Stephen Mangan

by scott on December 28, 2013

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Birth Name: Stephen James Mangan

Place of Birth: Enfield, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 16 May, 1968

Ethnicity: Irish

Stephen Mangan is a British actor.

Stephen was born in Ponders End, London, England. His parents, Mary (Donohoe) and James Mangan, were Irish Catholics. He is married to actress Louise Delamere, with whom he has three children.

In an interview with The Guardian, Stephen stated:

“My parents were from a village on the west coast of Ireland and I look like a lot of people from that area. It’s the black Irish look. The way I look has opened a lot of doors… At Rada, we did a showcase for casting directors; one of them dropped their notes and I saw next to my name, “weird/foreign-looking”. I did Saturday Live and someone rang in with a question: “Please ask Stephen Mangan if he bursts out laughing every time he looks in the mirror, because his face is so funny!” I suppose I could take that either way. I don’t consider myself good-looking, I don’t think I am ugly – I am somewhere in the middle.”

Stephen’s paternal grandparents were John Mangan (the son of Michael Mangan and Bridget Clancey) and Bridget (the daughter of Michael and Sarah Heneghan). John was born in Doohoma, Mayo, Ireland.

Stephen’s maternal grandparents were Geoffrey Donohoe and Anne Reilly.

Source: Genealogy of Stephen Mangan –

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

athelya November 17, 2015 at 10:40 am

he looks typically irish

neiltennant January 1, 2018 at 6:09 am

no he does not

ses101 January 5, 2018 at 4:49 am

He doesn’t look typically Irish, but there are Irish people with with curly dark hair and brown eyes. It’s not impossible he could be full Celt, but he could also have a trace of Norman or Spanish in him from later settlers around the coast.

gel August 13, 2015 at 1:29 pm

“Black Irish”? – People with dark hair!
The guy is a bit of a knob.

Hill July 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm

What? Most Irish people have dark hair lol

athelya July 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm

He looks like Clive Owen who i’m assuming is “black-english” (:

andrew December 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

his parents are from County Mayo

andrew December 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

the casting director who wrote “weird/foreign-looking” should be sacked!

scott December 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I agree. Really disrespectful and not professional at all

ihatemostpeople March 2, 2014 at 12:16 am

He is odd looking though…….

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