Charlie Chaplin’s parents were themselves performers and he first earned success as a child actor. He gave birth to a large tribe after he had two sons with his first wife, Lita Grey, during the 1920s before his last 18 year old wife, Oona O’Neill, gave him eight children from their 1943 marriage and gracefully remained in the tentacular shadow of her husband for the rest of her life. Among his offspring bearing the heavy Tramp heritage, Sydney Chaplin and Geraldine Chaplin were the ones who played their cards right, the first by appearing opposite Barbra Streisand in the stage version of Funny Girl and the second, revealed in Dr Zhivago having since incarnated the Chaplin aura by guest featuring in rare projects such as Martin Scorsese’s Age of Innocence and Pedro Almodovar’s Talk to Her. The large Chaplin dynasty now speaks many languages, some reject the founding figure, others celebrate it such as Laura Chaplin who assumes a tattoo representing her great-grandfather on the arm. Among his acting great-children, Oona Chaplin gained attention when she appeared in the astoundingly successful TV show, Game of Thrones. However, surely should we consider James Thierrée with his poetic circus-like shows the dignified inheritor of Charlie Chaplin, an incarnation of the early whimsical Charlie Chaplin of great silent films.