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Biography #2James 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. James' mother Angela was an actress, his brother Edward is an actor, and his brother Robert is a producer.
James Fox entered acting as a child star in The Miniver Story in 1950 and followed that with The Magnet for Ealing Studios in 1951. He was trained at Central School of Speech and Drama before doing compulsory military service from 1959 until 1961. Fox then returned to acting and made his mark in Joseph Losey's The Servant in 1963. Then there followed some distinguished feature films in the 1960s, including three in the United States: King Rat in 1965 and Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Chase, both in 1966. This period culminated in the classic cult film Performance (1969), which Fox completed prior to his leaving acting to pursue Christian vocational work.
Fox returned to acting in 1980 and has made more than 30 appearances in film and television since that time. Among these are Sir David Lean's A Passage to India in 1984 and The Russia House in 1989. Fox appeared in the BBC television film A Question of Attribution, directed by John Schlesinger, which won the 1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Single Drama. Recent films include Patriot Games directed by Phillip Noyce, Remains of the Day directed by James Ivory and co-starring Hugh Grant, Heart of Darkness directed by Nicolas Roeg, Gulliver's Travels directed by Charles Sturridge, and Neverever directed by Charles Finch. Fox's most recent films are Bernard Rose's Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Jamil Dehlavi's Jinnah. He will next be seen in October Films' Up at the Villa, directed by Philip Haas.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)