Phoebe Fox (born 16 April 1987) is an English actress, who was nominated for Olivier and Evening Standard awards for work in theatre. She has appeared in the Black Mirror episode "The Entire History of You" (2011), The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (2015), The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses (2016), and The Great (2020-present).

Phoebe Fox
Phoebe Fox 2014.jpg
Fox in 2014
Phoebe Mercedes Fox

(1987-04-16) 16 April 1987 (age 35)
Hammersmith, London, England
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active2010–present
SpouseKyle Soller (m. 2010)

Early lifeEdit

Fox is the daughter of "jobbing actors" Stuart Fox and Prue Clarke.[1][2] Fox was educated at Chiswick School[3]

Fox trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).[4]


In 2010, Fox made her debut acting appearance in the play A Month in the Country at the Chichester Festival Theatre.[1] The following year she starred in As You Like It at the Rose Theatre, The Acid Test at the Royal Court Theatre upstairs and There Is A War at the National Theatre as part of their Double Feature in the Paintframe. Based on these performances she was nominated for the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer.[5]

Fox was tipped in the 2011 Screen International Stars of Tomorrow list.[6]

In 2012, Fox appeared as Grace in Switch, a TV series about witches living in a city. In 2014 she appeared in The Musketeers as the Duchess of Savoy; in A Poet in New York as Liz Reitell, and also as Eve Perkins in The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.

In 2014 Fox was nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic, alongside Mark Strong who won best actor.[7] In 2015, Fox starred as Vanessa Bell in Life in Squares, a BBC drama about the Bloomsbury Group and in the thriller film Eye in the Sky.[1]

In 2020, Fox starred as Marial, a main character in The Great alongside co-stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult.[1][8] She was part of the ensemble nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in a Comedy Series.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Fox is married to actor Kyle Soller, whom she met at RADA. They live in London.[10]

Selected creditsEdit

Film and televisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 One Day Nightclub Girl
Black Mirror Hallam Episode: "The Entire History of You"
2012 Coming Up Masha Hawkins Episode: "If We Dead Awaken"
New Tricks Eleanor Higgins Episode: "Old School Ties"
Switch Grace Watkins Main role (6 episodes)
2014 A Poet in New York Liz Reitell
The Musketeers Duchess of Savoy Episode: "The Good Soldier"
War Book Kate
2015 The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Eve Parkins
Eye in the Sky Carrie Gershon
Life in Squares Vanessa Bell
2016 The Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses Lady Anne Neville Episodes: Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III
NW Leah Hanwell BBC Two TV film
Close to the Enemy Kathy BBC2 TV mini-series, written & directed by Stephen Poliakoff, 6 Episodes
2018 Blue Iguana Katherine Rookwood
2019 Curfew Kaye Newman Sky One TV series
The Aeronauts Antonia [11]


The Great Marial Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in a Comedy Series[9]
2022 Nobody Listens Anymore Ruth Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2010 A Month in the Country[12] Vera Aleksandrovna Chichester Festival Theatre
2011 As You Like It[13] Celia Rose Theatre, Kingston
There Is a War[14] Anne Royal National Theatre
The Acid Test[15] Ruth Royal Court Theatre
All the trees of the field in response to Isaiah[16] Ash Bush Theatre
2012 King Lear Cordelia Almeida Theatre
2014 A View from the Bridge[17] Catherine Young Vic

Nominated - Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

2015/2016 Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)[18]
2017 Twelfth Night Olivia Royal National Theatre
2019 Anna Anna


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Fugue State[19] Polly/Cyclist BBC Radio 4
2018 Mythos: Glamis and Albion[20] Cinderella Parker/Hermione Parker BBC Radio 4
2018 The Case of Charles Dexter Ward[21] Lucy Hawthorne BBC Radio 4
2019 The Whisperer in Darkness[22] Parker BBC Radio 4
2020 The Shadow Over Innsmouth[23] Parker BBC Radio 4
2022 "Who is Aldrich Kemp?"[24] Clara Page BBC Radio 4

Awards and nominationsEdit

Fox was named one of Screen International Stars of Tomorrow in 2011.[6]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2011 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer As You Like It, The Acid Test, There Is A War Nominated [5]
2015 Laurence Olivier Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role A View from the Bridge (Young Vic) Nominated [7]


  1. ^ a b c d Riley, Jenelle (11 May 2020). "Phoebe Fox on the Noir of 'Intrigo: Samaria' and the Corsets of 'The Great'". Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Phoebe Fox: 'I'm always playing bloody aristocrats!'". 16 March 2017.
  3. ^ Billen, Andrew. "Phoebe Fox: TV's hot new star". The Times. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  4. ^ Phoebe Fox Profile, RADA, 2010
  5. ^ a b "Evening Standard Theatre Awards – Nominees 2011",, 2011
  6. ^ a b "Stars of Tomorrow 2011",, retrieved 2 November 2011
  7. ^ a b "A View from the Bridge",, retrieved 2 November 2011
  8. ^ "The Great's Phoebe Fox on redefining success, the impact of #MeToo as a female actress, and the absolute hell of wearing a corset on-set". 25 July 2022.
  9. ^ a b "2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners". 11 May 2020. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  10. ^ Curtis, Nick (8 May 2019). "Phoebe Fox: Theatre is my life force, but it doesn't pay the bills". Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  11. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (15 August 2018). "Felicity Jones-Eddie Redmayne Ballooning Pic 'The Aeronauts' Under Way In UK, Amazon Releases Striking First-Look". Deadline. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  12. ^ A Month In The Country, Chichester Festival Theatre, 2010, archived from the original on 23 November 2011
  13. ^ "As You Like It", Evening Standard, 2011, archived from the original on 5 March 2011
  14. ^ There Is A War, Double Feature, National Theatre, 2011, archived from the original on 1 September 2011
  15. ^ The Acid Test, Royal Court Theatre, 2011
  16. ^ Bush Theatre, Sixty Six Project, 2011, archived from the original on 1 October 2011
  17. ^ A View from the Bridge, Young Vic, 2014, archived from the original on 30 March 2014
  18. ^ A View from the Bridge production details, Lincoln Center Theater
  19. ^ "Fugue State". Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  20. ^ "Mythos Glamis". Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  21. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - The Case of Charles Dexter Ward". Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  22. ^ "The Whisperer in Darkness". Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  23. ^ "The Shadow Over Innsmouth". Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  24. ^ "Who is Aldrich Kemp?". Retrieved 2 March 2022.

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