Russell Brand

by ethnic on March 31, 2010

Russell Brand ethnicity

Birth Name: Russell Edward Brand

Place of Birth: Grays, Thurrock, Essex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 June, 1975

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/64th German

Russell Brand is an English actor, comedian, radio and television personality, writer, and activist.

He is the son of Barbara Elizabeth (Nichols) and Ronald Henry Brand.

Russell is married to Scottish lifestyle blogger Laura Gallacher, with whom he has a daughter.

Russell’s paternal grandfather was Henry George Brand (the son of Henry George Brand and Alice Sarah Truman). Russell’s grandfather Henry was born in Stepney, London. Russell’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Mark Henry Brand and Lydia Bond. Alice was the daughter of George Truman and Maria Louisa Bruford. Maria Louisa’s grandfather, Johann Heinrich Kohler, was German.

Russell’s paternal grandmother was Janet Marjorie White (the daughter of William Henry White and Maud Lilian). Janet was born in Stepney, London. William was the son of William Robert White and Eleanor Mary White.

Russell’s maternal grandfather was Frederick William Nichols (the son of Frederick William Nichols and Theresa Jessie Bennett). Russell’s grandfather Frederick was born in Hackney, London. Russell’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Edward Henry Nichols and Elizabeth. Theresa was the daughter of Robert Bennett.

Russell’s maternal grandmother was Nellie A. Miller (the daughter of Bertram Miller and Nellie Minnie A. Hale). Russell’s grandmother Nellie was born in Marylebone, London. Russell’s great-grandmother Nellie was the daughter of William Hale.

Sources: Family history of Russell Brand – http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Genealogy of Russell Brand – http://www.geni.com

Russell’s paternal grandmother, Janet Marjorie White, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org

1st Photo by Prphotos

2nd photo by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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ames July 11, 2018 at 7:20 am

He looks like he has some Indian or Middle Eastern ancestry, not uncommon with the English.

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:17 pm

don’t get me wrong but i think

his mother has cheated his father with a guy from south america etc. because they separated 5 months after his birth
maybe she found out… that she cheated

and even as a child he looked exotic

neiltennant June 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

please don’t stop claiming that his appearance in britain is in common

it is not

with this appearance he would have some problems in britain

people would think of him that he is middle eastern or iranian

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

LOL he looks British as hell.

British people need to take responsibility for their phenotypes, and stop trying to pass them off as anything else when they’re bad looking.

These comical horse like faces are very common in the British population and uncommon in the middle east where men tend to be a lot more gracile than the horse faced Brits.

This guy looks no different from this football player.
http://p.imgci.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/53000/53002.jpg

These orgre-ish type looks are all over the British Isles and they’re found nowhere else in continental europe or in Israel and they ARE part of the reason the British have the reputation of being ugly or inbred. These features also dominate among white rednecks and the southern portions of the USA. Guess which part of the US is the most British? the south. Own up to your phenotypes, and not just super beautiful uber anglo saxons lol

crunty November 20, 2016 at 11:55 am

I thought you were gel in disguise with your link. Maybe his ugly stepsister? The man in your link is a cricket player, and having travelled extensively around the UK, I can’t say his look is common, nor is Russel Brand’s. People are more mixed up in cities thanks to waves of immigrants over the last 400 years though. The real English you will find live in the shires, and a lot of them don’t get that famous so you rarely see their faces.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 12:05 pm

I lived in Britain, and probably know what the British look like more than most, and you are correct people in the cities are heavily mixed up. Many British models and actors these days have other ancestries in the same way that Americans do. Greg Sulkin, Kate Bekinsale, Rhona Mitra, Stephen James, David Beckham, Oliver James etc. Unfortunately the UK has a lot of angsty British “purist” online who’d like to think that Britain is in some way shape or form “pure anglo saxon”. When the reality is, England especially in the inner cities is just a diverse ethnically as France is. Immigrants have populated the cities as far back as the industrial revolution. Example being some British complain about Polish immigrants like they’re some relatively new comers when they’ve been in England as far back as the revolution. Same with Jews, Italians, French, Blacks etc.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

