Ed Skrein

Ed Skrein

Skrein in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Edward George Skrein

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

Date of Birth: 29 March, 1983

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – possibly English

Ed Skrein is a British actor and rapper. His roles include the films Piggy, Ill Manors, Northmen: A Viking Saga, Sword of Vengeance, Tiger House, Kill Your Friends, The Transporter Refueled, Deadpool, The Model (2016), In Darkness, Patrick (2018), Tau, If Beale Street Could Talk, Alita: Battle Angel, Born a King, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Midway (2019), Naked Singularity, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, I Used to Be Famous, and Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire; and the series Game of Thrones, The Tunnel (2013), and All the Light We Cannot See. He is also known as The Dinnerlady P.I.M.P. and Skrein.

Ed’s paternal grandparents were Austrian Jews, from Vienna, who were refugees from the Holocaust. They met at an Austrian club in London. Ed’s grandmother came to England on the Kindertransport of Jewish children to England. Ed’s mother is possibly of English background. He was raised in London boroughs Camden, Haringey, and Islington.

Ed has a son.

Ed’s paternal grandfather was named George S. W. Skrein.

Ed’s paternal grandmother is Susanne Therese Altschul (the daughter of Friedrich Altschul and Ella Popper). Friedrich was born in Prague, the son of Josef Hermann Altschul and Therese Rubin. Ella was born in Bratislava, the daughter of Ludwig Popper and Ernestine Popper.

Ed’s patrilineal line likely leads back to Ascher Skrein, who was born, c. 1811, in Holešov, Zlín Region, Czech Republic.

Sources: Ed talks about his refugee grandparents – https://www.facebook.com

Genealogy of Ed Skrein (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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