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.
Emma MackeyEmma Mackey
04 January 1996, French, British
Actress
Mark KnopflerMark Knopfler
12 August 1949, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Record producer,

Dominic HollandDominic Holland
06 May 1967, British
Comedian

Jenny RyanJenny Ryan
02 April 1982, British
Television personality

Jess PhillipsJess Phillips
09 October 1981, British
Political Leader

Keir StarmerKeir Starmer
02 September 1962, British
Barrister
Alice LevineAlice Levine
08 July 1986, British
Presenter

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966, British
Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Novelist, Voice

Leslie CheungLeslie Cheung
12 September 1956, Chinese, Hong Konger
Singer, Composer, Film director, Actor, Songwriter

Cressida BonasCressida Bonas
18 February 1989, British
Actress
Arthur ScargillArthur Scargill
11 January 1938, British
Politician

Richard QuestRichard Quest
09 March 1962, British
Journalist, Television presenter
Jack StrawJack Straw
03 August 1946, British
Politician

Linda BassettLinda Bassett
04 February 1950, British
Actress

Alistair BrownleeAlistair Brownlee
23 April 1988, British
Triathlete
Jay RaynerJay Rayner
14 September 1966, British
Presenter, Journalist, Food critic

Clare ShortClare Short
15 February 1946, British
Politician
Little BootsLittle Boots
04 May 1984, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Record

Wizard of New ZealandWizard of New Zealand
04 December 1932, New Zealander
Comedian, Teacher, Politician, Stage magician

Paul DacrePaul Dacre
14 November 1948, British
Journalist
Herbert ReadHerbert Read
04 December 1893, British
Art historian, Poet, Writer, Philosopher,

Andy KershawAndy Kershaw
09 November 1959, British
Disc jockey
Piers SellersPiers Sellers
11 April 1955, British, American
Astronaut, Scientist, Meteorologist

Tony HarrisonTony Harrison
30 April 1937, British
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Richard HoggartRichard Hoggart
24 September 1918, British
Sociologist, University teacher

Dan SmithDan Smith
14 July 1986, British
Singer
Ken RobinsonKen Robinson
04 March 1950, British
Writer
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.