University Of Manchester Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Manchester. The list includes people like Phil Collins, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Jonathan Ke Quan & J. J. Thomson. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, scientists, writers, media personalities and musicians etc.
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Benedict Cumberbatch
74
Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 2 
Brian Cox
(Physicist Best Known as the Presenter of Science Programme 'Wonders of Life')
Brian Cox
21
Birthdate: March 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Jack Whitehall
(Comedian)
Jack Whitehall
27
Birthdate: July 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Jennifer Saunders
9
Birthdate: July 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 5 
Norman Foster
(Architect)
Norman Foster
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, England
 6 
James Chadwick
(Discoverer of Neutron)
James Chadwick
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bollington
Died: July 24, 1974
 7 
Vincent Kompany
(Retired Belgian Football Centre-Back)
Vincent Kompany
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 8 
Henry Moseley
(Physicist)
Henry Moseley
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915
 9 
Mathew Horne
5
Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Arthur Eddington
(Astronomer)
Arthur Eddington
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal
Died: November 22, 1944
 11 
Robert Powell
1
Birthdate: June 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salford
 12 
Parineeti Chopra
8
Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ambala
 13 
Josh Widdicombe
(Comedian)
Josh Widdicombe
3
Birthdate: April 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dartmoor
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 14 
Raza Jaffrey
1
Birthdate: May 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Andre Geim
(Dutch-British Physicist Known for His Discovery of 'Graphene')
Andre Geim
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia
 16 
Jesse Armstrong
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Oswestry, England
 17 
Meera Syal
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, Novelist, Writer)
Meera Syal
5
Birthdate: June 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolverhampton
 18 
Milo Yiannopoulos
(Political Commentator)
Milo Yiannopoulos
20
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 19 
George Gissing
(British Novelist Best Known for His Works: 'The Nether World', 'New Grub Street' and 'The Odd Women')
George Gissing
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: December 28, 1903
 20 
Sean Teale
(Actor)
Sean Teale
2
Birthdate: June 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
Anna Ford
(Journalist, Presenter, News presenter)
Anna Ford
0
Birthdate: October 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tewkesbury
 22 
Charlotte Hawkins
(British News and Television Presenter and Former Host of 'Sky News Sunrise')
Charlotte Hawkins
0
Birthdate: May 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chichester, West Sussex, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 23 
Peter Maxwell Davies
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salford, England
Died: March 14, 2016
 24 
Ralf Little
5
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Tim Booth
(Singer-songwriter, Actor)
Tim Booth
1
Birthdate: February 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Victor Turner
(Anthropologist, Sociologist)
Victor Turner
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: December 18, 1983
 27 
Samia Suluhu Hassan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Makunduchi, Tanzania
 28 
Alasdair MacIntyre
(Philosopher, Professor)
Alasdair MacIntyre
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow
 29 
James Lovelock
(Biologist, Chemist, University teacher, Mythographer)
James Lovelock
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Letchworth
 30 
Ben Elton
(Comedian and Writer Known for His Work in the Sitcoms ‘The Young Ones’ and ‘Blackadder')
Ben Elton
1
Birthdate: May 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 31 
Michael Smith (Chemist)
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Died: October 4, 2000
 32 
John Polanyi
(Chemist)
John Polanyi
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 33 
Dave Gorman
(Comedian)
Dave Gorman
0
Birthdate: March 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stafford
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
David Oakes
(Known for His Role in TV Series: 'The Pillars of the Earth', 'The Borgias' and 'The White Queen' )
David Oakes
1
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hampshire, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Roland Joffé
(Director)
Roland Joffé
0
Birthdate: November 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
 36 
Joe Abercrombie
(Fantasy Writer and Author of 'The First Law' Trilogy)
Joe Abercrombie
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lancaster, England
 37 
Mark Kermode
(Television presenter, Musician, Journalist)
Mark Kermode
1
Birthdate: July 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chipping Barnet
 38 
Waldemar Januszczak
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basingstoke
 39 
Filipe Nyusi
(Engineer, Politician)
Filipe Nyusi
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mueda, Mozambique
 40 
Sarah Burton
(Fashion designer)
Sarah Burton
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macclesfield, England
 41 
Robert Bolt
(Playwright and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter)
Robert Bolt
0
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sale, Cheshire, England
Died: February 20, 1995
 42 
Michel Chossudovsky
(researcher, Author, Economist, conspiracy theorist)
Michel Chossudovsky
0
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Canada
 43 
Jo Coburn
0
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 44 
Haider al-Abadi
(75th Prime Minister of Iraq)
Haider al-Abadi
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
 45 
Winnie Byanyima
(Engineer, Politician)
Winnie Byanyima
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mbarara, Uganda
 46 
Rosi Sexton
(Politician Taekwondo athlete)
Rosi Sexton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 47 
Rudolf Peierls
(Physicist)
Rudolf Peierls
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 19, 1995
 48 
Ali Mazrui
(Academic)
Ali Mazrui
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mombasa, Kenya
Died: October 12, 2014
 49 
Rami Hamdallah
(Palestinian Academic and Politician Who Served as the Prime Minister of Palestine)
Rami Hamdallah
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anabta, West Bank
 50 
David Aaronovitch
(Journalist, Television presenter, Writer, Author)
David Aaronovitch
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
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