Laurence Fox

Laurence Paul Fox (born 1978)[1] is an English actor and political activist, who played the supporting role of DS James Hathaway in the British TV drama series Lewis from 2006 to 2015.

Laurence Fox
LaurenceFox-Oxford-20080918.jpg
Fox in 2008
Born
Laurence Paul Fox

1978 (age 43–44)[1]
Leeds, England
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
Spouse
(m. 2007; div. 2016)
Children2
Parent
RelativesFox family

A grandson of the actors Robin and Angela Fox, and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Fox first appeared in The Hole (2001) and thereafter in numerous films, television features, and theatre productions. He is also a singer-songwriter and guitarist; his debut album, Holding Patterns, was released in February 2016.

Fox publicly opposed the George Floyd protests and opposed vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. After founding the Reclaim Party, Fox stood unsuccessfully in the 2021 London mayoral election in opposition to what he deemed "extreme political correctness".[2] He gained 1.9% of the vote, losing his deposit.[3]

Early life and education

Laurence Fox was born in 1978 in Leeds,[1][4][5] the third of the five children of James Fox and Mary Elizabeth Piper.[6] His father, James, was the son of Robin Fox, a theatrical agent, who married Angela Muriel Darita Worthington, daughter of the playwright Frederick Lonsdale.[6] Fox's siblings are Tom (born 1975), Robin (born 1976), Lydia (born 1979), and Jack (born 1985); Lydia and Jack are actors. Lydia Fox is married to actor Richard Ayoade.[7] His uncles are the actor Edward Fox and the theatrical and film producer Robert Fox. The actors Emilia and Freddie Fox are his first cousins, being the children of Edward Fox.[6]

At the age of 13, he was enrolled at Harrow School[8] and was expelled a few weeks before his A-levels. He was unable to obtain a place at any university, due to a report about him from Harrow.[9] After working as a gardener[9] and as an office worker,[8] he discovered that he preferred acting and enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). During his time there, he appeared in numerous theatre productions, including the lead roles of Gregers Werle in Ibsen's The Wild Duck, Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus, and Stephen Daedalus in an adaptation of James Joyce's novel Ulysses.[10] His first break into film was the horror-thriller The Hole (2001).

Acting career

Fox, who graduated from RADA on 1 July 2001,[11] followed up The Hole by appearing in Robert Altman's film Gosford Park (2001). He then donned uniforms in a slew of film and television features, including roles as a German airman in Island at War (2004), an SS officer in The Last Drop (2005), and as British soldiers in the 2002 films Deathwatch and Ultimate Force, and in Colditz (2005). In the last made-for-television film, Fox played Capt. Tom Willis who, after an unsuccessful attempt to break out of a prisoner-of-war camp, is brought to Oflag IV-C in Colditz Castle, one of the most infamous German POW camps for officers in World War II. Actor Kevin Whately caught Fox's performance in the last ten minutes of the film. The next day, at a meeting regarding a new project, Whately mentioned that Fox "would be worth taking a look at".[12]

As a result, Fox was cast in the ITV detective drama Lewis as Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, who becomes the partner of Detective Inspector Robert Lewis, played by Whately. The pilot of this spin-off from Inspector Morse (1987–2000) was ITV's highest-rated drama of 2006.[13]

Fox has also portrayed Prince Charles, in Whatever Love Means (2005);[4][14] Wisley, one of Jane Austen's suitors, in Becoming Jane (2007); and Sir Christopher Hatton, the Lord Chancellor of England in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, also released in 2007. In addition, in that year Fox was seen on ITV as Cecil Vyse in Andrew Davies's adaptation of A Room with a View based on E.M. Forster's 1908 novel.

On stage, Fox appeared in Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw at the Strand Theatre (now the Novello Theatre) in London in 2002,[15] and John Ford's 17th-century play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore in 2005.[16] Between 2006 and 2007 he starred in Treats by Christopher Hampton with his future wife, Billie Piper.[17] In April 2007, Fox received a police caution after he was arrested for assault when he punched a photographer outside the Garrick Theatre in London where he was performing in Treats.[18] The caution remained on his record for three years.[19] In 2013, Fox played Guy Haines[20] in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre.[21] On 9 May 2015, he read a letter written by a soldier three days prior to his death in the Second World War, as part of VE Day 70: A Party to Remember, an anniversary concert for VE Day.[22]

Fox released his debut album Holding Patterns in 2016 through his own label Fox Cub Records.[23] His second album A Grief Observed was released in 2019.[24] Holding Patterns peaked at number 89 in the UK album chart.[25]

