedian and actress, best known for the role of the female version of Holly in Red Dwarf during the third, fourth and fifth series, along with the role of ...more
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Peter Hain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Politician
Peter Gerald Hain is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Neath between 1991 and 2015, and served in the Cabinets of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was ...more
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Dermot Murnaghan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Journalist
Dermot Murnaghan is a British broadcaster. A presenter for Sky News, he was a news presenter at CNBC Europe, Independent Television News and BBC News. He has presented news programmes in a ...more
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Ben Sidran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Musician
Ben Hirsh Sidran is an American jazz and rock pianist, organist, vocalist and writer born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, noted for his work with the early Steve Miller Band.
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Dimitri Nanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Physicist
Dimitri Nanopoulos is a Greek physicist. He is one of the most regularly cited researchers in the world, cited more than 35,800 times over across a number of separate branches of science. ...more
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Alan Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Activist, Writer
Alan Woods is a Trotskyist political theorist and author. He is one of the leading members of the International Marxist Tendency, as well as its British affiliate group Socialist Appeal. He is ...more
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Festus Mogae is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Politician, Economist
Festus Gontebanye Mogae is a Motswana politician who served as President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008. He succeeded Quett Masire as President in 1998 and was reelected in October 2004; after ...more
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Andrew George is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Politician
Andrew Henry George is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He has been the Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Ives in Cornwall since 1997. He is the current Vice-Chairman of the ...more
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Nigel Planer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Author
Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones. He has appeared in many West End ...more
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Dan Norris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Politician
Dan Norris is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Wansdyke from 1997 until 2010. He was also a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for the ...more
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Peter Coles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Physicist, Educator, Author
Peter Coles is a theoretical cosmologist and head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex, a post he took up in February 2013. He was born in Newcastle ...more
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Robert Bazell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Sussex Alumni
Journalist, Teacher
Robert Bazell is adjunct professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. He is the former chief science and health correspondent for NBC News.