Elyes Gabel

by follers on January 17, 2015

Elyes Gabel

Birth Name: Elyes Cherif Gabel

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 8 May, 1983

Ethnicity: English, Algerian, French, Spanish, Dutch, Anglo-Indian, Irish, Portuguese

Elyes Gabel is a British actor.

Elyes is the son of Irene (Gurney) and Hocine Gabel. He has said that he has French, Algerian, Spanish, Dutch, Anglo-Indian, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry. He has described his Indian ancestry as “distant.” A picture of Elyes with his mother can be seen here.

Elyes’s maternal grandparents are Albert S. Gurney and Margaret E. Hope.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

madman June 14, 2018 at 7:08 am

Son of Irene A. (Gurney) and Hocine Gabel.

Samiiraa September 26, 2016 at 3:34 am

I don’t like when people claim that many origins. Are these documented ?
He looks mostly Arab.

Katz September 27, 2016 at 7:52 am

I’ll bet his father is full Arab and that why he looks mostly Arab. Everything else including Indian probably comes from his mother.

Connerfromvine October 2, 2016 at 10:08 am

Arab is not an ethnicity. His father is Algerian.

andrew May 31, 2017 at 11:31 am


It seems so, but Elyes a Catholic school while living in Manchester, UK.

andrew May 31, 2017 at 11:32 am


andrew August 5, 2016 at 6:15 pm
Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:36 am

Looks 100% Kuwaiti or Saudi.

Wouldn’t bother with his European ethnicities (Dutch, German, Irish – Lool) because he looks nothing like them whatsoever.

I would stick with Indian and Algerian if I were this guy. He doesn’t look remotely European, let alone German Loool.

Ajaxfan October 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

He doesn’t have German ancestry, lol

loiro February 24, 2016 at 5:38 am

Lol, of course he looks remotely European… he looks fully Caucasian, and many Europeans can have more West Asian appearances..

andrew October 6, 2015 at 6:20 am

“I’ve got a very mixed race background so, although I’m not actually Asian myself, I’ve got distant touches of Indian in me”


He’s part Tunisian too.

sarahle June 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm

he looks pakistani to me

Check7t June 20, 2015 at 4:52 pm

My impression was half South Asian and half white when I first saw him, knew he had some South Asian ancestry, something about him looks clearly influenced in that area.

andrew June 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm

anything else??

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