Edward Charles Morice Fox OBE (born 13 April 1937) is an English actor.. He played the part of the professional assassin, known only as the "Jackal", who is hired to assassinate the French president Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1963, in the film The Day of the Jackal (1973).
Edward Fox, Actor: A Bridge Too Far. Edward Fox was born on April 13, 1937 in Chelsea, London, England as Edward Charles Morrice Fox. He is an actor and producer, known for A Bridge Too Far (1977), Never Say Never Again (1983) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). He has been married to Joanna David since 2004. They have two children. He was previously married to Tracy Reed.
Edward Fox was born on April 13, 1937 in Chelsea, London, England as Edward Charles Morrice Fox. He is an actor and producer, known for A Bridge Too Far (1977), Never Say Never Again (1983) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). He has been married to Joanna David since 2004.
- Edward Charles Morrice Fox
- 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Edward Fox. Highest Rated: 100% The Go-Between (1971) Lowest Rated: 7% All the Queen's Men (2001) Birthday: Apr 13, 1937. Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England, UK. This tall blond actor is best ...
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Fox was born in Chelsea, London, the son of Robin Fox, a theatrical agent, and Angela Muriel Darita Worthington, an actress and writer. He is the elder brother of actor James Fox and film producer Robert Fox, and an uncle of actor Laurence Fox. His paternal great-grandfather was the industrialist and inventor Samson Fox, and his paternal grandmother was Hilda Hanbury, sister of the stage performer Lily Hanbury. His maternal grandfather was the dramatist Frederick Lonsdale, and his maternal grandmother was the daughter of football player and stockbroker Charles Morice. He was educated at Harrow School in northwest London and served as a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, a regiment of the British Army.
Fox made his theatrical début in 1958, and his first film appearance was as an extra in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He also had a non-speaking part as a waiter in This Sporting Life (1963). Throughout the 1960s he worked mostly on stage, including a turn as Hamlet. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he established himself with roles in major British films including Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Battle of Britain (1969) and The Go-Between (1970). In The Go-Between, he played the part of Lord Hugh Trimingham, for which he won a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor. His acting ability also brought him to the attention of director Fred Zinnemann, who was looking for an actor who wasn't well-known and could be believable as the assassin in the film The Day of the Jackal. Fox won the role, beating out other contenders such as Roger Moore and Michael Caine. From then onwards, he was much sought after, appearing in such films as A Bridge Too Far (1977) as Lieutenant G...
For his role as Lord Hugh Trimingham in The Go-Between(1970), he won Best Supporting Actor award at the following year's British Academy Film Awards. For his role as Lieutenant General Horrocks in A Bridge Too Far(1977), he won the Best Supporting Actor award at the British Academy Film Awards. In 2003, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to theatre and British cinema.
Fox has been married twice, to actresses Tracy Reed (1958–1961) and Joanna David (from July 2004, after a long-standing relationship). He has a daughter, Lucy, Viscountess Gormanston, by Reed, and two children, actress Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox, with David. Fox joined the Countryside March to support hunting rights in the U.K., and is a member of the Savile Club, a London gentlemen's club. He also supported the restoration of the Royal Hall, Harrogate, funded by his great-grandfather Samson Fox.
When Love Speaks(2002, EMI Classics) - William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 140" ("Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press"), a compilation album that features interpretations of Shakespeare's sonnets and...