James Fox


James Fox

Infobox actor


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location = London, England
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yearsactive = 1950 -
spouse = Mary Elizabeth Piper
(1973 - present)
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James Fox, (born 19 May 1939) is an English actor.

Biography

Early life

James Fox was born in London to theatrical agent Robin Fox and actress Angela Worthington. He is the brother of actor Edward Fox and film producer Robert Fox. He is also a paternal half-brother of Daniel Chatto and a brother-in-law of Lady Sarah Chatto. The actress Emilia Fox is his niece and the actor Laurence Fox is his son. His grandfather was playwright Frederick Lonsdale. He, like his brother, served with the Coldstream Guards.

Acting career

James Fox first appeared on film in the "The Miniver Story" in 1950. His other early film appearances were made under the name William Fox. During the 1960s he gained popularity and appeared to be heading for stardom. His roles in films such as "The Servant" (1963), "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" (1965), "King Rat" (1965), "The Chase" (1965), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967), "Isadora" (1968) and "Performance" (1970) (alongside Mick Jagger), as well as his relationship with actress Sarah Miles, had made him a media personality.

piritual life and break from acting

After finishing work on "Performance", and following his father's death, Fox suspended his acting career. The strain of filming, his father's death and smoking the hallucinogen DMT led to a nervous breakdown. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0289038/bio IMDB.com, James Fox: Biography.] ] On his break from acting, Fox has commented that:

He has also said that:

He became an evangelical Christian, working with The Navigators and devoting himself to the ministry. [cite web|url=http://www.britishcinemagreats.com/Actors_page/james_fox/james_fox_page_2.htm |title=Biography at British Cinema Greats|accessdate=2006-07-31] During this time, the only film in which Fox appeared was "No Longer Alone" (1978), the story of a suicidal woman saved by Christianity.

Return to acting

After an absence of almost ten years from mainstream cinema, Fox gradually returned to the screen, appearing in "A Passage to India" (1984) and playing Anthony Blunt in the acclaimed BBC play by Alan Bennett, "A Question of Attribution" (1992). More recently, he has appeared in "Agatha Christie's Poirot - Death on the Nile" (2004) as Colonel Race and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005) playing Mr. Salt, Veruca Salt's father. He appeared in the "Doctor Who" audio drama "Shada", and in 2007 he guested on the British television crime series "Waking the Dead".

Personal life

In the 1960s, Fox had a relationship with actress Sarah Miles.James Fox has five children. He is the father of Laurence Fox and is married to Mary Elizabeth Piper (1973 - present).

elected film and television appearances

*"The Miniver Story" (1950) - as Toby Miniver
*"The Magnet" (1950) - Johnny Brent
*"One Wild Oat" (1951) - Porter
*"The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" (1962) - as Gunthorpe
*"The Servant "(1963) - as Tony
*"King Rat" (1965) - as Peter Marlowe
*"Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" (1965) - as Richard Mays
*"The Chase" - as Jason 'Jake' Rogers
*"Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967) - as Jimmy
*"Duffy" (1968) - as Stephane Calvert
*"Performance" (1970) - as Chas
*"" (1984) - as Lord Charles Esker
*"A Passage to India "(1984) - as Richard Fielding
*"Absolute Beginners "(1986) - as Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen
*"The Whistle Blower" - as Lord
*"The Mighty Quinn" (1989) - as Thomas Elgin
*"The Russia House" (1990) - as Ned
*"Patriot Games" (1992) - as Lord William Holmes
*"A Question of Attribution" (1992) (TV) - as Sir Anthony Blunt
*"The Remains of the Day "(1993) - as Lord Darlington
*"Heart of Darkness" (1994) - as Gosse
*"The Choir" (1995) - as the Dean, Hugh Cavendish
*"Gulliver's Travels" (1996) - as Dr. Bates
*"Anna Karenina "(1997) - as Karenin
*"Jinnah (film) "(1998) - as Mountbatten
*"Mickey Blue Eyes "(1999) - as Philip Cromwell
*"Up at the Villa" (2000) - as Sir Edgar Swift
*"Sexy Beast" (2000) - as Harry
*"The Golden Bowl" (2000) - as Colonel Bob Assingham
*"The Lost World" (2001) - as Prof. Leo Summerlee
*"Cambridge Spies" (2003) - as Lord Halifax
*"The Prince and Me" (2004) - as King Haraald
*"Agatha Christie's Poirot - Death on the Nile" (2004) - as Colonel Race
*"Marple: The Body in the Library "(2004) - as Colonel Arthur Bantry
*"Colditz" (2005) - as Lt. Colonel Jimmy Fordham
*"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005) - as Mr. Salt
*"Absolute Power - The Nation's Favourite" (2005) - as Gerald Thurnham

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0289038|name=James Fox
* [http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/450381/index.html Screenonline: James Fox]
* [http://entertainment.lycos.com/movies/celeb_bio.php?id=13403 Biography on Lycos Movies]
* [http://www.britishcinemagreats.com/Actors_page/james_fox/james_fox_page_2.htm Biography at British Cinema Greats]


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