Edward Fox

Actor
This tall blond actor is best known for playing patrician characters noted for their cynicism and cruelty. Born into a theatrical family in London, Fox followed in the footsteps of his younger brother James who was a ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1937 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (55)

The Happy Prince 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Oliver Twist 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Joy Division 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lassie 2006 (Movie)

Colonel Hulton (Actor)

Poirot: The Hollow 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Stage Beauty 2004 (Movie)

Sir Edward Hyde (Actor)

The Republic of Love 2003 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

All the Queen's Men 2002 (Movie)

Colonel Aitken (Actor)

Nicholas Nickleby 2002 (Movie)

Sir Mulberry Hawk (Actor)

The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 (Movie)

Lane (Actor)

Never Love a Thief 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost in Space 1998 (Movie)

Business Man (Actor)

Prince Valiant 1998 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

True Blue 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Month By the Lake 1995 (Movie)

Major Paul Winslow (Actor)

A Feast at Midnight 1994 (Movie)

Magnus' Father (Actor)

Crucifer of Blood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Hood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Return to the River Kwai 1989 (Movie)

Major Benford (Actor)

They Never Slept 1989 (Movie)

Monk (Actor)

Quartermaine's Terms 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bounty 1984 (Movie)

Captain Greetham (Actor)

Wild Geese II 1984 (Movie)

Alex Faulkner (Actor)

Never Say Never Again 1983 (Movie)

M (Actor)

The Shooting Party 1983 (Movie)

Lord Gilbert Hartlip (Actor)

Gandhi 1982 (Movie)

General Dyer (Actor)

The Dresser 1982 (Movie)

Oxenby (Actor)

Nighthawks 1981 (Movie)

ATAC Man (Actor)

The Mirror Crack'd 1979 (Movie)

Inspector Craddock (Actor)

Force 10 From Navarone 1978 (Movie)

Sergeant "Milly" Miller (Actor)

Shooting the Chandelier 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Sleep 1978 (Movie)

Joe Brody (Actor)

The Cat and the Canary 1978 (Movie)

Hendricks (Actor)

The Duellists 1978 (Movie)

Colonel (Actor)

Hard Times 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Soldier of Orange 1977 (Movie)

Colonel Rafelli (Actor)

A Bridge Too Far 1976 (Movie)

Lieutenant General Brian Horrocks (Actor)

The Squeeze 1976 (Movie)

Foreman (Actor)

Galileo 1973 (Movie)

Cardinal Inquisitor (Actor)

The Day of the Jackal 1973 (Movie)

The Jackal (Actor)

A Doll's House 1972 (Movie)

Krogstad (Actor)

Skullduggery 1970 (Movie)

Spofford (Actor)

The Go-Between 1970 (Movie)

Hugh Trimingham (Actor)

Battle of Britain 1969 (Movie)

Pilot Officer Archie (Actor)

I'll Never Forget What's 'Is Name 1968 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

The Naked Runner 1966 (Movie)

Ritchie Jackson (Actor)

The Mind Benders 1963 (Movie)

Stewart (Actor)

A Hazard of Hearts (TV Show)

Actor

Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

Actor

September (TV Show)

Actor

Shaka Zulu (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This tall blond actor is best known for playing patrician characters noted for their cynicism and cruelty. Born into a theatrical family in London, Fox followed in the footsteps of his younger brother James who was a child performer. He made his first screen appearance in the sci-fi flick "The Mind Benders" (1963). Routine roles followed throughout the 1960s before Fox scored as Julie Christie's fiance in Joseph Losey's "The Go-Between" (1973). Fox won critical praise and is perhaps best known for his performance as the menacing assassin in Fred Zinnemann's "The Day of the Jackal" (1973). Throughout the 70s and 80s, he worked in small or supporting roles, generally in period pieces: "A Bridge Too Far" and "The Duellists" (both 1977); "Soldier of Orange" (1979); "Gandhi" (1982); "The Shooting Party" (1984). Fox has made sporadic appearances on the small screen, notably as the Duke of Windsor in "Edward and Mrs. Simpson" (1978) and recreating his London stage role as the title character in "Quartermaine's Terms" (1987). In a return to leading roles, he won critical praise opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Uma Thurman as one side of a romantic triangle in the period drama "A Month by the Lake" (1995).

Relationships

Daniel Chatto Actor

Half-Brother

Joanna David

Wife
born in 1947 married July 2004

Laurence Fox Actor

Nephew

Robert Fox

Brother
younger

Freddie Fox Costumes

Son
mother, Joanna David

Robin Fox

Father
died of lung cancer in 1971

Angela Fox

Mother
born on June 17, 1912 daughter of Lucy Glitters Worthington and Frederick Lonsdale mother was married to Dr. Henry Worthington but had three daughters with Lonsdale Noel Coward wrote his famous song, "Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington" about her died on December 1, 1999 had stormy marriage with husband punctuated by separations and infidelities on both sides

Emilia Fox

Daughter
born c. 1974 mother, Joanna David

James Fox

Brother
born in 1939

Lucy Fox Actor

Daughter
mother, Tracy Reed

Jared Harris Actor

Son-In-Law
Married Emilia Fox July 16, 2005

Frederick Lonsdale

Grandfather

Tracy Reed

Wife
married in 1958 divorced in 1961

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2006

Cast in Charles Sturridge's "Lassie," based on Eric Knight's classic 1938 novel Lassie Come Home

2004

Cast in the Renaissance drama, "Stage Beauty"

2002

Cast as the dignified butler Lane in "The Importance of Being Earnest"

2001

Played Professor Prosser in an adaptation of Phillip Pullman's "I Was A Rat"

1997

Appeared with partner Joanna David in the mini-series "A Dance to the Music of Time"

1995

Played an ex-British officer in "A Month by the Lake" opposite Vanessa Redgrave

1991

Played Prince John in the TV movie "Robin Hood" (Fox)

1985

Appeared in "The Shooting Party," with James Mason and Sir John Gielgud

1983

Played M in the unofficial James Bond film "Never Say Never Again"

1982

Portrayed the controversial Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer in "Gandhi," the man responsible for the Amritsar Massacre in India

1980

Played King Edward VIII in the television drama series, "Edward and Mrs Simpson"

1977

First appearance on American TV, "Hard Times" a presentation of "Great Performances"

1973

First leading role in feature, "The Day of the Jackal"

1963

First film appearance in, "The Mind Benders"

1958

Made his theatre debut

Establish himself in classic British films such as "The Go-Between", "A Bridge Too Far" and "Battle of Britain"

Bonus Trivia

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Fox has appeared in productions of "Hamlet" at the Young Vic, and in David Hare's "Knuckle," "The Family Reunion," and "Interpreters."

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