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

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

List ranges from Joss Whedon to Saif Ali Khan, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Winchester College?” and “Which celebrities are Winchester College alumni?”
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Lord Alfred Douglas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Poet, Writer
Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, nicknamed Bosie, was an English author, poet and translator, better known as the friend and lover of writer Oscar Wilde. Much of his early poetry was Uranian in theme, ...more
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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Captain James Robert "Jack" White DSO was one of the co-founders of the Irish Citizen Army.
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Ian Gow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Politician, Solicitor
Ian Reginald Edward Gow, TD was a British Conservative politician and solicitor. While serving as Member of Parliament for Eastbourne, he was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican ...more
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Patrick Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Patrick Gale is a British novelist. Gale was born in 1962 on the Isle of Wight, the youngest of four children. His father was the prison governor of HM Prison Camp Hill on the Isle of Wight, and ...more
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G. H. Hardy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist
Godfrey Harold Hardy FRS was an English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis. He is usually known by those outside the field of mathematics for ...more
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Robert Conquest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Historian, Researcher, Writer
George Robert Acworth Conquest CMG, OBE, FBA, FAAAS, FRSL, FBIS is an Anglo-American historian and poet notable for his influential works of Soviet history which include The Great Terror: ...more
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Nicholas Boles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Politician
Nicholas Edward Coleridge "Nick" Boles is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for the Grantham and Stamford constituency in Lincolnshire. Boles ...more
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Anthony Asquith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Screenwriter, Film Director
The Honourable Anthony Asquith was a leading English film director. He collaborated successfully with playwright Terence Rattigan on The Winslow Boy and The Browning Version, among other ...more
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Nicholas Udall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Winchester College 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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Joss Whedon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Comic book creator, Film Score Composer, Television director
Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon is an American screenwriter, film and television director, film and television producer, comic book author, composer and actor. He is the founder of Mutant ...more
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George Mallory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Mountaineer, Teacher
George Herbert Leigh Mallory was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. During the 1924 British Mount Everest ...more
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Laird Cregar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Actor
Laird Cregar was an American film actor.
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Hugh Gaitskell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell CBE PC was a British Labour politician who held Cabinet office in Clement Attlee's governments, and was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition ...more
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William Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Playwright
William Whitehead was an English poet and playwright. He became Poet Laureate in 1757 after Thomas Gray declined the position.
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Stephen Bicknell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Stephen Bicknell was a leading British organ builder and writer about the organ.
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Saif Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Musician, Film Producer, Actor
Saif Ali Khan is the son of Mansoor Ali Khan.
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Freeman Dyson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Professor
Freeman John Dyson FRS is an English-born theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. Dyson is ...more
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Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Model, Actor
Hugh Michael Horace Dancy is an English actor and model. He is best known for his roles as Will Graham in the television series Hannibal and as Prince Charmont in Ella Enchanted. In 2006, he was ...more
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George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jell... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Banker
George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, KBE, DSO, MC, PC, FRS was a British politician and statesman, diplomat and businessman. Lord Jellicoe was the only son but sixth and ...more
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Colin Clark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Economist, Statistician
Colin Grant Clark was a British and Australian economist and statistician who worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia. He pioneered the use of the gross national product as the basis for ...more
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Tim Brooke-Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE is an English comic actor. He became active in performing in comedy sketches while at Cambridge University, and became President of the Footlights club, touring ...more
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Thomas Browne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Physician, Science writer, Writer
Sir Thomas Browne was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. Browne's writings ...more
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Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, Bt KG PC FZL DL, better known as Sir Edward Grey, 3rd Baronet, was a British Liberal statesman. He served as Foreign Secretary from 1905 to 1916, the ...more
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Charles Cripps, 1st Baron Parm... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Politician, Barrister
Charles Alfred Cripps, 1st Baron Parmoor KCVO, PC, QC was a British politician who crossed the floor from the Conservative to the Labour Party and was a strong supporter of the League of Nations ...more
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Geoffrey Howe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Winchester College Alumni
Politician, Barrister
Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon, CH Kt QC PC is a retired British Conservative politician. He was Margaret Thatcher's longest-serving Cabinet minister, successively holding ...more