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I had the Games Workshop creators, John Squire, and a kid who held the Tiddlywinks world record:
Other people too
my science class was seeing Joe Cole for a while..
Cathy Burke went to mine... glamorous.
Jack Dee, Alexa Chung and the drummer from Razorlight
was that the Dragon school? I know that Timmy went there
Peter Symonds - bottom line
where I went to school. Dom Joly also went there. I'll think of others in a minute.
and there were rumours Jay Kay went there for a bit. i doubt the last one, the other two have sports halls named after them, Kay got nothing.
england rugby captain in the 60s....erm pete doherty's sister emily doherty, i know her, she's really nice....my school is 200 years old so im not really sure!
You could take her to the old barn!
The inventor of the door sill
The inventor of the tog system on quilts
80's Bath rugby legend for those not in the know.
And Dick from Dick and Dom
And the last person to ever be hanged, apparently went to my school apparently.
sounds like a laugh a minute.
two cricketers who played in last year's World Cup.
That's about as famous as it gets! Although the school building was the homestead of Cecil Frances Alexander..
of ocean colour scene.
was in my class.
Rob Howley went to my school when he was younger.
The guitarist from Catatonia (Owen Powell) was my Welsh teacher until he had a nervous breakdown (or so the rumour went). The next time I saw him was on Top Of The Pops.
Never played rugby.
Well, not since being forced to at Primary School anyway.
I don't mind watching the game, but can't understand why anyone would actually want to play it.
Nicole Cook the cyclist who was in my maths class after being moved up a year due to superpowered cleverness.
Evidently talented, intelligent but tragically the face was permanent.
Just remembered Sian Lloyd the weathergirl as well.
thankfully I left long before that happened. In other related news I think Shed 7 bought our old school mini bus.
went to school.
* Douglas Bennett, author The Encyclopaedia of Dublin
* Lionel Booth, TD
* Bishop Donald Caird
* Chaim Herzog, sixth President of Israel
* David Foster, Show jumping 1984, 1988, 1996 World Championships. Also 3 European Gold team medals (1979)
* Harry Furniss, caricaturist
* Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet, Inspector General of China's Imperial Maritime Custom Service (1863)
* H.B. Higgins, Attorney General of the Australian Government in 1904
* Sir Harold J Maguire, Director-General of Intelligence at the British Ministry of Defence (1968–1972)
* Bill McCormack, literary historian
* Eric Miller, Irish Rugby
* George Bernard Shaw, playwright, Nobel Prize for Literature
* Nick Sweeney, triple Olympian Disscus
* Mervyn Taylor, TD, Irish Minister for Equality & Law Reform
* Senator Gordon Wilson
* James Nelson, tenor
* Niall Morris, tenor
* Dermot FitzGerald, Irish businessman and philanthropist
* Stanley Townsend, Television, Film and Stage Actor (Most recently in the BBC's "Rough Diamond")
My God, he was a hard bastard of a flanker. Dunno why he played for Leinster *zing*
in one of our 'look what this person does for a living, questions?' lectures. his sister was in the year above me.
what school did you go to?
And sometime England rugbyist Leon Lloyd.
i assume you went to beauchamp or gartree. or even both.
Aneka (sp) Rice
Rhys Williams (current welsh rugby player)
was in my english class at college, the only memory i have of speaking to her really is her not lending me a pencil because i would chew it :( haha also him from the verve richard ashcroft went my college but a few years before i did, they had his picture on the wall.
dont think anyone famous went to my school though
from Spaced :)
a couple of people from foals
probably more important people that i dont care about.
i went to abingdon too!
and then went solo.
She used to sit in front of me in science.
Also Marco from Big Brother
do you know a guy called elliott dobbs?
of the original line-up of Westlife.
Tears of pride.
(but that's when it was still a girls' school)
My school's only about 15 years old. But I was in the same class as Simon Amstell's brother, and he was a nob.
Where would you find out?
maybe there aren't any!
how long ago?
is everything the conservatives embody, the slimy bastard.
from the Really Wild Show OMGZ.
and world-class fotballer Michael Standing.
