23 Famous stars that graduated university in UK

Are you ready to become a student in UK? We thought to give you some information about famous people who have graduated a college in the UK. Here are some of the most famous stars that graduated British universities. Also you may have even used the same desk as your idol, so let’s find out if a celebrity attended YOUR university.
Tom Hiddleston – graduates in University of Cambridge, and there is no wonder that everyone says that Tom Hiddleston is a clever guy. He studied at Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge where he left with a double first in Classics.
Hugh Grant- graduates in University of Oxford, where his days at the University of Oxford were where his acting career really excelled. Because his first film, Privilege was funded and produced by the Oxford University Film Foundation. And his performance received glowing reviews.
Sacha Baron Cohen – also graduates in University of Cambridge, where he studied History at university before going on to create the iconic Ali G and we bet he was fun to have in class.
Vivienne Westwood – graduates Fashion Designer & Student at Middlesex, Westminster & Goldsmith Universities. She is someone who often praised for merging politics with punk and new wave fashion, but Vivienne Westwood is renowned for being one of the most influential celebrity fashion designers of all time. So, before launching her fruitful career, she studied at Middlesex University, The University of Westminster and Goldsmiths University.
Gael Garcia Bernal – graduates Central School of Speech and Drama. So, have you seen The Motorcycle Diaries? If so, you may be aware of Gael Garcia Bernal, the Mexican actor/film director graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and was the first Mexican to ever attend this institution.
Kit Harington- also graduates in Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably familiar with this Game of Thrones celebrity Kit Harington who is the British heartthrob who made Jon Snow a household name. So, before landing a role on the 2nd highest IMDB rated TV series after Breaking Bad, Kit Harington attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London
Virginia Woolf – graduates in Kings College London. She was a prominent english modernist writer who is highly respected in literary circles and she attended Kings College London between 1897 and 1902 and was a student of Greek, Latin, History and German. And her former university has honoured their celebrity graduate by constructing the Virginia Woolf Building.
Brian May – not only he graduates, but he also have PhD in Astrophysics from Imperial College of London. The rock guitarist from the famous bend Queen, also served as the Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013.And is a known (and published) enthusiast in the highly specialized field of stereo photography and on top of these accomplishments, his guitar shredding on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is truly otherworldly.
Rowan Atkinson – have a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Queen’s College, Oxford. He earned worldwide fame for playing one of history great doofuses, the British actor and comedian who is perhaps best known for playing silent bumbler Mr. Bean. So, he earned his college degree in Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University and continued on to The Queen’s College, Oxford in pursuit of his Master’s.

Benedict Cumberbatch- have Master of Arts in Classical Acting from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Benedict Cumberbatch just sounds like the name of a smart guy and during his gap year, Cumberbatch volunteered to teach English in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India. Thereafter, Benedict continued his training at the London Academic of Music and Dramatic Art, where he earned an MA in Classical Acting and he immediately put his degree to work, quickly building a sterling reputation in British theatre
Ricky Gervais – graduates to University College London (UCL) in 1980 and he intended to study biology but changed to philosophy after two weeks. And earned an upper second-class honours degree in the subject.
Ellie Kemper – went to two of the best schools in the world. So, the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star graduated from Princeton University in 2002 with a degree in English and then spent a year getting a graduate degree in the same subject at Oxford University.
Riz Ahmed – went to Oxford University to study philosophy, politics, and economics. And while at college, Ahmed thought about leaving, but then he decided to fill his time with something he liked and created a club night called “Hit and Run” and a drama group and he graduated in 2003.
Ian Mckellen – a degree in English from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, Ian Mckellen has shown that unlike the Balrog, he most certainly SHALL pass…his exams that is. He has played wizards, Shakespearean villains, the magnetically manipulative mutant Magneto, and even himself in the series Extras.
Rosamund Pike – graduates English at Wadham College, University of Oxford before becoming the successful actress she is today. With classics like James Bond: Die Another Day, Pride & Prejudice and Gone Girl in her repertoire, she has won numerous awards for her acting skills which she improved during her time at Oxford by acting in and directing numerous plays.
Kate Beckinsale – graduates at Oxford studying French & Russian Literature with New College. She is famous for her roles in the Underworld series, as well as Van Helsing and Pearl Harbour. Beckinsale has a broad portfolio of work to choose from, as well as a late father who was an actor as well.
Lily Cole – she is model and actress and started on Social & Political Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge, but switched to History of Art, gaining a first-class degree in the subject. She has starred in St. Trinians, Doctor Who and Snow White and has also used her profile to support charitable causes like Water Aid and various children’s charities.
Tom Hooper – so, maybe not the most instantly recognisable face on our list, however Tom Hooper’s directing record leaves nothing to be desired. With mega-successes like Les Miserables and The King’s Speech under his belt, the University of Oxford must be proud to have Hooper as a member of their university.
Richard Curtis – yet another English graduate, Richard Curtis attended Oxford, meeting Rowan Atkinson, with whom Curtis wrote Blackadder and Mr Bean. He is also the mastermind behind numerous much loved and acclaimed films and television series. Blackadder, Love Actually, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones and War Horse are just a few of the productions which Curtis puts his name to.
Jessica Ennis-Hill – track and field athlete. She was born in Sheffield in 1986, and graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2007. She is an Olympic champion, three-time world champion, and European champion in the heptathlon event.
Eddie Redmayne – Oscar winning actor, who went on to read History of Art at Trinity College, Cambridge, from where he graduated with 2:1 Honours in 2003.
Emma Thompson – graduated with upper second-class honours at Newnham College on University of Cambridge. Two time winning Oscar actress. She is a screenwriter, activist, author, and comedian.
Olivia Colman – she spent a term studying primary teaching at Homerton College, Cambridge. And then go with studying drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, from which she graduated in 1999 and during her time at Cambridge, she auditioned for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club.
You are at the place to start your academic journey. Be wise and grad you career, studying a university will enhance you the possibility to fulfil your dream. This 23 people had a great success. Follow their steps and make your future to shine like a star.

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