Juno Temple

by follers on May 30, 2014

Juno Temple at the "Afternoon Delight" Los Angeles Premiere, Arc

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

Date of Birth: July 21, 1989

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish

Juno Temple is an English actress and model. She is the daughter of director Julien Temple and producer Amanda Pirie. Both of her parents are of English, and some Scottish, ancestry. Juno is descended from nobility on her mother’s side.

Juno’s paternal grandparents were Landon Roy Temple and Barbara J. Rainnie (the daughter of Hedley Graham Rainnie and Catherine Moir Harkness). Hedley was born in Liverpool, to a Scottish father, James Muckle Rainnie, of Edinburgh, and to an English mother, Emma Jane Spashett, of Essex. Catherine was born in Essex, also to a Scottish father, John Moir Harkness, from Glasgow, and to an English mother, Ellen Lawson, from Liverpool.

Juno’s maternal grandfather was James William Gordon Pirie (the son of Gordon Murray Pirie and Margaret Joyce “Peg” Miller/Millar). Juno’s great-grandfather Gordon was the son of James Gordon Pirie and Charlotte Capon Murray.

Juno’s maternal grandmother was Idina Caroline Peacock (the daughter of Hugh Myddelton Peacock and Marjorie Eva Brassey). Hugh was the son of Hugh Peacock. Marjorie was the daughter of Edgar Hugh Brassey and Margaret Harriet Trefusis.

Sources: Genealogy of Juno’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Juno’s maternal great-grandfather, Gordon Murray Pirie – http://www.roll-of-honour.com

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

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HamarFFox February 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm


According to the above, G. M. Pirie is Gordon Murray Pirie, born 1899 in Wandsworth. His wife is stated Margaret Joyce Miller. The actual spelling of the surname seems to be Millar (in the marriage certificate), and a reasonable match seems to be the one born in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire in 1901. In the census, the spelling is ‘Miller’. However, the birth records and other census records of her parents show the spelling to be Millar. The only problem is the link above states her as being of ‘Chatton’, Northumberland. I can’t find any connection. The only person born in that part of the country with the name in the right time period died one year after birth.

FoxHamar July 31, 2014 at 11:58 am

According to public member trees, the ancestors of Barbara J Rainnie, Juno’s paternal grandmother are: Hedley Graham Rainnie of Liverpool and Catherine Moir Harkness of Essex. Catherine’s parents are John Moir Harkness of Glasgow, Scotland, and Ellen (Harkness) of Liverpool.

Hedley’s parents are James Muckle Rainnie of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Emma Jane Spashett of Essex. All of James’ recorded ancestors are Scottish, going back up to three more generations. Surnames of his ancestors are: McDiarmud, Gray, Smith. Emma’s ancestry is mostly Essex, with some Hampshire and Dorset a little further back. Some lineages go back up to four more generations (to the early-to-mid 1700s). Surnames in her ancestry are: Trippet, Barnet, Taylor, Frazier,Cartwright, Belcham, Rogers, Warner.

follers July 31, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Thanks! Added.

FoxHamar July 31, 2014 at 11:16 am

Her maternal grandfather’s name was Royston D Pirie, and her maternal grandmother’s surname was Burling. Royston’s mother’s maiden name was Clark.

follers July 31, 2014 at 1:43 pm

That’s not true. Juno’s mother is the Amanda C. (Caroline) Pirie who was born in 1962, not the Amanda Pirie who was born in 1957.

FoxHamar August 1, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Sorry about the misinformation. I checked out those new lineages you added. Her ancestors pretty much went back and forth between England and Scotland for centuries. I didn’t get anywhere on her mother’s father’s side, though the combination of names suggests James William Gordon Pirie is also at least partially Scottish. I couldn’t find any detail about either of Juno’s grandfathers’ ancestries, which is a shame, considering the detail we have about both her grandmothers.

deadite July 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm

I thought she was american,she looks part black

andrew July 25, 2014 at 2:56 am
FoxHamar July 31, 2014 at 10:39 am
WTF August 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

YOU KNOW I THOUGHT THE SAME DAMN THING. She looks like a quadroon. I know a girl who’s 1/4 black, she looks VERY similar. It’s almost eerie. ANYWAY, this chick has some kinky hair like that of someone who is partially BLACK. idk why some people are ashamed of being black. it’s sad af!

deadite August 1, 2014 at 8:27 pm
andrew August 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

ginger curly hair is a typical trait in British Isles people

FoxHamar August 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

She neither looks, nor is, part black. My previous link to her parents seems to be broken. Here’s a different picture of them:


Or just Google Image-search “Julien temple and Amanda” and you should find two separate pictures.

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