Rupert Everett

Everett in 2008, photo by PR Photos

Birth Name: Rupert James Hector Everett

Place of Birth: Fakenham, Norfolk, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 29 May, 1959

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish, English, Cornish, distant German and Dutch

Rupert Everett is a British actor, writer, director, and producer. His roles include the films Another Country, Dance with a Stranger, Duet for One, The Comfort of Strangers, The Madness of King George, Cemetery Man/Dellamorte Dellamore, My Best Friend’s Wedding, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999), An Ideal Husband, Inspector Gadget, The Importance of Being Earnest, Shrek 2, Separate Lies, Stardust, Hysteria, A Royal Night Out, and The Happy Prince, the latter of which he also directed and wrote.

Rupert is the son of Sara (MacLean/McLean) and Major Anthony Michael Everett. On his father’s side, he has Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. On his mother’s side, he is of mostly Scottish, English, and Cornish descent, with more distant German and Dutch roots. Through his German ancestry, he is descended from the Barons de Schmiedern.

Rupert’s paternal grandfather was Cyril Frederick Cunningham Everett (the son of Frederick William Cunningham Everett and Georgina Esther Martha Teague). Cyril was born in Fulham, London, England. Rupert’s great-grandfather Frederick was the son of Frederick William Everett, from Essex, England, and of Jemima Agnes Milne, from Midlothian, Scotland. Georgina was the daughter of George William Teague and Esther Walker.

Rupert’s paternal grandmother was Marcella Maria Lawless (the daughter of Patrick Lawless and Mary Keenan). Marcella was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, to Irish parents.

Rupert’s maternal grandfather was Hector Charles Donald MacLean (the son of Donald Charles Hugh MacLean and Gwendoline Katherine/Catherine Leonora Hope). Hector was born in Bangalore, India, to British parents. Rupert’s great-grandfather Donald was the son of Charles Smith MacLean, from Inverness-shire, Scotland, and of Margaret MacQueen Bairnsfather, who was from Angus, Scotland. Rupert’s great-grandfather Donald’s brother was military man Hector Lachlan Stewart MacLean. Rupert’s great-grandmother Gwendoline was the daughter of Charles Hope, from Midlothian, Scotland, and of Leonora Louisa Isabella Orde, whose father was a rector.

Rupert’s maternal grandmother was Opre Vyvyan (the daughter of William Geoffrey Vyvyan and Frances Mary Ford). Opre was born in Falmouth, Cornwall, England. William was the son of The Rev. Herbert Francis Vyvyan and Augusta Clara De Schmiedern. Frances was the daughter of Edmund Salwey Ford and Caroline Artindale.

Sources: Genealogies of Rupert Everett –

Information about Rupert’s family –

Information about Rupert’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2010 –

Rupert’s paternal grandmother, Marcella Maria Lawless, on the 1911 England and Wales Census –

Baptismal record of Rupert’s maternal grandfather, Hector Charles Donald MacLean –

Obituary of Rupert’s maternal grandfather, Hector Charles Donald MacLean –

15 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Fai ridere. Io fossi in te starei zitta. Beride alto, slanciato e dolicocefalo. Proprio un prototipo di Ludman e Coon. LOL

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