Louis Walsh lol
Has anyone famous attended your school? Watch
- 19-03-2011 03:13
- 19-03-2011 03:17
Astom Merrygold from JLS went to a local school, i was friends with him before he moved to london like 4 yrs ago
(Original post by ellakrystina)
- 19-03-2011 03:23
My secondary school was named after local hero, Sir Harry Smith. I was told that he tried/did burn down the White House. I don't really know how true that is...
There was also someone on Eastenders or something who came from the school. I have the feeling that he's in a wheelchair...
- 19-03-2011 03:25
Notable alumni include:
Richard Adams (Traidcraft) - Fair Trade pioneer
Kate Ashfield - Actress 
Prof Michael Beesley CBE, Professor of Economics at the London Business School from 1965–90 and Chairman of the Institute of Public Sector Management from 1983-7
Peter Bennett, 1st Baron Bennett of Edgbaston OBE, Conservative MP for Birmingham Edgbaston from 1940–53 and President of the British Productivity Council from 1955-7
Peter Bird, architect
Simon Brew - Editor of Micro Mart magazine
Tom Butler - Bishop of Southwark
Prof Sir David Cannadine - Historian
Michael Checkland - Former Director General of the BBC
John Copley, opera director
Noel Costain OBE, civil engineer, responsible for the building of the BMEWS at RAF Fylingdales, and President of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers (now the Nuclear Institute) from 1972-6
Sir Guy Dain, Chairman of the BMA from 1942-8
Keith Fielding - International Rugby Union and Rugby League Player 
Geoffrey Filkin, Baron Filkin CBE, Chief Executive of Reading Borough Council from 1988–91 and former husband of Elizabeth Filkin
Prof Keith Haley, Professor of Operational Research at the University of Birmingham from 1968–99 and President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies from 1983-6
Charles Hare - Tennis player - Represented Great Britain in the 1937 Davis Cup
Steve Harper - automotive designer
Prof Roger Hood CBE, Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford from 1996–2003 and President of the British Society of Criminology from 1986-9
Prof Reginald Hopkins, Professor of Brewing and Applied Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham from 1931–56
Ishmael Jilani - Entrepreneur of the Decade Award winner
John Kenneally V.C. (born Leslie Robinson)
Prof Michael Laughton, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London from 1977–2000
Malcolm Levi, Group Chief Executive of Home Group since 1998
Simon White - Manager of Bloc Party and Phoenix
Prof Raymond Lyttleton, Professor of Theoretical Astronomy at the University of Cambridge from 1969–78
Mazher Mahmood - The "Fake Sheikh" Journalist
Richard Evans - Mandolinist and Folk Singer
David Maloney - Former BBC television director and producer
Ben McCarthy - BBC Journalist
Dan Fox - England international hockey player and first class cricketer
Simon Morgan - Former Leicester City F.C. and Fulham F.C. footballer 
Mark Newman - BBC WM Producer
David Parsons - England Cricket Coach
Tom Parsons - International Sportsman 
Paul Ready - actor
Prof William Rose, Professor of German Language and Literature at the University of London from 1949–61
Alex Smith - Won "The Wolfram 2,3 Turing Machine Research Prize" 
Prof Peter Sommer, Professor at the LSE and expert on digital forensics
Frederick Stratton OBE, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge from 1928–47, and President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1933-5
Jeremy Williams - Actor 
Adam Wishart - Award winning documentary maker and writer
Ben Wright - BBC Political Correspondent
Oscar Deutsch - Founder of Odeon cinemas
Robert Gibbs - Guitarist of dance-punk band Suddenly, Phantoms!
Andrew DeWhalley - Singer of dance-punk band Suddenly, Phantoms!
Vincent Stent - IMB
Steven Hutt - Founder of the Thom Yorke foundation
John Patrick Kenneally - Won a Victoria Cross in Tunisia during World War II
These are apparently the 'most notable' people who went to the King Edward Foundation schools in Birmingham...
