10 University of Bristol Notable Alumni You Need to Know About

The University of Bristol is 163rd in the world, 51st in Europe, and 11th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 10 notable alumni from the University of Bristol sorted by their wiki pages’ popularity.

Simon Pegg

Simon John Pegg is an English actor, screenwriter, and comedian. He came to public prominence in the UK as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright. He went on to co-write and star in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013). He and Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film Paul (2011).

Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs is an English actor. His film roles include Col. Tavington in The Patriot (2000), Michael D. Steele in Black Hawk Down (2001), Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series (2002–2011), Capt. Hook in Peter Pan (2003), Marshal Georgy Zhukov in The Death of Stalin (2017), and Vasili in Hotel Mumbai (2018). His other films include Divorcing Jack (1998), The End of the Affair (1999), Sweet November (2001), The Tuxedo (2002), Battle of the Brave (2004), Nine Lives (2005), Friends with Money (2006), Good (2008), Green Zone (2010), Abduction (2011), A Single Shot (2013), Fury (2014), A Cure for Wellness (2016), London Fields (2018), Occupation: Rainfall (2020) and Mass (2021).

David Williams

David Edward Williams, known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, writer, and television personality. He is best known for his work with Matt Lucas on the BBC sketch comedy series Little Britain (2003–2007) and Come Fly With Me (2010–2011). Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the television talent show competition Britain’s Got Talent on ITV. He is also a writer of children’s books, having sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.

Emily Watson

Emily Margaret Watson is an English actress. She began her career on stage and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992. In 2002, she starred in productions of Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse and was nominated for the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actress for the latter.

James Blunt

James Hillier Blount, better known as James Blunt, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. A former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army, he served under NATO during the 1999 Kosovo War. After leaving the military, he rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, achieving worldwide fame with the singles “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover”.

Joe Alywn

Joseph Matthew Alwyn is an English actor and songwriter. He debuted in 2016 with Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and has since starred in period films such as Operation Finale (2017), The Favourite (2018), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), and Harriet (2019). Alwyn co-wrote a number of songs by his partner and American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift in 2020, such as “Exile” and “Betty”. His accolades include the Trophée Chopard at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and the Grammy Award for Album of the Year with Swift’s Folklore (2020).

Matt Lucas

Matthew Richard Lucas is an English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter. He is best known for his work with David Walliams on the BBC sketch comedy series Little Britain (2003–2007, 2020) and Come Fly With Me (2010–2011). Lucas portrayed the role of Nardole in the BBC series Doctor Who (2015–2017). He has also appeared in films, including Alice in Wonderland (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), Small Apartments (2012), and Paddington (2014). Since 2020, Lucas has presented The Great British Bake Off, alongside Noel Fielding.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn is a French economist, politician, former managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a figure in the French Socialist Party who attained notoriety due to his involvement in several financial and sexual scandals. He is often referred to in the media, and by himself, by his initials DSK. Strauss-Kahn was appointed managing director of the IMF on 28 September 2007, with the backing of then–President of France Nicolas Sarkozy. He served in that capacity until his resignation on 18 May 2011, in the wake of an allegation that he had sexually assaulted a hotel maid. Other allegations followed, but he was acquitted.

Jemima Goldsmith

Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith is a British screenwriter, television, film, and documentary producer and the founder of Instinct Productions, a television production company. She was formerly a journalist and associate editor of The New Statesman, a British political and cultural magazine, and served as the European editor-at-large for the American magazine Vanity Fair.

Paul Dirac

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English theoretical physicist who is regarded as one of the most significant physicists of the 20th century.

Read also: 10 of the Most Famous Alumni of the University of Cambridge