University College London Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University College London. The list includes people like Rabindranath Tagore, Ricky Gervais, Alexander Graham Bell, John Stuart Mill & Francis Crick. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, engineers and media personalities etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Chris Martin
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'Coldplay')

Chris Martin
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Whitestone, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 
Christopher Nolan
(Film Director - Known for His Ambitious & Visually Impressive Films)

Christopher Nolan
33
Birthdate: July 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

 3 
Mahatma Gandhi
(Indian Freedom Fighter who Employed Non-violent Resistance & Known as 'Father of the Nation')

Mahatma Gandhi
156
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Porbandar, India
Died: January 30, 1948

 4 
Alexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

Alexander Graham Bell
27
Birthdate: March 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: August 2, 1922

Rabindranath Tagore
51
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941

 6 
John Stuart Mill
(The Most Influential English-Speaking Philosopher of the Nineteenth Century)

John Stuart Mill
5
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: May 7, 1873

 7 
Robert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)

Robert Browning
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: December 12, 1889
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 8 
Ricky Gervais
(Actor, Comedian)

Ricky Gervais
14
Birthdate: June 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Whitley, Reading, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 
Francis Crick
(Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner)

Francis Crick
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England
Died: July 28, 2004

 10 
Jomo Kenyatta
(1st President of Kenya (1964–1978) and the 1st Prime Minister of Kenya (1963–1964))

Jomo Kenyatta
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gatundu, Kenya
Died: August 22, 1978

 11 
Joseph Lister
(British Medical Scientist and a Pioneer in the Field of Antiseptic Medicine and Surgery)

Joseph Lister
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upton House, West Ham, England
Died: February 10, 1912

 12 

Thomas Henry Huxley
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: June 29, 1895

 13 
Matthew Vaughn
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Writer)

Matthew Vaughn
1
Birthdate: March 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 
Gilbert K. Chesterton
(One of the Greatest Writers of the 20th Century Best Known as the 'Prince of Paradox')

Gilbert K. Chesterton
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1936

 15 
David Irving
(Author)

David Irving
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hutton, Brentwood, England

 16 
Emma Thomas
(Film producer)

Emma Thomas
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 17 
Ken Follett
(Novelist)

Ken Follett
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

 18 
Carol Thatcher
(Journalist)

Carol Thatcher
2
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 19 
Gustav Holst
(Was an English Composer)

Gustav Holst
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 21, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Died: May 25, 1934

 20 
Derek Jarman
(Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Diarist, Painter, Costume designer, LGBT rights activist)

Derek Jarman
0
Birthdate: January 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northwood
Died: February 19, 1994

 21 
Adrian Smith
(Guitarist)

Adrian Smith
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 22 
Jonny Buckland
(Guitarist)

Jonny Buckland
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London Borough of Islington

 23 
Justine Frischmann
(Was the Lead Singer of the Britpop band 'Elastica' and Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Suede')

Justine Frischmann
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 

Pietro Boselli
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Negrar, Italy
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 25 
Charles K. Kao
(Electrical Engineer and Physicist Who Developed the Use of "Fiber Optics" in Telecommunications)

Charles K. Kao
57
Birthdate: November 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: September 23, 2018

 26 

Tamara Ecclestone
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

Mulk Raj Anand
180
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
Died: September 28, 2004

 28 
Raymond Cattell
(Psychologist)

Raymond Cattell
0
Birthdate: March 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England
Died: February 2, 1998

 29 
Karen Mok
(First female Hong Kong singer to win the Golden Melody Award and has won it a total of three times)

Karen Mok
1
Birthdate: June 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 30 
David Baddiel
(Comedian, Novelist)

David Baddiel
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Troy, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 31 

Rachel Hurd-Wood
1
Birthdate: August 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Streatham, London, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 
Christian Jessen
(Physician)

Christian Jessen
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 33 
Clarissa Dickson Wright
(Celebrity chef)

Clarissa Dickson Wright
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St John's Wood, London, England
Died: March 15, 2014

 34 
Mary Nighy
(Actress)

Mary Nighy
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

 35 
Will Champion
(Drummer, Singer)

Will Champion
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton

 36 
Jess Greenberg
(YouTuber, Singer, Acoustic Guitarist.)

Jess Greenberg
1
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 37 
Marie Stopes
(Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists)

Marie Stopes
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: October 2, 1958

 38 
Layla Moran
(Politician.)

Layla Moran
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England, UK

James Robertson Justice
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lewisham, England
Died: July 2, 1975

 40 

Brett Anderson
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 41 
Jane Fallon
(Novelist)

Jane Fallon
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 42 
Itō Hirobumi
(Politician, Diplomat)

Itō Hirobumi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1841
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yamaguchi Prefecture
Died: October 26, 1909

 43 
Junichiro Koizumi
(Politician)

Junichiro Koizumi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 44 
Hans Eysenck
(Psychologist)

Hans Eysenck
1
Birthdate: March 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 4, 1997

 45 

Freddie Stroma
5
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 46 
Geoffrey Elton
(Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher, Lawyer)

Geoffrey Elton
0
Birthdate: August 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tübingen
Died: December 3, 1994

 47 

Dominic Keating
0
Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leicester,England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 48 

Surendranath Banerjee
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: August 6, 1925

 49 
Isa Guha
(English Cricket Commentator and Former Cricketer Who Played as a Right-Arm Fast-Medium Bowler and Right-Handed Batter)

Isa Guha
5
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

 50 
Joseph Chamberlain
(Politician)

Joseph Chamberlain
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom
Died: July 2, 1914
University College London is highly popular across the world, especially among students who want to pursue their postgraduate studies. Also commonly known as ‘UCL’, this great institution is the third oldest in the whole of England. Scroll to see the names of famous celebrities who studied at University College London. The achievements of many of these former students are simply outstanding. The notable alumni of UCL have played a vital role in making it a renowned institution. Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell is the inventor of the telephone, a genius who has made communication across the world pretty convenient. Indian freedom fighter and lawyer Mahatma Gandhi, Acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan as well as English singer and songwriter Chris Martin are a few famous personalities who studied at UCL. Mahatma Gandhi was the face of the Indian freedom movement and in a great way helped his country gain freedom from the British. Christopher Nolan is one of the most loved filmmakers of recent times and has made several blockbusters like ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Interstellar’. Many youngsters of today are filmmaking aspirants, thanks to Nolan’s contribution to cinema. Popular English comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is another alumnus of University College London who has made his alma mater pretty proud. These individuals are now role models to many people across the world and have been inspiring them to pursue their dreams. We've compiled a list of some of the most famous Harvard students of all time, along with the field/area of their achievements. This list of notable University College London alumni is based on the individual’s achievements and fame. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by some of the notable University College London alumni who made it to this list.