James Fox

Biography

Date of Birth 19 May 1939, London, England, UK Birth Name William Fox Height 6' 1" (1.85 m) Mini Biography James Fox is the second of three sons, born to the theatrical agent Robin Fox and his actress wife Angela Worthington - aka Angela Fox. His brothers are the actor Edward Fox and the producer Robert Fox. He started acting as a child actor and used his real name, until he reached his early 20s. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He left for nine years from 1970 to 1979 to pursue Christian vocational work. His niece is the actress Emilia Fox and he has a half-brother to the actor Daniel Chatto. From his marriage to Mary Piper, he has four sons: Thomas Fox, born 1975; Robin Fox, born 1976; the actors Laurence Fox, born 1978; Jack Fox, born 1985, and one daughter, Lydia Fox, born 1979. He published a book, "Comeback: An Actor's Direction", in 1983. IMDb Mini Biography By: Huw Nathan Spouse Mary Elizabeth Piper (September 1973 - present) 5 children Trade Mark Rich smooth voice Trivia Middle brother of Edward Fox and Robert Fox. The second of three sons of Angela Fox and the theatrical agent Robin Fox. Father of the actors Laurence Fox and Jack Fox, Thomas Fox, Robin Fox and actress Lydia Fox. Uncle of actress Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox. Had a relationship with the actress Sarah Miles in the early 1960s. Fox left the acting profession for nine years (1970-1979) after he filmed Flip ud (1970) with Mick Jagger. A combination of his father's recent death, the strain of filming and smoking the hallucinogen DMT with Mick Jagger led to a nervous breakdown. Fox subsequently joined a religious organisation known as "The Navigators" which is similar to the Gideons and is closely associated with the ministry of Billy Graham. His Patrioternes spil (1992) cast mate, Richard Harris, was also his niece's former father-in-law. He replaced actor John Woods in the Old Vic's early 2006 production of the Arthur Miller play "Resurrection Blues", which was directed by Robert Altman in his London theatrical debut, one month before previews began. The play was widely panned by critics, partly due to the divergent acting styles of the eclectic cast assembled by Robert Altman, which included the Swiss actor Maximilian Schell as Fox's character's cousin. Father-in-law of actress Billie Piper who is married to his son Laurence Fox. He played King George V in Wallis & Edward (2011), in which his son played Laurence Fox played King George VI. His elder brother Edward Fox had previously played George V's son and eventual successor King Edward VIII (the Duke of Windsor) in "Edward & Mrs. Simpson" (1978). Variety Club of Great Britain Most Promising Newcomer Award 1963 joint winner with Julie Christie. Personal Quotes [on his 9-year break from acting]: People think Flip ud (1970) blew my mind... my mind was blown long before that. Flip ud (1970) gave me doubts about my way of life. Before that I had been completely involved in the more bawdy side of the film business. But after that everything changed.

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Birth Name

William Fox

Birth Place

Londres, Reino Unido

Birth Date

5/19/1939
Known For
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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Richard Mays

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Jimmy Smith

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Performance

Chas

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The Mighty Quinn

Thomas Elgin

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A Passage to India

Richard Fielding

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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980

Philip Evans

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The Whistle Blower

Lord

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The Golden Bowl

Colonel Bob Assingham

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The Lost World

Prof. Leo Summerlee

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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

Karenin

Starring In
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Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg

Self - Co-Star, Performance (archive footage)

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Accidental Truth: UFO Revelations

Self

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Secret Space UFOs: Apollo 1-11

Self

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Moment of Contact

Self

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The Souvenir: Part II

Narrator Patrick's Musical

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Surviving Christmas with the Relatives

Uncle John

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Effie Gray

Sir Charles Eastlake

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The Double

The Colonel

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Cleanskin

Scott Catesby

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W.E.

King George V

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The Kid

Alan

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Sherlock Holmes

Sir Thomas Rotheram

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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980

Philip Evans

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Bunny and the Bull

Narrator

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Christmas in Canaan

Colonel Arthur Bantry 1 episode, 2004

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Mister Lonely

The Pope

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United 93

Major James Fox (as Major James Fox)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Mr. Salt

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Colditz

Lt. Colonel Fordham

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The Agatha Christie Code

Self

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Shaka Zulu: The Citadel

Captain Farewell

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The Freediver

Sebastian Nagel

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Poirot: Death on the Nile

Colonel Race

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The Prince & Me

King Haraald

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Agatha Christie Marple: The Body in the Library

Colonel Arthur Bantry

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The Lost World

Prof. Leo Summerlee

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The Falklands Play

Rt Hon Peter, 6th Baron Carrington KCMG MC (Foreign Secretary)

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The Golden Bowl

Colonel Bob Assingham

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Lover's Prayer

Old Vladimir (voice)

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Mord i ørkenen

Oberst Race

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Masterpiece Theatre - The Cazalets

Waldorf Astor (unknown episodes)

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Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale

Jonas Collin

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Sexy Beast

Harry

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Up at the Villa

Sir Edgar Swift

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Mickey Blue Eyes

Philip Cromwell

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"Agatha Christie: Poirot" The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Oberst Race

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Shadow Run

Landon-Higgins

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Jinnah

Mountbatten

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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

Karenin

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Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Oberst Race

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Catherine Cookson: The Dwelling Place

Lord Fischel (unknown episodes)

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The Old Curiosity Shop

Single Gentleman

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Doomsday Gun

Sir James Whittington

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The Remains of the Day

Lord Darlington

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Heart of Darkness

Gosse

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Patriot Games

Lord William Holmes

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Hostage

Hugo Paynter

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Afraid of the Dark

Frank

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A Perfect Hero

Angus Meikle

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The Russia House

Ned

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Farewell to the King

Col. Ferguson

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The Mighty Quinn

Thomas Elgin

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Grosse Liebe Afrika

Mansfield Markham

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High Season

Patrick

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The Whistle Blower

Lord

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Comrades

Norfolk

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Absolute Beginners

Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen

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A Passage to India

Richard Fielding

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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Lord Charles Esker

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The Breaking of Bumbo

Brigadier (as William Fox)

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Performance

Chas

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The Rolling Stones: Sympathy for the Devil

Himself (uncredited)

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The Loves of Isadora

Gordon Craig

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Duffy il re del doppio gioco

Stefane

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Arabella

Giorgio

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Jimmy Smith

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The Chase

Jason 'Jake' Rogers

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King Rat

Marlowe

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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Richard Mays

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The Servant

Tony

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Willy Gunthorpe - Ranley School Runner (uncredited)

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The Miniver Story

Toby Miniver (as William Fox)

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