University Of Bristol Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Bristol. The list includes people like David Walliams, Simon Pegg, James Blunt, Alice Roberts & Paul Dirac. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, media personalities, writers, film & theater personalities and leaders etc.
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Simon Pegg
(English Actor, Screenwriter and Producer)
Simon Pegg
17
Birthdate: February 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brockworth, England, United Kingdom

Simon Pegg is a British actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. Simon Pegg achieved popularity and is best known for playing nerdy characters. Apart from being a popular actor, he is also an ardent supporter of HeForShe, a feminist campaign. In 2020, he signed an open letter urging the wealthiest to pay more tax to help fight inequality.

 2 
Will Poulter
(British Actor Known for His Film ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’)
Will Poulter
94
Birthdate: January 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Will Poulter is an English actor known for playing important roles in popular films, such as We're the Millers, The Maze Runner, and The Revenant. Will Poulter is a major inspiration to those suffering from developmental coordination disorder and dyslexia as he himself suffered from these conditions at school, which in turn encouraged him to pursue a career in acting.

 3 
David Walliams
(Comedian)
David Walliams
75
Birthdate: August 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England

Best known as Matt Lucas from Rock Profile, David Williams has judged Britain's Got Talent; written bestselling children’s books, such as The World's Worst Children series; and swum across the English Channel to raise funds for the charity Sport Relief. His philanthropic efforts won him the OBE in 2017.

 4 
Joe Alwyn
(Actor)
Joe Alwyn
40
Birthdate: February 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Joe Alwyn is an English actor, best known for his performance in films like Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Harriet. Since 2016, he has been in a relationship with Taylor Swift whose studio albums, such as Reputation, Lover, and Folklore, have songs dedicated to Joe Alwyn.

 5 
James Blunt
(Best Known for His Album "Back to Bedlam," One of the Best-Selling Albums in UK Chart History)
James Blunt
22
Birthdate: February 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tidworth, Hampshire, England
Five-time Grammy nominee James Blunt topped international charts with his single You're Beautiful. His album Back to Bedlam recorded the highest sales in the U.K. in the 2000s. He is also concerned about climate change and is known for screening the environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth before his concerts.
 6 
Paul Dirac
(One of the Most Significant Physicists of the 20th Century and Nobel Laureate)
Paul Dirac
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: October 20, 1984

English theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Paul Dirac OM FRS, counted among leading physicists of the 20th century, made fundamental contributions in the early development of quantum electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. He derived the Dirac equation while the modern theory of antimatter began with one of his papers. His book The Principles of Quantum Mechanics remains an influential monograph on the subject.

 7 
Matt Lucas
(Actor)
Matt Lucas
13
Birthdate: March 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Charlotte Ritchie
(Actress)
Charlotte Ritchie
8
Birthdate: August 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, UK
 9 
Alice Roberts
(Anthropologist)
Alice Roberts
23
Birthdate: May 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bristol
Biological anthropologist Alice Roberts has taught at the University of Birmingham and led the charity Humanists UK. She gained fame as the presenter of shows such as Dr. Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young and The Incredible Human Journey. She has also authored books such as The Complete Human Body.
 10 
Jeremy Wade
(Television presenter, Writer)
Jeremy Wade
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Jeremy Wade is a British TV presenter, biologist, and freshwater detective. He is best known for his TV series River Monsters, Mighty Rivers, and Dark Waters. He attended the University of Kent and began his career as a biology teacher. He made his TV debut by chance and didn’t take long to become a popular TV presenter. 

 11 
Jemima Khan
(Screenwriter)
Jemima Khan
5
Birthdate: January 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 12 
Stephanie Cole
(Actress)
Stephanie Cole
4
Birthdate: October 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Solihull, Warwickshire, England, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Klaus Fuchs
(Theoretical Physicist and Atomic Spy)
Klaus Fuchs
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rüsselsheim, German Empire
Died: January 28, 1988

German theoretical physicist Klaus Fuchs worked on many significant theoretical calculations relating to the first nuclear weapons. He was also an atomic spy who provided information about nuclear weapons production to the Soviet Union during World War II. He was convicted and jailed for nine years, following which he resumed his career as a physicist.

