Eddie Marsan

Marsan in 2014, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Edward Maurice Charles Marsan

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

Date of Birth: 9 June, 1968

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scottish and Spanish-Gibraltarian

Eddie Marsan is an English actor. His roles include the films Gangster No. 1, Vera Drake, The New World, V for Vendetta, Mission: Impossible III, Sixty Six, Hancock, Happy-Go-Lucky, Me and Orson Welles, Sherlock Holmes (2009), and its sequel; Tyrannosaur, War Horse, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Best of Men, Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), The World’s End, Still Life, Concussion (2015), Their Finest, The Exception (2016), Atomic Blonde, Entebbe (2018), Deadpool 2, White Boy Rick, Vice (2018), Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Choose or Die, and Fair Play (2023), and the series Ray Donovan, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and Ridley Road.

He was born to a working-class family, with a lorry driver father. He is married to make-up artist Janine Schneider, with whom he has four children.

He has stated that he has some Spanish-Gibraltarian ancestry on his mother’s side. He has also said that a DNA test showed him to have a remote amount (likely less than 1%) of genetic ancestry from West African, Ashkenazi Jewish, South Asian, and Scandinavian communities.

Eddie’s paternal grandfather was Maurice Emanuel Marsan (the son of Clement Maurice Marsan and Jane Langley). Clement was born on Trinidad and Tobago, the son of D. Marsan. Jane was the daughter of James Henry Langley and Margaret/Martha Curruthers/Craddis, who was Scottish.

Eddie’s paternal grandmother was Alice Matilda Warren (the daughter of James/Henry Warren and Caroline Louisa Dipnall). Alice was born in St. George In The East, London, England. Henry was the son of Henry Haythorpe Warren and Elizabeth Ann Vincent. Caroline was the daughter of Alexander Matthias Dipnall and Emily Williams.

Eddie’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Philpot.

5 Responses

  1. michaelthompson says:

    On this post he claims that in the 18th Century his ancestors were West African, Ashkenazi Jewish, South Asian & Scandinavian. Why are these celebrities with English names so keen on claiming anything but their English?


  2. bablah says:

    Clement Maurice Marsan was born in Trinidad and Tobago.

    He also claims to be Spanish-Gibraltarian on his maternal side.


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