David Baddiel is such a school slut.
depending which local legends/rumours you choose to believe
He was bullied. He doesn't want to talk about it. So just leave him alone. Seriously.
Sir Terry Leahy
the woman who discovered pulsars, and some other people i've never heard of.
and sean connery at my other school.
of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men fame.
the drama teacher was also in a Burger King advert once.
some girls went on Wackaday too.
One of Hundred Reasons too.
aka Peter Boizot
Andy Bell from Erasure
*slaps self round the face for poor spelling*
and that's it.
Lewis Hamilton and Ashley Young.
* Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984), British poet, Poet Laureate from 1972
* Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903–1989), composer
* Humphry Bowen (1929–2002), British chemist and botanist
* Jonathan Bowen (born 1956), British computer scientist
* Henry Brett, English polo player, Captain England polo team 2003-2006
* Humphrey Carpenter (1946–2005), British journalist, author, and musician
* Christopher Cazenove (born 1945), actor
* Leonard Cheshire VC (1917–1992), WWII RAF pilot and activist for the disabled
* Jack Davenport (born 1973), British actor
* Quentin Davies MP, Member of Parliament 1987-present (Labour convert from Conservative Party 2007).
* R. H. C. Davis (1918-1991), mediaeval historian
* Cressida Dick (born 1960), senior police officer
* Lady Antonia Fraser (born 1932), British historical author
* Cyril Gadney, rugby player and president of the RFU
* The Rt. Hon. Hugh Gaitskell (1906–1963), British politician, leader of the Labour Party from 1955 to 1963
* J.B.S. Haldane (1892–1964), geneticist and evolutionary biologist
* Tim Henman OBE (born 1974), British tennis player
* Tom Hollander (born 1967), British actor
* Lord Hunt (born 1942),leading British authority on turbulence modelling
* Sir Tim Hunt, British biochemist and Nobel laureate
* Pico Iyer (born 1957), British-born journalist and author
* Peter Jay, British television journalist, and former Economics Editor for the BBC
* Patrick Jenkin PC (Lord Jenkin of Roding, born 1926), British politician
* David Jessel, journalist
* Stephen Jessel, journalist
* Dom Joly (born 1968), comedian
* Sir John Kendrew (1917–1997), molecular biologist and Nobel Laureate
* Hugh Laurie (born 1959), British comedian and actor
* David Lewis (born 1947) Lord Mayor of the City of London 2007-2008
* Naomi Mitchison (nee Haldane, 1897–1999), British novelist and poet
* John Paul Morrison (born 1937) Inventor/discoverer of Flow-based programming
* Sir John Mortimer (born 1923), British playwright, barrister, and novelist
* Sir Roger Norrington (born 1934), musician and conductor
* Rageh Omaar (born 1967), journalist and writer
* Julian Opie (born 1958), contemporary artist
* Stephen Oppenheimer (born 1947), genetic researcher and author
* Ronnie Poulton-Palmer (born c.1890; killed in First World War), rugby player
* Sir Timothy Raison, British politician, journalist and author
* Jack Randle VC, distinguished serviceman, T/Captain, 2nd Bn. The Royal Norfolk Regiment, British Army
* Andrew Robinson (born 1957), author and editor
* William Leefe Robinson VC (1895–1918), distinguished serviceman, Lieutenant, 39 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
* Nicholas Shakespeare (born 1957), British journalist and novelist
* Nevil Shute (1899–1960), British novelist
* Sir John Slessor, distinguished serviceman and Marshal of the Royal Air Force
* Sir John Smyth VC, distinguished serviceman, Lieutenant, 15th Ludhiana Sikhs, Indian Army
* Christopher Tolkien, son of J. R. R. Tolkien
* Peter Tranchell (1922–1993), musician, composer, and teacher
* Paul Watkins (born 1963), Booker Prize nominated author
* Emma Watson (born 1990), actress
* Admiral Sir Hugo White, distinguished serviceman
* Stephen Wolfram (born 1959), British physicist
* Shaun Wylie, mathematician and World War II codebreaker
* Baroness Young (1926–2002), British politician
* Group Captain Douglas Bader, WWII fighter pilot
* Arthur Banks, WWII pilot awarded GC
* Pippa Bennett-Warner, actress
* John Berger, art critic, novelist, painter, and author
* Nicholas Budgen, Conservative MP
* Peter Carter-Ruck, lawyer
* Brian Cleeve, author and broadcaster
* John Davies, businessman and cabinet minister
* Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, DSO, OBE and CBE, founder of de Havilland Aircraft Company.
