Rupert Everett

by follers on October 24, 2012

Birth Name: Rupert James Hector Everett

Place of Birth: Fakenham, Norfolk, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 29 May, 1959

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English, Cornish, small amount of German and Dutch

Rupert Everett is a British actor and writer.

Rupert is the son of Sara (MacLean/McLean) and Major Anthony Michael Everett. On his father’s side, he has Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. On his mother’s side, he is of mostly Scottish, English, and Cornish descent, with more distant German and Dutch roots. Through his German ancestry, he is descended from the Barons de Schmiedern.

Rupert’s paternal grandfather was Cyril Frederick Cunningham Everett (the son of Frederick William Cunningham Everett and Georgina Esther Martha Teague). Cyril was born in Fulham, London. Rupert’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Frederick William Everett, from Essex, England, and of Jemima Agnes Milne, from Midlothian, Scotland. Georgina was the daughter of George William Teague and Esther Walker.

Rupert’s paternal grandmother was Marcella Maria Lawless (the daughter of Patrick Lawless and Mary Keenan). Marcella was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, to Irish parents.

Rupert’s maternal grandfather was Hector Charles Donald MacLean (the son of Donald Charles Hugh MacLean and Gwendoline Katherine/Catherine Leonora Hope). Hector was born in Bangalore, India, to British parents. Rupert’s great-grandfather Donald was the son of Charles Smith MacLean, from Inverness-shire, Scotland, and of Margaret MacQueen Bairnsfather, who was from Angus, Scotland. Rupert’s great-grandfather Donald’s brother was military man Hector Lachlan Stewart MacLean. Rupert’s great-grandmother Gwendoline was the daughter of Charles Hope, from Midlothian, Scotland, and of Leonora Louisa Isabella Orde, whose father was a rector.

Rupert’s maternal grandmother was Opre Vyvyan (the daughter of William Geoffrey Vyvyan and Frances Mary Ford). Opre was born in Falmouth, Cornwall. William was the son of The Rev. Herbert Francis Vyvyan and Augusta Clara De Schmiedern. Frances was the daughter of Edmund Salwey Ford and Caroline Artindale.

Sources: Genealogies of Rupert Everett –

Information about Rupert’s family –

Information about Rupert’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2010 –

Rupert’s paternal grandmother, Marcella Maria Lawless, on the 1911 England and Wales Census –

Baptismal record of Rupert’s maternal grandfather, Hector Charles Donald MacLean –

Obituary of Rupert’s maternal grandfather, Hector Charles Donald MacLean –

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant November 11, 2017 at 2:51 am

he looks Turkish, a little bit Arab

but a lot like Bulgarians

andrew November 10, 2017 at 6:08 pm
Hill June 30, 2017 at 8:31 am

Apart from the dark hair and eyes he looks English.

Kimmel March 15, 2017 at 7:48 am

Not Slovak? Hmm. Dude always looked non-British to me.

neiltennant August 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

he looks very dark he reminds me of some paler arabs but with his look he can easily pass for greek, italian and south-eastern european

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 11:57 pm

My thoughts exactly. Though I wouldn’t say he’s “very dark”, that would be George Clooney.

He looks like a light skinned Turk, Lebanese or Assyrian. I’ve came across those.

neiltennant June 28, 2016 at 7:33 am

THANK you totally right

andrew June 28, 2016 at 9:37 am

you and phaedra would make a good couple, with your odd point of views.

andrew June 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Also to say he looks like a “light-skinned” Turk or something is completely pointless, it’s like to admit the average is different.

Hill June 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm
andrew August 3, 2015 at 1:44 pm

correction: for some reason Rupert is called Colin in the text

neiltennant July 31, 2015 at 6:32 am

i swear i have seen so many southeastern europeans who look like him

and he can pass for an arab

andrew July 31, 2015 at 4:36 pm
neiltennant August 1, 2015 at 6:03 am


you are really clever

you get a degree from me

very smart

thats a good proof to show me a picture of arabs

next time we speak about italians for example you can show me a picture of swedes because they are both italians

very clever

andrew November 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

yes, I’m more clever than someone who thinks that a British aristocratic guy like Rupert Everett looks “Arab”.

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cwm85 July 31, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Arab, really? Maybe south france, south Italy… but arab? Hahaha

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 11:58 pm

Well Arab is a broad term. They have Kuwaitis and Saudis who look like half African, and there are “Arabs” who are Lebanese and Syrians (originally weren’t Arabs), and they tend to be light-featured at times.

andrew July 31, 2015 at 6:26 am

he comes from an upper class background, like Hugh Grant and the Fiennes brothers.

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