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James Fox

James Fox

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    • May 19th, 1939
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

Filmography

Acting (52 Credits)

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2018Christmas Survival as Uncle John
2015London Spy as James
2014Effie Gray as Sir Charles Eastlake
20141864 as Lord Palmerton
2013The Double as The Colonel
2013The Great Train Robbery as Henry Brooke, Home Secretary
2012Cleanskin as Scott Catesby
2011W.E. as King George V
2010The Kid as Alan
2009Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 as Philip Evans
2009Bunny and the Bull as Narrator
2009Sherlock Holmes as Sir Thomas Rotheram
2007Mister Lonely as The Pope
2005Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Mr. Salt
2005Colditz (2005) as Lt. Colonel Fordham
2004Poirot: Death on the Nile as Colonel Race
2004The Prince and Me as King Haraald
2002Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale as Jonas Collin
2001The Lost World as Prof. Summerlee
2001Lover's Prayer as Old Vladimir (voice)
2001The Lost World as Professor Summerlee
2000Up at the Villa as Sir Edgar Swift
2000The Golden Bowl as Colonel Bob Assingham
2000Sexy Beast as Harry
1999Mickey Blue Eyes as Philip Cromwell
1998Jinnah as Mountbatten
1998Shadow Run as Landon-Higgins
1997Anna Karenina as Karenin
1996Gulliver's Travels (1996) as Dr. Bates
1994Doomsday Gun as Sir James Whittington
1993The Remains of the Day as Lord Darlington
1993Heart of Darkness as Gosse
1992Patriot Games as Lord William Holmes
1991Afraid of the Dark as Frank Hardy
1990The Russia House as Ned
1989The Mighty Quinn as Thomas Elgin
1989Farewell to the King as Col. Ferguson
1986The Whistle Blower as Lord
1986Absolute Beginners as Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen
1986Comrades as William Norfolk, Governor of New South Wales
1984Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes as Lord Charles Esker
1984A Passage to India as Richard Fielding
1970Performance as Chas
1968Isadora as Gordon Craig
1967Thoroughly Modern Millie as Jimmy Smith
1966The Chase as Jason 'Jake' Rogers
1965King Rat as Peter Marlowe
1965King Rat as Peter Marlowe
1965Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes as Richard Mays
1963The Servant as Tony
1962The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner as Willy Gunthorpe - Ranley School Runner
1950The Miniver Story as Toby Miniver

Himself (1 Credits)

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1968The Rolling Stones Sympathy for The Devil as Himself (uncredited)

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