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    Posted on Jan 31, 2014

    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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