48 Notable alumni of
De Montfort University

De Montfort University is 1027th in the world, 353rd in Europe, and 71st in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 48 notable alumni from De Montfort University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Charles Dance

    Charles Dance
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwritermanufacturerfilm producerfilm actor
    Biography

    Walter Charles Dance is an English actor. His most notable film roles include Sardo Numspa in The Golden Child (1986), Dr. Jonathan Clemens in Alien 3 (1992), Benedict in Last Action Hero (1993), Lord Havelock Vetinari in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (2010), the Master Vampire in Dracula Untold (2014), Alastair Denniston in The Imitation Game (2014), Alan Jonah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and William Randolph Hearst in Mank (2020). He also voiced Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in the video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015).

  2. Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards

    Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    ski jumpersinger
    Biography

    Michael David Edwards, better known as Eddie the Eagle, is an English ski-jumper and Olympian who in 1988 became the first competitor since 1928 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping, finishing last in the Normal Hill and Large Hill events. He held the British ski jumping record from 1988 to 2001. He also took part in amateur speed skiing, running at 106.8 km/h (66.4 mph), and became a stunt jumping world record holder for jumping over 6 buses.

  3. John Bain

    John Bain
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-2018 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    video game criticYouTuberesports commentatorvideo bloggertelevision producer
    Biography

    John Peter Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit (or sometimes The Cynical Brit or TotalHalibut), was an English video gaming commentator and game critic on YouTube. He was known for his role in professional shoutcasting and esports, and also known for his gaming commentary audio work on WCradio.com. According to Eurogamer, he obtained a large following due to his video commentary on newly developed indie games and analysis of gaming news. Bain voiced strong support for consumer protection in the video gaming industry. In October 2015, Bain announced that he had terminal cancer that had spread to his liver. He continued to critique games after the diagnosis, announcing his retirement only a few weeks before his death in May 2018.

  4. Vivek Dahiya

    Vivek Dahiya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    television actor
    Biography

    Vivek Dahiya is an Indian television actor. He is known for portraying the role of Abhishek Singh (a police officer) in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Rajbeer Bundela in Kavach – Kaali Shaktiyon Se and Rajvardhan Suryavanshi in Qayamat Ki Raat. He emerged as winner of the reality series Nach Baliye 8 in 2017. He made his debut in TV industry with Yeh Hai Aashiqui in 2013.

  5. Franziska Weisz

    Franziska Weisz
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    stage actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Franziska Weisz is an Austrian actress. She starred in the film Hotel, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

  6. Jamie-Lee O'Donnell

    Jamie-Lee O'Donnell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Jamie-Lee O'Donnell is an Irish actress from Derry, Northern Ireland. She is best known for her role as Michelle Mallon in the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls.

  7. Andy Puddicombe

    Andy Puddicombe
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    Bhikkhubusinessperson
    Biography

    Andy Puddicombe is a British author, public speaker and a teacher of meditation and mindfulness. He, alongside Richard Pierson, is the co-founder of Headspace, a digital health company that provides guided meditation training and mindfulness for its users.

  8. Simon Wells

    Simon Wells
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Simon Finlay Wells is an English film director of animation and live-action films. He is the great-grandson of author H. G. Wells, and is best known for directing The Prince of Egypt with Brenda Chapman and Steve Hickner.

  9. Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon

    Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Angela Evans Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon, is a British politician and life peer serving as Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords since 2015. A member of the Labour and Co-operative parties, she was Member of Parliament (MP) for Basildon from 1997 to 2010.

  10. Louis de Bernières

    Louis de Bernières
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    novelistpoetwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Louis de Bernières is an English novelist. He is known for his 1994 historical war novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin. In 1993 de Bernières was selected as one of the "20 Best of Young British Novelists", part of a promotion in Granta magazine. Captain Corelli's Mandolin was published in the following year, winning the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book. It was also shortlisted for the 1994 Sunday Express Book of the Year. It has been translated into over 11 languages and is an international best-seller.

  11. Chris Williamson

    Chris Williamson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christopher Williamson is a British politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Derby North from 2010 until 2015, and from 2017 to 2019. He was Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government from October 2010 to October 2013. He was previously a local councillor in Derby, representing the Normanton ward from 1991 until 2011, serving twice as leader of Derby City Council.

  12. Akram Khan

    Akram Khan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    authortheatrical directordancerperforming artistchoreographer
    Biography

    Akram Hossain Khan, MBE is an English dancer and choreographer of Bangladeshi descent. His background is rooted in his classical kathak training and contemporary dance.

  13. Manjinder Virk

    Manjinder Virk
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorfilm director
    Biography

    Manjinder Virk is a British actress, director and writer. She has appeared in the television series Holby City, Doctors (2000), The Bill (2004), The Ghost Squad (2005), Runaway (2009), Skins (2010), Monroe (2011), Hunted (2012) and Midsomer Murders (2016 –2018).

