Rupert Grint

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUL 28: Rupert Grint at the Premiere of 'Rise

Birth Name: Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint

Place of Birth: Harlow, Essex, England

Date of Birth: August 24, 1988

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/8th Irish

Rupert Grint is an English actor. He is known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.

Rupert’s paternal grandfather is Christopher Alexander Lloyd Grint (the son of Cecil Horace Grint and Winifred Alice Speers). Cecil was the son of Edmund Albert Grint and Charlotte Adams.

Rupert’s paternal grandmother is Paula A. Rudkin (the daughter of Albert E. Rudkin and Jean E. Berridge).

Rupert’s maternal grandfather is Malcolm R. Parsons (the son of Sidney George Parsons and Winifred Doris/Dorris Ray). Sidney was the son of George John Parsons and Ellen Priscilla Webster. Winifred was the daughter of Thomas James Ray and Jane Elizabeth Finch.

Rupert’s maternal grandmother is Andrea M. Sharkey (the daughter of Andrew Sharkey and Una Lorrain Horn). Andrew was born in Roscommon, Ireland, the son of James Sharkey and Bridget/Bee McGarry. Una was the daughter of Walter Horn and Flossa/Flossie Sutton.

Source: Genealogy of Rupert Grint (focusing on his father’s side) –

Photo by Joe Seer/


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. Dogg says:

    I thought he was full Irish.

  2. Capricious says:

    He’s got an African nose/mouth.

  3. celebfan says:

    It appears that he is 1/8 German. His great grandmother’s name is Winifred Alice Speers and Speers is a German surname.

  4. Kate says:

    Poor kid. Left with the name Rupert Grint.

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