Robert Carlyle

2008 FOX All Star TCA Party At The Pier

Carlyle in 2008, photo by

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 is the son of Elizabeth (Hayes) McDonald, a bus company employee, and Joseph Carlyle, a painter and decorator. He is married to make-up artist Anastasia Shirley, with whom he has three children.

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 grandfather was Denis Hayes (the son of William Hayes and Catherine Keane). Denis was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was Helen Jarvie Berwick (the daughter of John Berwick and Nellie Smith).

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

7 Responses

  1. cdonorab says:

    Correction his mother is a woman named Elizabeth McDonald of the Clan Donald.…-a060595291

  2. phaedra says:

    Looks like Liam Neeson on estrogen.

  3. 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

  4. Freerk says:

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

  5. andrew says:

    awesome actor

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