And I don’t know why you find gel’s views to be uncommon. This is the view of the British by the mass majority of people. Only on these type of sites regarding ethnicity or the anthropology ones filled with nothing but nerds do you see people either glorifying British phenotypes or thinking looking British is a good thing.

gel November 21, 2016 at 2:10 am

The Irish went to London – and now the Cockneys fancy their from LA, With “The only way is Essex” TV show!…

The Irish went to the North East of England and now the Geordies fancy their from New Jersey, with “Geordie Shore”!…..

They went to Scotland – and now they have some good-looking actors…

They went to Liverpool, Manchester….

They went to Australia – and now Australian men are considered some of the best looking in the world…..

And now Russell Brand looks like he’s getting in on the act!:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/russell-brands-baby-momma-laura-9288682

Ardor May 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm

You must have vision problems if you think he looks like that ginger faced football player.

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm

one thing i have learnt on this site over the years is
PATIENCE

i will be patient and one day we will know more about him

the same case like on BRANDON URIE or MIRANDA COSGROVE both were listed all the years as european only celebs but i knew that there is something exotic
and voila .. now we know that one has a mexican mom and the other philipino mother

andrew July 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

@ neiltennant

Don’t be impatient, check out Russel’s genealogy that is well detailed.

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm

@caligurl2 you are an idiot

please get your eyes checked

you compare a pale brown haired and blue eyed typical northerner with RUSSEL BRAND who has black hair and black eyes

Hill April 28, 2017 at 11:55 pm

if he didn’t have that tan he’d look as pale as every other british person like Kiera Knightley, Gemma Arterton etc… but yeah his hair and eyes are very dark.

neiltennant August 12, 2017 at 2:50 am

gemma arterton is not 100 percent british

she has jewish roots

Thats the same shit like those people who name JENNIFER CONELLY as typical irish although she is jewish too

Hill May 14, 2017 at 11:51 am

I’m not one of those weirdos who say Emma Watson or Kit Harlington lie about their ethnicity or whatever but this guy definitely doesn’t look English. I’m not saying he isn’t though.

Kimmel June 18, 2016 at 10:35 am

He’s never looked very English to me, but the evidence suggests otherwise.

neiltennant August 23, 2016 at 6:02 pm

YES OF COURSE

if you ask 1000 people in different corners of britain

BIRMINGHAM

LIVERPOOL

LONDON

and even in the multicultural areas some people would say he does not look british

neiltennant June 18, 2017 at 8:08 am
phaedra May 6, 2016 at 1:59 am

He looks Jewish or Middle Eastern. He’s lying about his ethnicity.

Since he’s a Brit, it wouldn’t be unusual if he has a recent Indian ancestry that he’s not accounting for (heck, even the Royals do).

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

I know his biography

his parents had been married for 6 years when he was born and 5 months after his birth his parents separated

that could mean one thing

it is possible that his biological father was from southamerica oder middle eastern and his mother cheated and his ”father” found out this

Duke February 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Looks like a typical hipster.

cwm85 November 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Something about this guy annoys me…

slowdive January 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Maybe it’s his SJW activism in which he just regurgitates typical PK hokum from any ol’ Tumblr blog?

xoxo November 26, 2015 at 1:20 am

He doesn’t look English at all. He looks Middle Eastern as hell.