* George Fenton, Oscar nominated film composer
* James Forrester, England rugby union international
* Guy Gibson VC, Dambusters hero,
* Kenneth Grahame, author
* Teddy Kempner, actor
* David Lewis, Lord Mayor of the City of London.
* Norman Miscampbell, Conservative MP
* Georgia Moffett, actress
* Simon Nicholls, BBC comedy producer
* Lord Laurence Olivier, Oscar winning Actor, Director and Producer.
* Hugh Padgham, record producer
* Nicholas Pumfrey, judge
* Georgina Rylance, actress
* Louis Strange, WW1 pilot
* Jon Snow, Channel 4 newscaster
* Stephen Tumin, judge
* William Wallace, Baron Wallace of Saltaire
* Adrian Warburton, DSO and Bar, DFC and Two Bars, highly decorated World War II British pilot
That's all I can remember.
But I think that was about the pinnacle.
that i can think of :(
is the one famous one. But according to Wiki 'Ryan Gosnell - gay porn star' also went to my school.
There's no way I'm googling that.
Peter Maxwell Davies the composer, but he went there when it was a grammar school in a different building, not my comprehensive. So really, no-one. Except DiS celebrity joeymahone.
It was like a pilgrimage, or something. It's like my Salford Lad's Club x
The bassist from The Rank Deluxe!
That really is it. I, 'DiS mascot', am probably the most famous alumni from my school. Heady days indeed.
I am a geek. i love charles darwin.
That's it really. It'll do.
I think that's it
Mark Kermode, Simon Schama, Brian Sewell, Damon Hill, Jason Isaacs, Ziggy from Big Brother, David Lidington, Nicholas Serota, Raj Persaud, Alan Whicker :D
from the fast show.
Drastically failing, rough as fuck schools in provincial towns FTW.
And that Gethin Jones off Blue Peter. And some rugby players.
really famous str8 necklin DJs superstar DJ Gabriel Sattin went to that school too.
Som from My Vitriol...
Andy Green (the dude that broke the land speed record a few years back)
The bloke that founded Harvard
Still came into Argos to buy her furniture and jewellery. Classy place, my hometown.
Him out of The Zutons
ex Sneaker Pimps was in my class.
That was perhaps more impressive sounding when she was No.2 in the hit parade.
Mel from Mel and Sue
a mixed list really...
Also, two terrorists.
Ivor Caplin - Former pupil, Head Boy in 1975. Labour Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade from 1997 until 2005. Subsequently became a political lobbyist for a number of defense contractors after having served as an under secretary of state for defence.
Clive Crook – Former pupil, now the creative director of The Daily Telegraph.
Edward Tudor-Pole - Former pupil, 1980's popular musician (leader of the band Tenpole Tudor) and actor.
Piers Golden - Former pupil, now a professional fashion photographer based in London.
Du'aine Ladejo - British athlete, still the holder of several sports records at the school.
Edd China - Inventor of the sofa car, and regularly appears on Discovery Real Time in Wheeler Dealers, and other motoring programs
Ian Allan – Not a former pupil, but the Treasurer 1983-1995, founder of Ian Allan Graphics and Ian Allan Publishing. As a result of this affiliation, Ian Allan Publishing often receives contracts from the school.
Samuel Pepys – Not a student, but a Governor during the 17th century.
