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Famous Westminster School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Gavin Rossdale

    Gavin Rossdale

    Film Score Composer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceLondon NW6, Eurasia, NW postcode area, London Borough of Brent, Kilburn

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  • 2
    Helena Bonham Carter

    Helena Bonham Carter

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceGolders Green, London, United Kingdom

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  • 3
    Alice Eve


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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  • 4
    Nick Clegg

    Nick Clegg

    Spokesperson, Politician


    BirthplaceChalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

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  • 5
    John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Theatre Director, Theatrical producer

    AgeDec. at 96 (1904-2000)

    BirthplaceSouth Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Lancelot Blackburne

    AgeDec. at 85 (1658-1743)

    Lancelot Blackburne (sometimes Blackburn, Blackborne or Blackbourn[e]; 10 December 1658 – 23... more on Wikipedia
  • 7


    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

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  • 8
    Colin Turnbull

    Colin Turnbull

    Anthropologist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1924-1994)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Colin Macmillan Turnbull (November 23, 1924 – July 28, 1994) was a British-American... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Francis Lewis
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  • 10
    John Burgoyne

    John Burgoyne


    AgeDec. at 70 (1722-1792)

    BirthplaceSutton, Bedfordshire, England

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  • 11

    John Freeman

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 99 (1915-2014)

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

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  • 12
    Nicholas Udall
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  • 13
    Arthur Dee

    Arthur Dee

    Chemist, Physician

    AgeDec. at 72 (1579-1651)

    Arthur Dee (13 July 1579 – September or October 1651) was a physician and alchemist. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Philip Carr-Gomm
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  • 15
    George Herbert

    George Herbert

    Priest, Poet

    AgeDec. at 40 (1593-1633)

    BirthplaceMontgomery, United Kingdom

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  • 16
    John Dryden

    John Dryden

    Poet, Literary critic

    AgeDec. at 69 (1631-1700)

    BirthplaceAldwincle, United Kingdom

    John Dryden (; 19 August [O.S. 9 August] 1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] 1700) was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Ben Jonson

    Ben Jonson

    Poet, Actor

    AgeDec. at 65 (1572-1637)

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

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  • 18
    Tony Benn

    Tony Benn

    Diarist, Politician

    AgeDec. at 89 (1925-2014)

    BirthplaceMarylebone, London, United Kingdom

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  • 19
    Peter Ustinov

    Peter Ustinov

    Journalist, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 83 (1921-2004)

    BirthplaceSwiss Cottage, London, United Kingdom

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  • 20
    Louis Theroux

    Louis Theroux

    Television producer, Film Producer



    Louis Sebastian Theroux (; born 20 May 1970) is a British-American documentary filmmaker,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Peter Asher

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceHarlesden, London, United Kingdom

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  • 22
    George Rose

    George Rose


    AgeDec. at 74 (1744-1818)

    BirthplaceBrechin, United Kingdom

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  • 23
    Francis Atterbury
    Francis Atterbury (6 March 1663 – 22 February 1732) was an English man of letters, politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Jeremy Bentham

    Jeremy Bentham

    Philosopher, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1748-1832)

    BirthplaceSpitalfields, London, United Kingdom

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  • 25
    Henry Purcell

    AgeDec. at 36 (1659-1695)

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

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