Edward Fox Biography (1937-)

Full name, Edward Charles Morice Fox; born April 13, 1937, in London, England; son of Robin (a theatrical agent) and Angela Muriel Darita (a writer and actress; maiden name, Worthington) Fox; brother of James William Fox (an actor)and Robert Michael John Fox (a producer); half brother of Daniel Chatto (anactor); married Tracy Pelissier (an actress; also known as Tracy Reed), 1958(divorced, 1961); married Joanna David (an actress), 2004; children: (first marriage) Lucy Arabella; (second marriage) Emilia Rose Elizabeth (an actress),Frederick Samson Robert Morice. Addresses: Agent: Conway van Gelder,Ltd., 18-21 Jermyn St., Third Floor, London SW1Y 6HP, England.

Actor, director
Birth Details
April 13, 1937
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Restaurant bar man, This Sporting Life, Independent Artists/Rank/Continental Distributing, 1963
  • Stewart, The Mind Benders, American International Pictures, 1963
  • Hardwicke, The Long Duel, Rank-Lippert/Paramount, 1967
  • Lieutenant Sprague, The Jokers, Universal, 1967
  • Prisoner number three (Norburg's brother), The Frozen Dead, WarnerBros., 1967
  • Ritchie Jackson, The Naked Runner, Warner Bros., 1967
  • Walter, I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name, Universal, 1967
  • Robert Sawyer, "Poor Butterfly," Journey into Midnight, TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1968
  • Aide, Oh! What a Lovely War, Paramount, 1969
  • Pilot officer Archie, Battle of Britain, United Artists, 1969
  • Bruce Spofford, Skullduggery, Universal, 1970
  • The Breaking of Bumbo, Anglo-EMI Film Distributors, made in 1970
  • Hugh Trimingham, The Go-Between, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/EMI/Columbia,1971
  • The Jackal, The Day of the Jackal (also known as Chacal), Universal, 1973
  • Nils Krogstad, A Doll's House (also known as Maison de poupee), World Film Services, 1973
  • Cardinal inquisitor, Galileo (also known as Galileo Galilei), American Film Theatre, 1975
  • Colonel Reynard, The Duellists, Paramount, 1977
  • Foreman, The Squeeze, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Lieutenant general Brian Horrocks, A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977
  • Joe Brody, The Big Sleep, United Artists, 1978
  • Staff sergeant "Milly" Miller, Force 10 from Navarone, American International Pictures, 1978
  • Colonel Rafelli, Soldaat van Oranje (also known as Soldier of Orange and Survival Run), J. Arthur Rank/International Picture Show, 1979
  • Hendricks, The Cat and the Canary, Cinema Shares, 1979
  • Inspector Dermot Craddock, The Mirror Crack'd, Associated Film Distributors, 1980
  • General Reginald Dyer, Gandhi (also known as Richard Attenborough's Film: "Gandhi"), Columbia, 1982
  • M, Never Say Never Again (also known as Warhead and James Bond 007--Sag niemals nie), Warner Bros., 1983
  • Oxenby, The Dresser, Columbia, 1983
  • Captain Greetham, The Bounty, Orion, 1984
  • (Uncredited) Richard Fielding, A Passage to India, Columbia, 1984
  • Alex Faulkner, Wild Geese II, Universal, 1985
  • Lord Gilbert Hartlip, The Shooting Party, European Classics, 1985
  • Major Benford, Return to the River Kwai (some sources cite Return from the River Kwai), TriStar, 1989
  • Monk Scott, They Never Slept, 1990
  • Donen, Sherwood's Travels (also known as Never Love a Thief), 1994
  • Magnus's father, A Feast at Midnight, Beyond Films, 1995
  • Major Paul Winslow (some sources cite Paul Wilshaw), A Month by the Lake, Miramax, 1995
  • King Arthur, Prince Valiant (also known as Prinz Eisenherz), Paramount, 1997
  • Businessperson, Lost in Space (also known as LS), New LineCinema, 1998
  • Colonel Aitken, All the Queen's Men (also known as Die Maennerihrer Majestaet), Strand Releasing, 2002
  • Lane, The Importance of Being Earnest (also known as L'importance d'etre constant), Miramax, 2002
  • Sir Mulberry Hawk, Nicholas Nickleby, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • Richard, The Republic of Love, Seville Pictures, 2003
  • Sir Edward Hyde, Stage Beauty (also known as Compleat Female Stage Beauty), Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Hulton, Lassie, Entertainment Film Distributors, c. 2006
  • Some sources cite an appearance in Joy Division.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lord Warburton, The Portrait of a Lady, BBC, 1968
  • Edward VIII, Edward and Mrs. Simpson, Thames Television, 1978, syndicated, 1980
  • Uncle Giles, A Dance to the Music of Time, Channel 4 (England), 1997
  • Miniseries
  • Captain James Harthouse, Hard Times, Granada Television, 1977, broadcast on Great Performances, PBS, 1977
  • Lieutenant Francis George Farewell, Shaka Zulu, syndicated, 1984,Fox, 1987
  • Dr. Hauser, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (also known as Anastasia: The Story of Anna), NBC, 1986
  • Reader, The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, Channel 4 (England),1988
