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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