Birth Name: Elyes Cherif Gabel
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 8 May, 1983
Ethnicity: English, Algerian, French, Spanish, Dutch, Anglo-Indian, Irish, and Portuguese
Elyes Gabel is a British actor. He has starred on the shows Game of Thrones, Casualty, and Scorpion, among other projects.
Elyes is the son of Irene and Hocine Gabel. He has said that he has French, Algerian, Spanish, Dutch, Anglo-Indian, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry. He has described his Indian ancestry as “distant.” A picture of Elyes with his mother can be seen here.
Elyes’ maternal grandfather’s surname was Gurney.
Elyes’ maternal grandmother was named Noreen. She was born in India, and had English, Indian, and Dutch ancestry. An article about Elyes and Noreen can be seen here.
Elyes’s maternal grandfather was named Albert Stanley Gurney. Albert was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.
Elyes’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Ethel Hope (the daughter of Henry John Hope and Ada Ellen Myland). Margaret was born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Henry was the son of Samuel Hope and Louisa Matthews. Ada was the daughter of Edward John Myland and Ann Morris.
Surprisingly working class background, at least on his mother’s side.
I got his grandparents wrong. His mother must have not been born in UK.
Even Albert Gurney is wrong?
Can mods delete all the unverified things and leave just English, Indian, and Dutch?
Yeah, these people had a daughter named Irene, but it’s the wrong one. I only found a death record for Noreen, and tried looking on findmypast.co.uk, and maaaaaaaybe her maiden name was Scott (there’s a Noreen Elsa Mary Scott born in Igatpuri in 1931).
Why would I leave only his maternal grandmother’s background (which hasn’t even been “verified” either)?
Well, it’s consistent with some of his claims.
Anyway, his father is at least part Algerian. Hocine is a typical Algerian name (Cherif is also Arabic). He studied at Sorbonne so he has French connections, for what we know.
“Gabel” is either German or Jewish, but a place name “Mechtat El Gabel” exists in Algeria.
Looks very Mediterranean.
He looks very Kuwaiti