Birth Name: Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis
Place of Birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 16 December, 1984
Ethnicity: Greek (paternal grandfather), English, Scottish
Theo James is a British actor. He is the son of Jane I. (Martin) and Philip J. Taptiklis.
Theo’s paternal grandfather was of Greek descent. The remainder of Theo’s ancestry is English and Scottish.
Theo’s paternal grandparents were Nicholas Theodore Taptiklis and Barbara Jean Dorothy Keech (the daughter of William Keech and Gertrude Violet Beard). Nicholas was Greek, originally from the Peloponnese. Barbara was English, born in West Derby. Theo’s paternal grandparents moved to New Zealand, where his father was raised.
Theo’s maternal grandfather’s surname was “Martin”; he was likely of English or Scottish ancestry. Theo’s maternal grandmother was Jean Dreghorn Kinnaird (the daughter of Robert Kinnaird and Jennie). Jean was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Sources: Obituary of Theo’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Jean Dorothy (Keech) Taptiklis – http://announcements.thetimes.co.uk
Toronto Star article about Theo James – http://www.thestar.com
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