Kerry Fox

Actor, Lighting designer
Like fellow antipodean actress Judy Davis, Kerry Fox has developed a reputation for playing fiercely intelligent, independent-minded woman. Also like Davis, the attractive New Zealander guards her privacy eschewing ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1966 in New Zealand

Filmography

Actor (38)

Holding the Man 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Patrick's Day 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Dressmaker 2015 (Movie)

Beulah Harridiene (Actor)

Mr. Pip 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Watts (Actor)

Rainbow Warrior 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mental 2013 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

Burning Man 2012 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Intruders 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Rachel (Actor)

Bright Star 2009 (Movie)

Mrs Brawne (Actor)

Intervention 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Storm 2009 (Movie)

Hannah Maynard (Actor)

The Ferryman 2007 (Movie)

Suze (Actor)

P.D. James' The Murder Room 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Rag Tale 2005 (Movie)

Peach James Taylor (Actor)

Black and White 2004 (Movie)

Helen Devaney (Actor)

Niceland 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gathering 2003 (Movie)

Marion Kirkman (Actor)

Intimacy 2001 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

The Wisdom of Crocodiles 2000 (Movie)

Maria Vaughan (Actor)

Fanny and Elvis 1999 (Movie)

Kate Dickson (Actor)

The Darkest Light 1999 (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

The Sound of One Hand Clapping 1999 (Movie)

Sonja Buloh (Actor)

To Walk With Lions 1999 (Movie)

Lucy Jackson (Actor)

The Hanging Garden 1998 (Movie)

Rosemary (Actor)

Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 (Movie)

Jane Carson (Actor)

A Village Affair 1996 (Movie)

Clodagh Unwin (Actor)

Last Respects 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Country Life 1995 (Movie)

Sally Voysey (Actor)

Shallow Grave 1995 (Movie)

Juliet Miller (Actor)

Friends 1994 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Saigon Baby 1994 (Movie)

Kate Cooper (Actor)

The Last Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

Kelly Towne (Actor)

The Last Days of Chez Nous 1993 (Movie)

Vicki (Actor)

Angel At My Table 1991 (Movie)

Janet Frame (Actor)

Cloudstreet (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Wroe's Virgins (TV Show)

Actor

The Affair (TV Show)

Actor

The Point Men (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Like fellow antipodean actress Judy Davis, Kerry Fox has developed a reputation for playing fiercely intelligent, independent-minded woman. Also like Davis, the attractive New Zealander guards her privacy eschewing interviews and preferring her work to speak for itself. After first becoming established Down Under Fox, though, headed for England where she has found challenging roles on stage and film.

Relationships

Jamie

Husband
Fox refuses to discuss her private life in interviews lived with Fox in a home shared with chef Peter Gordon and his lover Michael McGrath reportedly separated in 2000 divorced

Alexander Linklater

Companion

Eric Linklater

Son
born in March 2001

EDUCATION

attended drama school in Wellington, New Zealand

Milestones

2000

Had leading role in the stage play "Flame" in London

2000

Garnered raves as a married actress who engages in a sexual relationship with a relative stranger in "Intimacy"; screened at Sundance and Berlin in 2001

1999

Played the lover of a drifter who becomes the assistant to a wildlife conservationist in the fact-based "To Walk With Lions"

1999

Co-starred opposite Ray Winstone in the unlikely romance "Fanny & Elvis"

1998

Returned to the London stage in the Royal Court Theatre production of "I Am Yours"

1998

Had supporting role as a suicidal woman in the vampire-themed "The Wisdom of Crocodiles", starring Jude Law

1997

London stage debut in production of "The Maids" by Jean Genet

1997

Delivered an outstanding turn as the sister of gay man in "The Hanging Garden"

1997

Cast as a foreign journalist on assignment in the Balkans in "Welcome to Sarajevo", directed by Michael Winterbottom

1995

Played an unhappily English woman who has a relationship with a black soldier during WWII in the HBO drama "The Affair"

1994

Cast as a seductive lesbian in the British-made "A Village Affair", co-starring Sophie Ward

1994

Portrayed the headstrong daughter of a visitor to an Australian sheep ranch in "Country Life", Michael Blakemore's adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"

1994

Breakthrough screen role, as one of the plotting roommates in "Shallow Grave", directed by Boyle

1992

Co-starred in "The Last Days of Chez Nous", directed by Gillian Armstrong

1992

Cast as one of the titular characters in the TV miniseries "Mr. Wroe's Virgins", directed by Danny Boyle

1990

First major film role, portraying writer Janet Frame in the biopic "Angel at My Table", directed by Jane Campion

Raised in Wellington, New Zealand

Moved to England

Bonus Trivia

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"The characters take time to find their shapes and so it takes me a little while to move in and inhabit them ... I've never regretted any job I've done at all. I've taken something, learnt something from all of the roles, and that's part of the reason I choose them. They've got to somehow make me bigger with more understanding and I've got to come away somehow with something ... as a bigger person. I like to feel that I'm learning from the people I'm working with, growing and becoming stronger, more confident." --Kerry Fox on the craft of acting, quoted in the London Times, October 2, 1999.

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"I'm aware I have an attitude; but I see myself as being honest. I like the way I deal with people. ... New Zealanders tend to avoid confrontation, but Australians have a bulldozing brashness; maybe I'm guilty of that some days."I lived in Australia for six years, and I was astounded by their bluntness - particularly the women - but also really impressed by it. I admired them - and I can't deny that I adopted it." -- Kerry Fox quoted in London's Evening Standard, August 17, 2000.

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On her abortive attempt to establish a career in Hollywood, Fox told Veronica Lee of London's The Guardian (August 31, 2000): "I got the strong impression that I was surrounded by people who didn't speak the same language, in the way that they do here or in Australia or New Zealand - that film can change people's perceptions of the world they live in. Then after a while in Hollywood I found I lost my grounding and came away feeling like an empty shell. I really lost my confidence."

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Asked if she is difficult to work with, Fox replied, "That's a terrible word to use around actors. For some it means committed and professional. But I guess lots of people are frightened of me because they think I'm a loose cannon. I think they're frightened of my strength. They want things to be easy and straightforward, which I never do." --From Te Guardian, August 31, 2000.

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