Devotion October 13, 2015 at 5:59 am

This guy doesn’t even look Jewish or Italian. he’s even too dark for those. He looks Arab, namely Iraqi, or North African (Tunisian).

luckystar October 28, 2015 at 12:47 am

Of course you never saw a sicilian.

athelya November 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm

italians arent exactly dark tf i’m so tired of these comments. My mother is from the province of emilia and toscana and she has light brown hair with green eyes

andrew November 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

@ luckystar

You never saw a sicilian inded. Because Sicilians look more European than anything, and not like Middle Easterners and North Africans (totally different) as someone would think. A few examples:

These are Martin Scorsese’s parents, both of Sicilian descent

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/AxxYp-KT0t8/hqdefault.jpg

Sinatra with parents (his dad was born in Sicily)

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/99/46/7199461f1ee3c8d1c6b46dcf4d606a75.jpg

John Travolta (father born to Sicilian parents)

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/105527288-john-travolta-with-his-mother-and-father-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=R4V%2FQay2ANwpmCZhkZDSEv5Rp5RODlj9izrt1JFxXWr3VmlfY1ozHKhBPOqSazNy5mljR24zSs%2BeL4csF%2BEIJA%3D%3D

andrew November 29, 2015 at 12:45 pm

It means you never saw a Tunisian in your life or you’re just a wannabe to think he could be part your people (iraqi). He may be swarthy for the English spectrum, but he looks European. There are other British Isles-born celebs on this site that are a lot more odd than him, like

http://ethnicelebs.com/toby-kebbell

andrew November 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

*part of your people

phaedra April 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm

Sicilians look like Arabs. Not Swedes. You’re a typical swarthy frizzy head Southern European who thinks they have more in common with Europeans. Stop making me laugh so much.

You’re the wannabe buffoon in here. Go make pizza or something, you hairy short Med.

DAZZY June 17, 2016 at 2:30 am

Study the story of Sicily before talking. Sicily is avery melting pot in centuries. Greeks, Romans, North Africans and Normans. So you can find a dark eyed and brown hairy man and tall and blond/blue eyed people or a mix of both. All Italians are very etherogenic

andrew June 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm

@ phaedra

You can see in this short video how much “Arab” Sicilians look. Average pigmentation is totally different.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc2UMauAhIE

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 11:35 am

lol what’s with this hairy business people keep talking about? I’m latino and have been with white guys of varrying ancestries. Most were hairy. All white men are among the hairiest people in the world regardless of ethnicity. The least hairy people are asians, amerindians, polynesians and blacks. All the black men i’ve been around have been hairless.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

Phaedra you seem very hostile towards mediterraneans. If you’re British I can understand that hostility/insecurity because British are notorious for lusting after Mediterranean men.

caligurl2 November 20, 2016 at 11:39 am

I have a similar opinion. I’m not into most white dudes (i’m originally from Brazil), but the mediterraneans FOR SURE looked a lot better on average than the Germans we had there. Likewise most of our male models in Brazil are some kind of mediterranean descent be it Portuguese or Italian. Most of the Northern european descent models we have in Brazil never become as reknowned as the Latins. Evandro Soldati for example was one of our highest paid male models.

gel August 19, 2015 at 11:33 am
cwm85 August 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Looks very womanly… if he didn’t have a beard he would look like a Transgender…

neiltennant July 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

brand or brandt could be a jewish surname but also a non jew surname

it is 50 50

i had a teacher whose name was brand and she was jewish

it is Impossible to find full blooded germans or brits with this appearance

he has something very exotic…. spanish, sephardic or iranian

gel August 16, 2015 at 3:49 am

Funny, his looks are never remarked on in England – except that its thought he’s good-looking! So he must an average-looking guy there.

I tell you, what you think the English look like and what they actually do look like is a long way apart!

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 4:44 am

on that picture he looks like NIGELLA LAWSON

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 4:44 am

he looks sephardic jewish

neiltennant July 15, 2015 at 4:42 am

he looks so exotic

there is no discussion- the average british guy does not look like this

theropod April 1, 2015 at 5:45 pm

He looks at least half Sephardi Jewish.

ashash April 1, 2015 at 6:01 pm

He’s not Jewish, sir.

Shlomo Goldberg December 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm

So Russell isn’t one of the chosen?

