James Fox

Birthday:
05/19/1939
Place of birth:
London, England, UK:
Biography:
Fox first appeared on film in The Miniver Story in 1950. His other early film appearances were made under his birth name, William Fox (the main character in The Magnet in 1950) In 1962, Fox was working in a bank when Tony Richardson offered him a minor role in the film The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. Fox's father attempted to forbid this, claiming that his son had no talent for acting and that it would disrupt his life for him to give up his job in the bank, nevertheless, Fox took the part. During the 1960s, Fox gained popularity. In 1964, he won a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role in The Servant (1963). On 16 June 1965 Ken Annakin's Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines was released. In this British period comedy film, Fox is featured among an international ensemble cast including Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Terry-Thomas, Red Skelton, Benny Hill, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Gert Fröbe and Alberto Sordi. The film, revolving around the craze of early aviation circa 1910, is about a pompous newspaper magnate (Morley) who is convinced by his daughter (Miles) and fiancée (Fox), a young army officer, and they organize an air race from London to Paris, where he decides to race. A large sum of money is offered to the winner, hence it attracts a variety of characters who participate. The film received positives reviews, described as funny, colourful and clever, and capturing the early enthusiasm for aviation. It was treated as a major production, one of only three full-length 70 mm Todd-AO Fox releases in 1965 with an intermission and musical interlude part of the original screenings. Because of the Todd-AO process, the film was an exclusive roadshow feature initially shown in deluxe Cinerama venues, where customers needed reserved seats purchased ahead of time. The film grossed $31,111,111 theatrically and on home video $29,950,000. Audience reaction both in the first release and even today is nearly universal in assessing the film as one of the "classic" aviation films. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Credits

The Souvenir: Part II (2021)
Surviving Christmas with the Relatives (2018)
as Uncle John
Alien Abduction: A True Story (2018)
as Himself
Rosamunde Pilcher: Mein unbekanntes Herz (2014)
as Ludlow
The Double (2014)
as The Colonel
Effie Gray (2014)
as Sir Charles Eastlake
A Long Way From Home (2013)
as Joseph
Wide Blue Yonder (2012)
as George
Cleanskin (2012)
as Scott Catesby
W.E. (2011)
as King George V
An Audience with Ken Dodd (2010)
as Himself
The Kid (2010)
as Alan
Bunny and the Bull (2009)
as Narrator
Margaret (2009)
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
as Philip Evans
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
as Sir Thomas Rotheram
Mister Lonely (2008)
as The Pope
Colditz - Flucht in die Freiheit (2008)
Celebration (2007)
as Richard
Goodbye Mr Snuggles (2006)
as Mr. Tomly
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
as Mr. Salt
Poirot: Death on the Nile (2004)
as Colonel Race
The Prince & Me (2004)
as King Haraald
Doctor Who: Shada (2003)
as Professor Chronotis (voice)
The Falklands Play (2002)
as Rt Hon Peter, 6th Baron Carrington KCMG MC (Foreign Secretary)
The Lost World (2001)
as Prof. Summerlee
The Mystic Masseur (2001)
All Forgotten (2001)
as Old Vladimir (voice)
Sexy Beast (2001)
as Harry
Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England's Fatal Flaw (2001)
The Remains of the Day: The Filmmaker's Journey (2001)
The Golden Bowl (2000)
as Colonel Bob Assingham
Up at the Villa (2000)
as Sir Edgar Swift
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
as Philip Cromwell
Jinnah (1998)
as Mountbatten
Shadow Run (1998)
as Landon-Higgins
Never Ever (1997)
as Arthur Trevane
Anna Karenina (1997)
as Karenin
The Old Curiosity Shop (1995)
as Single Gentleman
Doomsday Gun (1994)
as Sir James Whittington
The Remains of the Day (1993)
as Lord Darlington
Heart of Darkness (1993)
as Gosse
As You Like It (1992)
as Jaques
Patriot Games (1992)
as Lord William Holmes
Hostage (1992)
as Hugo Paynter
A Question of Attribution (1991)
as Sir Anthony Blunt
Afraid of the Dark (1991)
as Frank
The Russia House (1990)
as Ned
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean (1990)
as Self
She's Been Away (1989)
Farewell to the King (1989)
as Col. Ferguson
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
as Thomas Elgin
High Season (1987)
as Patrick
Comrades (1987)
as William Norfolk, Governor of New South Wales
The Whistle Blower (1986)
as Lord
Absolute Beginners (1986)
as Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen
A Passage to India (1984)
as Richard Fielding
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
as Lord Charles Esker
Runners (1983)
as Tom Lindsay
Анна Павлова (1983)
as Victor d'André
Country (1981)
as Philip Carlion
Performance (1970)
as Chas Devlin
Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
as Himself (uncredited)
Duffy (1968)
as Stefane Calvert
Isadora (1968)
as Gordon Craig
Arabella (1967)
as Giorgio
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
as Jimmy Smith
The Chase (1966)
as Jason 'Jake' Rogers
King Rat (1965)
as Peter Marlowe
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
as Richard Mays
The Servant (1963)
as Tony
Tamahine (1963)
as Oliver
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
as Willy Gunthorpe - Ranley School Runner
One Wild Oat (1951)
as Porter
The Miniver Story (1950)
as Toby Miniver
The Magnet (1950)
as Johnny Brent
Boys in the Island
as George Farrell

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