Archie Stirling

Politician, Organization founder

1941 –


Who is Archie Stirling?

Archibald Hugh Stirling, of Keir, more commonly known as Archie Stirling is Laird of the Keir estate at Lecropt in the Stirling council area in Scotland.

He is a millionaire businessman as a theatrical producer, and was a former officer in the Scots Guards.

Stirling is the eldest son of William Joseph Stirling, of Keir and wife Susan Rachel Bligh, and a nephew of Colonel Sir David Stirling, OBE, DSO, who was the founder of the Special Air Service, and both are descendants of King Charles II of Scotland and England. His sister Hannah is married to Robert Michael James Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury.

Stirling's first wife was Charmian Rachel Montagu Douglas Scott. They married on 11 November 1964 and were divorced in 1977. She was the niece of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and the granddaughter of the John Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch. The couple had two sons, William Rory Alexander Stirling, born on 15 December 1965, and Ludovic David Stirling, born on 29 April 1967.

Stirling was married to actress Dame Diana Rigg for eight years, from 1982 to 1990; their only child is the actress Rachael Stirling, who was born in 1977. Their marriage ended in a 1990 divorce after Stirling had an affair with actress Joely Richardson.

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Sep 18, 1941
Also known as
  • Archibald Hugh Stirling, of Keir
  • Archibald Hugh Stirling
  • Archibald Stirling
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013


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