Danny Boyle

by andrew on July 19, 2018

Danny Boyle – 54th Annual Times BFI London Film Festival – “127 Hours” Premiere – Arrivals – Vue West End – London, UK – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 Headshot – False – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Daniel F. Boyle

Place of Birth: Bury, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 20 October, 1956

Ethnicity: Irish

Danny Boyle is a British director, producer, screenwriter, and theatre director. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire. He is also known for his work on the films Trainspotting and Sunshine, among others.

Danny was born to Irish Catholic parents, Annie (Meheran) and Frank “Patrick” Boyle, from County Galway. His mother was born in Liscappul, Ballinasloe.



Richard Krajicek

by andrew on July 19, 2018

Birth Name: Richard Peter Stanislav Krajíček

Place of Birth: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Date of Birth: 6 December, 1971

Ethnicity: Czech

Richard Krajicek is a Dutch professional tennis player and politician. In 1996, he won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, the only Dutch player to have done so.

Richard was born in Rotterdam, to Czech parents, Ludmila and Petr Krajíček.

He stands at 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in).

Photo by Olga Besnard/

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Marin Čilić

by andrew on July 19, 2018

Place of Birth: Krstine, Međugorje, SFR Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Date of Birth: 28 September, 1988

Ethnicity: Croatian

Marin Čilić is a Croatian professional tennis player. He won the 2014 US Open men’s singles.

Marin was born in Krstine, the son of Croatian parents, Koviljka and Zdenko Čilić. He was raised as a Roman Catholic.

Marin stands at 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in).

Photo by Neale Cousland/


Hugo Lloris

by andrew on July 16, 2018

Place of Birth: Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Date of Birth: 26 December, 1986

*Catalan (father)
*French (mother)

Hugo Lloris is a French professional footballer.

Hugo is the son of Marie and Luc Lloris. His father works as a banker in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. His younger brother, Gautier Lloris, is also a footballer.

His surname is of Spanish Catalan origin.

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Olivier Giroud

by andrew on July 11, 2018

Place of Birth: Chambéry, Savoie, France

Date of Birth: 30 September, 1986

*50% French
*50% Italian

Olivier Giroud is a French professional footballer. He plays for Chelsea and the France national team.

Olivier is of Italian descent through both of his grandmothers, whose surnames are Avogadro and Gaiatto, and were likely from Northern Italy.

Olivier’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Félix Giroud, who was born, c. 1670, in Saint-Vincent-de-Mercuze, Isère, France, and to Félix’s wife, Virginie Burnoud.

Olivier’s maternal grandparents were Jean Arnaud-Goddet and Antonia.


Obituary of Olivier’s maternal grandfather, Jean Arnaud-Goddet –

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