Guy Ritchie, 51, and Hugh Grant, 59, re-create astonishing photo showing their fathers in the SAME Scottish military regiment 65 years ago

  • Coincidentally, the two men, Captain John Ritchie and Captain James Grant, were stationed in Singapore as part of the Seaforth Highlanders  
  • Guy also shared a photo of his grandfather, Major Stewart Ritchie, who was killed in France in 1940 during the Second World War to mark Remembrance Sunday
  • Amazingly, the grandfather of production assistant Rory Gibb on the pair's new film The Gentlemen was also in the decades-old snap  
  • The Seaforth Highlanders was a historic line infantry regiment of the British Army, mainly associated with large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland 
  • The regiment existed from 1881 to 1961, and saw service in World War I and World War II, along with many numerous smaller conflicts 
  • Guy's latest film, which will be released in early 2020, and sees Hugh star alongside Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Colin Farrell 

Director Guy Ritchie and actor Hugh Grant have re-created a photo showing the pair's fathers who were stationed in the same military regiment 65 years ago.

The two men, Captain John Ritchie and Captain James Grant, were stationed in Singapore as part of the Seaforth Highlanders. 

Amazingly, the grandfather of production assistant Rory Gibb on the pair's new film The Gentlemen was also in the decades-old snap and so Guy, 51 and Hugh, 59, re-created it.   

Recreation: Director Guy Ritchie (right) and actor Hugh Grant (centre) have re-created a photo showing the pair's fathers who were stationed in the same military regiment 65 years ago

Recreation: Director Guy Ritchie (right) and actor Hugh Grant (centre) have re-created a photo showing the pair's fathers who were stationed in the same military regiment 65 years ago 

They posed alongside a star-struck Rory in the new photo, with all three baring a striking resemblance to their relatives. 

Guy also shared a third photo of his grandfather, Major Stewart Ritchie, who was killed in France in 1940 during the Second World War in an Instagram post to mark Remembrance Sunday.

He wrote in a caption alongside the three images: 'This first picture was taken 65 years ago in Singapore where my dad — Captain John Ritchie — and Hugh Grant’s dad —Captain James Grant — were stationed in the same regiment, the Seaforth Highlanders.

'The second picture — taken on a film set in London 65 years later, has one grandson and two sons recreating that original image. 

Amazing: The two men, Captain John Ritchie (right) and Captain James Grant (centre), were stationed in Singapore as part of the Seaforth Highlanders

Amazing: The two men, Captain John Ritchie (right) and Captain James Grant (centre), were stationed in Singapore as part of the Seaforth Highlanders

Incredible: Guy also shared a third photo of his grandfather, Major Stewart Ritchie, who was killed in France in 1940 during the Second World War

Incredible: Guy also shared a third photo of his grandfather, Major Stewart Ritchie, who was killed in France in 1940 during the Second World War

Family: Guy shared the photos on his Instagram page to mark Remembrance Sunday

Family: Guy shared the photos on his Instagram page to mark Remembrance Sunday

'We’d discovered by co-incidence that Rory Gibb, our Production Assistant on the film‘s grandad was in that same original picture. You can see the resemblance.

'The third image is of my dad and grandad. My granddad, Major Stewart Ritchie, died in 1940 in France in WW2. 

He added: 'Spare a thought today for the men and women in uniform who have fallen in defence and service of others. #RemembranceDay #RemembranceSunday.'

It is not known if the men had always been aware of this astonishing link for some time or had just discovered it recently. 

According to Wikipedia, The Seaforth Highlanders was a historic line infantry regiment of the British Army, mainly associated with large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland. 

The regiment existed from 1881 to 1961, and saw service in World War I and World War II, along with many numerous smaller conflicts.

In 1961 the regiment was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to form the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), which merged, in 1994, with the Gordon Highlanders to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons).

Meanwhile, Guy's wife, Jacqui Ainsley, also shared a picture of her own grandfather on Instagram as she paid tribute to him. 

Family: Guy's wife, Jacqui Ainsley, also shared a picture of her own grandfather on Instagram as she paid tribute to him

Family: Guy's wife, Jacqui Ainsley, also shared a picture of her own grandfather on Instagram as she paid tribute to him

Tragedy: She also shared a newspaper clipping about her great uncle Captain Robert Ainsley who was killed in action on 22 November 1941

Tragedy: She also shared a newspaper clipping about her great uncle Captain Robert Ainsley who was killed in action on 22 November 1941

Never forgotten: She shared a sweet post in tribute to her fallen family members

Never forgotten: She shared a sweet post in tribute to her fallen family members 

She wrote: 'Mum & I recently found letters, telegrams and photographs regarding my grandfather Major John “Jack” Ainsley (who survived the war) and my great uncle Captain Robert Ainsley who was killed in action on 22 November 1941. 

'Especially now as a mother, I cannot imagine receiving a letter saying my son is missing; then how utterly devastating & heart shattering to hear he didn’t make it. 

'How many millions of crushing letters must have been delivered during times of war to partners and parents... And then all those lives lost who were not officially accounted for... Fallen and never forgotten.

'Today we recognise and REMEMBER their courage, fortitude and sacrifice.' 

Guy's latest film, which will be released in early 2020, and sees Hugh star alongside Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Colin Farrell.    

No more Mr Nice Guy: Guy's latest film, which will be release in early 2020, sees Hugh star alongside Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Colin Farrell

No more Mr Nice Guy: Guy's latest film, which will be release in early 2020, sees Hugh star alongside Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Colin Farrell

Gangster's paradise: Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery also stars in the new film

Gangster's paradise: Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery also stars in the new film

The plot centers around a drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire to a dynasty of billionaires. 

Perhaps most surprising about the recently released trailer for Guy's film are Michelle Dockery and Hugh.

The former has traded in her reputation as the aristocratic Lady Mary from Downton Abbey, instead portraying a glamorous cockney; while the latter has shed his typical role as a foppish Englishman to play a slick wheeler-dealer. 

The Gentlemen hits cinemas in January 2020. 

Storyline: The plot centers around a drug lord (pictured: Matthew McConaughey)

Storyline: The plot centers around a drug lord (pictured: Matthew McConaughey)

On the run? Mickey Pearson' [McConaughey], is the drug lord at the centre of the story, which has been penned as well as directed by Ritchie

On the run? Mickey Pearson' [McConaughey], is the drug lord at the centre of the story, which has been penned as well as directed by Ritchie

Guy Ritchie and Hugh Grant's fathers in SAME Scottish regiment 65 years ago

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