Source??? My school's wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Edward_VI_Five_Ways
- 19-03-2011 04:31
Sir Peter Harding GCB,
- 19-03-2011 04:35
- 19-03-2011 04:52
Martin Kelly (Liverpool defender) was 2 years above me and I played with/against him a couple of times. He lives in the next street as well, still see him in the local shops every now and then buying a loaf of bread and what not. Quite surreal he's made it so big.
- 19-03-2011 04:54
Andy Burnham as well.
- 19-03-2011 05:31
Evelyn Waugh. Sir Peter Pears. Sir Tim Rice. Jan Morris. Tom Sharpe. Sir David Hare. Jamie Theakston. Tom Driberg. Sir Christopher Meyer. Loads of admirals, generals, bishops and ambassadors.Last edited by sohoscribbler; 24-03-2011 at 05:07.
- 19-03-2011 05:36
Def Leppard went to my school.
- 19-03-2011 06:10
The keyboard guy from Snow Patrol.
- 19-03-2011 06:14
Yep.... From wikipedia:
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, WWII fighter pilot
Arthur Banks, WWII pilot awarded GC
Sir Russell Bencraft, cricketer
John Berger, art critic, novelist, painter, and author
Nicholas Budgen, Conservative MP
Sir Harold Burrough, British Admiral
Sir Geoffrey Callender, naval historian
Peter Carter-Ruck, lawyer
Brian Cleeve, author and broadcaster
Emilia Clarke, actress
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
Anthony FitzClarence, 7th Earl of Munster
James Forrester, England rugby union international
Paul Gibb, England Test cricketer
Guy Gibson VC, Dambusters hero,
Robert Gittings CBE, poet and biographer
Jon Goodridge, rugby player
Kenneth Grahame, author
Sir Tom Hopkinson, journalist
Noel Baring Hudson, DSO, MC Anglican Bishop
Sir David Lewis, Lord Mayor of the City of London
James Lockyer, Canadian lawyer and social activist
Rob Marris MP
Norman Miscampbell, Conservative MP
Georgia Moffett, actress
Simon Nicholls, BBC comedy producer
Lord (Laurence) Olivier, acclaimed award-winning Actor, Director and Producer
Sir Anthony Derek Oulton, QC
Hugh Padgham, record producer
Sir Nicholas Pumfrey, judge
Georgina Rylance, actress
Lord (Michael) Sandberg, former CEO of HSBC Group
Louis Strange, WW1 pilot
Jon Snow, Channel 4 newscaster
Sir Brian Tovey, former Director of GCHQ
Sir 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
Sir Francis James Wylie, first Warden of Rhodes House
Probably should add Matty from Skins to that list.... he'd probably be considered more famous than any of the above among the teenage population.
Also, we had the English rugby team "attend" (not in the sense implied in the title) our school a couple weeks ago - they were using our rugby pitches for training!!!Last edited by spazman21; 19-03-2011 at 06:32.
(Original post by Reagan Smash)
- 19-03-2011 06:38
The ginger one from atomic kitten. I'm gonna go ahead and say that none of you can top that.
I don't know if anyone famous went to my school because Wikipedia has nothing on it so I'm going to go ahead and say 'not yet.'
- 19-03-2011 09:11
- 19-03-2011 09:21
Kieran Richardson.. the ex-Man United footballer lol! His shirt is in the schools office haha.
- 19-03-2011 09:26
Stevie Winwood's children... how exciting!
- 19-03-2011 09:31
Keira Knightley and Camilla Kerslake
- 19-03-2011 09:32
ooh and Georgia Jagger
- 19-03-2011 09:35
Shola Ama, N-Dubz, Suggs
- 19-03-2011 10:17
secondary school: Joe Brooks, Charlie Dimmock
college- Ben Ainslie, Alexa Chung, Jack Dee, Lucy Pinder, Will Champion, Hugh Mitchell
there are quite a few more but those are the most well known