So You Think You Know Who You Are
Byline: Jack Davenport
Actor Jack Davenport, 36, inherited his talent for performing from his family of thespians, politicians and writers
GREAT GREAT UNCLE 1879-1964
William Maxwell Aitken was made a peer in 1917 by PM Lloyd George. He was a government minister during World War I and II, and owned the Express newspapers and the Evening Standard.
Lord Rugby GREAT GRANDFATHER 1877-1969
Formerly Sir John Maffey, Churchill appointed him the first UK diplomatic representative to Ireland in 1939, and he became the most important foreign diplomat in Dublin during World War II.
Arthur Davenport GRANDFATHER 1888-1973
A decorated Army officer, he was bursar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. In 1925, he married Lucy Meiklejohn and they had two sons, the younger being Nigel.
Sir William Traven Aitken GRANDFATHER 1903-1964
A journalist and Tory MP, he was the nephew of Lord Beaverbrook. He had two children, Jonathan and Maria, with his wife, Pempe.
Maria Aitken MOTHER 1945-
An actress and director, she lives in London and New York with her third husband, novelist Patrick McGrath.
Lady Penelope Aitken GRANDMOTHER 1910-2005
The daughter of Lord Rugby, she was known as Pempe. …