Toby Kebbell

"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" World Premiere - Arrivals

Kebbell in 2010, image via Prphotos

Birth Name: Tobias Alistair Patrick Kebbell

Place of Birth: Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 9 July, 1982

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish

Toby Kebbell is a British actor. His films include Control, RocknRolla, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ben-Hur, A Monster Calls, and Kong: Skull Island, among many others.

He is the son of Michelle and Robert Kebbell. He has English, Scottish, and Irish, ancestry. Toby was raised Catholic. His father, the son of white, English, parents, was raised in Zimbabwe, then called Rhodesia, with his family later moving to Australia. Toby is married to Arielle Wyatt, with whom he has one child.

Toby’s patrilineal line traces to Lionel Kibbell, who was born, c. the 1650s, in England.

Toby’s paternal grandfather was Leonard William Kebbell (the son of John Falconer Kebbell and Nora Arline Gorman). Leonard was born in Kensington, London, England, of mostly English descent, with some Irish and Scottish roots. John was the son of George Kebbell and Amelia Keith Falconer. Nora was the daughter of Colin Johnston Gorman and Emily Jane Young.

Toby’s paternal grandmother was Lilian Joan Coombs (the daughter of Walter Joseph Coombs and Elizabeth Rebecca Winfield). Lilian was born in Poplar, London, England. Walter was the son of Ernest Charles Coombs and Eliza Harriett Dennett. Toby’s great-grandmother Elizabeth Winfield was the daughter of William Patrick Winfield and Jessie Piggott.

Toby’s maternal grandfather was named Arthur J. D. Mathers.

Toby’s maternal grandmother was Felicity Edith Fennell (the daughter of Arthur Barney Fennell and Violet Edith Brown). Arthur was the son of Frederick Fennell and Susan Mattey. Violet was the daughter of James William Brown, who was born in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, and of Helen Hodge, who was born in Bathgate, Linlithgowshire, Scotland.

Toby is a second cousin of screenwriter and director Emerald Fennell. Toby’s maternal great-grandparents, Arthur Barney Fennell and Violet Edith Brown, were also Emerald’s paternal great-grandparents.

35 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Looks so much like a cousin of mine, it’s uncanny. Also if i did not knew his name and someone just showed me a picture of hum, i would have said that he’s problably either portuguese, spanish, or italian.

  2. andrew says:

    Some family info:

    George Kebbell was a known solicitor:

    This is likely his 5th paternal great-grandfather:

    One of the Falconers, William Falconer, founded the Falconer Shipping Line which traded predominantly Mauritius and South Africa and was later absorbed by Union Castle Line. It’s still active:

    Also interestingly his maternal grandparents married in Chelsea.

    Toby Kebbell is basically another middle-upper class dude in British showbiz.

  3. Andreus27 says:

    According to Wikipedia his dad’s from Zimbabwe. I mean, it’s not that hard to believe, I’ve known people who are 50% white 50% Zimbabwean and they kinda look like Toby

  4. andrew says:

    He does not give South Asian vibes but his traits are atypical for a British guy. It could just a weird combination of his parents/grandparents features he has inherited

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.