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

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

These graduates, like Helena Bonham Carter and Alice Eve include images when available.

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

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Gavin Rossdale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an English musician and actor, known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. Following Bush's separation in 2002, which lasted for eight years, ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer Helena Bonham Carter CBE is an English actress. She made her acting debut in a television adaptation of K. M. Peyton's A Pattern of Roses before her debut film role as the titular character in ...more

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Alice Eve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Actor Alice Sophia Eve is an English actress known for her roles in the films Starter for 10, Crossing Over, She's Out of My League, The Raven, Men in Black 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Nick Clegg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician Nicholas William Peter "Nick" Clegg is a British politician who since 2010 has been Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Lord President of the Council, as part of the ...more

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John Gielgud is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Actor Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH, was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades. With Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, he was one of the trinity of actors who ...more

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Lancelot Blackburne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Pirate Lancelot Blackburne was an English clergyman, who became Archbishop of York, and – in popular belief – a pirate. He was described by Horace Walpole, in his Memories, as "…Blackbourn, the ...more

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Mika is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Mika, stylized as MIKA, is a Lebanese-British singer and songwriter. After recording his first extended play, Dodgy Holiday, Mika was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2007 in ...more

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Colin Turnbull is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Anthropologist, Writer Colin Macmillan Turnbull was a British-American anthropologist who came to public attention with the popular books The Forest People and The Mountain People, and one of the first anthropologists ...more

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Francis Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Francis Lewis was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New York. Born in Llangurig, Powys, Wales, he was the child of Morgan Lewis and Anne ...more

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John Burgoyne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Politician General John Burgoyne was a British army officer, politician and dramatist. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, most notably during the ...more

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John Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Broadcaster John Freeman, MBE was a British politician, diplomat and broadcaster. He was the Labour Member of Parliament for Watford from 1945 to 1955.

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Nicholas Udall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Nicholas Udall was an English playwright, cleric, and schoolmaster, the author of Ralph Roister Doister, generally regarded as the first comedy written in the English language.

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Arthur Dee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Chemist, Physician, Writer Arthur Dee was a physician and alchemist. He was the eldest son of John Dee by his third wife, Jane, daughter of Bartholomew Fromond of East Cheam, Surrey, and was born at Mortlake on 13 July ...more

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Philip Carr-Gomm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Philip Carr-Gomm is an author in the fields of psychology and Druidry, a psychologist, and one of the leaders and Chosen Chief of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

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George Herbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Priest, Poet, Orator George Herbert was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest. Herbert's poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he is recognized as "a pivotal ...more

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John Dryden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Poet, Literary critic, Writer John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point ...more

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Ben Jonson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Poet, Actor, Playwright Ben Jonson was an English playwright, poet, and literary critic of the seventeenth century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the ...more

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Tony Benn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Diarist, Politician Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn was a British politician who was a Member of Parliament for 47 years between 1950 and 2001 and a Cabinet minister under Harold Wilson and James ...more

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Peter Ustinov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Journalist, Diplomat, Film Producer Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, ...more

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Louis Theroux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Louis Sebastian Theroux is an English documentary filmmaker and broadcaster. He is best known for his documentaries in the television series Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends and When Louis Met..., ...more

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Peter Asher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Musician Peter L. Asher CBE is a British guitarist, singer, manager and record producer. He first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the pop music vocal duo Peter and Gordon, before going on ...more

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George Rose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Politician George Rose was a British politician.

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Francis Atterbury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Francis Atterbury was an English man of letters, politician and bishop. A High Church Tory and Jacobite, he gained patronage under Queen Anne, but was mistrusted by the Hanoverian Whig ...more

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Jeremy Bentham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Philosopher, Lawyer Jeremy Bentham was a British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer. He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism. Bentham became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of ...more

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Henry Purcell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Composer Henry Purcell, was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is ...more

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Abraham Cowley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Abraham Cowley was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and

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Gary Holton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor Gary Frederick Holton was an English singer-songwriter, musician and actor from London. He was the frontman of the band Heavy Metal Kids, he worked with Casino Steel, and played the part of ...more

