Thomas Brodie-Sangster

British Academy Children's Awards 2012 - Arrivals

Brodie-Sangster in 2012, photo by

Birth Name: Thomas Brodie Sangster

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

Date of Birth: 16 May, 1990

*father – Scottish
*mother – English, with smaller amounts of Channel Islander/Jersey, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, as well as remote French and Belgian/Walloon

Thomas Brodie-Sangster, also credited as Thomas Sangster, is an English actor and musician. He is known for his roles in The Maze Runner franchise, as well as the films Love Actually, Nanny McPhee, Tristan & Isolde, The Last Legion, Bright Star, Nowhere Boy, Hideaways, Death of a Superhero, The Baytown Outlaws, and Phantom Halo, and television’s The Miracle of the Cards, Bobbie’s Girl, Phineas and Ferb (in voice-over as Ferb), Accused, Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall, Thunderbirds Are Go, Godless, The Queen’s Gambit, and Pistol.

He is the son of actors Tasha Bertram and Mark Sangster. His father is Scottish, from Banchory, Scotland. His mother, who is English, has English, and smaller amounts of Channel Islander [Jersey], Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, and remote French and Belgian [Walloon], ancestry. Thomas is married to actress Talulah Riley.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather is named Ernest Edward Sangster.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother is Maureen Gillanders (the daughter of John Gillanders and Helen Adelaide Keith). John was the son of Francis Gillanders and Elizabeth Johnstone. Helen was the daughter of Andrew Keith and Mary.

Thomas’s maternal grandfather is Timothy J. R. Bertram (the son of Cyril Anthony George Bertram, a novelist, and Barbara May Randolph). Timothy was born in Paddington, London, England. Cyril was the son of Ernest Frank Bertram and Gertrude Editha Dollond. Barbara was the daughter of Felton George Randolph and Emily Margaret Nepean. Barbara’s sister, Margaret Isobel Randolph, was the maternal grandmother of actor Hugh Grant. This makes Thomas and Hugh second cousins, once removed. Emily was a descendent of politician and colonial administrator Sir Evan Nepean.

Thomas’s maternal grandmother is Roslyn E. P. Journeaux (the daughter of Cyril George Journeaux and Elsie Dorothy K. Phillips). Roslyn was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. Cyril was of fully or partially Channel Islander [Jersey] ancestry, and was the son of George Journeaux and Emily. Elsie was the daughter of George Thomas Phillips and Elizabeth Kirby.

Sources: Obituary of Thomas’s paternal grandfather, Ernest Edward Sangster –

Genealogy of Thomas Brodie-Sangster (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Genealogies of Thomas’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Felton George Randolph and Emily Margaret Nepean –

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    *Elsie was the daughter of George Thomas Phillips and Elizabeth Kirby.

  2. Capricious says:

    Very pale and blonde, and he has brown eyes.

    Cute. :)

  3. andrew says:

    He played Paul McCartney in “Nowhere boy”

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