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Also Known As: Ed Fox Died:
Born: April 13, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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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). ...

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).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lassie (2006)
2.
 Joy Division (2006)
3.
 Stage Beauty (2004) Sir Edward Hyde
4.
 Republic of Love, The (2003) Richard
5.
 Nicholas Nickleby (2002) Sir Mulberry Hawk
7.
 All the Queen's Men (2001) Colonel Aitken
8.
 Never Love a Thief (1998) Inspector Donen
9.
 Prince Valiant (1998) King Arthur
10.
 Lost in Space (1998) Business Man
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1958:
Made his theatre debut
1963:
First film appearance in, "The Mind Benders"
:
Establish himself in classic British films such as "The Go-Between", "A Bridge Too Far" and "Battle of Britain"
1973:
First leading role in feature, "The Day of the Jackal"
1977:
First appearance on American TV, "Hard Times" a presentation of "Great Performances"
1980:
Played King Edward VIII in the television drama series, "Edward and Mrs Simpson"
1982:
Portrayed the controversial Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer in "Gandhi," the man responsible for the Amritsar Massacre in India
1983:
Played M in the unofficial James Bond film "Never Say Never Again"
1985:
Appeared in "The Shooting Party," with James Mason and Sir John Gielgud
1991:
Played Prince John in the TV movie "Robin Hood" (Fox)
1995:
Played an ex-British officer in "A Month by the Lake" opposite Vanessa Redgrave
1997:
Appeared with partner Joanna David in the mini-series "A Dance to the Music of Time"
2001:
Played Professor Prosser in an adaptation of Phillip Pullman's "I Was A Rat"
2002:
Cast as the dignified butler Lane in "The Importance of Being Earnest"
2004:
Cast in the Renaissance drama, "Stage Beauty"
2006:
Cast in Charles Sturridge's "Lassie," based on Eric Knight's classic 1938 novel Lassie Come Home
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -

Notes

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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wife:
Tracy Reed. Actor. Married in 1958; divorced in 1961.
wife:
Joanna David. Actor. Born on January 17, 1947.

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grandfather:
Frederick Lonsdale. Playwright.
father:
Robin Fox. Agent. Died of lung cancer in 1971;.
mother:
Angela Muriel Fox. Author. 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.
brother:
James Fox. Actor. Born in 1939.
brother:
Robert Fox. Producer. Younger.
daughter:
Emilia Fox. Actor. Born c. 1974; mother, Joanna David.
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