Minnie Driver Looks Into Her Dad's World War II Past During Who Do You Think You Are? Finale
Minnie Driver is digging into her family's past once more on the finale of TLC's Who Do You Think You Are? on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The Good Will Hunting star first appeared on the BBC version of the show last year and found her father, Ronnie Driver, had been living a secret double life throughout the majority of her childhood.
In the season 5 finale, Minnie meets with Derek Alloway, a man who knew her father while fighting in the Battle of Heligoland, which her father was involved in during WWII. "I can't believe you knew my dad. Was he a happy young fellow?" Minnie asks the war vet of Ronnie, who was acknowledged as a war hero and awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal after serving as a gunner during the 1939 battle.
Minnie goes on to learn that her father, who passed away at the age of 87 in 2009, assisted in saving the reminder of the crew that day.
"I've never met anyone in my life that met my father when he was 18-years-old and to sort of hear … he was a good friend, that's a really good feeling," she tells the camera. "It was quite shocking to hear that dad was unwell after the end of that battle and I really want to know what happened to him next because that's as much as I know," she adds.
To follow along as Minnie uncovers more about her family and father, tune into the finale of Who Do You Think You Are? on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 9 p.m. on TLC.