Theo James

by follers on February 26, 2013

Theo James

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, 1/16th German

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, Scottish, and one sixteenth German. Theo’s paternal grandparents moved to New Zealand, where his father was raised.

A picture of Theo with two of his siblings can be seen here. A picture of Theo’s paternal grandfather can be seen here (scroll down to the second page).

Theo’s paternal grandfather was Nicholas Theodore Taptiklis. Nicholas was Greek, originally from the Peloponnese.

Theo’s paternal grandmother was Barbara Jean Dorothy Keech (the daughter of William Neale Keech and Gertrude Violet Beard). Barbara was English, born in West Derby, Lancashire. William was the son of James Neale Keech and Emily Ingram Willis. Gertrude was the daughter of Charles Albert Beard and Supheme Louisa Florentina Hedwig, who was from Prussia, Germany.

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/Jeanie). Theo’s grandmother Jean was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

Sources: Obituary of Theo’s paternal grandmother, Barbara Jean Dorothy (Keech) Taptiklis –

Toronto Star article about Theo James –

Photo by Joe Seer/

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

luckystar December 7, 2016 at 3:00 am
anen87 July 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

He looks like Jon Kortajarena a bit. I think it’s the lips, anyways both hot guys

follers March 21, 2016 at 12:15 am
neiltennant May 26, 2016 at 12:04 pm


athelya December 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

he’s super hot

athelya December 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

a greek god.. lol

Devotion October 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Sexy man. Looks perfectly Greek or Turk.

andrew March 21, 2016 at 7:43 am

as Greek of Turks would be the same thing. He looks mostly British though.

neiltennant June 28, 2018 at 10:04 am

his younger brother
the small guy on the pic

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:52 am

He looks like Julia Roberts.

xoxo October 18, 2015 at 5:26 am

F*ck no!!!!!! Julia is ugly as sin!!! He looks like a male version of Cindy Crawford.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:52 am

I agree

cwm85 August 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

I see the other sides too.

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm

?????? he doesn’t look black to me, he looks greek

M May 31, 2015 at 8:41 am

In some of his pictures he looks part black.

andrew May 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm

I cant find those pics.

Cossette May 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Are you kidding?! Come on! Almost everytime a European person has dark hair and full lips ignorant and unworldly people think they must be half Black. A lot of pure blood European people have dark coloring and full lips, get over it. It’s just as bad as when people see a Sub-Saharan African person with a thin nose and lighter skin “they must be part White”A lot of pure blood Sub-Saharan African people have thin noses and lighter skin.. Please stop..

theropod April 1, 2015 at 12:08 am

He is gorgeous.

noneofyourbusiness March 3, 2015 at 2:15 am

He’s a better looking version of James Franco.

Adamina February 18, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Greek god. …he is a bloody Greek god! Darn he is hot!

ihatemostpeople February 16, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Omg I thought this was Dave Franco when I saw the picture. He could be the third brother of James and Dave Franco.

ihatemostpeople February 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Wait actually now that I look more at his pictures, he looks like a combination of Dave and James.

AnonymousPerson December 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm

He looks a little like the Franco brothers.

AnonymousPerson December 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I can see the Greek in him.

scott December 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Theodore Timothy Benedict Kinnaird……González

Sarah December 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Most placed say his fourth name is Kenneth. Do you have a source for Kinnaird?

follers December 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm

His birth record just lists “K”, so that’s no help. However, since “Kinnaird” is his maternal grandmother’s maiden name, I would guess the sources that say “Kinnaird” are correct.

theropod June 26, 2013 at 12:21 am

Greek….no wonder he’s sexy.

follers June 26, 2013 at 12:22 am

Well, he’s one quarter….

theropod July 16, 2013 at 6:05 am

I guess that ‘one quarter’ takes count of his nice brown eyes and full lips.

europeproud96 August 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

noooo,50%british people have brown eyes,stupid mericans…

Jess December 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

Greeks tend to be very short, fat and ugly on average so I doubt it.

hanna January 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Greeks are the 8 tallest nation get your facts straight and I bet you are a low life hater,ugly f**k with nothing better to do

gottlob February 26, 2013 at 12:44 am

Where’s my submition? I keep waitng forever?

Why so discriminatory to Europeans?

ethnic February 26, 2013 at 2:15 am

What was the name of your submissions?

gottlob February 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

they didn’t go through or what? I had two will submit them agian..,,

nmottram1990 November 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm

50% of british have brown eyes?? how do you work that one out the most common eye colour in England is blue

Jess December 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

Not for long due to large immigration. Today I’m willing to bet Aussies are more blue eyed Brits since most Aussies came from the Germanic regions.

The only Brits with a substantial amount of blue eyes/blonde hair are the ones descended from those who came from Germany & Denmark (Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Norse).

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