24 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Went To Oxbridge

Beauty and brains. Life’s not fair.

1. Emilia Fox (Actress).

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Where : St Catherine’s, Oxford

What: English

2. Rowan Atkinson (Actor).

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Where: The Queen’s College, Oxford

What: M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, he was also made an honorary fellow in 2006

3. Hugh Grant (Actor).

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Where: New College, Oxford

What: English Literature

4. Michael Palin (Actor).

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Where: Brasenose College, Oxford

What: Modern History

5. Dudley Moore (Late Actor).

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Where: Magdalen College, Oxford

What: Music and Composition

6. Hugh Dancy (Actor and Claire Danes’ husband).

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Where: St Peter’s College, Oxford

What: English

7. Rosamund Pike (Actress).

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Where: Wadham College, Oxford

What: English Literature

8. Ian McKellen (Actor).

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Where: St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

What: English Literature

9. Tom Hooper (Director).

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Where: University College, Oxford

What: English

10. Mr Hudson (Recording Artist).

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Where: St Anne’s College, Oxford

What: English Literature

11. Thandie Newton (Actress).

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Where: Downing College, Cambridge

What: Social Anthropology

12. Richard Curtis (Screenwriter and Director)

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Where: Christ Church, Oxford

What: English Language and Literature

13. Emma Thompson (Actress).

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Where: Newnham College, University of Cambridge

What: English

14. Rachel Weisz (Actress).

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Where: Trinity Hall, Cambridge

What: English

15. Hugh Laurie (Actor).

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Where: Selwyn College, Cambridge

What: Archaeology and Anthropology

16. Tilda Swinton (Actress).

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Where: Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

What: Social and Political Sciences

17. Emma Watson (Actress) - as a visitor student.

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Where: Worcester College, Oxford (for a year, but she was based at Brown University in America, which she has since deferred)

What: English

18. Andrew Lloyd Webber (Composer and musical theatre impresario).

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Where: Magdalen College, Oxford

What: History (for one term before quitting to pursue musical theatre elsewhere)

19. Lily Cole (Model and Actress).

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Where: King’s College, Cambridge

What: Social and Political Sciences

20. John Cleese (Actor).

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Where: Downing College, Cambridge

What: Law

21. Stephen Fry (Actor).

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Where: Queens’ College, Cambridge

What: English Literature

22. Sacha Baron Cohen (Actor).

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Where: Christ’s College, Cambridge

What: History

23. Kate Beckinsale (Actress).

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Where: New College, Oxford

What: French and Russian Literature

24. Nigella Lawson (TV Chef).

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Where: University of Oxford

What: Medieval and Modern Languages

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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