Birth Name: Matthew Richard Lucas
Place of Birth: Paddington, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 5 March, 1974
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Matt Lucas is a British actor, comedian, writer, singer, and television presenter. He has starred on, co-created, and co-wrote the shows Mash and Peas, Rock Profile, Little Britain, Little Britain USA, Come Fly with Me, and Pompidou. He has been a co-writer and co-presenter on Fantasy Football League.
He is the son of Diana and John Stanley Lucas, who owned a chauffering business. He has also taken out German citizenship, due to his roots there.
Matt’s paternal grandfather was named Harry Lucas.
Matt’s paternal grandmother was Fanny/Fay Lischinsky (the daughter of Solomon Lischinsky and Pesia Malkah “Millie” Koffman). Fanny was born in Mile End Old Town, London, England, to Jewish parents from Russia/Poland. Pesia was the daughter of Jacob Lewis Koffman and Chaye/Chaie Rochl.
Matt’s maternal grandfather was Maurice Williams (the son of Hyman Pilpel/Williams and Flora Krakower). Maurice was born in Westminster, London. Hyman was born in Lemberg, Ukraine, the son of Leon Pilpel and Lena Brandel Mensch. Flora was born in Krakow, Poland.
Matt’s maternal grandmother was Margot Hillel (the daughter of Gustav Hirsch Hillel and Bianca Therese Rose Kaufmann). Margot was born in Berlin, Germany, and came to the U.K. in 1939 to escape the Nazis.
Sources: Genealogy of Matt Lucas (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Matt’s maternal grandfather, Maurice Williams, on the 1911 England and Wales Census – https://www.familysearch.org