University Of Leeds Alumni

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.

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 Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Former lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits
Birthdate: August 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 2 Emma Mackey

Emma Mackey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Le Mans, France

 3 Dominic Holland

Dominic Holland
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 4 Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager
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Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: August 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 5 Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 6 Bill Bruford

Bill Bruford
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: May 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sevenoaks, England

 7 Cressida Bonas

Cressida Bonas
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 8 Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer and Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Died: April 1, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 9 Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Paleontologist
Birthdate: September 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bayside, New York, United States
Died: May 20, 2002

 10 Alice Levine

Alice Levine
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Famous As: Presenter
Birthdate: July 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nottingham

 11 Harold Shipman

Harold Shipman
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: January 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: January 13, 2004

 12 Josh Warrington

Josh Warrington
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 13 Holliday Grainger

Holliday Grainger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Didsbury, Manchester, England
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 14 Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher

Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Student
Birthdate: December 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: November 1, 2007

 15 Linda Bassett

Linda Bassett
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pluckley, Kent, England, UK

 16 Richard Quest

Richard Quest
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Famous As: Journalist, Television presenter
Birthdate: March 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool

 17 Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 18 Natasia Demetriou

Natasia Demetriou
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: London Borough of Camden, London, United Kingdom

 19 Dan Smith

Dan Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 Jack Straw

Jack Straw
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England

 21 Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer and Academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu
Birthdate: January 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kamiriithu, Kenya

 22 Elio Di Rupo

Elio Di Rupo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Morlanwelz, Belgium

 23 Jay Rayner

Jay Rayner
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Famous As: Presenter, Journalist, Food critic
Birthdate: September 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 24 Hage Geingob

Hage Geingob
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otjiwarongo, Namibia

 25 Harry Triguboff

Harry Triguboff
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dalian, China

 26 Paul Dacre

Paul Dacre
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Arnos Grove

 27 Alistair Brownlee

Alistair Brownlee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Triathlete
Birthdate: April 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dewsbury, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 28 Little Boots

Little Boots
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Record producer
Birthdate: May 4, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thornton
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 29 Piers Sellers

Piers Sellers
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Astronaut, Scientist, Meteorologist
Birthdate: April 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Crowborough
Died: December 23, 2016

 30 Andy Kershaw

Andy Kershaw
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: November 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rochdale

 31 Tengku Amir Shah

Tengku Amir Shah
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Crown Prince of Selangor
Birthdate: December 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 32 David Cox

David Cox
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Famous As: Statistician
Birthdate: July 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

 33 Herbert Read

Herbert Read
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Art Historian
Birthdate: December 4, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Muscoates, England
Died: June 12, 1968

 34 Boff Whalley

Boff Whalley
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England

 35 Richard Hoggart

Richard Hoggart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Academic
Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: April 10, 2014

 36 Tony Harrison

Tony Harrison
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer, Playwright
Birthdate: April 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds

 37 Gavin Esler

Gavin Esler
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 38 Andrew Leung

Andrew Leung
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Birthdate: February 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 39 Arthur Greenwood

Arthur Greenwood
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 8, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hunslet, Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 9, 1954

 40 Clare Short

Clare Short
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

 41 Lauren Jeska

Lauren Jeska
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Fell running
Birthdate: September 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lancaster, United Kingdom

 42 Fiona May

Fiona May
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slough, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 43 Paul Scoon

Paul Scoon
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 2nd Governor-General of Grenada
Birthdate: July 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gouyave, Grenada
Died: September 2, 2013

 44 John Rupert Firth

John Rupert Firth
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: June 17, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Keighley, England
Died: December 14, 1960

 45 Nancy Kacungira

Nancy Kacungira
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Famous As: Ugandan presenter and reporter at BBC News
Birthdate: October 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tanzania

 46 George Porter

George Porter
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stainforth, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 31, 2002

 47 Xavier-Luc Duval

Xavier-Luc Duval
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mauritius

 48 Rebecca Gallantree

Rebecca Gallantree
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: August 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 49 Meja Mwangi

Meja Mwangi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nanyuki, Kenya

 50 Hassan Ugail

Hassan Ugail
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 24, 0000
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hithadhoo, Addu City, Maldives
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.