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Alan Napier

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Alan Napier

TV and Movie Actor


Who was Alan Napier?

Alan Napier was an English actor who began his career on stage in West End theatre. He also performed in numerous British and American films from the 1930s to the 1960s, and in television in the 60s and 70s. However, it was one role in particular that Alan Napier is best remembered for, and that was as Alfred Pennyworth, the butler of Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) in the 1960s television show Batman. Alan Napier wrote his autobiography in the 1970s, but did not publish it at the time. Over two and a half decades after his death, the book was finally published in 2015 under the title Not Just Batman’s Butler.

Famous Kin

Alan Napier has a number of famous kin mostly due to his royal ancestry and his descents from Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great, and a couple of Magna Carta sureties. However, one particularly close relationship he has is with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, a first cousin of Alan’s mother. Other relatively close kin include Scottish poet and author Sir Walter Scott, American patriot and Virginia Governor Patrick Henry, and English actress Tilda Swinton.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Alan Napier

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin
via Edward I, King of England

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

11th cousin 9 times removed
via Sir Alan la Zouche

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Holand

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

17th cousin
via John of Gaunt

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas de Holand

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

16th cousin 1 time removed
via John of Gaunt

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin
via Sir Thomas de Holand

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John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

20th cousin
via Edward I, King of England

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John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

19th cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

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John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

20th cousin
via Margaret of France

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Francis Godfrey

(unk - c1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Francis Godfrey

(unk - c1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Francis Godfrey

(unk - c1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Robert de Holland

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Percival Lowell

(c1570 - c1666)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

10th cousin 10 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Jane G. Austin

Author

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Jane G. Austin

Author

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Margaret of France

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