#InTheFrame: Alumni across the UK – Manchester

#InTheFrame: Alumni across the UK – Manchester

As we ask you to vote for the famous faces that should grace the walls of our brand new Hubs at Vita Student Newcastle and Glasgow, we take a look at some of the people that currently adorn the walls of our existing residences across the UK.

There are a few familiar faces on the wall in the Vita Student Manchester Hub, but we’ve picked two of our favourites:

 

Name:

Benedict Cumberbatch

 

Education: 

B.A (Hons) Drama – University of Manchester

 

Profession: 

English actor and film producer

 

A little about them: 

Cumberbatch won an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the third episode of the third series of the show entitled His Last Vow.

It was Cumberbatch’s performance in The Imitation Game that earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In addition, he has received six British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations, five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations.

Time magazine included him in its annual Time 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World". He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in June 2015 for his services to the performing arts and to charity.

Interesting fact:

In 2013, Cumberbatch was ranked fifth in the Tatler's "Most Fascinating People in Britain" list, higher than the Duchess of Cambridge and just below Queen Elizabeth II.

Name:

Brian Cox

Education:

BSc (Hons) Physics – University of Manchester
MPhil Physics – University of Manchester
Doctor of Philosophy, high energy particle physics – University of Manchester


Profession: 

English physicist, TV presenter and Advanced Fellow of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester

 

A little about them: 

Cox may best be known to the public as the presenter of science programmes, especially the Wonders of... series and for popular science books, such as Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.

He is an Advanced Fellow of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva.

In 2002, Cox was elected an International Fellow of The Explorers Club and in 2006 received the British Association's Lord Kelvin Award for his work.

 

 

Interesting fact:

In the 1980s, Cox was keyboard player with the rock band Dare. He joined D:Ream during his time studying at the University of Manchester, a group that had several hits in the UK charts, including the number one, "Things Can Only Get Better".

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