  • Metternich, The Strauss Dynasty, Oesterreichischer Rundfunk (Austria), 1991
  • General Limtoc, Gulliver's Travels, NBC, 1996
  • Professor Prosser, I Was a Rat (also known as Cinderella and Me and Un bon petit rat), BBC, 2001
  • Sir Hugo Mallinger, Daniel Deronda, BBC, 2002
  • Movies
  • The doctor, The Father, BBC, 1985
  • Lord Harry Wrotham, A Hazard of Hearts, CBS, 1987
  • Alistair Ross, The Crucifer of Blood, TNT, 1991
  • Prince John, Robin Hood (also known as The Adventure of Robin Hood and Robin Hood--Ein Leben fuer Richard Loewenherz), TNT, 1991
  • Archie Balmerino, September (also known as Rosamunde Pilcher's"September"), Showtime, 1996
  • Markham, Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone, ABC, 1997
  • Specials
  • The Girl of My Dreams (also known as Theatre 625: Girl of My Dreams), BBC, 1966
  • The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, BBC, 1967
  • Ross (also known as Play of the Month: Ross), BBC, 1970
  • Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as Play of theMonth: A Midsummer Night's Dream), BBC, 1971
  • Bermondsey (also known as Thirty-Minute Theatre: Bermondsey), BBC, 1972
  • The School for Scandal (also known as Play of the Month: The School for Scandal), BBC, 1974
  • Loyalties (also known as Play of the Month: Loyalties), BBC, 1975
  • Shooting the Chandelier (also known as BBC-2 Play of the Week:Shooting the Chandelier), BBC-2, 1977, then on Great Performances,PBS, 1978
  • The Voysey Inheritance (also known as Play of the Month: The Voysey Inheritance), BBC, 1979
  • Himself, The Making of "The Bounty" (documentary), 1984
  • St. John Quartermaine, Quartermaine's Terms, BBC and PBS, 1987
  • Major Luddington, The Maitlands (also known as Playhouse: The Maitlands), BBC, 1993
  • Also appeared in Sign of the Bounty.
  • Episodic
  • Marten, "The White Hot Coal," Suspense, BBC, 1963
  • John Richardson, "Rough Justice," Redcap, Associated British Picture Corporation, 1966
  • Eric Kitson, "If This Is Lucky, I'd Rather Be Jonah," Public Eye,Independent Television, 1968
  • Ezard, "Castle in the Clouds," Man in a Suitcase, ABC, 1968
  • Chicott, "My Wildest Dream," The Avengers, Associated British Picture Corporation, 1969
  • Jocelyn Traddle, "If He Hollers, Let Him Go," The Troubleshooters,BBC, 1969
  • Sir Harry Carlin, "The Strange Case," The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder, Thames Television, 1969
  • Tim Hardy, "Olive," W. Somerset Maugham (also known as W. Somerset Maugham: Olive), BBC-2, 1970
  • Sam, "The Black Knight," Romance (also known as Romance: The Black Knight), 1977
  • Himself, "Politician's Funeral," Cluedo (also known as Clue), Independent Television, 1990
  • Michael Herbert, "The Cat Brought It In," Chillers (also known asMistress of Suspense), 1992
  • Assistant commissioner Summers, "The German Woman," Foyle's War, Independent Television, 2002, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 2004
  • Gudgeon, "The Hollow," Poirot (also known as Agatha Christie's"Poirot" and Poirot: The Hollow), Independent Television, Arts andEntertainment, and Mystery!, PBS, 2004
  • Guest, Breakfast, BBC, 2005
  • Pilots
  • Inspector Donen, Never Love a Thief, PAX TV, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • Faulkland, The Rivals, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, England, 1971
  • Curly, Knuckle, Comedy Theatre, London, 1974
  • Iago, Othello, New Shakespeare Company, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London, 1976
  • Harry (Lord Monchensey), The Family Reunion, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, then Round House Theatre, London, later Vaudeville Theatre, London, all 1979
  • St. John Quartermaine, Quartermaine's Terms, Queen's Theatre, London, 1981
  • Anyone for Denis, Whitehall Theatre, London, 1981
  • Hamlet, Young Vic Theatre, 1982
  • Interpreters, Queen's Theatre, 1985
  • The Dance of Death, Manchester, England, 1987
  • Let Us Go Then, You and I, Lyric Theatre, 1987
  • The Admirable Crichton, Haymarket Theatre, 1988
  • Another Love Story, Leicester Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, England, 1990
  • Philip, The Philanthropist, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1991
  • The Father, Comedy Theatre and other venues, 1995
  • A Letter of Resignation, Comedy Theatre, then Savoy Theatre, London, 1997
  • The Browning Version, 2000
  • The Twelve Pound Look, 2000
  • Old Masters, Comedy Theatre, 2004
  • Waiter, You Never Can Tell, Garrick Theatre, London, 2005
  • Appeared in other productions, including My Fair Lady (musical).
  • Major Tours
  • The Winslow Boy, British cities, 2002
  • Stage Director
  • Another Love Story, Leicester Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, England, 1990

Further Reference


    • Telegraph, July 3, 2004, pp. 22-23, 25, 27

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