Birth Name: Alexander Richard Pettyfer
Place of Birth: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 10 April, 1990
Alex Pettyfer is an English model and actor. His roles include the films Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Alex Rider: Operation Strombreaker, Wild Child, Tormented, I Am Number Four, Beastly, In Time, Magic Mike, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Endless Love, The Strange Ones, Back Roads, The Last Witness, Echo Boomers, Warning, and The Infernal Machine.
He is the son of Lee (Robinson), an interior decorator, and Richard A. Pettyfer, an actor. He is married to German model Toni Garrn, with whom he has a daughter.
Alex’s patrilineal line can be traced to Alexander Pettifer, who was born, c. 1540, in Bampton, Oxfordshire, England.
Alex’s paternal grandfather was Arthur Alexander Pettyfer (the son of Alexander R. Pettyfer and Marguerite Florence Holmes). Arthur was born in Guildford, New South Wales, Australia, to English parents. Alex’s great-grandfather Alexander was the son of John Alfred Pettyfer and Lucy Elizabeth Sales. Marguerite was the daughter of Arthur Henry Holmes and Alice Mary Bower.
Alex’s paternal grandmother is named Rita M. Spooner.
Source: Genealogy of Alex Pettyfer (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
hes obviusly from the scandinavian stock in the british isles
You mean the Tronder phenotype like Paul bettany.
He’s half-Australian. He looks Australian, not English. Sorry.
This guy looks English!:
A. How do you know he’s half Australian
B. He could still be fully English.
White Australian people are mostly English, gel.
– Or mostly Irish!
Anyway, they don’t LOOK English – that was said by someone over a hundred years ago, that the Australians have grown to have a different look to the English.
Whatever the hell that means.
Hm, doesn’t really look English – and it turns out there is some dispute!
Got some Irish there from Australia?
explain me please which is your idea of an English person.
Whats your idea of an English person?
English people have a relatively wide range of looks. By the way if this guy is English, why doesn’t he “really” look English?
Actually, not far out!:
Its funny because the one person ive ever seen that looks like that was my english teacher, who was irish…
He has brown hair and blue eyes. A lot of people in England, wales, whole united Kingdom have that look.
Of course he looks English.
No, he looks Irish! – here look at an Irishman from sundays Hurling! (Seamus Callanan)
I’m Irish so I know what they look like. There is not a huge difference in looks between Ireland and Britain. It’s all exaggerated even though I know there are some people that look more one or the other but generally it is difficult to tell just looking at someone. Anyway Alex Pettyfer is English.
Rubbish – no Englishman looks like Callanan.
I doubt no Englishman looks like Callanan, and even the Irish have their own variety as all Europeans.
He can’t be Irish, you all look this:
Don’t you? ;)
No, see above.
Nope, all Irish people have Red hair. It’s OK, Red hair can be very cool.
You again, the Hibernian lobbyist. No, actually he looks English.
So, can you’ll be able to give an example of an Englishman who looks like that?
You like to go around in circles. The man above is from England.
Not sure whether you are just stupid or in the thralls of propaganda.
Do you know anything about his mother’s side? I can’t find any pictures of her, but from the poor angle here, she appears to be part East Asian:
His half-brother (same mother), James Ireland, has a ‘Keanu Reeves’ look. I can’t locate her on ancestry.com.
A really small picture can be seen here (on the left in the upper left picture):
His mother was born Lee Robinson. Other than that, I don’t really know.
His mother I’ve heard is Welsh he is defiantly got Welsh blood in him ethnic celebs should change his ethnicity too English Welsh he is not 100% English.
What’s the evidence that his mother is Welsh?
Idunno whats more baffling your pulling “he has welsh in him” out of your butt. Or the fact you think the Welsh are entirely different from the English.
Hint: All that Anglo Saxons and Celtic culture bullshit aside. People in the British isles aren’t different from each other. Not even the Irish are really distinct. Look on any genetic map. Scots, English, Irish ALL OF THEM are overlapping with each other. The whole celtic vs saxon crap is all cultural nothing else.
I don’t mean to be rude, but roman2886 is wrong about everything he ‘defiantly’ [sic] ‘knows.’ I did read a comment on Y!A that his mother was Welsh, not that even remotely constitutes proof. Perhaps roman read the same comment or the rumour goes deeper.
I checked birth records and found only one Lee Robinson born in Wales between 1960 and 1980.
Sadly, I can’t specify gender, which would help me narrow down Pettyfer’s mother — at least enough for me to check whether any of them had an East Asian mother (by her maiden name). Pettyer certainly looks nothing like his mother or brother.