Rafe Spall

Rafe Spall – 2013 Laurence Olivier Awards – Arrivals – The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden – London, UK – Keywords: LMK73-42048-290413 Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Rafe Joseph Spall

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

Date of Birth: 10 March, 1983

Ethnicity: English

Rafe Spall is an English actor.

He is the son of Shane (Baker) and actor Timothy Spall. He is married to South African-born actress Elize du Toit, with whom he has three children.

Rafe was named after the protagonist in the play The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Both his father and himself have played the role.

Rafe’s paternal grandfather was Joseph L. Spall (the son of Thomas James William Spall and Margaret Nancy Christmas). Joseph was born in Wandsworth, London, England. Thomas was the son of James William Spall and Mary Ann Matthews/Mathews. Margaret was the daughter of Joseph Henry Christmas and Margaret Toomey.

Rafe’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia R. Leonard (the daughter of Gilbert Arthur Leonard and Beatrice Grace Pendle). Sylvia was born in Wandsworth, London, England. Gilbert was the son of Alfred Robert Leonard and Kate/Minnie Pendle.

Source: Genealogy of Rafe Spall (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.timedetectives.co.uk

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