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James Fox

 

Two times British Film Academy Award winner, James Fox began his extremely successful career in 1950 as a child star in "Mrs. Miniver's Story". He trained at Central School of Speech and Drama before doing Military Service with Third Battalion of the Coldstream Guard.

On his return, James Fox shot to fame after a role in Joseph Losey's "The Servant" (1963). Throughout the 1960s, he starred in acclaimed feature films such as "King Rat" (1965), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1966), "The Chase" (1966) and Nicholas Roeg's cult classic "Performance"(1970).

Following his celebrated role in "Performance" (and much to the distress of his legion of fans!), Fox left the acting profession for over 9 years to pursue Christian vocational work with an international missionary group, the Navigators.

He returned to mainstream cinema in the 1980s, appearing in David Lean's "A Passage to India" (1984), Julien Temple's musical "Absolute Beginners" (1986) and spy thriller "The Whistle Blower" (1986). He followed this with box office hits such as "The Russia House" (1990), "Patriot Games" (1992), "The Remains of the Day" (1993), "Mickey Blue Eyes" (1999) and "Sexy Beast" (2000).

James Fox is the son of the late Robin Fox, a distinguished theatrical agent who helped set up MCA for Jules Stein in London immediately after World War II. His mother, Angela, was an actress and both his brothers are famous in the British theatre and film world (Edward as an actor and Robert as a producer).