In 2018, Fox joined the cast of the ITV series Victoria, playing Lord Palmerston, for its third season, which first aired on PBS in January 2019.[26]

In November 2020, Fox was dropped by his talent agency Artists Rights Group after claiming on Question Time that an audience member's description of him as a "white privileged male" was "racist". He had been dropped by his previous managers Authentic Talent in March of the same year.[27]

In 2021, Fox was hired to star as Hunter Biden in a Robert Davi directed biopic titled My Son Hunter along with Gina Carano and John James.[28]

Views

In 2019, Fox told The Times that after watching YouTube videos he had become "totally radicalised" against "woke culture" and "political correctness".[29]

COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fox frequently criticised the British government's response to the pandemic and encouraged disobedience of the government's social distancing rules and other public health restrictions.[30][31] During an interview on Good Morning Britain, Fox said "if the NHS can't cope, then the NHS isn't fit for purpose." The show's hosts, Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, condemned his comments.[31] During a national lockdown in March 2021 Fox participated in an anti-lockdown protest.[32] Fox was also visited by police after being reported for allegedly breaking rules during election campaigning, although no action was taken.[citation needed]

Views on racial issues

Appearing as a panellist on the BBC's political debate programme Question Time in January 2020, Fox said that Meghan Markle was not a victim of racism and described an audience member who called him a "white privileged male" as racist.[33] In March 2020, the actors' union, Equity, which had described Fox as "a disgrace to our industry" because of his views, withdrew the criticism and apologised for it.[33]

In January 2020, Fox attracted media attention for stating that the depiction of a Sikh soldier in the film 1917 was "forced diversity," in spite of Sikh soldiers having fought on the Western Front in World War I.[34] When interviewed on television, Fox explained: "I suppose it would have been less incongruous to me if he'd got on the truck to a whole regiment of Sikh soldiers" and reflected "I mean, as you've noticed, I say quite a lot of unfortunate things, but I think it's really important that one is able to express one's opinion."[34] He followed by apologising on Twitter to "Fellow humans who are Sikhs," stating: "I am as moved by the sacrifices your relatives made as I am by the loss of all those who die in war, whatever creed or colour" and concluded "Please accept my apology for being clumsy in the way I expressed myself."[35]

In September 2020, Fox said that he had been "cancelled" by fellow actor and Lewis co-star Rebecca Front, because she had blocked him on Twitter over his use of the All Lives Matter counter-slogan in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Fox later apologised for revealing this through tweeting a private text conversation between the two performers, in which Front had explained her reasons for blocking him.[36][37]

In August 2021, Fox posted a tweet stating "Get kneeling, fuckers" about the recent arrest of black footballer Benjamin Mendy on charges of rape and sexual assault. The tweet was removed by Twitter and the account was temporarily locked for violating its rules against "hateful conduct."[38]

Views on progress pride flag

In June 2022 Fox tweeted an image of a swastika made from the LGBTQ+ Progress Pride flag with the caption "You can openly call the [Union Jack] a symbol of fa[s]cism and totalitarianism on Twatter. You cannot criticise the holy flags." This led to him being temporarily suspended from Twitter for a day.[39][40] His actions were publicly condemned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Campaign Against Antisemitism.[41][42]

Political ambitions

Reclaim Party

In September 2020, Fox attracted funding for a new political party, provisionally called Reclaim,[43][44] and dubbed "UKIP for culture".[45] It emerged in October 2020 that the party name had yet to be successfully registered with the Electoral Commission and that there was a naming conflict with the "Reclaim Project" of Manchester, an established charity in Manchester endeavouring to give opportunities to working-class children.[46] The name Reclaim Party was approved in February 2021 as an identity mark for Brexit Express.[47][30]

2021 candidacy for London mayor

In March 2021, Fox announced he would stand in the London mayoral elections, in order to "fight against extreme political correctness" and pledging to "end the Met's obsession with diversity and inclusivity."[48][2] His candidacy was endorsed by Reform UK, who stood aside for him in the election, and Nigel Farage.[49] In mid-April 2021 Fox was polling at around 1%, tied with Count Binface.[50] The major source of Fox's campaign funds was Brexit backer Jeremy Hosking,[51] who, in the first quarter of 2021, gave the Reclaim Party more than £1,000,000 in cash and services.[52] Fox finished in sixth place with 47,634 votes (1.9%) in the mayoral election. He lost his £10,000 election deposit.[3][53]

