Birth Name: Harriet Mary Walter
Place of Birth: Hampstead, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 24 September, 1950
Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/16th Italian
Harriet Walter is a British actress. Her many roles include Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Governess, London Spy, The Sense of an Ending, and The Last Duel. She is the daughter of Xandra Lee and Roderick Walter. Her uncle (mother’s brother) was actor Christopher Lee. Harriet is married to American actor Guy Paul.
Harriet’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents were John Walter, the founder of the newspaper The Times, and Frances Landen.
Harriet’s maternal grandfather was Geoffrey Trollope Lee (the son of Ellis Lee and Constance Helen Trollope). Geoffrey was born in St. George Hanover Square, London, England. Ellis was the son of Henry Lee and Maria Matilda Tilson. Helen was the daughter of George Francis Trollope and Constance Hayward/Haward.
Harriet’s maternal grandmother was Contessa Estelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano (the daughter of Francesco/Frank Giacomo/James Carandini and Florence Annie Clemenston). Contessa Estelle was born in Bengal, India. Francesco was born in Australia, to an Italian father, Girolamo/Jerome Carandini, the 10th Marquis of Sarzano, from Modena, Emilia-Romagna, and an English mother, Maria Burgess, an opera singer. Harriet’s great-grandmother Florence was the daughter of Charles Doxat Clementson and Anne Frederica/Fredericka Beck, who was born in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sources: Genealogy of Harriet Walter – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Harriet’s mother – https://www.wikitree.com
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