Tracy Ip Chui Chui – Former pupil of the late 1990s, the Miss Hong Kong in 2005.
in that order
Arthur Louis Aaron, English recipient of the Victoria Cross
Mike Baxter, European & Commonwealth Games athlete
Geoffrey Richmond, Bradford City Football Club
Arnold Ziff, Businessman and philanthropist
Professor Geoff Raisman, "The Miracle Worker"
John Michael Briggs Prolific session singer on television, radio and the stage — and the voice of the puppet piglet Perky
Tony Cunnane, Pilot and Author
Louis Samuels, Graphologist
The bassist from Jamiroquai who married the All Saints.
And in a couple of years people will be saying "that art_vandelay guy"
Had Lee Evans.
and i saw gok wan sitting outside of some cafe! seriously!!!!!
off of ITV Westcountry.
behind 90's pop/dance failures dario g!!! anyone remember them?
and that ricky-sol twat who was in that shit itv drama about pop idol
i remember dario g. i think that their supremely annoying hit single is still used on the goals round up on radio stoke.
are you a crewe alex fan, by the way? tom pope was in the year below me. i'm sure that i was better at football than him back then.
barry cryer and erm, colin montgomerie, hmmm
&Brian Molko, lolz.
* Andy Goldstein (1977-present), presenter of Sky Sports Soccer AM: 2007-present
* Peter "Tubes" Dale (1980-present) , prominent role on Sky Sports Soccer AM: 2005-present
* Jeff Stelling (1960-present), presenter on Sky Sports Gillete Soccer Saturday
* Edward Armand Guggenheim (1901–1970), chemist, physicist and statistician, Professor of Chemistry, University of Reading, 1946–1966
* Edward Holroyd Pearce, Baron Pearce (1901–1990), barrister and judge, High Court Judge, 1948–1957, Lord Justice of Appeal, 1948–1962, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1962–1969, and Chairman of the Press Council, 1969–1974
* Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow (1901–1965), cricketer and journalist
* Adrian Maurice Daintrey (1902–1988), artist and critic
* Sir Milner Holland (1902–1969), barrister
* Arthur Seymour John Tessimond (1902–1962), poet
* Sir Gervais Tennyson-d'Eyncourt, 2nd Baronet (1902–1971), landowner, Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers
* Major-General Orde Wingate (1903–1944), guerrilla warfare specialist, founder and commander of the Chindits
* Gregory Bateson (1904–1980), anthropologist and co-founder of cybernetics
* Augustine Courtauld (1904–1959), Arctic explorer
* Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904–2003), film producer
* Geoffrey Gorer (1905–1985), anthropologist and author
* John Henderson Hunt, Baron Hunt of Fawley (1905–1987), general practitioner and politician, co-founder of the Royal College of General Practitioners
* Sir George Labouchere (1905–1999), diplomat and art collector, Minister in Budapest, 1953–1955, Ambassador to Belgium, 1955–1960, and Ambassador to Spain, 1960–1966
* Sir Harold Ridley (1906–2001), ophthalmic surgeon, inventor of the intraocular lens implant
* Charles James Dalrymple Shaw, Baron Kilbrandon (1906–1989), advocate and judge, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, 1957–1959, Lord of Session, 1959–1965, Chairman of the Scottish Law Commission, 1965–1971, and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1971–1976
* Thomas Ernest Bennett Clarke (1907–1989), author and screenwriter
* Peter Isaac Alfred Gorer (1907–1961), immunologist and geneticist
* Field Marshal Sir Richard Hull (1907–1989), Commander, Blade Force, 1942, General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division, 1944–1945, GOC 5th Infantry Division, 1945–1946, Commandant, Staff College, Camberley, 1946–1948, Director of Staff Duties, 1948–1950, Chief Army Instructor, Imperial Defence College, 1950–1952, Chief of Staff, Middle East Land Forces, 1953–1954, GOC British Troops in Egypt, 1954–1956, Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1956–1958, Commander-in-Chief, Far East Land Forces, 1958–1961, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1961–1965, and Chief of the Defence Staff, 1965–1967
* Bernard Kettlewell (1907–1979), lepidopterist
* Richard Murdoch (1907–1990), actor and comedian