Legal issues

Defamation lawsuit

In October 2020, Fox announced he would boycott Sainsbury's because they "support racial segregation and discrimination" referencing the store establishing safe spaces for black employees, while asking others to do the same. Sainsbury's later clarified that the safe spaces were online support groups established in response to Black Lives Matter and were promoted as part of support for Black History Month.[54] Feeling he was "falsely smeared as a racist", Fox replied to a number of tweets reacting to that announcement by calling their authors paedophiles. Two of those people, RuPaul's Drag Race UK contestant Crystal and Simon Blake, deputy chair of the LGBT rights charity Stonewall, both gay men, later announced they would sue Fox for defamation. Fox deleted the tweets and explained in further tweets that he wanted to teach people a lesson in calling people something which they are not.[55]

In April 2021, Crystal and Blake lodged a claim for defamation in the High Court and were joined in the legal action by actress Nicola Thorp, whom Fox also called a paedophile.[56] In response, Fox filed a countersuit over the accusations of racism.[57]

In April 2022, Fox requested a jury trial and claimed that "a judge could show involuntary bias". Court documents revealed that this request cost Fox legal fees of more than £116,000.[58][better source needed] In May 2022 the request was refused.[57] Later that month the High Court ruled that Fox must pay more than £36,000 in legal fees to Crystal, Blake and Thorp.[59]

Personal life

Fox and actress Billie Piper started dating in 2006 while performing together in the stage play Treats,[8] and were married on 31 December 2007.[60][61] They have two sons, born in 2008 and 2012.[62][63] In March 2016, Piper announced the couple had separated.[64] On 12 May 2016, Fox and Piper were divorced.[65]

On 10 January 2022, Fox's engagement to Arabella Neagle was announced in The Daily Telegraph.[66]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role(s) Ref(s)
2001 The Hole Geoff Bingham [67][68]
2001 Gosford Park Lord Rupert Standish [69]
2002 Deathwatch Captain Bramwell Jennings [67]
2003 Al sur de Granada Ralph Partridge [67]
2005 The Last Drop SS Major Kessler [67]
2007 Becoming Jane Mr. Wisley [67]
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Christopher Hatton [67]
2011 W.E. Bertie [67]
2019 The Professor and the Madman Philip Lyttelton Gell [70]
2022 My Son Hunter Hunter Biden [28]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Ultimate Force Cpl. Mick Sharp "Something to Do with Justice"
"Natural Selection"
2003 Foyle's War Simon Walker Episode: "War Games"
2004 Island at War Airman Bernhardt Tellemann
2004 AD/BC: A Rock Opera Townsfolk
2005 Colditz[71] Capt. Tom Willis
2005 Jericho Peter Bridgewater Episode: "The Killing of Johnny Swan"
2005 Egypt
Leonard "The Search for Tutankhamun"
"The Curse of Tutankhamun"
2005 Whatever Love Means[4][14] Charles, Prince of Wales
2006–2015 Lewis[13][72][73] D.S. James Hathaway
2006 Agatha Christie's Marple: The Sittaford Mystery James Pearson
2007 A Room with a View Cecil Vyse
2008 Wired Philip Manningham
2011 Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me Jonathan Donald
2015 Bear Grylls: Mission Survive Himself, contestant
2017 The Frankenstein Chronicles (series 2) Frederick Dipple
2017 Frankie Drake Mysteries Greg Mills "The Pilot" (S1:E8)
2019 Victoria Lord Palmerston
2020 White Lines David

Some information in this table was obtained from Laurence Fox: Filmography, Internet Movie Database (IMDb), retrieved 16 March 2008.

Theatre

Year Title Role Venue
19–28 October 2000 Kit's Play[74] by Howard Brenton The DG/Earl of Northumberland Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, London, England
[While at RADA] The Wild Duck (1884) by Henrik Ibsen Gregers Werle
[While at RADA] Titus Andronicus (1584 – early 1590s) by William Shakespeare Marcus Andronicus
[While at RADA] Ulysses based on the James Joyce novel first published in its entirety in 1922 Stephen Daedalus
[While at RADA] The Wild Goose Chase (1652) by John Fletcher Belleur
[While at RADA] The Provoked Wife (17th century) by John Vanbrugh Constant
8–17 February 2001 Hobson's Choice[75] (first performed 1916) by Harold Brighouse Fred Beanstock Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, London, England
2002 Mrs Warren's Profession (1893)[15] by George Bernard Shaw Frank Gardner Strand Theatre, London, England
2005 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (first performed 1629–1633)[16] by John Ford Soranzo Southwark Playhouse, London, England; and United Kingdom tour
2006–2007 Treats (1975)[17] by Christopher Hampton Patrick Garrick Theatre, Richmond Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and Southwark Playhouse, London, England
2012 Our Boys (1993)[17] by Jonathan Guy Lewis Joe Duchess Theatre, London, England
2013–2014 Strangers on a Train[20] Guy Haines Gielgud Theatre, London, England
2016 The Patriotic Traitor Charles de Gaulle Park Theatre, London, England

