Every year the popular BBC seriesWho Do You Think You Are?brings us a host of new and exciting stories. We have taken a look at each celebrity as they journey into their family history, and you can read about their discoveries in our articles.
This episode of the 'Who Do You Think You Are''series is well timed as it features Strictly Come Dancing head judge, Len Goodman. Len was born Leonard Gordon Goodman in 1944, at the end of the Second World War, and his birth was registered in Bromley, although he spent his early years in Bethnal Green.
The fifth celebrity taking part in this year's 'Who Do You Think You Are' series, Emilia Fox is best known for her role as Dr Nikki Alexander in the BBC series 'Silent Witness'. Born in Hammersmith 31st July 1974 to parents Edward Fox and Joanna David (Joanne Hacking), Emilia is descended from a well known theatrical line.
Harry Potter author J K Rowling was born on 31st July 1965, in Yate, Gloucestershire, to Peter James Rowling and his wife Anne Volant. Joanne's mother Anne, who passed away in 1990, was the grand-daughter of Louis Volant, born in France in 1878. The 'Who Do you Think You Are?' episode will be looking in depth at Rowling's French ancestry.
June Brown featured in this year's BBC series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' is best known for her role as 'Dot Cotton' in the British soap EastEnders. June, one of five children to Harry and Louisa Brown was evacuated during World War II to Pontyates in Wales and was later to become a Wren.
The latest series of BBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' begins on 10th August with more famous faces exploring their ancestry. Past episodes have been emotional, heart warming and at times shocking, and it looks as though the new series will be just as gripping.
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