ShawntheGod August 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

He’s not ugly, only when he wants to be….

http://i.imgur.com/1p3C9dl.jpg

Check7t March 10, 2014 at 2:38 am

Okay not “pretty ugly” he is ugly.

Check7t March 10, 2014 at 2:38 am

He’s pretty ugly tbh. I have no idea what Katy saw in him.

follers March 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm
ihatemostpeople March 8, 2014 at 3:47 am

LOL what else could he be? He sure as hell doesn’t look black or Asian. Doesn’t look Arab, Indian, or Hispanic either. There are white people with natural black hair. Dumbass idiots.

ihatemostpeople March 8, 2014 at 3:50 am

Wait I take my comment back. He KIND OF looks ethnic. Don’t fu**ing shoot me ok? LOL anyway, he sort of looks Mexican. I’ve seen Mexican men with bushy ass eyebrows like his and his facial structure sort of looks Mexican. He looks like he could be a Castizo. But there really aren’t any Mexicans in the UK, so I doubt he’s part Mexican.

andrew March 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm

once u said something logical..come on..Brand as mexican?? uhmm

scott March 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Im sorry but this man is not purely english and I refuse to believe. The truth will come out eventually.

Johnny Hendricks is of German and Dutch descent but does not look either as well http://usatmmajunkie.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/johny-hendricks-ufc167-640.jpg?w=1000

ethnic March 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I agree about hendricks. Looks almost arab. (Or amish) :)

Al March 8, 2014 at 1:16 am

That’s dumb… saying someone looks Arab or Amish, just because they have a healthy beard going. You could’ve also said Hassidic Jew, and it would still be just as dumb.

Al March 8, 2014 at 1:38 am

You don’t typically expect someone of pure English descent to have dark black hair, along with dark brown eyes, as well as heavily pigmented skin like Russell Brand does… but it’s not entirely impossible either, I guess.

andrew March 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

scott i cant get why u dont believe mr brand is english..so keith richards ron wood and all english rockstars mr brand tries to steal the look arent engllsh?? u clearly are not a fan of classic rock

Check7t February 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm
ectag February 8, 2014 at 9:45 am

The people on this site are WAY to preoccupied with race.

You are all sooooo ignorant. You see an Englishmen with brown eyes and dark hair and it blows your mind. “Whuh??? How is THAT possible? He MUST be Jewish! Or part Spanish!”

You are all idiots.

Look, there are millions of pure blooded Brits and Irish and Dutch etc who just happen to have dark hair and eyes. It’s really not that uncommon.

Not all Southern Europeans are dark either. In fact none of them are dark except as perceived from a northern European perspective. Sure, if you’re a Swede, Southern Europeans are in general comparatively dark (there are full blooded Swedes with dark hair and eyes btw), but they’re pale relative to just about anywhere else.

The people on this site have very rigidly stereotyped and ill-informed ideas about the normal variation in phenotype in homogenous populations.

Guess what? Some full-blooded Englishmen just happen to have dark hair and eyes. Some full-blooded Spaniards are pale and blonde.

Shocker.

Seriously, you guys and gals need to get out more.

smiley February 6, 2014 at 1:25 am

His eyes aren’t hazel, they are brown. This is ridiculous.

J.J. February 6, 2014 at 2:25 am

his eyes are hazel and hazel is brown, you’re ridiculous

roman2886 January 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

He doesn’t look full English too me he maybe have some Spanish or Greek blood in him.

andrew January 29, 2014 at 9:42 am

realize there are many english ppl like him, wake up

scott January 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm

That isnt true at all I’ve lived in England all my life and have never seen a native English man who looks remotely like him. Ive seen his phenotype but his colouring is way too dark. Ive never seen anyone with that silky black hair he has

Theres been immigration to England from all over Europe over the years, its very likely he has ancestors from Southern Europe

andrew February 6, 2014 at 8:31 am

his hair are dark brown.

ectag February 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

If that’s true you must not get out much. There are plenty of people with that coloring in the British Isles with that coloring that are not part Southern European.

