University Of Manchester Notable Alumni

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.

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 Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 2 Brian Cox

Brian Cox
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 Norman Foster

Norman Foster
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, England

 5 Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders
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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: July 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 6 James Chadwick

James Chadwick
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Famous As: Discoverer of Neutron
Birthdate: October 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bollington
Died: July 24, 1974

 7 Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer centre-back
Birthdate: April 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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 8 Henry Moseley

Henry Moseley
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Died: August 10, 1915

 9 Mathew Horne

Mathew Horne
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Arthur Eddington

Arthur Eddington
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: December 28, 1882
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal
Died: November 22, 1944

 11 Robert Powell

Robert Powell
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salford

 12 Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ambala

 13 Raza Jaffrey

Raza Jaffrey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 Andre Geim

Andre Geim
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia

 15 Samia Suluhu Hassan

Samia Suluhu Hassan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Makunduchi, Tanzania

 16 Meera Syal

Meera Syal
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, Novelist, Writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolverhampton

 17 Jesse Armstrong

Jesse Armstrong
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Oswestry, England

 18 Anna Ford

Anna Ford
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Famous As: Journalist, Presenter, News presenter
Birthdate: October 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tewkesbury

 19 Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo Yiannopoulos
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Famous As: Political Commentator
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kent, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 20 Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dartmoor
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 21 Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: May 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chichester, West Sussex, England, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 22 Peter Maxwell Davies

Peter Maxwell Davies
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salford, England
Died: March 14, 2016

 23 George Gissing

George Gissing
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: December 28, 1903

 24 Ralf Little

Ralf Little
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bury, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 25 Victor Turner

Victor Turner
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Anthropologist, Sociologist
Birthdate: May 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: December 18, 1983

 26 James Lovelock

James Lovelock
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Biologist, Chemist, University teacher, Mythographer
Birthdate: July 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Letchworth

 27 Alasdair MacIntyre

Alasdair MacIntyre
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Famous As: Philosopher, Professor
Birthdate: January 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow

 28 Tim Booth

Tim Booth
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor
Birthdate: February 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 29 Ben Elton

Ben Elton
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: May 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fitzrovia, London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 30 John Polanyi

John Polanyi
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 31 Michael Smith (Chemist)

Michael Smith (Chemist)
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackpool, England
Died: October 4, 2000

 32 Sean Teale

Sean Teale
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 33 Roland Joffé

Roland Joffé
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: November 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England

 34 David Oakes

David Oakes
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hampshire, England, UK
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 35 Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stafford
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lancaster, United Kingdom

 37 Filipe Nyusi

Filipe Nyusi
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: February 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mueda, Mozambique

 38 Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode
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Famous As: Television presenter, Musician, Journalist
Birthdate: July 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chipping Barnet

 39 Waldemar Januszczak

Waldemar Januszczak
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basingstoke

 40 Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Macclesfield, England

 41 Michel Chossudovsky

Michel Chossudovsky
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Famous As: researcher, Author, Economist, conspiracy theorist
Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Canada

 42 Robert Bolt

Robert Bolt
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Famous As: Playwright and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sale, Cheshire, England
Died: February 20, 1995

 43 Jo Coburn

Jo Coburn
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 44 Haider al-Abadi

Haider al-Abadi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 75th Prime Minister of Iraq
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

 45 Winnie Byanyima

Winnie Byanyima
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: January 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mbarara, Uganda

 46 Rosi Sexton

Rosi Sexton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Politician Taekwondo athlete
Birthdate: July 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 47 Rudolf Peierls

Rudolf Peierls
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 5, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 19, 1995

 48 Rami Hamdallah

Rami Hamdallah
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anabta, West Bank

 49 Ali Mazrui

Ali Mazrui
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Academic
Birthdate: February 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mombasa, Kenya
Died: October 12, 2014

 50 Colin McGinn

Colin McGinn
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: March 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Hartlepool
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