Birth Name: Oliver Mansour Jackson Cohen
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 24 October, 1986
*father – Egyptian Jewish
*mother – English
Oliver Jackson-Cohen is a British actor and model. His roles include the films Going the Distance, Faster (2010), What’s Your Number?, The Raven (2012), Despite the Falling Snow, The Healer, The Invisible Man (2020), The Lost Daughter, Mr. Malcolm’s List, Emily (2022), and Jackdaw, and the series Lark Rise to Candleford, World Without End, Mr Selfridge, Dracula (2013), The Great Fire, The Secret River, Emerald City, Man in an Orange Shirt, The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Surface, and Wilderness (2023). He also played Prince William on the web series Will & Kate: Before Happily Ever After.
He is the son of Betty Jackson, a fashion designer, and David Cohen, who is his mother’s business partner. Their company is called Betty Jackson Ltd.
Oliver’s father is Jewish, from an Egyptian Jewish family that left the country because of the Nasser regime, around the 1950s, and settled in France. The family was Orthodox Jewish. Oliver’s father likely also has Israeli citizenship, and Tunisian Jewish ancestry.
Oliver’s mother is English. She is from a Protestant background.
Oliver’s maternal grandfather was named Arthur Jackson (the son of Emma).
Oliver’s maternal grandmother was Phyllis Gertrude Rains (the daughter of Samuel Edward Rains and Phoebe Hornsby). Phyllis was born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Samuel was the son of John Samuel Rains and Annie Elizabeth/Ellis Booker. Phoebe was the daughter of Richard Hornsby and Sarah Ann Hill.
Sources: Oral history interview with Oliver’s mother – https://sounds.bl.uk