Kerry Fox

Kerry Lauren Fox[1] (born 30 July 1966) is a New Zealand actress.[2] She came to prominence playing author Janet Frame in the movie An Angel at My Table directed by Jane Campion,[2] which gained her a Best Actress Award from the New Zealand Film and Television Awards.

Kerry Fox
Kerry Fox (Berlin Film Festival 2009).jpg
Born (1966-07-30) 30 July 1966 (age 54)
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Alexander Linklater

Early lifeEdit

Fox was born in Lower Hutt, Wellington.


Fox has had an international career, working in independent films and on television. She received praise and a nomination for the Australian Film Institute Awards for her leading role in Country Life, starred in Danny Boyle's breakout British hit Shallow Grave,[2] and was nominated for the Canadian Genie Award for her supporting role in The Hanging Garden.

For her role as Claire in Intimacy (2001), directed by Patrice Chéreau, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. In this film she performed real, rather than simulated, fellatio. Her husband, Alexander Linklater, wrote about the experience of watching her perform this act on another man.[3][4]

In autumn 2009 she appeared alongside John Simm, Lucy Cohu and Ian Hart in the Duke of York's Theatre production of Andrew Bovell's play Speaking In Tongues. In 2011 she played Oriel Lamb in the television adaptation of Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet.

Personal lifeEdit

Fox is married to journalist Alexander Linklater. They have two sons.[5][6]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 An Angel at My Table Janet Frame
1992 The Last Days of Chez Nous Vicki
1993 Friends Sophie Gordon
1994 The Last Tattoo Kelly Towne
1994 Country Life Sally Voysey
1994 A Village Affair
1994 Shallow Grave Juliett Miller
1995 Saigon Baby Kate Cooper
1995 The Affair Maggie Leyland
1997 Welcome to Sarajevo Jane Carson
1997 The Hanging Garden Rosemary
1998 The Sound of One Hand Clapping Sonja Buloh
1998 The Wisdom of Crocodiles Maria Vaughan AKA, Immortality
1999 To Walk with Lions Lucy Jackson
1999 The Darkest Light Sue
1999 Thinking About Sleep Police Woman Short film
1999 Fanny and Elvis Katherine Fanny 'Kate' Dickson
2001 Intimacy Claire
2001 The Point Men Maddy Hope
2002 Black and White Helen Devaney
2003 The Gathering Marion Kirkman
2003 So Close to Home Maggie
2004 Niceland (Population. 1.000.002) Mary
2004 Bob the Builder: Snowed Under Charlene (voice) Video
2005 Rag Tale Peach James Taylor
2007 The Ferryman Suze
2007 Intervention Kate
2007 He Said Julie Short film
2008 Inconceivable Kay Stephenson
2009 Storm Hannah Maynard
2009 Bright Star Mrs. Brawne
2010 Morning Echo Christine Moffatt Short film
2011 Burning Man Sally
2011 Intruders Dr. Rachel
2012 Mental Nancy
2012 Mr. Pip June Watts
2013 Trap for Cinderella Julia
2014 Patrick's Day Maura Fitzgerald
2014 War Book Maria
2015 Holding the Man Mary Gert Conigrave
2015 Downriver Paige Levy
2015 The Dressmaker Beulah Harridiene
2016 The Rehearsal Hannah
2017 Mayhem Irene Smythe
2019 Top End Wedding Hampton
2019 Little Joe Bella
2019 Rare Beasts


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Night of the Red Hunter Police Officer TV series
1993 Rocky Star Dianna Moore TV series
1993 Mr. Wroe's Virgins Hannah TV miniseries
1993 The Rainbow Warrior Andrea Joyce TV film
1995 A Village Affair Clodagh Unwin TV film
1995 The Affair Maggie Leyland TV film
1996 Tales from the Crypt Dolores "Last Respects"
1999 Shockers: Deja Vu Jessica TV film
2003 40 Maggie TV miniseries
2004 Waking the Dead Elsbeth Varley "Anger Management: Part 1"
2005 The Murder Room Muriel Godby TV miniseries
2005 Footprints in the Snow Claire TV film
2005 Cold Blood Jan TV film
2006 Nostradamus Catherine de' Medici TV film
2007 The Whistleblowers Polly Lewington "Pandemic"
2008 Trial & Retribution DI Moyra Lynch "The Box: Part 1"
2008 The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Jocelyn Hurndall TV film
2011 Vera Patricia Carmichael "Little Lazarus"
2011 Cloudstreet Oriel Lamb TV miniseries
2012 Midsomer Murders Betty DeQuetteville "The Dark Rider"
2012 New Tricks Jane Ross "Part of a Whole"
2012 Falcón Manuela Falcón "The Blind Man of Seville", "The Silent and the Damned"
2013-2015 Sex & Violence Brenda Shaw Recurring role
2014 The Crimson Field Sister Margaret Quayle TV miniseries
2014 Glue Jackie Warwick TV miniseries
2016 National Treasure Zoe Darwin TV miniseries
2017 Death in Paradise Linda Taylor - 1 episode TV series
2018 Medusa's Ankles Susannah Short TV film
2020 Last Tango in Halifax Nadine TV series


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c Darke, Chris (30 June 2001). "Truly, madly, explicitly". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Linklater, Alexander (21 June 2001). "Dangerous liaisons". The Guardian.
  4. ^ Adams, Tim (26 November 2006). "Everybody's doing it..." The Guardian.
  5. ^ Blake, Elissa (27 July 2012). "Interview: Kerry Fox". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  6. ^ "Kerry Fox on The Rehearsal, and finding her own way". Stuff. 7 September 2016.

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