Daisy Ridley

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Ridley in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 10 April, 1992

Ethnicity: English, some Irish, as well as 1/32 German

Daisy Ridley is an English actress. She is known for starring in Murder on the Orient Express (2017), the Star Wars films, as well as Ophelia, Chaos Walking, and Sometimes I Think About Dying.

She is the daughter of Louise Fawkner-Corbett and Christopher Ridley, a photographer. She is married to actor Tom Bateman.

Daisy was a cousin, once removed, of Arnold Ridley (William Arnold Ridley), a playwright and actor. Arnold was the grandson of James Ridley and Martha.

At least part of her father’s family is from Ennis, County Clare, Ireland.

Daisy’s maternal grandfather was Roger Picton Fawkner-Corbett (the son of William Victor Fawkner-Corbett and Dorothy Frances Bauer/Barr). Roger was born in Thanet, Kent, England. The Fawkner-Corbett family were landed gentry. William was born under the surname Corbett, and added Fawkner- to his surname; he was the son of William George Corbett and Florence Fawkner. Daisy’s great-grandmother Dorothy was the daughter of William Bauer (whose own father, Moritz/Maurice Bauer/Baner, was German, from Saxony, and whose own mother was English, from Norfolk, England), and of Minnie Louisa Cowley.

Daisy’s maternal grandmother was Isobel Sheila Lake (the daughter of Charles Thomas Connett Lake and Mary Irene Smerdon). Isobel was born in Leominster, Herefordshire, England. Charles was the son of John Lake and Emma Elizabeth Connett. Mary was the daughter of John Sidney Smerdon and Mary Parnell Newman.

Sources: Daisy Ridley talks about her Irish ancestry – https://www.independent.ie

Genealogies of Daisy Ridley (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Obituary of Daisy’s maternal grandfather, Roger Picton Fawkner-Corbett – http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk

10 Responses

  1. Adrian1Cram says:

    i know a girl named daisy but she looks nothing her

  2. HamarFFox says:

    Any paternal ancestral details?

    • follers says:

      Well, they say her great-uncle was actor Arnold Ridley, which would mean he was her paternal grandfather’s brother. This is odd, because Arnold Ridley appears to have had no siblings.

  3. Ajaxfan says:

    I absolutely hate her character.

  4. visokozen says:

    I’m so in love with her.

  5. hesh123 says:

    English + german = beautiful girl

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