Birth Name: Alexander Amin Caspar Keynes
Place of Birth: Camden, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 5 September, 1991
*Lebanese, Persian, Turkish (mother)
Skandar Keynes is a British actor. He is the son of Randal Keynes (Randal Hume Keynes), a conservationist and author, and Zelfa Hourani. His father is of English descent. His maternal grandfather was of Lebanese descent, and his maternal grandmother’s ancestry is Persian and Turkish.
Skandar’s paternal grandfather was Richard Darwin Keynes (the son of Geoffrey Langdon Keynes and Margaret Elizabeth Darwin). Geoffrey was the son of John Neville Keynes and Florence Ada Brown. Margaret was the daughter of George Howard Darwin and Maud Haskins Du Puy. George Darwin’s father, Skandar’s great-great-great-grandfather, was naturalist Charles Darwin (Charles Robert Darwin).
Skandar’s paternal grandmother was Anne Pinsent Adrian (the daughter of Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, and of Hester Agnes Pinsent, Baroness Adrian). Edgar was the son of Alfred Douglas Adrian and Flora Lavinia Barton. Hester was the daughter of Hume Chancellor Pinsent and Ellen Frances Parker.
Skandar’s maternal grandparents were Cecil Fadlo Hourani (the son of Fadlo Issa Hourani and Soumaya Rassi) and Furugh Afnan. Cecil’s brother, Albert Hourani, was a historian. Skandar’s great-grandfather Fadlo was the son of Issa Horany. Soumaya was the daughter of Youakim/Wakim Raci/Racy and Khazma George Haddad.
Sources: Interview with Skandar Keynes – http://www.skandar-keynes.com
Genealogy of Skandar’s father – http://thepeerage.com
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