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Frederick Samson Robert Morice "Freddie" Fox (born 5 April 1989) is an English actor. His screen career highlights include roles as singer Marilyn in the BBC's Boy George biopic Worried About the Boy (2010), King Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers (2011), Edwin Drood in the BBC's The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), and Freddie Baxter in the two gay-themed television series Cucumber (2015) and Banana (2015). His many notable theatre credits include starring as Oscar Wilde's young lover Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas in The Judas Kiss (2012–2013), opposite Rupert Everett, at London's Hampstead Theatre plus a UK tour and West End transfer.

Freddie Fox
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Fox at the 2015 TV BAFTAs
Frederick Samson Robert Morice Fox[1][2]

(1989-04-05) 5 April 1989 (age 30)[3][4][5]
ResidenceLondon, England
EducationArnold House School
Bryanston School
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
Years active2009–present
Parent(s)Edward Fox
Joanna David
RelativesEmilia Fox (sister)
James Fox (uncle)
Laurence Fox (cousin)
Jack Fox (cousin)
FamilyRobin Fox family

In 2016 he won third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards, for his 2015 performance as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the Sheffield Crucible.[6][7] His proficiency with the role led him to be called into service again as Romeo, this time opposite Lily James in Kenneth Branagh's 2016 production at the Garrick Theatre, when the existing Romeo and his understudy were both injured.[8][9][3] Fox took over the role on 26 July and performed it till the end of the play's run on 13 August 2016.[9]

Early lifeEdit

Fox was born in Hammersmith, London, England.

He comes from a thespian family — his mother is actress Joanna David (née Joanna Elizabeth Hacking) and his father is actor Edward Fox. His uncle is James Fox and his cousins Jack, Laurence and Lydia also have successful acting careers.[10] His elder sister is the actress Emilia Fox.[11]


From 1994 to 2002, Fox was educated at Arnold House School,[12] a preparatory school for boys in the St John's Wood area of London, followed by Bryanston School, a co-educational boarding school in the market town of Blandford Forum (near the village of Bryanston) in Dorset.[citation needed] He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, from which he graduated in 2010.[13][14]

Personal lifeEdit

While promoting the Channel 4 comedy Cucumber in 2015, Fox said that he does not wish to define his sexuality, adding "I’ve had girlfriends, but I wouldn’t wish to say ’I am this or I am that’, because at some time in my life I might fall in love with a man." He also expressed that bisexuality is often misunderstood, and that people can have meaningful relationships "no matter what sex they are."[15] In a later interview he drew back from those remarks, saying "my life... is my own business,” while adding "I think as an actor you’ve got to try to preserve some of your mystery so that there’s still an element of surprise about where characters come from."[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Head Boy
2011 The Three Musketeers King Louis XIII
2014 The Riot Club James Leighton-Masters
Pride Jeff Cole
2015 Victor Frankenstein Finnegan
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Rubio
Fanny Lye Deliver'd Thomas Ashbury
2018 Black '47 Pope


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Tom Savage TV film
2010 Worried About the Boy Marilyn TV film
Any Human Heart Peter Scabius TV series (2 episodes)
This September Guy Wells TV series (1 episode: "Family Secret")
2011 The Shadow Line Ratallack TV series (4 episodes)
2012 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Edwin Drood Two-part TV drama
Lewis Sebastian Dromgoole 1 episode: "Generation of Vipers"
Parade's End Edward Wannop TV series
2013 Words of Everest Sandy Irvine Documentary
2015 Cucumber Freddie Baxter TV series
Banana Freddie Baxter TV series
2017–present Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed![17] Dennis the Menace (voice) TV series
2017 Joe Orton Laid Bare Mr Sloane BBC2 TV docudrama
Saturday Mash-Up! Himself 1 episode
2018 Watership Down Captain Holly (voice) Miniseries
2019 Year of the Rabbit Strauss TV series (6 episodes)


Year Title Role Director Playwright Theatre
2011 A Flea in Her Ear Camille Richard Eyre Georges Feydeau Old Vic
Cause Célèbre Tony Davenport Thea Sharrock Terence Rattigan Old Vic
2012 Hay Fever[18] Simon Bliss Howard Davies Noël Coward Noël Coward Theatre
2012–2013 The Judas Kiss[19] Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas Neil Armfield David Hare Hampstead Theatre
UK tour
Duke of York's Theatre
2015 Romeo and Juliet Romeo Jonathan Humphreys William Shakespeare Crucible Theatre
2016 A Midsummer Night's Dream Nick Bottom / Demetrius Simon Evans William Shakespeare Southwark Playhouse
Romeo and Juliet Romeo (replacement)[9] Kenneth Branagh William Shakespeare Garrick Theatre
Travesties Tristan Tzara Patrick Marber Tom Stoppard Menier Chocolate Factory
2018 An Ideal Husband Lord Goring Jonathan Church Oscar Wilde Vaudeville Theatre
2019 Edmond de Bergerac Edmond Rostand Roxana Silbert Alexis Michalik Birmingham Repertory Theatre

UK tour


Fox appeared as Nathaniel in the BBC Radio 3 drama As Innocent As You Can Get (2016) by Rex Obano,[20] and as Lord Byron in the BBC Radio 4 comedy Boswell's Life of Byron (2018) by Jon Canter.


  1. ^ "Edward Fox Biography (1937–)". Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television, Volume 68. Gale Research Company, 2006. p. 71.
  3. ^ a b Curtis, Nick. "Freddie Fox on taking over Romeo from Richard Madden: 'I didn't trip over and I wasn't sick on my shoes'". Evening Standard. 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ Adesuyan, Benita. "Emilia Fox: Life as I know it". Express. 4 July 2010.
  5. ^ Hansen, Pal. "Fallen angel: How Lily James is bringing scandal to Downton Abbey this Christmas". The Independent. 22 December 2012.
  6. ^ Hawkins, Helen. "Next steppe to greatness". Sunday Times. 3 July 2016.
  7. ^ Snow, Georgia. "James McArdle wins 2015 Ian Charleson award". The Stage. 24 June 2016.
  8. ^
  9. ^ a b c Longman, Will. "Richard Madden will not return to Kenneth Branagh's Romeo and Juliet". 3 August 2016.
  10. ^ The Observer Review, p.2, 1 February 2009
  11. ^ "Emilia's pouting tips for Freddie". 14 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2 February 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "ISSUU Arnold House School Winter Assembly Newsletter (page 6)". Arnold House School. Winter 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Freddie Fox". Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  14. ^ Pip Clements (14 May 2010). "The Freddie Fox Club – Life & Style – London Evening Standard". Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Freddie Fox suggests he is bisexual as he says he could 'fall in love with a man'". The Telegraph. 18 January 2015.
  16. ^ Paton, Maureen (5 November 2017). "Freddie Fox: 'I was drawn to gay roles - I found them enticing'". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  17. ^ Beano (16 March 2017). "Freddie Fox: The Voice of New Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed!" – via YouTube.
  18. ^ Theatre. "A constellation of future stars". Telegraph. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  19. ^ Wooley, Sarah. "The Judas Kiss". Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  20. ^ "As Innocent As You Can Get, Drama on 3 - BBC Radio 3". BBC.

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