Raphaël Coleman (30 September 1994 – 6 February 2020) was an English actor and activist.

Raphaël Coleman
Born(1994-09-30)30 September 1994
London, England, UK
Died6 February 2020(2020-02-06) (aged 25)
Other namesJames "Iggy" Fox
OccupationActor, activist
Years active2000–2010 (acting)


He was born in London. As a child he acted in several films and was best known for his role as Eric Brown in Nanny McPhee. He subsequently gave up acting, took the name James "Iggy" Fox,[1] and became a climate change activist involved with the group Extinction Rebellion.[2] He wrote that he became an environmental activist after seven years studying towards his M.Sc. degree in Zoology.[3][1]

Coleman died on 6 February 2020 at the age of 25,[2][4] after collapsing while out jogging.[5]


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Category Award Result
2007 Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film

Shared with Thomas Sangster, Eliza Bennett, Jennifer Rae Daykin, Holly Gibbs & Samuel Honywood.

Young Artist Award Nominated
2010 British Independent Film Festival Best Young Actor Won
2010 Brussels Short Film Festival Best Male Interpretation Won


  1. ^ a b James 'Iggy' Fox, "This Is Why I Rebel", Extinction Rebellion. Retrieved 11 February 2020
  2. ^ a b "Nanny McPhee actor Raphael Coleman dies". BBC News Online. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Emma. "'Nanny McPhee' star Raphael Coleman dies, aged 25". CNN. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  4. ^ "25-årig barnestjerne død: Hyldet af dansk stedfar". SE og HØR (in Danish). Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  5. ^ Catherine Shoard, "Raphaël Coleman, Nanny McPhee star and climate activist, dies aged 25", The Guardian, 11 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020

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