Juno Temple

Juno Temple at the "Afternoon Delight" Los Angeles Premiere, Arc

Temple in 2013, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

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

Date of Birth: 21 July, 1989

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish

Juno Temple is an English actress and model. A prolific actress, largely in American productions, her roles include the films Atonement, St Trinian’s, Wild Child, Year One, Cracks, Kaboom, Dirty Girl, The Three Musketeers (2011), The Dark Knight Rises, The Brass Teapot, Killer Joe, Jack & Diane, Afternoon Delight, Magic Magic, Horns, Maleficent, and its sequel; Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Safelight, Meadowland, Far from the Madding Crowd, Len and Company, Black Mass, Away (2016), One Percent More Humid, Wonder Wheel, Unsane, The Pretenders, Lost Transmissions, and Palmer, and the series Vinyl, Dirty John, Little Birds, Ted Lasso, Mr. Corman, and The Offer.

She is the daughter of film director Julien Temple and film producer Amanda Pirie. Both of her parents are of English, and some Scottish, ancestry. Her aunt, Nina Temple, was a politician, who was the last Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain. Juno is descended from nobility on her mother’s side. She was raised in Taunton, Somerset.

Juno’s paternal grandfather was named Landon Roy Temple. Landon ran Progressive Tours, and was a Communist Party of Great Britain member.

Juno’s paternal grandmother was Barbara J. Rainnie (the daughter of Hedley Graham Rainnie and Catherine/Katherine Moir Harkness). Barbara was born in West Ham, Essex, England. Hedley was born in West Derby, Lancashire, England, to a Scottish father, James Muckle Rainnie, of Edinburgh, and to an English mother, Emma Jane Spashett, who was born in Romford, Essex. Catherine was born in West Ham, Essex, England, also to a Scottish father, John Moir Harkness, from Glasgow, and to an English mother, Ellen Lawson, from Liverpool.

Juno’s maternal grandfather was James William Gordon Pirie (the son of Gordon Murray Pirie and Margaret Joyce “Peg” Miller/Millar). Juno’s great-grandfather Gordon was the son of James Gordon Pirie and Charlotte Capon Murray.

Juno’s maternal grandmother was Idina Caroline Peacock (the daughter of Hugh Myddelton Peacock and Marjorie Eva Brassey). Idina was born in Paddington, London, England. Hugh was the son of Hugh Peacock. Marjorie was the daughter of Edgar Hugh Brassey and Margaret Harriet Trefusis.

Source: Obituary of Juno’s maternal great-grandfather, Gordon Murray Pirie – http://www.roll-of-honour.com

13 Responses

  1. HamarFFox says:


    According to the above, G. M. Pirie is Gordon Murray Pirie, born 1899 in Wandsworth. His wife is stated Margaret Joyce Miller. The actual spelling of the surname seems to be Millar (in the marriage certificate), and a reasonable match seems to be the one born in Ricksmansworth, Hertfordshire in 1901. In the census, the spelling is ‘Miller’. However, the birth records and other census records of her parents show the spelling to be Millar. The only problem is the link above states her as being of ‘Chatton’, Northumberland. I can’t find any connection. The only person born in that part of the country with the name in the right time period died one year after birth.

  2. FoxHamar says:

    According to public member trees, the ancestors of Barbara J Rainnie, Juno’s paternal grandmother are: Hedley Graham Rainnie of Liverpool and Catherine Moir Harkness of Essex. Catherine’s parents are John Moir Harkness of Glasgow, Scotland, and Ellen (Harkness) of Liverpool.

    Hedley’s parents are James Muckle Rainnie of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Emma Jane Spashett of Essex. All of James’ recorded ancestors are Scottish, going back up to three more generations. Surnames of his ancestors are: McDiarmud, Gray, Smith. Emma’s ancestry is mostly Essex, with some Hampshire and Dorset a little further back. Some lineages go back up to four more generations (to the early-to-mid 1700s). Surnames in her ancestry are: Trippet, Barnet, Taylor, Frazier,Cartwright, Belcham, Rogers, Warner.

  3. FoxHamar says:

    Her maternal grandfather’s name was Royston D Pirie, and her maternal grandmother’s surname was Burling. Royston’s mother’s maiden name was Clark.

    • follers says:

      That’s not true. Juno’s mother is the Amanda C. (Caroline) Pirie who was born in 1962, not the Amanda Pirie who was born in 1957.

      • FoxHamar says:

        Sorry about the misinformation. I checked out those new lineages you added. Her ancestors pretty much went back and forth between England and Scotland for centuries. I didn’t get anywhere on her mother’s father’s side, though the combination of names suggests James William Gordon Pirie is also at least partially Scottish. I couldn’t find any detail about either of Juno’s grandfathers’ ancestries, which is a shame, considering the detail we have about both her grandmothers.

  4. deadite says:

    I thought she was american,she looks part black

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