I mean, seriously, ever heat of Sean Connery? Colin Farrell? Terry Jones?

Nobody who really lived in the UK would ever make such a foolish statement. It’s like saying there are no natural blondes in Italy. I’d say not only have you never been to the UK, you don’t even know what a typical Brit looks like.

In any event, in the case of Russell Brand, he dyes his hair and eyebrows jet black because he thinks he looks cool like that. He doesn’t.

neiltennant January 17, 2014 at 5:26 am

OK he might be an englisch guy but don’t forget that there could also be a mix with Indian

ectag February 8, 2014 at 9:35 am

You people are crazy. What, you think all British people ate pale blondes or something? There are literally millions of full blooded Brits that have dark hair and eyes.

I think political correctness and the attendant obsession with race and ethnicity has polluted your minds. The very existence of the site itself is evidence of the degree to which the media has gotten people SO preoccupied with race and ethnicity.

The people on this site really need an anthropology lesson or need to travel more. I see a pattern on this site where any people think any Brit or Irishmen or German with brown eyes and dark hair MUST be part Italian or Spanish (or – more ridiculously in this case, Indian), all swarthy Southern Europeans MUST be part black, etc.

You people are retarded.

The modern era’s obsession with race can only end badly.

Bjorn January 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

Your opinion that its “obvious” is what I’m arguing.

follers January 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

Anybody is possible.

ectag February 8, 2014 at 10:24 am
Mark January 3, 2014 at 8:19 am

Most of the surnames on his mum’s side are Scottish, so I’m assuming he has Scottish blood. Although, as a Scotsman myself, I can’t say that’s something that would make me proud!

J.J. December 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm

correction; his eyes are hazel (light brown) and his hair is virtually black (noiret) I think it should be listed

smiley January 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm

If you think his eyes are hazel post a picture of medium brown eyes.

billErobreren December 15, 2013 at 3:25 am
INDO December 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

he’s ugly and a asshole.

The Beautiful Ones December 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

he looks a mess, this is what Adam Levine would look like he grew his hair out and let himself go

Bjorn January 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

Exactly….

I suspect Russell to be part Jewish. Certain surnames in his heritage like “White” and “Bennett” can be Jewish….

But who knows….

follers January 15, 2014 at 10:45 am

“White” and “Bennett”? Are you serious? A lot of surnames can be Jewish, but it’s silly to go down this road with such generic names. He obviously isn’t Jewish.

Bjorn January 15, 2014 at 10:55 am

Who are you?? The opinion police? I am just stating an opinion.

follers January 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

I am stating an opinion, too (or fact actually).

[email protected] June 26, 2013 at 12:04 am

he looks like an mixture of red indian not like an pure english man

theropod June 25, 2013 at 11:59 pm

He is not that dark. He is light to olive skinned. It’s not the fact that he’s ‘dark’ which makes him mixed – his features (eye shape/color), brows and such are just very Middle Eastern in appearance (not even Italians/Greeks have that look) – He is very Persian and Arab looking…

If this man is fully English then Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman are bloody full blooded Swedes!

follers June 26, 2013 at 12:24 am

He is definitely fully English. He looks like an 18th century English pirate!

There is a genealogy of much of his recent ancestry here.

There was another genealogy on another site, that also had nothing but English ancestors.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/3631811/Family-Detective-Russell-Brand.html

theropod June 26, 2013 at 1:55 am

Interesting links…thanks..

I guess genetics is a weird thing – you could be dark featured and English, and pretty much a blondie and Middle Eastern (I’ve seen the latter a lot).

Oh an off-topic question, if you ever reply to this – how do we know if someone replied to you? They don’t even send you an email message.

follers June 26, 2013 at 1:58 am

Members of the same ethnic group are not clones of one another.

