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. His roles include the films 10,000 BC, Triage, The Lovely Bones, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, All in Good Time, Desert Dancer, Hercules (2014), and Lies We Tell; and the shows White Heat, The Outpost, and The Ark. In the film The Lovely Bones, he played Ray Singh, a character of Indian descent.
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. 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.
Reece’s paternal grandparents likely are Eric Peter Ritchie and Dorothy Lucy.
Reece’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Day.
Reece’s maternal grandmother’s father was named Jack.