Some information in this table was obtained from the following websites: Laurence Fox, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, archived from the original on 3 February 2008, retrieved 18 March 2008; Laurence Fox: Other works, Internet Movie Database (IMDb), retrieved 16 March 2008.

Discography

Albums
  • Holding Patterns (2016)[23]
  • A Grief Observed (2019)[24]
Singles/EPs[76]
  • "Gunfight" (2012)
  • "So Be Damned" (2013)[77]
  • Sorry for My Words EP (2013)[78]
  • "Headlong" (2015)
  • "Rise Again" (2016)

References

  1. ^ a b c "The Fox family explained: Making sense of Laurence, Emilia and Freddie's family tree". Digital Spy. 24 March 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b Hope, Christopher (6 March 2021). "Laurence Fox exclusive: I'm standing for London Mayor to offer a voice to those being dominated into silence". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b Sinclair, Leah (9 May 2021). "Laurence Fox loses £10,000 deposit in London mayor bid". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Grice, Elizabeth (16 December 2005), "The young pretender", The Daily Telegraph, archived from the original on 12 January 2022.
  5. ^ McFerran, Ann (11 July 2004), "Relative Values: James Fox and his son Laurence, actors", The Times
  6. ^ a b c Fordy, Tom (24 January 2020). "Crazy like a Fox: Laurence, James, and the history of a very un-PC acting dynasty". Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  7. ^ Petridis, Alex (15 January 2011), "Richard Ayoade: Meet Mr Modest", The Guardian.
  8. ^ a b c Whitworth, Damian (28 December 2007), "The face: Laurence Fox: He's got that luvvy feeling", The Times.
  9. ^ a b Jardine, Cassandra (1 November 2002), "I wished Dad was a hell-raiser", The Daily Telegraph, archived from the original on 12 January 2022.
  10. ^ Laurence Fox, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, archived from the original on 3 February 2008, retrieved 18 March 2008.
  11. ^ Graduate directory: Fox, Laurence, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, archived from the original on 16 July 2009, retrieved 16 July 2009; Graduate actors – 2001 part 1, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, archived from the original on 25 December 2007, retrieved 19 March 2008.
  12. ^ Gilbert, Gerard (11 January 2006), "Kevin Whately: An inspector calls", The Independent.
  13. ^ a b Laurence Fox interview, ITV, 16 August 2007, archived from the original on 31 March 2008, retrieved 16 March 2008.
  14. ^ a b Peterkin, Tom (28 May 2005), "Royal love stories to be retold on TV", The Daily Telegraph[dead link]; Anthony, Andrew (1 January 2006), "Even Bragg was boggled [review of Whatever Love Means]", The Guardian.
  15. ^ a b Koenig, Rhoda (15 October 2002), "Mrs Warren's Profession, Strand Theatre, London", The Independent.
  16. ^ a b Coveney, Michael (5 October 2005), "'Tis Pity She's A Whore, Southwark Playhouse, London", The Independent; Spencer, Charles (12 October 2005), "Heady mix of sex and gore", The Daily Telegraph[permanent dead link].
  17. ^ a b c Tickets now on sale for Treats at the Garrick Theatre, London Theatre Guide, 28 December 2006, retrieved 16 March 2008; Treats reviews, Albemarle of London, 2007, archived from the original on 7 July 2011, retrieved 17 March 2008; Treats – Richmond Theatre, IndieLondon, 2007, retrieved 16 March 2008; Spencer, Charles (9 March 2007), "Treat yourself to a sick note, Billie", The Daily Telegraph[permanent dead link]; Billington, Michael (9 March 2007), "Treats, Garrick Theatre, London", The Guardian; Jones, Alice (9 March 2007), "First Night: Treats, Garrick Theatre, London: Billie finds it hard to shine in two dimensions", The Independent; Review round-up: Was Piper treated to good notices?, Whatsonstage.com, 9 March 2007, archived from the original on 22 March 2007, retrieved 17 March 2008; Groskop, Viv (11 March 2007), "The method in Billie's maladies: Despite – or because of? – her turbulent week, Billie Piper's stage debut is a triumph", The Guardian.
  18. ^ Selby, Jenn (11 February 2014). "Laurence Fox branded 'disgusting and appalling' by police after leaving five-year-old son in car". The Independent. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  19. ^ "Fox 'bitterly regrets' assault arrest". Contactmusic.com. 23 April 2007. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2008.
  20. ^ a b "Acting dynasties collide in revival of thriller Strangers on a Train". standard.co.uk. London Evening Standard. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  21. ^ "Fatal Attraction and Strangers On A Train head to West End stage". bbc.co.uk/news. BBC News. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  22. ^ de Peyer, Robin (9 May 2015). "VE Day 70th anniversary concert: Katherine Jenkins, Pixie Lott and Status Quo lead celebrations". Evening Standard.
