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Famous University Of York Alumni

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

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

Items here include everything from James Callis to Harry Enfield.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of York?” and “Which celebrities are University of York alumni?”
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Peter Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author

Age: 67

Birthplace: Sliema, Malta

Peter Jonathan Hitchens (born 28 October 1951) is an English conservative journalist and author. Hitchens writes for The Mail on Sunday and is a former foreign correspondent in Moscow and ...more
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Ian Bailey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Writer

Age: 60

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Ian Bailey (born 1959 in Kent, England) was the Head Buyer and later Financial Director of Games Workshop until 1985. He left Games Workshop to write books and develop games. He has had seven ...more
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Haleh Afshar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Educator, Writer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran, Tehran Province, Eurasia, Greater Tehran

Haleh Afshar, Baroness Afshar, (Persian: هاله افشار‎; born 21 May 1944) is a British professor in politics and women's studies at the University of York, England and a life peer in the House of ...more
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Aníbal Cavaco Sil... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Detective, Politician, Lecturer

Age: 79

Birthplace: Boliqueime, Portugal

Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, GCC, GColL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈniβɐɫ ɐ̃ˈtɔɲu kɐˈvaku ˈsiɫvɐ]; born 15 July 1939), is an economist who was the 19th President of Portugal, in ...more
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David Osmond-Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Conductor, Author, Musicologist

Age: Dec. at 61 (1946-2007)

Birthplace: Worthing, United Kingdom

David Osmond-Smith (27 December 1946 - 31 May 2007) was a leading British musicologist, author, and academic. Born in Worthing, West Sussex, he was educated at Magdalen College school, Oxford ...more
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Harry Enfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Screenwriter

Age: 57

Birthplace: Horsham, United Kingdom

Henry Richard Enfield (born 30 May 1961) is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is known in particular for his television work, including Harry Enfield's Television Programme ...more

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Peter Lord is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 65

Birthplace: Bristol, United Kingdom

Peter Lord, CBE (born 4 November 1953) is an English animator, film producer, director and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio, an animation firm best known for its ...more
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Greg Dyke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Journalist, Presenter

Age: 71

Birthplace: Hayes, Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Gregory Dyke (born 20 May 1947) is a British media executive, football administrator, journalist and broadcaster. Since the 1960s, Dyke has had a long career in the UK in print and then ...more
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Daron Acemoğlu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Professor, Economist

Age: 51

Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Kamer Daron Acemoğlu (Turkish: [daˈɾon adʒeˈmoːɫu]; born September 3, 1967) is a Turkish-born American economist who has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 1993. He ...more
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Adam Hart-Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Presenter

Age: 75

Birthplace: Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Adam John Hart-Davis (born 4 July 1943) is an English scientist, author, photographer, historian and broadcaster, well known in the UK for presenting the BBC television series Local Heroes and ...more
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Jung Chang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Jung Chang Writer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Yibin, China

Jung Chang (simplified Chinese: 张戎; traditional Chinese: 張戎; pinyin: Zhāng Róng; Wade–Giles: Chang Jung, Mandarin pronunciation: [tʂɑ́ŋ ɻʊ̌ŋ], born 25 March 1952) is a Chinese-born ...more
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Jane Hillston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Computer scientist

Age: 56

Jane Elizabeth Hillston (born 1963) is Professor of Quantitative Modelling and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.Hillston received ...more
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Fabian Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Politician

Age: 63

Birthplace: City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Fabian Uziell-Hamilton (born 12 April 1955) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds North East since 1997. He was appointed Shadow Minister for ...more
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Andrea Barber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Actor

Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Andrea Laura Barber (born July 3, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for playing Kimmy Gibbler in the ABC sitcom Full House and the Netflix sequel series Fuller House.

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Richard Burden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Politician

Age: 64

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Richard Haines Burden (born 1 September 1954) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Northfield since 1992. He served as a Shadow ...more
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Tony Banks, Baron Stratf... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 64 (1942-2006)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Anthony Louis Banks, Baron Stratford (8 April 1942 – 8 January 2006) was a British Labour Party politician who was a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2005 and subsequently a Member of the House ...more
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James Callis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Actor

Age: 47

Birthplace: London, England

James Nicholas Callis (born 4 June 1971) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series, and Bridget ...more
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Andrew Brons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Politician, Lecturer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney

Andrew Henry William Brons (born 3 June 1947, London) is a British politician and former MEP. Long active in far-right politics in Britain, he was elected as a Member of the European Parliament ...more
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Spencer Reece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Poet

Age: 55

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut

Spencer Reece is a poet and presbyter who lives in Madrid, Spain. He graduated from Wesleyan University (1985). Reece received his M.A. from the University of York (UK), his M.T.S. from the ...more
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Meg Munn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Politician

Age: 59

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Margaret Patricia Munn (born 1959) is the first Independent Chair of the Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel, ProChancellor and Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors of Sheffield ...more
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Alvin Pang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Writer

Age: 47

Birthplace: Singapore

Alvin Pang (Chinese: 冯啟明; pinyin: Féng Qǐ Míng; born 1972, Singapore) was named 2005 Young Artist of the Year (Literature) by the National Arts Council Singapore. He holds a First ...more
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Greg Mulholland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

Age: 48

Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Gregory Thomas Mulholland (born 31 August 1970) is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom who was the MP for Leeds North West. He was first elected at the 2005 general election, ...more
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Linda Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Journalist, Novelist

Age: 68

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Linda Grant (born 15 February 1951) is an English novelist and journalist.
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Han Seung-soo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Politician, Professor, Economist

Age: 82

Birthplace: Chuncheon, South Korea

Han Seung-soo (born 28 December 1936) is a South Korean politician and diplomat. He was Prime Minister of South Korea from 29 February 2008 to 28 September 2009, and was the President of the ...more
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Margot Livesey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
Author, Writer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Scotland

Margot Livesey (born 1953) is a Scottish-born writer. She is the author of eight novels, a collection of short stories, a collection of essays on writing and the co-author, with Lynn Klamkin, of ...more