Fox, Edward 1937–

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Fox, Edward 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 (an actor); 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. Education: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduated. Avocational Interests: Playing the piano, music, reading, walking.

Addresses: Agent—Conway van Gelder, Ltd., 18-21 Jermyn St., Third Floor, London SW1Y 6HP, England.

Career: Actor and director. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, associate member; performer with the Dundee Repertory Company, Dundee, Scotland, 1960s. Military service: British Army, Coldstream Guards, 1956–58.

Member: Savile Club.

Awards, Honors: Film Award, best supporting actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1972, for The Go-Between; Evening Standard British Film Award, most promising new actor, 1975; National Society of Film Critics Award, best supporting actor, 1977, and Film Award, best supporting actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1978, both for A Bridge Too Far; Television Award, best actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1979, Top 10 Award from TV Times, Television Award from British Broadcasting Press Guild, and Performance Award from Royal Television Society, 1979, all for Edward and Mrs. Simpson; Film Award nomination, best supporting actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1983, for Gandhi; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 2002, for Nicholas Nickleby; decorated officer, Order of the British Empire, 2002.


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, Warner Bros., 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, Twentieth Century-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 Line Cinema, 1998.

Colonel Aitken, All the Queen's Men (also known as Die Maenner ihrer 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; 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 the Month: 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.

Television Appearances; 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 as Mistress 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 and Entertainment, and Mystery!, PBS, 2004.

Guest, Breakfast, BBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; 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.



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