Alex Pettyfer

by follers on October 13, 2012

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Birth Name: Alexander Richard Pettyfer

Place of Birth: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 10 April, 1990

Ethnicity: English

Alex Pettyfer is an English model and actor. He is the son of Lee (Robinson), an interior decorator, and Richard A. Pettyfer, an actor.

Alex’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Alexander Pettifer, who was born, c. 1540, in Bampton, Oxfordshire, England.

Alex’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Alexander Pettyfer (the son of Alexander R. Pettyfer and Marguerite Florence Holmes). Arthur was born in Guildford, New South Wales, Australia, to English parents. Alex’s great-grandfather Alexander was the son of John Alfred Pettyfer and Lucy Elizabeth Sales. Marguerite was the daughter of Arthur Henry Holmes and Alice Mary Bower.

Alex’s paternal grandmother is named Rita M. Spooner.

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gel August 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm

He’s half-Australian. He looks Australian, not English. Sorry.

This guy looks English!:

A user August 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

A. How do you know he’s half Australian

B. He could still be fully English.

Tyler Durden September 7, 2015 at 2:56 pm

White Australian people are mostly English, gel.


gel September 11, 2015 at 7:54 am

– Or mostly Irish!

Anyway, they don’t LOOK English – that was said by someone over a hundred years ago, that the Australians have grown to have a different look to the English.

A user September 11, 2015 at 8:18 am

Whatever the hell that means.

gel August 17, 2015 at 3:59 am

Hm, doesn’t really look English – and it turns out there is some dispute!
Got some Irish there from Australia?

andrew August 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm

explain me please which is your idea of an English person.

follers August 17, 2015 at 3:18 pm
gel August 17, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Whats your idea of an English person?

andrew August 17, 2015 at 5:55 pm

English people have a relatively wide range of looks. By the way if this guy is English, why doesn’t he “really” look English?

gel August 17, 2015 at 11:00 pm
A user March 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Its funny because the one person ive ever seen that looks like that was my english teacher, who was irish…

cwm85 August 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm

He has brown hair and blue eyes. A lot of people in England, wales, whole united Kingdom have that look.

Alice August 17, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Of course he looks English.

gel August 17, 2015 at 11:10 pm

No, he looks Irish! – here look at an Irishman from sundays Hurling! (Seamus Callanan)

Alice August 18, 2015 at 5:39 am

I’m Irish so I know what they look like. There is not a huge difference in looks between Ireland and Britain. It’s all exaggerated even though I know there are some people that look more one or the other but generally it is difficult to tell just looking at someone. Anyway Alex Pettyfer is English.

gel August 18, 2015 at 6:28 am

Rubbish – no Englishman looks like Callanan.

andrew August 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm

I doubt no Englishman looks like Callanan, and even the Irish have their own variety as all Europeans.

Seger August 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm
gel August 18, 2015 at 4:11 pm

No, see above.

Seger August 18, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Nope, all Irish people have Red hair. It’s OK, Red hair can be very cool.

NathanR February 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

You again, the Hibernian lobbyist. No, actually he looks English.

gel February 12, 2016 at 2:42 am

So, can you’ll be able to give an example of an Englishman who looks like that?

NathanR February 12, 2016 at 12:53 pm

You like to go around in circles. The man above is from England.

Not sure whether you are just stupid or in the thralls of propaganda.

Boatmonger September 22, 2014 at 6:38 am

Do you know anything about his mother’s side? I can’t find any pictures of her, but from the poor angle here, she appears to be part East Asian:

His half-brother (same mother), James Ireland, has a ‘Keanu Reeves’ look. I can’t locate her on


Boatmonger September 22, 2014 at 6:46 am

A really small picture can be seen here (on the left in the upper left picture):

follers September 22, 2014 at 11:59 am

His mother was born Lee Robinson. Other than that, I don’t really know.

roman2886 November 26, 2014 at 12:37 am

His mother I’ve heard is Welsh he is defiantly got Welsh blood in him ethnic celebs should change his ethnicity too English Welsh he is not 100% English.

follers November 26, 2014 at 2:42 am

What’s the evidence that his mother is Welsh?

Fabo December 3, 2014 at 8:02 am

Idunno whats more baffling your pulling “he has welsh in him” out of your butt. Or the fact you think the Welsh are entirely different from the English.

Hint: All that Anglo Saxons and Celtic culture bullshit aside. People in the British isles aren’t different from each other. Not even the Irish are really distinct. Look on any genetic map. Scots, English, Irish ALL OF THEM are overlapping with each other. The whole celtic vs saxon crap is all cultural nothing else.

Boatmonger December 11, 2014 at 6:18 am

I don’t mean to be rude, but roman2886 is wrong about everything he ‘defiantly’ [sic] ‘knows.’ I did read a comment on Y!A that his mother was Welsh, not that even remotely constitutes proof. Perhaps roman read the same comment or the rumour goes deeper.

I checked birth records and found only one Lee Robinson born in Wales between 1960 and 1980.

Sadly, I can’t specify gender, which would help me narrow down Pettyfer’s mother — at least enough for me to check whether any of them had an East Asian mother (by her maiden name). Pettyer certainly looks nothing like his mother or brother.

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