Robert Carlyle

2008 FOX All Star TCA Party At The Pier

Place of Birth: Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Date of Birth: 14 April, 1961

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish

Robert Carlyle is a Scottish actor. He has Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Peter Carlyle (born Peter Gordon, the son of John Carlyle and Agnes Gordon). Peter was born under his mother’s surname, as his parents married five years after he was born. Agnes was the daughter of James Gordon and Helen Stenhouse.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Jane Mitchell (the daughter of Patrick Mitchell and Helen Duffy). Patrick was the son of James Mitchell and Mary McQuillan. Helen was the daughter of Arthur Duffy and Mary McLachlan.

Robert’s maternal grandparents were Denis Hayes (the son of William Hayes and Catherine Keane) and Helen Jarvie Berwick (the daughter of John Berwick and Nellie Smith). Denis was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Source: Robert’s paternal grandfather, Peter Carlyle, on the 1911 Scottish Census –

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4 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    Looks like Liam Neeson on estrogen.

  2. andrew says:

    Peter Carlyle was born Peter Gordon, the illegitimate son of Agnes Gordon, who did not marry John Carlyle until 5 years after Peter was born.

    Peter Carlyle on 1911 Scottish Census

  3. Freerk says:

    One person where the ancestry is of no interest, because his acting is! Fanboy! :)

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