My dad lived a very split life. During filming Minnie, 43, was astounded to discover her father, born in Swansea in , was awarded a bravery medal in the Second World War, when he was an RAF gunner. He died in but his daughter – Driver’s half-cousin Jean – is alive and the family history show brought the two relatives together for the first time. Digicel Christmas Launch — Giving more than expected for Christmas! We just did not talk about where he came from. Here is a copy of his birth record on TheGenealogist. Claim 1 Month Free!

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Jessie had been married before.

Minnie Driver unearths father’s secret double life on TV show – Telegraph

It makes me wonder for my father, why he chose to keep everything so secret Minnie Driver. We just did not talk about where he came from. She also unearthed the secret he was previously married to a woman named Ada Wood Stancliffe, and the couple had a son, the actor Leslie Stancliffe. The mission was a disaster, but Ronnie was rewarded for his heroics. Relationship began Until about Together for 13 years but never married.

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When the plane crashed into the North Sea Ronnie launched a liferaft.

For this he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal for bravery. Robert Kelly’s death record. Speaking to her on the phone, Minnie finally learned there is a photograph in existence of her grandfather Charles – which Jean sent to Minnie at her home in the Hollywood hills.

Minnie Driver unearths father’s secret double life on TV show

Saturday 29 December To the right he is pictured with his mother, Jessie, showing her the gloves he had used to put out the fire on board his aircraft. Claim your free sub here. Kent Police Margate ‘murders’: Christmas Couple’s Christmas “ruined” after broken lift leaves them trapped on 10th floor of tower block – and with a cheese sandwich for lunch. Here are some easy to follow steps on how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. He went on to have psychiatric treatment as he found it difficult to get over.


Now the genealogy show has filled in the gaps and added a few extra surprises, such as the gaynr that her father was a war hero. Walter was one of 61 airmen who failed to return that day, with 12 of the 24 Wellington planes taking part in the raid destroyed.

Minnie Driver’s war hero dad cheated on his wife with the Hollywood actress’s mother

They broke up when I was six. Peter Capaldi named new Timelord. It was the first time the actress had ever seen a photograph of mllington grandmother.

But he healed by going back. These may not be reproduced in whole or part without prior permission. Despite this double life, Ronnie still built up a ronnnie successful business offering financial advice to many influential people including the Royal Family. Sadly Leslie died at the relatively young age of Click here to Start FameChaining.

Gayynor plane crash landed into the freezing winter waters of the North Sea and Mr Driver launched a life raft. If you are thinking of starting your own research why not register for one of our 14 day trials?

A wedding photograph shows him dressed in full uniform, but tellingly there is no Distinguished Flying Medal on his chest.