James Fox

Actor, Assistant stage manager
Lanky blond British lead of the 1960s who began as a child actor in the early 50s. Fox's career showed great promise with his role as a boy whose life gets complicated once he acquires "The Magnet" (1951), but he soon ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1939 in London, England, GB


Actor (78)

Effie Gray 2015 (Movie)

Sir Charles Eastlake (Actor)

Downton Abbey 2014 (Tv Show)


The Double 2014 (Movie)

The Colonel (Actor)

A Long Way from Home 2013 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Wild Blue Yonder 2012 (Movie)

George (Actor)

W.E. 2011 (Movie)

King George V (Actor)

The Kid 2010 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

Bunny and the Bull 2009 (Movie)


Sherlock Holmes 2009 (Movie)

Sir Thomas Rotheram (Actor)

Mister Lonely 2008 (Movie)

The Pope (Actor)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Salt (Actor)

Love From Colditz 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


Death on the Nile 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Prince & Me 2004 (Movie)

The King of Denmark (Actor)

The Lost World 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


Armadillo 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


The Mystic Masseur 2002 (Movie)

Mr Stewart (Actor)

Sexy Beast 2001 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Golden Bowl 2001 (Movie)

Colonel Bob Assingham (Actor)

The Knights of the Quest 2001 (Movie)


Lover's Prayer 2000 (Movie)


Never Ever 2000 (Movie)

Arthur Trevane (Actor)

Shadow Run 2000 (Movie)


Up At the Villa 2000 (Movie)

Sir Edgar Swift (Actor)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

Philip Cromwell (Actor)

Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jinnah 1998 (Movie)

Lord Richard Mountbatten (Actor)

Anna Karenina 1997 (Movie)

Karenin (Actor)

The Choir 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Fall From Grace 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


The Remains of the Day 1993 (Movie)

Lord Darlington (Actor)

Afraid of the Dark 1992 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

As You Like It 1992 (Movie)

Jaques (Actor)

Boiler Room 1992 (Movie)

Scooter (Actor)

Hostage 1992 (Movie)

Hugo Paynter (Actor)

Patriot Games 1992 (Movie)

Lord Holmes (Actor)

She's Been Away 1990 (Movie)

Hugh Ambrose (Actor)

The Russia House 1990 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

Boys in the Island 1989 (Movie)


Farewell to the King 1989 (Movie)

Colonel Ferguson (Actor)

The Mighty Quinn 1989 (Movie)

Elgin (Actor)

Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


High Season 1988 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

The Whistle Blower 1987 (Movie)

Lord (Actor)

Absolute Beginners 1986 (Movie)

Henley Od (Actor)

New World 1985 (Movie)

William Bradford (Actor)

A Passage to India 1984 (Movie)

Richard Fielding (Actor)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 (Movie)

Lord Esker (Actor)

The Old Curiosity Shop 1984 (Movie)


Pavlova 1982 (Movie)

Victor D'Andre (Actor)

Runners 1982 (Movie)

Tom Lindsay (Actor)

Country 1980 (Movie)

Philip Carlion (Actor)

No Longer Alone 1977 (Movie)

Alan Richards (Actor)

Performance 1970 (Movie)

Chas Devlin (Actor)

The Arp Statue 1970 (Movie)


Arabella 1969 (Movie)

Giorgio (Actor)

Duffy 1968 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Isadora 1968 (Movie)

Gordon Craig (Actor)

Thoroughly Modern Millie 1967 (Movie)

Jimmy Smith (Actor)

The Chase 1966 (Movie)

Jason "Jake" Rogers (Actor)

King Rat 1965 (Movie)

Flight Lieutenant Peter Marlowe (Actor)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 1965 (Movie)

Richard Mays (Actor)

Tamahine 1962 (Movie)


The Servant 1962 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

A Perfect Hero (TV Show)


A Question of Attribution (TV Show)


Cambridge Spies (TV Show)


Doomsday Gun (TV Show)


Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)


Heart of Darkness (TV Show)


Nancy Astor (TV Show)


Shaka Zulu -- The Citadel (TV Show)


The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Show)



Lanky blond British lead of the 1960s who began as a child actor in the early 50s. Fox's career showed great promise with his role as a boy whose life gets complicated once he acquires "The Magnet" (1951), but he soon gave up acting to finish school. He did not return to acting until a decade later, but quickly enjoyed success in the role of a haughty but ultimately malleable aristocrat strangely corrupted by his butler (Dirk Bogarde) in Joseph Losey's striking drama, "The Servant" (1963). This part, one of Fox's finest, typified many of his subsequent roles: classy yet often duplicitous, prone to weakness, decadence, and bad judgment.


Robin Fox

died of lung cancer in 1971

Angela Fox

born on June 17, 1912 daughter of Lucy Glitters Worthington and Frederick Lonsdale mother was married to Dr. Henry Worthington but had three daughters by 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 to husband punctuated with separations and infidelities on both sides

Edward Fox

born in 1937

Robert Fox

younger produced the musical "Chess" on both the Broadway and London stages formerly married to Natasha Richardson

Frederick Lonsdale

maternal grandfather

Mary Piper

met in 1972 married in 1973


Ashford Prep School

Harrow School

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England



Played Mr. Salt in Tim Burton's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka


Cast as the King of Denmark in "The Prince and Me"


Co-starred in "Up at the Villa"


Starred in Jonathan Glazer's "Sexy Beast"


Played Angus Meikle on the "Masterpiece Theatre" miniseries, "A Perfect Hero"


Played Waldorf on the PBS biographical miniseries, "Nancy Astor"


Returned to acting regularly; appeared in the film, "Country"


One-shot return to acting, the religious drama, "No Longer Alone"


Left acting for a time to join an international Christian missionary sect, the Navigators


First American film since "The Miniver Story", "King Rat"


First adult leading role in film, "The Servant"


Returned to feature films after a ten-year absence to act in a small role in "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"


Played most prominent feature role as a child in "The Magnet"


Made film acting debut, billed as 'William Fox' in "The Miniver Story"

Worked in advertising

Left acting; finished schooling at Ashford Prep and Harrow

After studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama, worked for a time as an assistant stage manager with a touring theatrical company

Served in the military with the Third Battalion of the Coldstream Guard