Edward Fox

Edward Charles Morice Fox (born 13 April 1937) is an English stage, film and television actor. He played the part of the professional assassin who is hired to assassinate the French president Charles de Gaulle in the film The Day of the Jackal (1973). He is also known for his roles in Battle of Britain (1969), The Go-Between (1971), for which he won a BAFTA award, and The Bounty (1984). He also collaborated with director Richard Attenborough, appearing in his films Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), A Bridge Too Far (1977), and Gandhi (1982). He portrayed Edward VIII in the British television drama series Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978) and appeared in the historical series Taboo (2017). In addition to film and television work, he has also garnered acclaim as a stage actor. In 2003, Fox was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to Drama. Description above from the Wikipedia article Edward Fox (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

Battle of Britain (1969)

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harry Andrews  •  Michael Caine  •  Trevor Howard  •  Curd Jürgens

Gandhi (1982)

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In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Rohini Hattangadi  •  Candice Bergen  •  Roshan Seth

Lost in Space (1998)

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  William Hurt  •  Matt LeBlanc  •  Mimi Rogers

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  William Hurt  •  Matt LeBlanc  •  Mimi Rogers

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Maggie Smith  •  John Mills

Soldier of Orange (1977)

The lives of Erik Lanshof and five of his closest friends take different paths when the German army invades the Netherlands in 1940: fight and resistance, fear and resignation, collaboration and high treason.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Susan Penhaligon  •  Edward Fox

The lives of Erik Lanshof and five of his closest friends take different paths when the German army invades the Netherlands in 1940: fight and resistance, fear and resignation, collaboration and high treason.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Susan Penhaligon  •  Edward Fox

Stage Beauty (2004)

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Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of acting. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Eyre
CAST:  Derek Hutchinson  •  Mark Letheren  •  Claire Danes  •  Billy Crudup

The Bounty (1984)

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Edward Fox

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Edward Fox

The Dresser (1983)

In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Zena Walker  •  Eileen Atkins

In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Zena Walker  •  Eileen Atkins

The Duellists (1977)

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Albert Finney  •  Robert Stephens

In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Albert Finney  •  Robert Stephens

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker
CAST:  Rupert Everett  •  Colin Firth  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Judi Dench

Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker
CAST:  Rupert Everett  •  Colin Firth  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Judi Dench

The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Tony Curtis  •  Edward Fox

Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Tony Curtis  •  Edward Fox

This Sporting Life (1963)

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Alan Badel  •  William Hartnell

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lindsay Anderson
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Rachel Roberts  •  Alan Badel  •  William Hartnell

I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Oliver Reed  •  Carol White  •  Harry Andrews

Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Oliver Reed  •  Carol White  •  Harry Andrews

Never Say Never Again (1983)

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Kim Basinger  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Barbara Carrera

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Kim Basinger  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Barbara Carrera

All The Queen's Men (2001)

A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Ruzowitzky
CAST:  Matt LeBlanc  •  Eddie Izzard  •  James Cosmo  •  Nicolette Krebitz

A mismatched team of British Special Services agents led by an American must infiltrate, in disguise, a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will end the war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stefan Ruzowitzky
CAST:  Matt LeBlanc  •  Eddie Izzard  •  James Cosmo  •  Nicolette Krebitz

Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Barbara Bach  •  Edward Fox

Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Hamilton
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Barbara Bach  •  Edward Fox

The Squeeze (1977)

An alcoholic London ex-cop becomes involved into a kidnapping drama and tries to free the daughter of a friend from a brutal gangster mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  Stephen Boyd  •  Edward Fox  •  David Hemmings

An alcoholic London ex-cop becomes involved into a kidnapping drama and tries to free the daughter of a friend from a brutal gangster mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  Stephen Boyd  •  Edward Fox  •  David Hemmings

The Big Sleep (1978)

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Sarah Miles  •  Candy Clark  •  Richard Boone

Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) investigates a case of blackmail involving the two wild daughters of a rich general, a pornographer and a gangster. This neo-noir remake of the iconic 1946 Bogart film transfers the setting of Raymond Chandler's novel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Sarah Miles  •  Candy Clark  •  Richard Boone

The Naked Runner (1967)

Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old son with him for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Edward Fox  •  Nadia Gray

Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old son with him for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Edward Fox  •  Nadia Gray
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