  23. ^ a b "Laurence Fox: Why the only person I bow down to is my wife". Yorkshire Post. 13 February 2006.
  24. ^ a b Hann, Michael (21 January 2020). "Laurence Fox's music career: less Chelsea Hotel than Chelsea Travelodge". The Guardian.
  25. ^ "Laurence Fox". Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ "Lewis actor Laurence Fox joins Victoria as ITV announces new stars for series three". Radio Times. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  27. ^ Grater, Tom (13 November 2020). "'White Lines' Actor Laurence Fox Dropped By Agency After Racism Row". Deadline Hollywood.
  28. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (18 November 2021). "Gina Carano Joins Hunter Biden Biopic 'My Son Hunter'". Deadline.com.
  29. ^ "The radicalisation of Laurence Fox shows the worrying power of right-…". archive.is. 20 January 2020. Archived from the original on 20 January 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  30. ^ a b "Laurence Fox films police officers at front door after being accused of breaking COVID rules". uk.movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  31. ^ a b "NHS nurse gives moving response after Laurence Fox urges people to meet and hug friends". The Independent. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  32. ^ "Laurence Fox criticises 'despicable' police at lockdown protest". uk.style.yahoo.com. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  33. ^ a b "Laurence Fox: Actors union Equity apologises for 'disgrace' tweets". BBC News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  34. ^ a b "Laurence Fox addresses criticism after saying Sikh soldier in 1917 'forced diversity' on viewers". The Independent. 22 January 2020.
  35. ^ "Laurence Fox apologises to Sikhs for 'clumsy' 1917 comments". bbc.co.uk/news. BBC News. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  36. ^ "Rebecca Front blocks Lewis co-star Laurence Fox over All Lives Matter claims". Metro.co.uk. 10 September 2020.
  37. ^ "Laurence Fox apologises to Rebecca Front after Twitter row". Evening Standard. 10 September 2020.
  38. ^ "Laurence Fox condemned as 'disgusting piece of work' over Benjamin Mendy tweet". www.indy100.com. 27 August 2021. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  39. ^ "Laurence Fox temporarily suspended from Twitter after posting LGBTQ+ swastika". PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news. 27 June 2022. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  40. ^ Evans, Mel (27 June 2022). "Laurence Fox's Twitter locked after changing profile to 'swastika' image". Metro. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  41. ^ Quadri, Sami (27 June 2022). "Laurence Fox banned from Twitter for posting LGBTQ+ swastika". Evening Standard. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  42. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/hmd_uk/status/1541367531038019584. Retrieved 27 June 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  43. ^ Hope, Christopher (27 September 2020). "Laurence Fox launches a new political party to fight the culture wars". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  44. ^ Heren, Kit (27 September 2020). "Laurence Fox to set up new political party dubbed 'Ukip for culture'". Evening Standard. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  45. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (27 September 2020). "Laurence Fox to launch new political party described as 'Ukip for culture'". The Independent. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  46. ^ Littlejohn, Georgina (11 October 2020). "Laurence Fox faces legal action from youth charity Reclaim over party name". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  47. ^ "2021 Party registration decisions" (PDF). The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  48. ^ Bayley, James (20 April 2021). "Laurence Fox pledges to 'end the Met's obsession with diversity'". MyLondon. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  49. ^ Murphy, Joe (22 April 2021). "Nigel Farage backs Laurence Fox in London mayoral race". Evening Standard. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  50. ^ "Count Binface tying with Laurence Fox in London mayoral race". The Independent. 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  51. ^ Smith, Robbie (19 April 2021). "Londoner's Diary: Laurence Fox's Reclaim party has banking problems". www.standard.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  52. ^ Walker, Peter (3 June 2021). "Laurence Fox's political party received almost same donations as Lib Dems". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  53. ^ "Results 2021". London Elects. 9 May 2021. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  54. ^ "Laurence Fox boycotts Sainsbury's after it supports Black History Month". The Independent. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  55. ^ "Laurence Fox to be sued by RuPaul's Drag Race star and charity boss over 'paedophile' comments". Sky News. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  56. ^ "Laurence Fox sued by RuPaul's Drag Race star, Coronation Street actress, and charity boss over 'paedophile' comments". Sky News. 7 April 2021.
