Jamie Cullum

by andrew on January 14, 2017

Birth Name: Jamie Paul J. Cullum

Place of Birth: Southend On Sea, Essex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 20 August, 1979

*English, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Indian, Burmese, possibly some Spanish (mother)

Jamie Cullum is a British jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and radio host. He is the son of Yvonne and John Cullum. He is married to model and author Sophie Dahl, with whom he has two children. Sophie is the granddaughter of author Roald Dahl.

Jamie has stated:

My dad was born in Jerusalem; his mother managed to get out of Nazi Germany. My mum was born in Burma and when the Japanese invaded came over to the UK when she was five. Her father was Indian, her mother was Burmese. You know, dark-skinned kids in the middle of Wales in the Fifties.

He has also said, “My mother was born in Burma but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix…”

Jamie’s paternal grandfather was Harry Cullum, a British Army officer.

Jamie’s paternal grandmother, Irma, was a Jewish refugee from Prussia. She lost her relatives in Holocaust. Irma is pictured here.

Jamie’s maternal grandparents were named Leonard and Hazel.

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimmel June 29, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Well he’s super mixed up! The surname I suspect is Scottish. As for his overall look I was curious, but guessed he might be welsh.

neiltennant December 8, 2017 at 2:44 am

me too

i do have the intuition to say that someone is white or not
and i knew he is not

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