 14 
Michael Winterbottom
(Film director, Film editor, Screenwriter)
Michael Winterbottom
0
Birthdate: March 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blackburn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Tim Pigott-Smith
(Actor)
Tim Pigott-Smith
2
Birthdate: May 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rugby, Warwickshire, England, UK
Died: April 7, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Chris Morris
(Writer)
Chris Morris
3
Birthdate: September 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bristol, England

Chris Morris is an English actor and filmmaker. He is known for his deadpan dark humor and surrealism and often dabbles in controversial subjects in his works. Along with radio producer Armando Iannucci, he created the TV show The Day Today, which went on to be hailed as one of the most important satirical shows of the 1990s. 

 17 
Marcus Brigstocke
(British Comedian and Actor)
Marcus Brigstocke
1
Birthdate: May 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guildford, England
 18 
David Knopfler
(British Singer and Founder of the Popular Rock Band 'Dire Straits')
David Knopfler
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

David Knopfler is a British singer and songwriter. He is credited with founding the popular rock band Dire Straits. David Knopfler embarked upon a solo career after leaving Dire Straits in the early 1980s. He then went on to release albums like Release, Behind the Lines, and Lips Against the Steel.

 19 
Angela Carter
(Author of 'The Bloody Chamber' and 'Nights at the Circus')
Angela Carter
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England
Died: February 16, 1992
 20 
Chris Langham
(Comedian, Screenwriter)
Chris Langham
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
 21 
Natasia Demetriou
(Comedian)
Natasia Demetriou
6
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: London Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom
 22 
J. M. G. Le Clézio
(Winner of 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature)
J. M. G. Le Clézio
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nice, France

Nobel Prize-winning French-Mauritian author J. M. G. Le Clézio is also a renowned academician who has taught at Nanjing University. His debut novel, Le Procès-Verbal, or The Interrogation, which he had penned at 23, won him the Prix Renaudot. His works also include short stories, children’s tales, and travel diaries.

 23 
David Bamber
(Actor)
David Bamber
1
Birthdate: September 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Arnold Ridley
(Actor)
Arnold Ridley
2
Birthdate: January 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England, UK [now Bath and North East Somerset, England, UK]
Died: March 12, 1984
 25 
Julia Donaldson
(English Writer and Playwright Best Known for Her Popular Rhyming Stories for Children)
Julia Donaldson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 16, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
 26 
Sarah Kane
(Playwright, Writer)
Sarah Kane
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brentwood
Died: February 20, 1999
 27 
Shygirl
(Rapper, DJ)
Shygirl
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South London, United Kingdom
 28 
Briony May Williams
(Chef Who Appeared on Series 9 of The Great British Bake Off 2018)
Briony May Williams
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: Bristol, England
 29 
Pearl Mackie
(British Actress Best Known for Her Portrayal of 'Bill Potts' in the Popular TV Series, 'Doctor Who')
Pearl Mackie
4
Birthdate: May 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brixton, London, England

Pearl Mackie is a British actress best known for her portrayal of Bill Potts in the popular TV series, Doctor Who. Her performance in the series earned her the Screen Nation Film & TV Award in 2018. Apart from TV and film, Pearl Mackie has also played prominent roles on stage.

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Henry Fitzalan-Howard, Earl of Arundel
(British Aristocrat, Businessman, and Former Racing Driver)
Henry Fitzalan-Howard, Earl of Arundel
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

Henry Fitzalan-Howard, Earl of Arundel is a British businessman, aristocrat, and former racing driver. He began his racing career in 2006 when he participated in the Formula BMW UK Championship and won the Rookie Cup for Fortec Motorsport. He also competed in the British Formula 3 Championship before focusing on his business. Henry is credited with co-founding Noble Insurance Group.

