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Lydia Fox (born 1979) is an English film, television, and stage actress and producer. She is also known by her married name, Lydia Ayoade.

Lydia Fox
Born1979 (age 39–40)
Other namesLydia Ayoade
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
OccupationActress, producer
Richard Ayoade (m. 2007)
Parent(s)James Fox
Mary Piper


Background and early lifeEdit

The only daughter of James Fox and Mary Elizabeth Piper, she has four brothers, including the actors Laurence and Jack Fox.[2] Her father's parents were the theatrical agent Robin Fox and the actress Angela Worthington, for whom Noël Coward wrote the song "Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs Worthington". Fox and Worthington did not have any daughters; their two granddaughters, Lydia and Emilia Fox, are both actresses.[3]

Fox studied at Newnham College, Cambridge. While there, in 2001 she played Juliet in a Marlowe Society production of Romeo and Juliet, opposite Tom Hiddleston, to be reviewed as "a slightly nonchalant Juliet".[4]

Personal lifeEdit

On 8 September 2007 Fox married the film director and comedian Richard Ayoade.[3] They have three children.[1]

Television and film workEdit

Man to Man with Dean Learner

Theatre workEdit


  1. ^ a b Adam White (23 June 2017). "The Crystal Maze 2017: everything you need to know about host Richard Ayoade". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ HuffPost Staff, A Family of Foxes dated 15/10/2012 at Huffington Post online, accessed 23 September 2015
  3. ^ a b Alison Boshoff, The fabulously frisky Foxes in Daily Mail dated 23 January 2015
  4. ^ Ayoade's In-laws at, accessed 17 September 2015

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