  57. ^ a b "Laurence Fox loses bid for jury to hear libel battle with Drag Race queen". PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBT+ news. 19 May 2022. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  58. ^ O'Connor, Rachael (27 May 2022). "Laurence Fox must pay £36,000 legal fees of trio in 'paedophile' libel case". Metro. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  59. ^ O'Connor, Rachael (27 May 2022). "Laurence Fox must pay £36,000 legal fees of trio in 'paedophile' libel case". Metro. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  60. ^ "Church wedding for Piper and Fox", BBC News, 31 December 2007.
  61. ^ Osborne, Hilary (31 December 2007), "Stars respond to Piper's wedding call", The Guardian; Pidd, Helen (1 January 2008), "Billie Piper goes traditional for her second wedding", The Guardian Borland, Sophie (4 January 2008), "Billie Piper's New Year's Eve wedding", The Daily Telegraph, archived from the original on 6 April 2008, retrieved 6 August 2021; The things they say 7468, Contactmusic.com, 2 March 2008, retrieved 16 March 2008
  62. ^ Evans, Chris (21 October 2008), Winston James Fox, welcome to Planet Earth, Chris Evans blog, BBC, archived from the original on 24 October 2008, retrieved 22 October 2008; "Billie Piper and Gillian Anderson give birth", The Belfast Telegraph, 22 October 2008.
  63. ^ "Billie Piper names son Eugene Pip Fox". www.femalefirst.co.uk. 12 April 2012.
  64. ^ "Billie Piper announces split from Laurence Fox after eight years of marriage". BBC News. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  65. ^ "Billie Piper and Laurence Fox divorce". ITV News. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  66. ^ "Forthcoming Marriages". The Daily Telegraph. 10 January 2022. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  67. ^ a b c d e f g "Laurence Fox". British Film Institute.
  68. ^ Non, Sergio (14 January 2005). "The Hole".
  69. ^ Wilmington, Michael (4 January 2002). "Who dunnit?". Chicago Tribune.
  70. ^ Kerr, Elizabeth (25 May 2019). "'The Professor and the Madman': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  71. ^ Rampton, James (24 March 2005), "Dancing out of Colditz", The Independent, archived from the original on 21 October 2012.
  72. ^ Davies, Serena (23 February 2008), "Lewis: A class double act", The Daily Telegraph, archived from the original on 12 January 2022. In an interview with TV Choice published in April 2010, Fox expressed amusement at this quote by him: "[M]y Wikipedia page is the most horrific thing in the world. It quotes me as saying, 'There ain't no method to my acting' or something like that!" (Comerford, Mary (27 April 2010), "Interview Extra: Kevin Whately, Lewis", TV Choice, archived from the original on 8 July 2010)
  73. ^ Wilson, Benji (March 2007), "Laurence Fox Q&A", Radio Times, archived from the original on 24 May 2011, retrieved 19 March 2008.
  74. ^ Autumn 2000 productions, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 2000–2001, archived from the original on 26 December 2007, retrieved 19 March 2008; 2000–2001 final year productions [notes], Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 2000–2001, archived from the original on 18 August 2007, retrieved 19 March 2008.
  75. ^ Spring 2001 productions, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 2000–2001, archived from the original on 26 December 2007, retrieved 19 March 2007; 2000–2001 final year productions [notes], Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 2000–2001, archived from the original on 17 August 2007, retrieved 19 March 2008.
  76. ^ "Laurence Fox". Discogs. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  77. ^ Morris, Andy (26 February 2013), "Lewis be damned: Check out Laurence Fox's emotional new single", GQ, archived from the original on 1 March 2013.
  78. ^ Jones, Alice (21 March 2013). "The fantastic Fox family; and stitching up the critics". The Independent. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

External links