University Of Birmingham Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Birmingham. The list includes people like Tim Curry, Susanne Klatten, Maurice Wilkins, John Stewart Bell & Mo Ibrahim. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, scientists, engineers and media personalities etc.
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 1 
Tim Curry
(Actor)
Tim Curry
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Birthdate: April 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grappenhall, Cheshire, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Christine McVie
(Singer-songwriter)
Christine McVie
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bouth, Lancashire, England
 3 
Matthew Goode
(English Actor Known for His Films: ‘Chasing Liberty’, ‘Stoker’, and ‘The Imitation Game’)
Matthew Goode
8
Birthdate: April 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Devon, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Michaela Coel
(British Actress and Screenwriter Known for Her TV Series: 'Chewing Gum' and 'I May Destroy You')
Michaela Coel
9
Birthdate: October 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 5 
Victoria Wood
(British Comedian Best Known for the Sketch Series ‘Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV')
Victoria Wood
3
Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Died: April 20, 2016
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Simon Le Bon
(Singer-Songwriter)
Simon Le Bon
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Tamsin Greig
(Actress)
Tamsin Greig
4
Birthdate: July 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England, UK
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Elizabeth Henstridge
0
Birthdate: September 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 9 
Tom Riley
(Actor, Producer and Director)
Tom Riley
1
Birthdate: April 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Maurice Wilkins
(Biophysicist)
Maurice Wilkins
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pongaroa, Wairarapa, New Zealand
Died: October 5, 2004
Isaac Hempstead Wright
5
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Surrey, England, UK
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Chris Tarrant
(Television presenter, Radio personality)
Chris Tarrant
0
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 13 
Sarah Kane
(Playwright, Writer)
Sarah Kane
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brentwood
Died: February 20, 1999
 14 
Anna Soubry
(British Barrister, Journalist and Member of Parliament for Broxtowe (2010 - 2019))
Anna Soubry
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
 15 
David Kelly
(Welsh Scientist and Authority on Biological Warfare)
David Kelly
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Llwynypia, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: July 17, 2003
 16 
Ann Widdecombe
(Politician)
Ann Widdecombe
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 17 
Jane Wymark
(Actress)
Jane Wymark
1
Birthdate: October 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
 18 
James Clavell
(Novelist)
James Clavell
1
Birthdate: October 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: September 7, 1994
 19 
Judy Loe
(Actress)
Judy Loe
1
Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Urmston, Manchester, England
 20 
Chris Addison
(Actor, Comedian)
Chris Addison
0
Birthdate: November 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cardiff
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
William Lane Craig
(Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher, Writer)
William Lane Craig
0
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peoria
 22 
Lori Saunders
(Actress)
Lori Saunders
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 23 
Jim Ratcliffe
(Businessperson)
Jim Ratcliffe
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Failsworth, Lancashire, England
 24 
Sister Bliss
(Pianist, Disc jockey, Composer, Record producer)
Sister Bliss
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
 25 
Yanis Varoufakis
(Greek Economist & Politician)
Yanis Varoufakis
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palaio Faliro, Greece
 26 
Ben Shephard
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Ben Shephard
3
Birthdate: December 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Epping
 27 
Philip Kerr
(Author Best Known for His 'Bernie Gunther' Series of Historical Detective Thrillers)
Philip Kerr
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 23, 2018
 28 
Gisela Stuart
(Politician)
Gisela Stuart
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Velden, Bavaria, West Germany
 29 
John Stewart Bell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: October 1, 1990
 30 
Geoffrey Hutchings
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dorchester, England
Died: July 1, 2010
 31 
Desmond Morris
(Zoologist)
Desmond Morris
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Purton, Wiltshire, England
 32 
Mo Ibrahim
(Entrepreneur)
Mo Ibrahim
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sudan
 33 
Jacquie Beltrao
(Sports presenter, Rhythmic gymnast)
Jacquie Beltrao
0
Birthdate: April 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 34 
Irving Finkel
(Philologist, Writer)
Irving Finkel
0
Birthdate: 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
 35 
Francis William Aston
(Chemist & Physicist)
Francis William Aston
2
Birthdate: September 1, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harborne, Birmingham
Died: November 20, 1945
 36 
Wavel Ramkalawan
(5th President of Seychelles)
Wavel Ramkalawan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mahé, Seychelles
 37 
Perry Christie
(3rd Prime Minister of the Bahamas)
Perry Christie
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
 38 
Suzy Aitchison
3
Birthdate: June 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marylebone, London
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Adam Osborne
(He introduced the Osborne 1, the first commercially successful portable computer)
Adam Osborne
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: March 18, 2003
 40 
Gita Gutawa
(Actress, Singer)
Gita Gutawa
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 41 
Prince Seeiso of Lesotho
(Younger brother of Lesotho's King Letsie III)
Prince Seeiso of Lesotho
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morija, Lesotho
 42 
John R. Vane
(British Pharmacologist Known for His Research on Understanding How Aspirin Produces Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Relief Effects)
John R. Vane
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tardebigge, Worcestershire
Died: November 19, 2004
 43 
Faisal Naseem
(Politician)
Faisal Naseem
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Funaadu, Fuvahmulah, Maldives
 44 
Valerie Amos, Baroness Amos
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
 45 
Sophie Bray
(Field hockey player)
Sophie Bray
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grasse, France
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, Madras Presidency, British India
Died: March 1, 2019
 47 
Kenny Anthony
(6th Prime Minister of Saint Lucia)
Kenny Anthony
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laborie, Saint Lucia
 48 
Elmira Minita Gordon
(1st Governor-General of Belize)
Elmira Minita Gordon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belize City, Belize
Died: January 1, 2021
 49 
Lily Owsley
(Field hockey player)
Lily Owsley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 50 
Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 8, 1866
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Missenden, England
Died: May 23, 1941
The University of Birmingham traces its roots back to 1828, and is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Essentially being a research oriented university, it is a founding member of the Russell Group and Universitas 21, it was also in fact the first English redbrick university to receive its own charter. After having been deemed as the University of the Year in 2014, as per the Times Education Awards, Birmingham was ranked 15th in the United Kingdom and 82nd globally, as per the QS World University Rankings 2016-17. It was also ranked 118th in the world as per the 2017 edition of the U.S News & World Report. With the student body touching nearly 34,000 in number, the University of Birmingham is the fourth largest university in UK. The university aims to enhance its renowned research facilities and provide quality education through its six major departments which are – Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The alumni of the university are well-known for dedication and quality of work that the institute was rated 90th worldwide and 10th in UK as per the 2016 Global Employability Ranking. Tamsin Greig, Matthew Goode, Chris Tarrant and Tim Curry are some of its notable alumni who have made the university proud. Here is the full-list of celebrities who attended the University of Birmingham.