Jared Harris

Harris in 2012, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jared Francis Harris

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

Date of Birth: 24 August, 1961

Ethnicity: Irish, Welsh, some English, 1/16th Scottish, 1/16th Danish

Jared Harris is a British actor.

He is the son of Irish actor Richard Harris (Richard St. John Harris) and Welsh actress Elizabeth Rees-Williams (Joan Elizabeth Rees-Williams). His siblings are director and screenwriter Damian Harris and actor Jamie Harris.

Jared is married to television personality and lighting designer Allegra Riggio.

Jared’s paternal grandfather was Ivan Harris (the son of Richard Harris and Harriet Anderson). Ivan was born in Limerick, Ireland. Richard was the son of James Harris and Ann O’Meehan. Harriet was born in Drainie, Scotland, the daughter of William Anderson, who was born in Muray, Urquhart, Elgin, and of Harriet Lunde, who was born in Elsinore, Denmark.

Jared’s paternal grandmother was Mildred Harty (the daughter of James Harty and Bridget/Brigid Liddy/Lyddy). Mildred was born in Limerick, Ireland. James was the son of James Harty and Mary Coleman. Bridget was the daughter of Thomas George Lyddy and Mary Sheehan.

Jared’s maternal grandfather was David Rees Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore, a politician (the son of William/David Reese Williams and Jennet David). Baron Rees-Williams was born in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales. William was the son of George Williams. Jennet was the daughter of Morgan David and Catherine Richards.

Jared’s maternal grandmother was Alice Alexandra Constance Wills (the daughter of Walter Robert Wills and Ada Maria Johns). Alice was born in Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Walter was born in Somerset, England, the son of Robert Wills and Mary Susan Cridge. Ada was the daughter of Josiah John and Maria.

Sources: Genealogy of Jared Harris – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Jared’s father – https://www.historyeye.ief

Marriage record of Jared’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, Christian Wilhelm Weisse and Elisabeth Dorothea Bumann – https://www.familysearch.org

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    He is married to television and radio personality Allegra Riggio

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