Birth Name: Reece Dominic Ritchie
Place of Birth: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 23 July, 1986
*father – South African (black)
*mother – English (white)
Reece Ritchie is a British actor. He played Ray Singh, a character of Indian descent, in the film The Lovely Bones.
Reece is the son of Jayne and Russell Ritchie. Reece’s father left South Africa as a child because of Apartheid, and has African ancestry. It is not clear if Reece’s father is of fully or partially African descent. Reece’s mother is English and caucasian. His sister is singer and songwriter Ria Ritchie.
Reece has said:
‘I think [my grandparents] came over because apartheid was going on and there was a lot of social unrest. My grandmother had a different skin tone to her little sister and they were given different cards and separated on the bus. Imagine that – she was meant to be looking after her little sister but one of them had to sit up at the top of the bus and the other had to go to the bottom. Obviously my grandparents had aspirations for my dad and his sisters. I’m glad they did. I love being a Brit. I love our dryness, our dark sarcasm. You try it in America and it gets lost; there are just blank faces all round.
A picture of Reece’s father can be seen here. A picture of Reece’s paternal grandmother can be seen here.
One of Reece’s maternal great-grandfathers was named Jack.
His paternal grandmother:
I think she’s of Indian descent.
Reece’s paternal grandparents are likely called Eric Peter Ritchie and Dorothy Lucy.
Pics of his maternal family:
His mother’s last name is Day.
his grandma is definitely of Indian descent but I think mixed with Bantu people
I think his father is a Coloured.
As wikipedia tells, in KwaZulu-Natal (Reece’s father is from Durban), the Coloured possess a diverse heritage including British, Irish, German, Mauritian, Saint Helenian, Indian, Xhosa and Zulu.
after bablah found his father’s pic, it’s clear he is not of fully African descent.
Thought he was Native. Interesting look being the product of white & black mixing, if that is accurate.
With curly hair? ok.
I thought Indian and European mix. His Father being whole pure Black African is unlikely. His hair wouldn’t be like that and he would be darker. We are talking 100 percent Black African here. Not a mix African person. He definitely would look more African if his day was 100 percent ethnically black African.
There is no fixed look for a mulatto be they AA or African .jaye Davidson was like him, and his parent was full African. Bruce Fummey, parent was full African .jarome iginla daddy full African. There’s moussa Clarke, parent full African. Finley Quaye father full African I believe . Also, I’ve seen many of the darker mulattoes with the hair he has. I think the factors are what type of European they are mixed with(IMO)
He does look very Mediterranean to me. Like he could be Italian or something. Very handsome. I can see him playing a North African prince.
no he doesn’t look mediterranean
he looks north african to me
have you ever seen an Italian? he doesn’t look Italian at all, and even North African. He passes for a Pacific Islander
He doesn’t look pacific islander at all
he doesn’t look like a full blooded Samoan but he can pass for a person of mixed European/Pacific Islander background
yea maybe but i have a cousin who’s half italian and half hawaiian and most of the time people think he’s either indian or pakistani lol
He doesn’t look Mediterranean at all. He looks like a tri-racial Hispanic (mixed with European, African, and Native American). I don’t find him handsome at all. I’m not saying he’s ugly, he just has strange features.
yeah this guy looks mulato
He does in this picture:
Wtf, damn he could have fooled me. I thought he was Indian! He even played an Indian in that movie, The Lovely Bones. He sure as hell could pass for an Indian before black and white…..