Birth Name: Charlie John Rowe
Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 23 April, 1996
Ethnicity: Scottish, English, one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish, one eighth Greek, 1/16th French, some Manx [Isle of Man]
Charlie Rowe is a British actor. His roles include the films The Golden Compass, The Boat That Rocked, Never Let Me Go, The Nutcracker in 3D, Walking with Dinosaurs, Rocketman, and Gigi & Nate, and television’s Neverland, Red Band Society, Salvation, Vanity Fair (2018), and Angelyne.
Charlie is the son of Sara, a drama teacher, and Chris Rowe, an actor and writer. Charlie’s father is of three quarters British Isles [Scottish and English] and one quarter Ashkenazi Jewish [Bohemian Jewish and Austrian Jewish] descent. Charlie’s mother is of one half Scottish, one quarter Greek, and one quarter mixed English and Manx [Isle of Man] ancestry.
His aunt is actress Claire Price, who is his father’s half-sister.
Charlie’s paternal grandfather was Anthony Everard Rowe (the son of Richard Everard S. Rowe and Gretel Margarethe “Grace” Popper). Anthony was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Richard was English, the son of Grace Virginia Shewan, who was born in the U.S., to Scottish parents. Charlie’s great-grandmother Gretel Popper was born in Johannseburg, to Jewish parents, Samuel Popper, from Wallischbirken, Bohemia, and Rosalie/Rosa, from Vienna, Austria.
Charlie’s paternal grandmother is Andrée Evans (the daughter of David Evans and Yvette Lily Pottier). Andrée was an actress. David was English, the son of David Evans and Margaret Joynson. Yvette was the daughter of Auguste Germaine Pottier, who was French, and of Annie Florence Mills, who was English.
Charlie’s maternal grandfather was John Gay Milne (the son of John Burns Milne and Jessie N. Dewar Gay). Charlie’s grandfather John was born in Crail, Fife, Scotland. Charlie’s great-grandfather John was the son of John Milne and Christian Archer Stobie. Jessie was the daughter of Thomas Gay and Jessie.
Charlie’s maternal grandmother was Vita Despina Paparritor (the daughter of Stephen Leonidas Paparritor and Georgina Donaldson Cain). Vita was born in Athens, Attiki, Attiki, Greece. Charlie’s great-grandfather Stephen was born in Kensington, London, and was the son of Demetrius M. Paparritor and Julia Fachiri, who were Greek. Charlie’s great-grandmother Georgina was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, and was the daughter of George Frederick Cain and Alice Hartley. She had English and Isle of Man [Manx] ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Charlie’s paternal grandfather, Anthony Everard Rowe (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Charlie’s paternal great-grandmother, Yvette Lily Pottier, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Anglican church registers in Athens, Greece (list Charlie’s maternal grandmother, Vita Despina Papparitor) – http://www.pbenyon.plus.com