I don’t know how to know if someone replied to you. The newest comments are linked to from the middle left of every page (at least my page).

I also don’t understand the difference between Jamie Lee Curtis and Zac Efron… she actually didn’t look much different from him when she was younger. That is because Jamie Lee looks like her dad, Tony Curtis, who was a similar type to Efron.

follers June 26, 2013 at 12:27 am

P.S., one of the most “controversial” people from the British Isles has to be Robert Sheehan, an Irishman.
http://ethnicelebs.com/robert-sheehan

People just couldn’t believe he was fully Irish, for some reason. But he is.

He should be made a featured picture.

andrew June 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm
europeproud96 August 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

hahaha you british people are so hilarious you try so hard to make youre country northern eurpean look a likee but the majority of you have brown hair and brown eyes want some examples okay…russel brand,john lennon,george harrison,colin firth,colin farrell,george best(bot irish wich is the same thing)ahaha it seems the world know is knowing the truth you insignificant nordic-mediterranean island ahaha

archer December 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I am quite happy to acknowledge loads of us have dark hair and eyes and yes, even a light olive skin. And we are not northern Europe, we are the northwest. It is more often people in the US who scratch their heads in perplexity, imagining we are all blonde Germanic types. A lot of phenotypes in Britain and Ireland are what old time anthropologists call Antlato-Mediterranean

nmottram1990 November 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

he doesnt look full English his features are really dark and as for kiera knightley she dyes her hair she was born blonde

nnnnn March 20, 2013 at 2:16 am

Maybe his look is a result of solarium and hair coloration.
Some european celebrities want to look more “exotic”:
Thomas Anders etc.

[email protected] June 26, 2013 at 12:05 am

yeah exactly very few englishmen have black hair they are either blonde r brunnette

Anya April 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Brand is sometimes a Jewish surname but as far as I know Russell is not Jewish.

bvision April 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

katy perry looks more english than him and she part portuguese

nnnnn March 20, 2013 at 2:03 am

He’s lucky to be born in Europe.

nnnnn March 20, 2013 at 2:13 am

So or so, europeans are more sensible with this
subject.

christian March 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

britain is a country of many descents and races ,

look at catherine zeta jones, rowan atkinson, keira knightley

but he looks too exotic even for a british

he has black hair, nearly black eyes

it is possible that his family had come to britain a few decades ago and they have changed their names

for example freddy mercury

Mila7 March 15, 2012 at 5:45 pm

If he cut his hair and stopped dying it so black or highlighted it a shade of brown and straightened it, he’d look like a young Davey Jones. He does that wacky rock n’ roll look but since he’s getting older, it’s looking more harsh than cool. Sorry Russell, love ya :)

Selene-The-Immortal January 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm

He is such a strange-looking man.

mccarterw December 31, 2011 at 3:20 am

Nichols is a Scottish name. Looking at him, there is obviously something going on with Russell that makes him look ethnic. Not sure what, but he’s got something going on there. I’m thinking he is a bit Indian.

Candace October 11, 2011 at 6:49 am

His mother’s name indicates that she is of Greek heritage. Just because you live in a country doesn’t mean you’re of that ethnicity. I live in the U.S. and Zip am an American, but my ethnic background is Greek, Spanish and Irish.

clyde December 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm

His mother’s maiden name is Nichols… that’s an English surname.

Mishmish July 31, 2011 at 2:32 am

Look people dark English people exist,open your minds a bit.I’m English and I have olive skin,brown hair and green and people think I’m Arab,Persian,Armenian and even sometimes East Indian.

Leah July 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Katy Perry is sooo lucky hes hawt.

dfsf March 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm
Igothedane March 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

That picture is all the same picture someone just photoshopped it and morphed them differently, its not accurate though. Most English look nothing like the girl in the photo same with the african american girls, africans etc, most English are dark haired with some looking like Russel brand, others of mediterranean looking variety like Christian Bale and Victoria Beckham (Posh spice/ from Spice girls), and a few “Nordic” looking ones, however English are far from being all “Nordic” anymore, they’re as mixed as the Italians are racially. The English commonly look like The Beatles did, that is the common English look, as a race the majority of them look like a cross between Anglo & Med.