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Josh Lewsey
(English Former Rugby Union Player)
Josh Lewsey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London Borough of Bromley
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Laura Wade
(Writer)
Laura Wade
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bedford
 33 
Kim-Joy
(Chef as Runners-up on the 2018 Season of The Great British Bake Off)
Kim-Joy
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belgium
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 34 
Mark Francois
(Politician)
Mark Francois
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
 35 
Sarah Jane Brown
(British executive)
Sarah Jane Brown
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Anastasia Griffith
(Actress)
Anastasia Griffith
0
Birthdate: March 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Alex Cox
(English Film Director, Screenwriter and Actor)
Alex Cox
1
Birthdate: December 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bebington, Cheshire, England
 38 
Lembit Öpik
(Politician)
Lembit Öpik
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland
 39 
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
(Politician)
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Natal Province

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a South African anti-apartheid activist, politician, and doctor. One of the most popular South African politicians of her generation, Dlamini-Zuma has served as the country's minister of health, minister of foreign affairs, and minister of home affairs at different periods of time.

 40 
Jazmin Sawyers
(British Track and Field Athlete)
Jazmin Sawyers
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 41 
Sarah Montague
(Journalist, Television presenter known for Today (BBC Radio 4), Newsnight, HARDtalk)
Sarah Montague
0
Birthdate: February 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guernsey
 42 
Deborah Moggach
(Contemporary Novelist)
Deborah Moggach
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Middlesex, England
 43 
Stephen Crabb
(Politician)
Stephen Crabb
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland

British politician Stephen Crabb, who represents the Welsh Conservatives, had initially worked as a marketing consultant and had also been associated with the London Chamber of Commerce. The first elected MP from Preseli Pembrokeshire, his home constituency, he was named the 2014 Welsh Politician of the Year.

 44 
Bernard Lovell
(British Physicist and Radio Astronomer Known for Developing the 76m Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank)
Bernard Lovell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oldland Common, Bristol, England
Died: August 6, 2012

Bernard Lovell was a British physicist and radio astronomer who served as the first director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, holding this position from 1945 to 1980. He studied at the University of Bristol and embarked on an academic career. During World War II, he worked for the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE). He was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in 1980. 

 45 
Iain Stewart
(Geologist, TV Presenter)
Iain Stewart
0
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: East Kilbride, Scotland

Scottish geologist Iain Stewart once revealed in an interview that he initially struggled with the subject. A child actor, he later focused on academics and grew up to be a University of Plymouth professor and the UNESCO geoscience chair. He has also presented many BBC programs and been awarded an MBE.

 46 
Keith Devlin
(Mathematician who mainly focused on the use of different media to teach mathematics to different audiences)
Keith Devlin
0
Birthdate: March 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hull, England, United Kingdom
 47 
Paul Boateng
(Politician)
Paul Boateng
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hackney, England
 48 
Letsie III of Lesotho
(King of Lesotho)
Letsie III of Lesotho
1
Birthdate: July 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Morija, Lesotho
 49 
Carol M. Black
(Physician)
Carol M. Black
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
 50 
Rob Penn
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Rob Penn
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Located in Bristol, United Kingdom, the University of Bristol is a redbrick research university which traces its roots back to 1595. The university offers over 200 courses across departments such as Arts, Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Science, Health Sciences and Social Sciences and Law. With undergraduate, postgraduate and junior and higher doctorates, the university creates a perfect learning environment for its students to thrive professionally. League Tables consistently place the University of Bristol among the top ten universities in the United Kingdom. Bristol was also ranked 76th in the world as per the 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report. The alumni’s and graduates of the university are renowned for their excellence in work, that Bristol was positioned 15th in the world for their reputation with employers, thus being placed higher that numerous Ivy League colleges. Being on the environmentally conscious side, the university has contributed immensely to providing a sustainable environment within the campus by winning numerous awards. Bristol was also the first city in U.K. to be deemed with the Green Capital status. The university facilitates diversity through and through, and gives more than 500 of its students the opportunity to partner with European Institutions. Many honored celebrities such as Simon Pegg, Matt Lucas, David Williams and Paul Dirac have attended this institution. Keep scrolling to view the complete list of famous personalities who are alumni’s of the University of Bristol.