Rufus Sewell

Moet British Independent Film Awards 2012 - Arrivals

Sewell in 2012, photo by Pprhotos

Birth Name: Rufus Frederik Sewell

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 29 October, 1967

Ethnicity: English, Welsh

Rufus Sewell is a British actor. His mother, Jo (Michell), is an artist and waitress, who is of Welsh and English descent. His father, William Sewell, is an Australian animator.

Rufus has two children, including a son with his former wife, scriptwriter and producer Amy Gardner.

Rufus’s maternal grandfather is named Charles F. Michell.

Rufus’s maternal grandmother is Joan Gane (the daughter of William Henry Gane and Mary Jane/Jen Parry). Joan was born in Pontypool, Monmouthshire. William was the son of Joseph Gane, who was English, and of Elizabeth Jones, who was Welsh. Mary was the daughter of Walter Parry, who was Welsh, and of Emily Rodda/Rodder, who was from Gloucestershire, England.

Source: Genealogy of Rufus Sewell (focusing on his mother’s side) –

7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    could be Clive Owen’s brother

  2. phaedra says:

    He looked Spanish to me.

    • fatkat says:

      you must be a Yank. To you people everyone who has dark and a little bit of a tan looks Spanish. lol. Most Europeans do have dark hair though. It’s nothing special here. In fact naturally blonde people are a rarity anywhere in Europe and yes even Northern Europe

      • madman says:

        Blondes are definitely not a rarity in Northern Europe.

      • RadDaddy says:

        Being an American is not synonymous with being ——– and having no clue as to what continental Europeans look like.
        Don’t drag the USA into this.
        There are many lunatic fringe posters on here trolling incessantly and scores of them are from the EU.
        Basically everyone on this site that isn’t 6 foot 3 with blond hair /blue eyes and chiseled features is “exotic,” “Jewish looking,” “mulatto,” “part Arab,” or some other such nonsense.

    • Hill says:

      well you were wrong phaedra. again…

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