Louis Ashbourne Serkis

Louis Ashbourne Serkis – Netflix’s “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” UK Special Screening – Arrivals – Curzon Mayfair, 2018 – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Louis George Ashbourne Serkis

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

Date of Birth: 19 June, 2004

*father – Armenian, English, Iraqi Arab
*mother – English

Louis Ashbourne Serkis, also known as Louis Serkis, is an English actor. He starred as the title character in the film The Kid Who Would Be King. His roles also include the films Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), The Current War, and, in voice performance, Mary and the Witch’s Flower and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, and the series Noddy, Toyland Detective; Taboo (2017), SS-GB, and The Queen’s Gambit.

Louis is the son of actress Lorraine Ashbourne and actor, director, and author Andy Serkis. He is the brother of actors Ruby Ashbourne Serkis and Sonny Ashbourne Serkis. His aunt, Jayne Ashbourne, has also acted.

Louis’s paternal grandfather was named Clement F./Georgis/George Serkis. Clement was from Iraq, and was of Armenian descent.

Louis’s paternal grandmother is Lylie A. M. Weech (the daughter of George Strudwick Weech and Jeanne/Jean Sayegh). Lylie was born in Cuckfield, Sussex, England. George was the son of William James Weech and Lilie Alice/Eleanor Hatche. Jeanne was of Iraqi descent. The surname Sayegh is usually of Arab origin.

Louis’s maternal grandfather is Gerald Ashbourne (the son of George William Ashbourne and Mary Winifred Gregory). Gerald was born in Manchester North, Lancashire, England. Louis’s great-grandfather George was the son of Thomas Ashbourne/Ashburner and Betsy Dutton.

Louis’s maternal grandmother is named Jean Mansfield.

Sources: https://www.theguardian.com

Death records of Louis’s father’s family – https://www.findagrave.com

2 Responses

  1. Pasqal says:

    Serkis family don’t have any Arab ancestry since Chrisian Armenians in Muslim countries, typically, don’t intermarry with locals. Plus, suggesting Arab ancestry solely based on a surname is inaccurate and speculative.

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