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Famous University Of York Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.6k views96 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Peter Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Peter Hitchens

    Commentator, Journalist

    Age68

    BirthplaceSliema, Malta

    Peter Jonathan Hitchens (born 28 October 1951) is an English conservative journalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Ian Bailey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Age61

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Ian Bailey (born 1959 in Kent, England) was the Head Buyer and later Financial Director of... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Haleh Afshar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Haleh Afshar

    Educator, Writer

    Age76

    BirthplaceTehran, Iran, Tehran Province, Eurasia, Greater Tehran

    Haleh Afshar, Baroness Afshar, (Persian: هاله افشار‎; born 21 May 1944) is a British... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Aníbal Cavaco Silva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Aníbal Cavaco Silva

    Detective, Politician

    Age81

    BirthplaceBoliqueime, Portugal

    Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, GCC, GColL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈniβɐɫ ɐ̃ˈtɔɲu kɐˈvaku... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    David Osmond-Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    David Osmond-Smith

    Conductor, Author

    AgeDec. at 61 (1946-2007)

    BirthplaceWorthing, United Kingdom

    David Osmond-Smith (27 December 1946 - 31 May 2007) was a leading British musicologist,...
  • 6
    Harry Enfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Harry Enfield

    Television director, Comedian

    Age59

    BirthplaceHorsham, United Kingdom

    Henry Richard Enfield (born 30 May 1961) is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director. ... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Peter Lord is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Peter Lord

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age66

    BirthplaceEurasia, South West England, Bristol, United Kingdom, England

    Peter Lord, CBE (born 4 November 1953) is an English animator, film producer, director and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Greg Dyke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Greg Dyke

    Journalist, Presenter

    Age73

    BirthplaceHayes, Hillingdon, United Kingdom

    Gregory Dyke (born 20 May 1947) is a British media executive, football administrator,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Daron Acemoğlu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Daron Acemoğlu

    Professor, Economist

    Age53

    BirthplaceIstanbul, Turkey

    Kamer Daron Acemoğlu (Turkish: [daˈɾon adʒeˈmoːɫu]; born September 3, 1967) is a Turkish-born... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Adam Hart-Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Adam Hart-Davis

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age77

    BirthplaceHenley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

    Adam John Hart-Davis (born 4 July 1943) is an English scientist, author, photographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Jung Chang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Jung Chang

    Writer

    Age68

    BirthplaceYibin, China

    Jung Chang (simplified Chinese: 张戎; traditional Chinese: 張戎; pinyin: Zhāng Róng; Wade–Giles:... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Jane Hillston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Jane Hillston

    Computer scientist

    Age57

    Jane Elizabeth Hillston (born 1963) is Professor of Quantitative Modelling and an EPSRC... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Fabian Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Fabian Hamilton

    Politician

    Age65

    BirthplaceEurasia, Greater London, United Kingdom, London, England

    Fabian Uziell-Hamilton (born 12 April 1955) is a British Labour Party politician who has been... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Andrea Barber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Age44

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Andrea Laura Barber (born July 3, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for playing Kimmy... more on Wikipedia

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

    Richard Burden

    Politician

    Age66

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Richard Haines Burden (born 1 September 1954) is a British Labour Party politician who has... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Tony Banks, Baron Stratford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    AgeDec. at 64 (1942-2006)

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Anthony Louis Banks, Baron Stratford (8 April 1942 – 8 January 2006) was a British Labour... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    James Callis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Age49

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    James Nicholas Callis (born 4 June 1971) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Dr.... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Andrew Brons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Andrew Brons

    Politician, Lecturer

    Age73

    BirthplaceMetropolitan Borough of Hackney

    Andrew Henry William Brons (born 3 June 1947, London) is a British politician and former MEP.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Spencer Reece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Age57

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut

    Spencer Reece is a poet and presbyter who lives in Madrid, Spain. He graduated from Wesleyan... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Meg Munn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Meg Munn

    Politician

    Age61

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Margaret Patricia Munn (born 1959) is the first Independent Chair of the Church of England’s... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Alvin Pang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Age48

    BirthplaceSingapore

    Alvin Pang (Chinese: 冯啟明; pinyin: Féng Qǐ Míng; born 1972, Singapore) was named 2005 Young... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Greg Mulholland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni
    Gregory Thomas Mulholland (born 31 August 1970) is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Linda Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Linda Grant

    Journalist, Novelist

    Age69

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

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

    Han Seung-soo

    Politician, Professor

    Age83

    BirthplaceChuncheon, South Korea

    Han Seung-soo (born 28 December 1936) is a South Korean politician and diplomat. He was Prime... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Margot Livesey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of York Alumni

    Margot Livesey

    Author, Writer

    Age67

    BirthplaceScotland

    Margot Livesey (born 1953) is a Scottish-born writer. She is the author of eight novels, a... more on Wikipedia
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