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    Guess this man's ethnicity



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    Looks British or Scandinavian to me.

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    Spain

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    I think he's Irish

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    Maybe French

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    British .

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    Yes, quite a few of you were right. He's an English actor.

    According to the English, however, he looks Slavic enough to often be cast as an Eastern European. Of course, it's mostly the unusual and very attractive, I might add, eyes.

    For the t-rolls, and we all know who they are, who looked him up, from now on I won't post a picture which advertises the subject is an actor. :)

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    I could have guessed Scottish. Those eyes seem to be a British Island trait I know a few with them, mostly Irish / Highlanders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    Yes, quite a few of you were right. He's an English actor.

    According to the English, however, he looks Slavic enough to often be cast as an Eastern European. Of course, it's mostly the unusual and very attractive, I might add, eyes.

    For the t-rolls, and we all know who they are, who looked him up, from now on I won't post a picture which advertises the subject is an actor. :)
    I don't know about that. Most Swedish actors in Hollywood act Russians in extremely many movies. Dolph Lundgren, Stellan Skarsgård and some of his sons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
    I don't know about that. Most Swedish actors in Hollywood act Russians in extremely many movies. Dolph Lundgren, Stellan Skarsgård and some of his sons.

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    I don't quite get your point.

    What does that have to do that the British cast this English actor as a Russian in two English television series because they apparently thought he could pass?

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    I don't see any Slavic characteristics. I would have guessed Irish.

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    i thought he was a Basque

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    I don't quite get your point.

    What does that have to do that the British cast this English actor as a Russian in two English television series because they apparently thought he could pass?
    It was with regarding looking slavic. I don't think there's a template for it and using actors according to it.

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    I've seen him in quite a few things, I can't remember his name but he's a good actor.


    The British actor Alan Rickman also had those kind of narrow eyes, although not quite as pronounced..

    Alan had Welsh ancestry on his mother's side.
    These types of eyes are uncommon in Britain.

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    His name is Joseph Mawle, a farmer's son from Oxfordshire. He was in "The Tunnel", "The Ripper", "The Lord of the Rings" and a lot of other things. I like him a lot as an actor, despite the fact he often plays the "bad guy".

    I agree not all Slavs look alike, but there are also some people who look very Slavic indeed.

    Mikhail Baryshnikov; lucky enough to see him perform many times.


    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn




    Tolstoy


    Molotov


    Putin


    Miroslaw Hermazewski-Pole


    Zbigniew Brzezinski-Pole


    John Paul II Pole



    I could go on and on; none of them looks remotely Western European.

    Once you'd seen Baryshnikov you were spoilt for life; no one could begin to compare.


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    I would add this kind of eyelids is not seen often with his face features, which don't evocate too much typical* Slavs or Finns; his cheekbones are to narrow and "shallow"; these eyelids are close to some Finns eyes, even if not so perfect as someones of them (with an horizontal superior eyelid almost rectiline, an inferior eyelid getting up from nose to cheek. They are not so typical of British people but occur there less rarely than among French people, for the most in regions with stronger Viking input (so Finn "contamination"). That said, I suppose this kind of eyes were not too seldom among our Paleo-Mesolithic ancestors, even in South, so they don't reveal everytime a more recent introgression.
    * Slavs are far to be "typical" for western European, a lot of them could pass almost everywhere, if less in mediterranean countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOESAN View Post
    I would add this kind of eyelids is not seen often with his face features, which don't evocate too much typical* Slavs or Finns; his cheekbones are to narrow and "shallow"; these eyelids are close to some Finns eyes, even if not so perfect as someones of them (with an horizontal superior eyelid almost rectiline, an inferior eyelid getting up from nose to cheek. They are not so typical of British people but occur there less rarely than among French people, for the most in regions with stronger Viking input (so Finn "contamination"). That said, I suppose this kind of eyes were not too seldom among our Paleo-Mesolithic ancestors, even in South, so they don't reveal everytime a more recent introgression.
    * Slavs are far to be "typical" for western European, a lot of them could pass almost everywhere, if less in mediterranean countries.
    That was precisely my point, and why he is often cast by British casting agents as someone from Eastern or Northeastern Europe.

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    About 50% of Belgian people have such eyes, nothing exotic to me.

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