  14. John Volanthen

    John Volanthen
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    IT consultantscout leadermarathon runnercave diver
    Biography

    John Paul Volanthen, GM is a British cave diver who specialises in rescues through the Cave Rescue Organisation, South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue, and the British Cave Rescue Council. In 2018, he played a leading role in the Tham Luang cave rescue. He cave dives as a hobby and conducts rescues as a volunteer. He works as an IT consultant in Bristol.

  15. David Shrigley

    David Shrigley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    photographersculptorpainterdrawer
    Biography

    David John Shrigley is a British visual artist. He lived and worked in Glasgow, Scotland for 27 years before moving to Brighton, England in 2015.

  16. Lewis Moody

    Lewis Moody
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Lewis Walton Moody MBE is a retired English rugby union player who played for Leicester Tigers and Bath Rugby and was part of the 2003 World Cup winning side.

  17. Geordan Murphy

    Geordan Murphy
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerGaelic football player
    Biography

    Geordan Edward Andrew Murphy is an Irish rugby union coach and former player. He played as fullback or wing both for the Irish international team and the English club Leicester Tigers.

  18. Peter Soulsby

    Peter Soulsby
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    teachercouncil memberpolitician
    Biography

    Sir Peter Alfred Soulsby is a British Labour Party politician serving as Mayor of Leicester since 2011. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester South from 2005 until he resigned his seat in April 2011, in order to contest the new post of mayor. He served as Leader of Leicester City Council from 1981 to 1994 and from 1996 to 1999.

  19. Vicky Foxcroft

    Vicky Foxcroft
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Victoria Jane Foxcroft is a British Labour politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham Deptford since 2015.

  20. Emma Twigg

    Emma Twigg
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    rower
    Biography

    Emma Twigg is a New Zealand rower. A single sculler, she was the 2014 world champion and won gold in her fourth Olympics in Tokyo in July 2021. Previous Olympic appearances were in 2008 (ninth place), 2012 (fourth place), and 2016 (fourth place). She has retired from rowing twice, first for master-level studies in Europe in 2015 and then after the 2016 Olympics, disappointed at having narrowly missed an Olympic medal for the second time. After two years off the water, she started training again in 2018 and won silver at the 2019 World Rowing Championships. Since her marriage in 2020, she has become an outspoken advocate for LGBT athletes. At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Twigg won gold in the woman's single scull.

  21. Harry Ellis

    Harry Ellis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Harry Alistair Ellis is a retired English rugby union footballer who played scrum half for Leicester Tigers, England and the British & Irish Lions.

  22. Laura Coleman

    Laura Coleman
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantmodel
    Biography

    Laura Coleman is an English model, social media influencer and actress represented by MODELS 1. At Age 22, Coleman won the Miss England 2008 beauty pageant and represented England at Miss World.

  23. Nicola Pellow

    Nicola Pellow
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Nicola Pellow is an English mathematician and information scientist who was one of the nineteen members of the WWW Project at CERN working with Tim Berners-Lee. She joined the project in November 1990, while an undergraduate maths student enrolled on a sandwich course at Leicester Polytechnic. Pellow recalled having little experience with programming languages, "... apart from using a bit of Pascal and FORTRAN as part of my degree course."

  24. Stephen Bourne

    Stephen Bourne
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    writerhistorian
    Biography

    Stephen Bourne is a British writer, film and social historian specialising in Black heritage and gay culture. As noted by the BBC among others, Bourne "has discovered many stories that have remained untold for years".

  25. Claudia Durastanti

    Claudia Durastanti
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    translatorwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Claudia Durastanti is an Italian writer and translator.

  26. Christian Furr

    Christian Furr
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    artistpainter
    Biography

    Christian Furr is an English painter. In 1995 he was commissioned to paint Queen Elizabeth II.

  27. Kirti Menon

    Kirti Menon
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Biography

    Kirti Menon is an activist, educator and writer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is the Senior Director at the University of Johannesburg and the chairman of the Gandhi Centenary Committee, South Africa. Menon is known for reforming the policy environment in post-secondary education sector in South Africa. She is the granddaughter of Manilal Gandhi and great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi.

  28. Debra Searle

    Debra Searle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    ocean rowermotivational speakertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Debra Louise Searle MVO MBE, née Newbury, later Veal, is a British adventurer, businesswoman, author and keynote speaker. In 2002, Searle rowed across the Atlantic alone after her then husband and rowing partner, Andrew Veal, was rescued from their plywood rowing boat.

  29. Gary Porter

    Gary Porter
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gary Andrew Porter, Baron Porter of Spalding is a British Conservative politician, local government leader, member of the House of Lords and a South Holland district councillor, who was elected unopposed as Chair of the Local Government Association in June 2015. He has been the leader of South Holland District Council since 2003. Nominated for a life peerage in August 2015, he was created Baron Porter of Spalding, of Spalding in the County of Lincolnshire on 15 October 2015.

