Reece Ritchie

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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.

A picture of Reece’s father can be seen here. A picture of Reece’s paternal grandmother can be seen here. A picture of Reece’s maternal grandmother and her parents can be seen here.

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.

20 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    His father:

    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.

  2. Kimmel says:

    Thought he was Native. Interesting look being the product of white & black mixing, if that is accurate.

  3. cwm85 says:

    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.

    • fuzzybear44 says:


      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)

  4. Sully says:

    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.

  5. WTF says:

    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…..

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