Edward Fox has had an extraordinarily varied and lengthy career in television and film.
Born on April 13th 1937 in Chelsea, London he was educated at Harrow and went on to join the Coldstream Guards.
His first film role was as an uncredited barman in "This Sporting Life" (1963) starring alongside Richard Harris and William Hartnell. It is, perhaps, for his consummate performance as Edward VIII in the television drama "Edward and Mrs Simpson" (1980) that Fox is best remembered.
Fox has played numerous roles which required a display of the aristocratic or upper class qualities. Indeed Fox has somewhat of a reputation for his dapper and well-spoken, almost Edwardian, on-screen persona translating into real-life.
In 1973 Fox was cast as the Jackal in the film adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's "The Day of the Jackal" after director Fred Zinnemann was impressed with him in "The Go-Between" (1970). Other notable screen appearances include appearances in legendary films "A Bridge Too Far" (1977) with all-star cast including Michael Caine, Robert Redford and Laurence Olivier and as General Reginald Dyer in the Oscar-winning "Gandhi" (1982). More recently Edward Fox starred in the lavish BBC period drama "Daniel Deronda" as the central character's baronet stepfather Sir Hugo Mallinger.
In 2003 audiences saw Fox team up with his then 28-year-old daughter, Emilia, in "Republic of Love" which is based on the Pulitzer prize-winning author Carol Shields.