Freya Mavor

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Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Date of Birth: 13 August, 1993

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, some Danish

Freya Mavor is a Scottish actress and model.

Freya was born in Glasgow, and grew up in Inverleith, Edinburgh. Her father, James Mavor, is an award-winning playwright. He leads the MA screenwriting course at Napier University. Her mother is an illustrator. Freya’s mother is Irish. Freya also has a smaller amount of Danish ancestry.

Freya’s paternal grandfather was Ronald Bingo Mavor (the son of James Bridie, who was born Osborne Henry Mavor, and of Rona Locke Bremner). Ronald was The Scotsman’s theatre critic in the early 1960s, and was director of the Scottish Arts Council. James was a playwright, screenwriter, and surgeon; his own grandmother’s maiden name was “Bridie”.


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2 Responses

  1. Alice says:

    Yes apparently her mother is Irish. She says in this DailyMail article.

  2. pagp13 says:

    I have a correction.

    She has stated that her mother is Irish and that she has a little bit of Danish in her from a grandmother, hence her name.

    The articles are on this fan page but from legit interviews. All on this site:
    In ES magazine: “Mavor’s family, an Irish illustrator mother, Scottish playwright father and older brother Zander, lived in La Rochelle on the southwest coast of France until she was nine” also mentions her mother is Irish in the You magazine interview below the first one: “My mum’s a crazy, red-headed Irish woman and the wisest person I know.”

    It’s mentioned that she has distant Danish in the Scots man interview: “she’s a Scots girl at heart (with a touch of Danish from a grandmother, hence the name) ”

    Please correct.

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