  30. Cara Noir

    Cara Noir
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Thomas Dawkins, better known by his ring name Cara Noir, is an English professional wrestler, best known for his work on the British independent circuit. His character has been described as the black swan of professional wrestling, and is noted for his distinctive moveset, owing to previous involvement in ballet, dance and mixed martial arts.

  31. Ken Shuttleworth

    Ken Shuttleworth
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Ken Shuttleworth is an English architect.

  32. Andy Miah

    Andy Miah
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Andy Miah is an English bioethicist, academic and journalist. His work often focuses on technology and posthumanism.

  33. Neo Masisi

    Neo Masisi
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Biography

    Neo Jane Masisi also known as Mma Atsile is the First Lady of Botswana, the wife of President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

  34. Andy Lee

    Andy Lee
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    snooker player
    Biography

    Andy Lee, also known as Lee Chun Wai, is an English and Hong Kong former professional snooker player.

  35. Budge Pountney

    Budge Pountney
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Anthony Charles 'Budge' Pountney is a rugby union coach and retired player. A flanker, he played in the Northampton Saints side that won the 1999–2000 Heineken Cup.

  36. Victoria Coleman

    Victoria Coleman
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Enrolled in De Montfort University
    2017-2021 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    researchercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Victoria Stavridou-Coleman is currently serving as the 37th Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force. She took her oath of office on April 6, 2021, administered by the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.

  37. Andy Reed

    Andy Reed
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrew John Reed is a British Labour Co-operative politician who was the Member of Parliament for the key marginal Constituency of Loughborough from 1997 to 2010. Reed was awarded the OBE in June 2012 for service to the community and sport in Leicestershire.

  38. Karolina Laskowska

    Karolina Laskowska
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Karolina Zofia Laskowska is a British fashion designer. She won the New Designer of the Year award at the 2014 UK Lingerie Awards.

  39. Bryan Avery

    Bryan Avery
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-2017 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Bryan Robert Avery MBE RIBA was an English architect, born in Wallingford, Berkshire. After his childhood years spent in Lymington in the New Forest, Hampshire, he studied architecture at Leicester College of Art (now the De Montfort University), followed by an MA in the History and Theory of Architecture at Essex University under Professors Joseph Rykwert and Dalibor Vesely.

  40. MJ Hibbett

    MJ Hibbett
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    guitaristbloggersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Mark John Hibbett (born 19 June 1970) is an English guitarist singer-songwriter, often compared to Billy Bragg and Richard Digance.

  41. Mike Foyle

    Mike Foyle
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    record producerdisc jockey
    Biography

    Mike Foyle is a British producer, composer and DJ of progressive electronic dance music.

  42. Pedro Yang

    Pedro Yang
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    badminton player
    Biography

    Pedro Alejandro Yang Ruiz is a retired male badminton player from Guatemala.

  43. Alun Evans

    Alun Evans
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1942-2011 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    athlete
    Biography

    Alun E. Evans was general secretary of the Football Association of Wales between 1982 and 1995 and club Secretary of Welsh League side, UWIC FC.

  44. Zeinab Camara

    Zeinab Camara
    Born in
    Guinea Flag Guinea
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zeinab Camara is a Guinean politician. She was the first woman to lead a football club in Guinea.

  45. Ian Hughes

    Ian Hughes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    bloggercomputer scientisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Ian Hughes, also known as epredator, is a British metaverse evangelist and Television Personality. In 2006, he set leading set of like-minded individuals and subsequently many thousands of colleagues at IBM into virtual worlds like Second Life, and beyond. (Hughes' effort in Second Life where he is known as Epredator Potato was documented extensively in a 2007 report.) This sparked the massive growth in interest from enterprises and press alike. Hughes was a public figure in Web 2.0 and, formerly, a blogger on Eightbar, a site maintained by former and current IBM employees on the fringes of innovation within their labs. He has also voiced Evil Eater, the antagonist in Weetakid.

  46. Sally Reeve

    Sally Reeve
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Sally Reeve is a British actress. She was born in August 1971 in London.

  47. Amanda Broderick

    Amanda Broderick
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Amanda Jayne Broderick is a British marketer, academic and academic administrator who has been the vice-chancellor and president of the University of East London since September 2018. She is also professor of international business.

  48. C. J. Carter-Stephenson

    C. J. Carter-Stephenson
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    novelistscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Christian James Carter-Stephenson is an English writer of fiction, poetry and drama. He writes primarily in the genres of horror, science fiction and fantasy. He was born in the county of Essex on 31 January 1977 and attended King Edward VI Grammar School from the ages of 11 to 18. In 1998, he graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester with a BA in English and Performing Arts, and in 1999, obtained a postgraduate diploma in Acting from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London. He went on to gain an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Southampton in 2016 and has been a finalist in the Writers of the Future contest. In 2012, he won a silver award in the Children's Literary Classics award for his children's novel The Crystal Ship. He currently lives on the Isle of Wight with his common-law wife.