* Geoffrey Morse Binnie (1908–1989), civil engineer, builder of the Dokan Dam and Mangla Dam
* Sir Denis Dobson (1908–1995), solicitor, barrister and civil servant, Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Office, 1968–1977
* Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908–1986), cartoonist and designer
* Sir David Smithers (1908–1995), Professor of Radiotherapy, Institute of Cancer Research, University of London, 1946–1973
* Henry Carpenter Longhurst (1909–1978), golf journalist and commentator
* Arthur Cope Pilkington (1909–1981), glass manufacturer
* Thomas Argyll Robertson (1909–1994), MI5 officer
* John Humphrey Carlile Morris (1910–1984), jurist, Reader in the Conflict of Laws, University of Oxford, 1951–1977
* Geoffrey Toone (1910–2005), actor
* Jack Whittingham (1910–1972), James Bond screenwriter
* Sir John Lovegrove Waldron (1910–1975), Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 1968–1972
* Philip Adrian Hope-Wallace (1911–1979), music and theatre critic
* Lieutenant-General Sir George Lea (1912–1990), Commanding Officer, Special Air Service, 1955–1957, General Officer Commanding Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1963–1965, and Director of Operations, Borneo, 1965–1967
* John Sinclair Morrison (1913–2000), Professor of Greek, University of Durham, 1945–1950, Vice-Master of Churchill College, Cambridge, 1960–1965, first President of University College (later Wolfson College), Cambridge, 1965–1980, expert on Greek triremes
* Ronald Colville, 2nd Baron Clydesmuir (1917–1996), businessman and banker
* Cuthbert Wilfrid Francis Noyce (1917–1962), mountaineer and writer, member of the 1953 Everest Expedition
* Kent Walton (1917–2003), wrestling commentator
* Alexander Wallace Fielding (1918–1991), SOE officer and author
* Arthur James Rook (1918–1991), dermatologist and author
* Lawrence Stone (1919–1999), historian, Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University, 1963–1990
* John Donaldson, Baron Donaldson of Lymington (1920–2005), Master of the Rolls
* Peter Lawrence Frederick Heyworth (1921–1991), music critic
* Michael Hoban (1921–2003), headmaster of Harrow School
* W. Stanley Moss (1921–1965), intelligence officer and writer
* Sir Anthony Caro (born 1924), sculptor
* Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith (born 1924), politician
* Gerald Francis Priestland (1927–1991), broadcaster and writer
* Simon Arthur Noël Raven (1927–2001), writer
* William Rees-Mogg, Baron Rees-Mogg (born 1928), politician and journalist
* Dick Taverne, Baron Taverne (born 1928), politician
* David Nightingale Hicks (1929–1998), interior designer and author
* Peter May (1929–1994), cricketer
* Peter Yates (born 1929), film director
* Frederic Raphael (born 1931), writer
* John Wakeham, Baron Wakeham (born 1932), politician
* Peter Walwyn (born 1933), racehorse trainer
* John Gouriet (born 1935), political campaigner
* David Dimbleby (born 1938), TV presenter
* Jonathan Mance, Baron Mance (born 1943), Law Lord
* Jonathan Dimbleby (born 1944), TV & radio presenter
* Jonathan King (born 1944), pop music impresario
* Charles Goodson-Wickes (born 1945), politician
* Sir Max Hastings (born 1945), journalist, writer and broadcaster
* Tim Yeo (born 1945), politician
* General Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman (born 1947), Adjutant-General to the Forces, 2000–2003, Commander-in-Chief Land, 2003–2005, and Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, 2005–
* Tony Banks (born 1950), founder member of Genesis
* Peter Gabriel (born 1950), founder member of Genesis
* Sir John Watson Gieve KCB (born 1950), Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
* Mike Rutherford (born 1950), founder member of Genesis
* Anthony Phillips (born 1951), founder member of Genesis
* Anthony Coombs (born 1952), politician
* Archie Norman (born 1954), Businessman
* Karl Wallinger (born 1957), rock musician
* Rachel Portman (born 1960), composer
* Jeremy Hunt (born 1966), Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Surrey
* Douglas Carswell (born 1971), Member of Parliament (MP) for Harwich
* Jamie Burke (born 1985), Model and Musician