University Of Leeds Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Leeds. The list includes people like Emma Mackey, Mark Knopfler, Keir Starmer, Mark Gatiss & Alice Levine. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, musicians, writers, singers and critics & connoisseurs etc.
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 1 
Emma Mackey
(French-British Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Maeve Wiley’ in the TV Series ‘Sex Education’)
Emma Mackey
41
Birthdate: January 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
 2 
Mark Knopfler
(Former lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits)
Mark Knopfler
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Harold Shipman
(Serial Killer)
Harold Shipman
76
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: January 13, 2004
 4 
Dominic Holland
(Comedian)
Dominic Holland
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 5 
Jenny Ryan
(Television personality)
Jenny Ryan
3
Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Cressida Bonas
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Leslie Cheung
(Singer and Actor)
Leslie Cheung
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Died: April 1, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Corinne Bailey Rae
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her 2006 Single ‘Put Your Records On')
Corinne Bailey Rae
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 9 
Bill Bruford
(Drummer)
Bill Bruford
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sevenoaks, England
 10 
Stephen Jay Gould
(Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Known for His 'Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium' & Book ‘The Mismeasure of Man’)
Stephen Jay Gould
1
Birthdate: September 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bayside, New York, United States
Died: May 20, 2002
 11 
Josh Warrington
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Holliday Grainger
10
Birthdate: March 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Didsbury, Manchester, England
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 13 
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
 14 
Dennis Prager
(Talk Show Host)
Dennis Prager
6
Birthdate: August 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: November 1, 2007
 16 
Linda Bassett
(Actress)
Linda Bassett
0
Birthdate: February 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pluckley, Kent, England, UK
 17 
Natasia Demetriou
6
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: London Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom
 18 
Alice Levine
(Presenter)
Alice Levine
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nottingham
 19 
Richard Quest
(Journalist, Television presenter)
Richard Quest
1
Birthdate: March 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool
 20 
Ken Robinson
(Author and Speaker Best Known for Preaching Creativity in Teaching)
Ken Robinson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: August 21, 2020
 21 
Dan Smith
(Singer)
Dan Smith
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
(Writer and Academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kamiriithu, Kenya
 23 
Jack Straw
(British Politician Who Served as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary Under Prime Minister Tony Blair)
Jack Straw
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England
 24 
Hage Geingob
(Politician)
Hage Geingob
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otjiwarongo, Namibia
 25 
Paul Dacre
(Journalist)
Paul Dacre
0
Birthdate: November 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Arnos Grove
 26 
Alistair Brownlee
(British Triathlete and Only Athlete to Hold Two Olympic Titles in the Triathlon Event)
Alistair Brownlee
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 27 
Harry Triguboff
(Entrepreneur)
Harry Triguboff
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dalian, China
 28 
Little Boots
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Record producer)
Little Boots
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thornton
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 29 
Piers Sellers
(Astronaut, Scientist, Meteorologist)
Piers Sellers
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Crowborough
Died: December 23, 2016
 30 
Elio Di Rupo
(Prime Minister of Belgium (2011 - 2014))
Elio Di Rupo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Morlanwelz, Belgium
 31 
Andy Kershaw
(Disc jockey)
Andy Kershaw
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochdale
 32 
Jay Rayner
(Presenter, Journalist, Food critic)
Jay Rayner
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
 33 
Tengku Amir Shah
(Crown Prince of Selangor)
Tengku Amir Shah
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 34 
Gavin Esler
(Journalist)
Gavin Esler
1
Birthdate: February 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
 35 
Herbert Read
(Art Historian)
Herbert Read
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Muscoates, England
Died: June 12, 1968
 36 
Boff Whalley
(Musician)
Boff Whalley
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England
 37 
Tony Harrison
(Poet, Writer, Playwright)
Tony Harrison
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds
 38 
Richard Hoggart
(Academic)
Richard Hoggart
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: April 10, 2014
 39 
Andrew Leung
(President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong)
Andrew Leung
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hong Kong
 40 
Arthur Greenwood
(Politician)
Arthur Greenwood
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hunslet, Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 9, 1954
 41 
Clare Short
(Politician)
Clare Short
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
 42 
Lauren Jeska
(Fell running)
Lauren Jeska
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lancaster, United Kingdom
 43 
Wizard of New Zealand
(Comedian and Magician)
Wizard of New Zealand
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
 44 
David Cox
(Statistician)
David Cox
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
 45 
Fiona May
(Athlete)
Fiona May
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slough, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Paul Scoon
(2nd Governor-General of Grenada)
Paul Scoon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gouyave, Grenada
Died: September 2, 2013
 47 
John Rupert Firth
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Keighley, England
Died: December 14, 1960
 48 
Nancy Kacungira
(Ugandan presenter and reporter at BBC News)
Nancy Kacungira
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tanzania
 49 
George Porter
(Chemist)
George Porter
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stainforth, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 31, 2002
 50 
Rebecca Gallantree
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Established in 1904 in West Yorkshire, England, is the University of Leeds which is a redbrick university. The student body of the University of Leeds comprises of almost 32,000 students, which makes it the seventh largest university in the United Kingdom. The university believes in power of diversity, and houses individuals from different parts of the world. Being one of the best universities in the U.K., Leeds is ranked as the 32nd best university in Europe and the 93rd best internationally, as per the 2016-17 statistics of QS World University Rankings. It was also declared as the Sunday Times University of the Year in the year 2017. By practicing professionalism, integrity and inclusiveness to everyday learning, Leeds provides a welcoming learning environment. The whole campus occupies a beautiful and sprawling 1230 acres, and is elegantly and diversely styled, as per the history of the country. Leeds offers remarkable programs in various areas of studies such as Arts, Business, Engineering, Science and Medicine, thus making it one of the most targeted British universities today. The University of Leeds, has produced various distinguished people and a large number of Nobel Laureates. Chris Pine, Sayeeda Warsi and Piers Sellers make the list of some eminent people who had their humble beginnings at the University of Leeds. Here’s a list of some notable personalities from the University of Leeds, who have been a constant source of inspiration to the world.