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Percy Dearmer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Percy Dearmer Percival "Percy" Dearmer was an English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The Parson's Handbook, a liturgical manual for Anglican clergy. A lifelong socialist, he was an ...more

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James Brandon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
James Brandon Journalist

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Robert Herrick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Poet, Clergy, Cleric Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for his book of poems, Hesperides. This includes the carpe diem poem To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time, with ...more

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Cyril Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Priest, Educator Cyril Jackson was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford 1783–1809. Jackson was born in Yorkshire, and educated at Manchester Grammar School, Westminster School and the University of Oxford. In 1771 he ...more

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Alexander Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Barrister, Cartoonist, Animator Alexander "Alex" Williams is an English film animator and cartoonist. He is the son of animator Richard Williams. He has worked on numerous animated films, and is the author of the ...more

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Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Physiologist, Physicist Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, OM PRS was an English electrophysiologist and recipient of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physiology, won jointly with Sir Charles Sherrington for work on the ...more

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Roger Norrington is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Conductor Sir Roger Arthur Carver Norrington, is a British conductor. He is the son of Sir Arthur Norrington and his brother is Humphrey Thomas Norrington. Norrington studied at The Royal Conservatory of ...more

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Fredric Warburg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Publisher, Author Fredric John Warburg was a British publisher best known for his association with the author George Orwell. During a career spanning a large part of the 20th century and ending in 1971 Warburg ...more

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Adam Buxton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Editor, Television director, Comedian Adam Offord Buxton is an English comedian and actor. With Joe Cornish, he forms one half of the duo Adam and Joe. The pair presented Adam and Joe on BBC Radio 6 Music, whilst Buxton also ...more

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John Bigge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Barrister John Thomas Bigge was an English judge and royal commissioner. Bigge was born at Benton House, Northumberland, England, the second son of Thomas Charles Bigge, High Sheriff of Northumberland in ...more

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Andrew Lloyd Webber is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Impresario, Film Score Composer, Theatre Director Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He ...more

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Dominic Grieve is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Politician, Barrister Dominic Charles Roberts Grieve, QC is a British Conservative politician, barrister, Queen's Counsel and a Member of the Privy Council. He has been the Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield since ...more

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Nevil Maskelyne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Astronomer The Reverend Dr Nevil Maskelyne FRS was the fifth British Astronomer Royal. He held the office from 1765 to 1811.

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Bruno Maddox is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Journalist, Novelist Bruno P. Maddox is a British literary novelist and journalist who is best known for his critically lauded novel My Little Blue Dress and for his satirical magazine essays. After graduating from ...more

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Robert Hooke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Physicist, Architect Robert Hooke FRS was an English natural philosopher, architect and polymath. His adult life comprised three distinct periods: as a scientific inquirer lacking money; achieving great wealth and ...more

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Richard Stone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Economist, Statistician Sir John Richard Nicholas Stone was an eminent British economist, educated at Westminster School, Cambridge University, who in 1984 received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for ...more

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Stephen Poliakoff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Television producer Stephen Poliakoff, CBE, FRSL is an acclaimed British playwright, director and scriptwriter, best known for his work as a television dramatist.

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Kim Philby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Spy Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby was a high-ranking member of British intelligence who worked as a double agent before defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963. He served as both an ...more

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Richard Doll is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Statistician Sir William Richard Shaboe Doll CH OBE FRS was a British physiologist who became the foremost epidemiologist of the 20th century, turning the subject into a rigorous science. He was a pioneer in ...more

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Ruth Kelly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Politician Ruth Maria Kelly is an economist and the Senior Manager of HSBC for Strategy and Global Business. She was a British Labour Party politician, serving as Member of Parliament for Bolton West from ...more

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John Pell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Linguist, Mathematician John Pell was an English mathematician.

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Martin Amis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Author Martin Louis Amis is an English novelist. His best-known novels are Money and London Fields. He has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience and has been listed for ...more

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Charles Williams, Baron Willia... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Westminster School Alumni
Banker Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel CBE PC is a retired business executive and a Labour peer. In his 20s he played first-class cricket while at university and for several ...more