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Famous Uppingham School Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Uppingham School and be of some renown.

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

List contains graduates like Stephen Fry and Boris Karloff.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Uppingham School?” and “Which celebrities are Uppingham School alumni?”
  • 1

    Stephen Fry

    Businessperson, Poet


    BirthplaceHampstead, London, England, UK


    Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian and writer. He and Hugh Laurie are the comic double act Fry and Laurie, who starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and...  more

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  • 2

    Boris Karloff

    Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 82 (1887-1969)

    BirthplaceLondon, England, UK


    Alternative NameBoris Karloff

    William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff (), was an English actor who was primarily known for his roles in horror films. He portrayed...  more

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  • 3

    Johnny Vaughan

    Journalist, Television producer


    BirthplaceBarnet, London, England, UK


    Jonathan Randal Vaughan (born 16 July 1966) is an English television and radio personality and a film critic. He was the main presenter of Capital Breakfast alongside Lisa Snowdon on 95.8 Capital FM...  more
  • 4

    Jenny Willott



    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Merton, London, United Kingdom


    Jennifer Nancy Willott (born 29 May 1974) is a British politician. She was the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central from 2005 to 2015. Willott became a junior minister in the...  more
  • 5

    Ralph Freeman

    Civil engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 87 (1911-1998)


    Sir Ralph Freeman (3 February 1911 – 24 August 1998) was an English civil engineer, responsible for the design of the Humber Suspension Bridge - the longest in the world until 1998. He was the son of...  more
  • 6

    Thomas George Bonney

    Geologist, Mountaineer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1833-1923)

    BirthplaceRugeley, United Kingdom


    Thomas George Bonney (27 July 1833 – 10 December 1923) was an English geologist, president of the Geological Society of London....  more
  • 7

    Mark Haddon

    Illustrator, Novelist


    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom


    Mark Haddon (born 28 October 1962) is an English novelist, best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003). He won the Whitbread Award, the Dolly Gray Children's Literature...  more
  • 8


    BirthplaceOxfordshire, United Kingdom


    Christopher Richard "Rick" Stein, (born 4 January 1947) is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter. Along with business partner Jill Stein he has run the Stein hotel and...  more
  • 9

    George Ivatt

    Mechanical engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1886-1976)


    Henry George Ivatt (4 May 1886 – 4 October 1976) known as George Ivatt, was the post-war Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London Midland and Scottish Railway. He was the son of the Great Northern...  more
  • 10

    Arthur Somervell

    Sir Arthur Somervell (5 June 1863 – 2 May 1937) was an English composer and art song writer. After Hubert Parry, he was one of the most successful and influential writers of art song in the English...  more
  • 11
    George Stanhope (5 March 1660 – 18 March 1728) was a clergyman of the Church of England, rising to be Dean of Canterbury and a Royal Chaplain. He was also amongst the commissioners responsible for...  more
  • 12

    Charles Dunstone



    BirthplaceSaffron Walden, United Kingdom


    Sir Charles William Dunstone, CVO (born 21 November 1964) is the British co-founder and former chairman of mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse, former chairman of multinational electrical and...  more
  • 13

    Jonathan Agnew

    Commentator, Cricketer


    BirthplaceMacclesfield, United Kingdom


    Jonathan Philip Agnew, (born 4 April 1960) is an English cricket broadcaster and a former professional cricketer. He was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and educated at Uppingham School. He is...  more
  • 14

    Andrew Hewitt

    Film Score Composer, Musician




    Andrew Hewitt (born 28 March 1976) is a film composer based in Los Angeles....  more
  • 15

    AgeDec. at 64 (1912-1976)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom


    William Norman Trevor Sansom FRSL (18 January 1912 – 20 April 1976) was a British novelist, travel and short story writer known for his highly descriptive prose style....  more
  • 16

    Norman Douglas

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1868-1952)

    BirthplaceThüringen, Austria, Austria


    George Norman Douglas (8 December 1868 – 7 February 1952) was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind. His travel books such as his 1915 Old Calabria were also appreciated for...  more
  • 17

    Tom Ryder

    Thomas P. Ryder (born 21 February 1985 in Nottingham, England) is a former rugby union player who played at lock, latterly for Yorkshire Carnegie in the RFU Championship....  more
  • 18

    Dan Hipkiss

    Daniel James Hipkiss (born 4 June 1982) is a retired rugby union player who won 13 caps for England between 2007–10, including playing in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final, and played 130 times for...  more
  • 19

    Ernest William Hornung

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 55 (1866-1921)

    BirthplaceMiddlesbrough, United Kingdom


    Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung...  more
  • 20

    Christian Jessen

    Physician, Presenter


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom


    Christian Spencer Jessen (born 4 March 1977) is a British physician, television presenter and writer, best known for presenting Channel 4 programmes such as Embarrassing Bodies (2007–2015) and...  more
  • 21

    Adrian Bell

    Journalist, Farmer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1901-1980)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom


    Adrian Bell (4 October 1901 – 1980) was an English ruralist journalist and farmer, and the first compiler of The Times crossword....  more
  • 22

    Johnny Hammond

    John "Johnny" Hammond (28 July 1860 – 21 November 1907) was an English rugby union forward who, although not capped for England, was part of three British Lions tours, all to South Africa. He gained...  more
  • 23

    Ernest Newton


    AgeDec. at 66 (1856-1922)


    Ernest Newton, FRIBA, ARA was an English architect and President of Royal Institute of British Architects....  more
  • 24

    Adrian Dixon



    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom


    Adrian Kendal Dixon FRCR, FRCP, FRCS, FMedSci (born 1948) was the Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. until 30 June 2016. He is now closely involved in the University of Cambridge administration, both...  more
  • 25

    Arthur Rotherham

    Arthur Rotherham (27 May 1869 – 3 March 1946) was an English rugby union scrum-half who was a member of the first official British Isles tour and was later capped for the England team....  more