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29 famous people who went to school in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 17:05 27 July 2017

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Celebrities and other famous figures who went to school in Sussex

 

Eastbourne College has a whole range of former students that went on to find fame. Weather forecaster Michael Fish, comedian Eddie Izzard, architect Sir Hugh Casson and actor Hugh Skinner all attended the East Sussex school.

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attended Brambletye School in East Grinstead.

English actress and author Joanna Lumley was educated at St Mary’s Convent School.

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Michael Simkins (actor/writer) - Michael, who we interviewed in our September 2014 issue attended Brighton, Hove and Sussex Grammar School.

Piers Morgan (journalist) - The journalist/TV personality was born in Newick and attended Chailey Secondary School followed by sixth form at Priory School.

Gareth Barry (footballer) - The England and Everton footballer attended William Parker School in Hastings. Former Brighton and Hove Albion captain Dean Hammond also attended William Parker.

Gareth Southgate (footballer) - The former England international spent some time at Hazelwick School in Crawley. Football Focus presenter Dan Walker also went to the school.

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Richard Osman (TV presenter) - Shooting to fame on hit BBC show ‘Pointless’, Osman grew up in Haywards Heath and attended Warden Park School.

Steven Seagal (actor) - Believe it or not, the Hollywood star briefly attended Chichester High School for Boys whilst staying with relatives!

Jo Brand (comedian) - The stand up comedian attended both Hastings High School for Girls and Bexhill College.

Jane Leeves (actress) - The ‘Frasier’ actress attended Sackville School in East Grinstead.

Simon Mayo (BBC Radio 2 presenter) - Worthing High School for boys.

Dame Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop) - Worthing High School.

Liam Treadwell (jockey) - The 2009 Grand National winning jockey attended Angmering School.

Billy Twelvetrees (England international Rugby Union player) - Growing up in Wisborough Green, Billy Twelvetrees attended Wisborough Green Primary School and The Weald Secondary School in Billingshurst.

Tony Caunter (actor) - Worthing High School.

Robert Smith (singer) - The lead singer or The Cure attended St Wilfrid’s Catholic School in Crawley.

Rupert Holliday-Evans (actor) - Bishop Luffa School in Chichester.

Billy Idol (musician) - Worthing High School for Boys.

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Simon Fuller (music & management) - Creator of Pop Idol, manager of the Spice Girls and David Beckham... as well as a former Hastings Grammar School student.

James, Stella and Mary McCartney - 3 of Paul McCartney’s children all went to Thomas Peacocke Community College (now Rye College).

Prunella Scales (actress) - The legendary Fawlty Towers actress attended Moira House Girls School in Eastbourne.

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1 comment

  • James Hunt, the former Formula One motor racing world champion and latterly BBC commentator went to Westerleigh preparatory school in Hastings

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    Rob Griffin

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