Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: September 9, 1968
*Jordanian Arab (father)
*English, remote French Huguenot (mother)
Julia Sawalha is a British actress. She is known for her role as Saffron Monsoon on the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.
Julia is the daughter of Roberta (Lane) and Nadim J. Sawalha. Her father was born in Madaba, Jordan. Her mother was from London, and had English ancestry, with remote French Huguenot roots.
Julia’s paternal grandparents were ? Sawalha and Julia Marar.
Julia’s maternal grandparents were Thomas Francis Lane and Gladys Kathleen Bridges (the daughter of George Henry N. Bridges and Gladys Ellen Dubock). Julia’s great-grandmother Gladys was the daughter of James Dubock and Eliza Jane Lusby.
Sources: Genealogy of Julia Sawalha (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Julia’s great-grandmother, Gladys Ellen Dubock – http://timsilver.me.uk
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