James Fox

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 ...

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)

CleverAdventurousFunnyAction-packed

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Jude Law  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Mark Strong

A Passage to India (1984)

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Alec Guinness  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  James Fox

Set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj, the story begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested, who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop. She and Ronny's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Alec Guinness  •  Peggy Ashcroft  •  James Fox

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Freddie Highmore  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Julia Winter

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Freddie Highmore  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Julia Winter

Farewell to the King (1989)

An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Nigel Havers  •  Frank McRae  •  Gerry Lopez  •  Nick Nolte

An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Nigel Havers  •  Frank McRae  •  Gerry Lopez  •  Nick Nolte

Jinnah (1998)

Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord Mountbatten. Mountbatten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamil Dehlavi
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  James Fox  •  Maria Aitken  •  Sam Dastor

Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is told through flashbacks as his soul tries to find eternal rest. The flashbacks start in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating Lord Mountbatten. Mountbatten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamil Dehlavi
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  James Fox  •  Maria Aitken  •  Sam Dastor

Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  James Caan  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Burt Young

An English auctioneer proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, only to realize that certain "favors" would be asked of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  James Caan  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Burt Young

Patriot Games (1992)

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Thora Birch

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Thora Birch

Performance (1970)

Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg  •  Donald Cammell
CAST:  James Fox  •  Mick Jagger  •  Anita Pallenberg  •  Michèle Breton

Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg  •  Donald Cammell
CAST:  James Fox  •  Mick Jagger  •  Anita Pallenberg  •  Michèle Breton

Sexy Beast (2001)

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Glazer
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ian McShane  •  Amanda Redman

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Glazer
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Ian McShane  •  Amanda Redman

The Mighty Quinn (1989)

Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor Chalk, insists that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Schenkel
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mimi Rogers  •  James Fox  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor Chalk, insists that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Schenkel
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Mimi Rogers  •  James Fox  •  M. Emmet Walsh

The Remains of the Day (1993)

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A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve

The Servant (1963)

A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Sarah Miles  •  Wendy Craig  •  James Fox

A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  Sarah Miles  •  Wendy Craig  •  James Fox

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

FunnyCharmingMusicalLighthearted

Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Carol Channing  •  James Fox

Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Carol Channing  •  James Fox

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours ... (1965)

In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley announces an air race and offers £10,000 to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. But one of the participants, Percy, plots to sabotage his competitor's planes. Will Percy triumph?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Sarah Miles  •  James Fox  •  Alberto Sordi

In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley announces an air race and offers £10,000 to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. But one of the participants, Percy, plots to sabotage his competitor's planes. Will Percy triumph?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Sarah Miles  •  James Fox  •  Alberto Sordi

Isadora (1968)

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  James Fox  •  Zvonimir Črnko  •  Jason Robards

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karel Reisz
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  James Fox  •  Zvonimir Črnko  •  Jason Robards

The Prince & Me (2004)

A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from two different worlds, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Luke Mably  •  Ben Miller  •  Miranda Richardson

A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from two different worlds, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Luke Mably  •  Ben Miller  •  Miranda Richardson

King Rat (1965)

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942, the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. Among the American prisoners is Cpl. King, a wheeler-dealer who has managed to establish a pretty good life for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  George Segal  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Patrick O'Neal  •  James Donald

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942, the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. Among the American prisoners is Cpl. King, a wheeler-dealer who has managed to establish a pretty good life for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Forbes
CAST:  George Segal  •  Tom Courtenay  •  Patrick O'Neal  •  James Donald

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Christophe Lambert  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Ian Holm

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Hudson
CAST:  Christophe Lambert  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Ian Holm

Absolute Beginners (1986)

A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Eddie O'Connell  •  Patsy Kensit  •  David Bowie  •  James Fox

A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Eddie O'Connell  •  Patsy Kensit  •  David Bowie  •  James Fox

Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

An exhilarating, provocative motion picture. The Rolling Stones rehearse their latest song, "Sympathy For the Devil," in a London studio. Beginning as a ballad, the track gradually acquires a pulsating groove, which gets Jagger into a rousing vocal display of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Sean Lynch  •  Mick Jagger  •  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards

An exhilarating, provocative motion picture. The Rolling Stones rehearse their latest song, "Sympathy For the Devil," in a London studio. Beginning as a ballad, the track gradually acquires a pulsating groove, which gets Jagger into a rousing vocal display of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Luc Godard
CAST:  Sean Lynch  •  Mick Jagger  •  Brian Jones  •  Keith Richards
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