Also english almost never look like David Beckham those types are EXTREMELY rare, and while you might find some of them in England its not as common as say Scandinavia.

David Beckhams & Fedrik Ljunberg’s come by the dozens in places like Sweden etc.

Anonymous March 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

But what about those whose ancestors were all living in England prior to the Renaissance and the “Age of Discovery?”

Among those whose roots run deep, more than half of the DNA came from the Iberian Peninsula towards the end of the last major Ice Age speaking a language similar to Basque. No later invasion has contributed more than 5%, with the possible exception of the mass immigration to England that has occurred since the 1960’s.
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2006/10/mythsofbritishancestry/

The Beatles were from a major port city (Liverpool) and all had non-English ancestors within several generations. Some, such as John Lennon http://ethnicelebs.com/john-lennon may not have had any English blood at all.

Anonymous March 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm
Anonymous March 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm
Nobody knows April 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

John lennon was 1/2 english, 1/4 welsh and 1/4 irish

The Genealogist July 17, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Do you actually live in England or is this just an uneducated opinion? Christian Bale does not look Mediterranean at all and young David Beckham was a very average looking English person. Some of you lot have very narrow views on ethnic groups.

Restore the Haudenosaunee! March 11, 2011 at 5:44 pm

If he is in fact only of English descent, it just goes to further validate my theories.

All the full-blooded English people seem to end up moving to other countries and marrying people with little, if any, English blood. It’s mostly been going on since the 19th century.

Winston Churchill, while I’m not sure about his father, his American born mother is said to have been of French Huguenot and Iroquois ancestry. Few if any Presidents of the USA can say they have that much Native American blood.

Then there is Gwyneth Paltrow “Paltrow’s father was of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish descent and her mother is a Quaker of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry” according to one source, on here it includes some http://ethnicelebs.com/gwyneth-paltrow . But what is Chris Martin?

John Krasinski: Polish and Irish, http://ethnicelebs.com/john-krasinski married to Emily Blunt (yet to see what her ancestry is)

Those are just a few examples, I could go on and on.

danaeSUCKS March 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

http://tinyurl.com/5r9ra3r when he was younger (and fatter) he didn’t look as english as he does now to me. If english is all that he is, I didn’t know english people had dark skin too! well, I thought he was part romanian (is that how you spell it?) too.

danaeSUCKS March 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I mean I did know there were black people in england, obviously.

Anonymous March 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

And here I thought he was part Romanni!

Alfred August 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Looks more than English to me.

Kyle March 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Not at all, Russell Brand has the common English look, Ive been to England most brits look similiar to him. They don’t typically look anything like Christian Bale or Chris Hemsworth. Christian Bales & Chris Hemsworth are diamonds in a sea full of pennies when it comes to Britain.

I also love how aps so desperately tried to make Russell Brand part Italian to take the heat off of the English when we all know the truth about most English and “Looks” xD

Bianca March 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

LMAO Buuuuuuurn.

Anonymous April 23, 2011 at 5:30 am

chris hemsworth isn’t english..

Lynn August 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

He’s so creepy.

Your Name Here August 26, 2010 at 11:37 am

He looks middle eastern or something… Not your typical peaches and cream white anglo-saxon complexion.

aps July 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Dave July 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Ah, but he’s not – read the article more carefully: Russell’s ancestor was born Maud Land, and was ”fostered”/”adopted” by a man with an Italian surname. So there’s no reason to believe she herself was Italian.

ethnic July 20, 2010 at 6:41 pm

thanks I agree with Dave.

Anonymous July 8, 2010 at 7:18 am

he is one sexy beast!

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