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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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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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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

17th cousin 3 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Holand

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

14th cousin 3 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Alexander Comyn

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Holand

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

21st cousin
via Alexander Comyn

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Henry Hastings Sibley

1st Governor of Minnesota

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin 1 time removed
via John of Gaunt

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Margaret of France

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed
via John of Gaunt

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Robert de Holland

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