Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby – Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 – Arrivals – Old Billingsgate Market – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Vanessa Jane Kirby

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

Date of Birth: 18 April, 1987

Ethnicity: English

Vanessa Kirby is an English actress. She is known for playing Princess Margaret on The Crown, and for her roles in the films The Rise (2012), About Time, Queen and Country, Jupiter Ascending, Bone in the Throat, Everest (2015), Genius (2016), Kill Command, Me Before You, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and its sequels; Mr Jones, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Pieces of a Woman, The World to Come, Italian Studies, The Son (2022), and Napoleon (2023); and on television’s Great Expectations (2011), Labyrinth (2012), The Dresser (2015), and The Frankenstein Chronicles.

Her father is urologist/prostate surgeon Roger Kirby (Roger Sinclair Kirby). Her brother is teacher and blogger Joe Kirby.

Vanessa’s paternal grandfather was Kenneth S. Kirby, a professor of cell chemistry, and fellow of the Royal Society (Kenneth Stanley Kirby, the son of Arthur S. Kirby and Alice Maud Willis). Kenneth was born in Whitby, Yorkshire, England. Arthur was the son of I. Kirby and Hannah.

Vanessa’s paternal grandmother was Janet Hazel Sturgess (the daughter of Frank Sheldon Sturgess and Kathleen Alice Hodgkinson). Janet was born in Aston, Warwickshire, England. Frank was the son of Sheldon Sturgess and Lizzie Tunnicliff. Kathleen was the daughter of Charles Hodgkinson and Alice Midwinter.

Vanessa’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Cooper.

Sources: Genealogies of Vanessa Kirby (focusing on her father’s side) –

Marriage record of Vanessa’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Sheldon Sturgess and Lizzie Tunnicliff –

9 Responses

  1. Friedrik533 says:

    looks pure keltic nordid

  2. Oaken05 says:

    I was surprised they had her play a Greek in M:I Fallout.

  3. Stark says:

    Thought she’s have some German in her but apparently not.

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