Edward Fox

Edward Fox

Highest Rated: 100% The Go-Between (1971)

Lowest Rated: 7% All the Queen's Men (2001)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1937

Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England, UK

This tall blond actor is best known for playing patrician characters noted for their cynicism and cruelty. Born into a theatrical family in London, Fox followed in the footsteps of his younger brother James who was a child performer. He made his first screen appearance in the sci-fi flick "The Mind Benders" (1963). Routine roles followed throughout the 1960s before Fox scored as Julie Christie's fiance in Joseph Losey's "The Go-Between" (1973). Fox won critical praise and is perhaps best known for his performance as the menacing assassin in Fred Zinnemann's "The Day of the Jackal" (1973). Throughout the 70s and 80s, he worked in small or supporting roles, generally in period pieces: "A Bridge Too Far" and "The Duellists" (both 1977); "Soldier of Orange" (1979); "Gandhi" (1982); "The Shooting Party" (1984). Fox has made sporadic appearances on the small screen, notably as the Duke of Windsor in "Edward and Mrs. Simpson" (1978) and recreating his London stage role as the title character in "Quartermaine's Terms" (1987). In a return to leading roles, he won critical praise opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Uma Thurman as one side of a romantic triangle in the period drama "A Month by the Lake" (1995).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet An Ideal Husband Earl of Caversham (Character) - 2018
100% 61% The Dresser Thornton (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 25% Katherine of Alexandria Emperor Constantius (Character) - 2014
93% 64% Lassie Col. Hutton (Character) $651.4K 2005
64% 78% Stage Beauty Sir Edward Hyde (Character) $776.7K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: The Hollow Gudgeon (Character) - 2004
44% 48% The Republic of Love Richard (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foyle's War Asst. Commissioner Summers (Character) - 2002
78% 75% Nicholas Nickleby Sir Mulberry Hawk (Character) $1.3M 2002
57% 72% The Importance of Being Earnest Lane (Character) $8.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Rat Professor Prosser (Character) - 2001
7% 51% All the Queen's Men Aitken (Character) $22.7K 2001
28% 24% Lost in Space Business Man (Character) $69.1M 1998
No Score Yet 22% Prince Valiant King Arthus (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone Markham (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet September Archie (Character) - 1996
71% 58% A Month by the Lake Major Wilshaw (Character) $1.1M 1995
No Score Yet 65% A Feast at Midnight Father (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Love a Thief Donen (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 45% Robin Hood Prince John (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Never Slept Monk Scott (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to the River Kwai Major Benford (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 40% Return From the River Kwai Major Benford (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 59% A Hazard of Hearts Lord Harry Wrotham (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 20% Wild Geese II Alex Faulkner (Character) $31.2K 1985
74% 72% The Bounty Captain Greetham (Character) - 1984
100% 64% The Shooting Party Lord Gilbert Hartlip (Character) - 1984
100% 87% The Dresser Oxenby (Character) - 1983
67% 37% Never Say Never Again M (Character) - 1983
85% 92% Gandhi Gen. Dyer (Character) - 1982
65% 45% The Mirror Crack'd Inspector Craddock (Character) - 1980
59% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Miller (Character) - 1978
67% 26% The Big Sleep Joe Brody (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 32% The Cat and the Canary Hendricks (Character) - 1978
92% 83% The Duellists Colonel (Character) - 1978
91% 88% Soldier of Orange Colonel Rafelli (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 62% The Squeeze Foreman (Character) - 1977
64% 86% A Bridge Too Far Lieutenant General Horrocks (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 36% Galileo Cardinal Inquisitor (Character) - 1973
89% 88% The Day of the Jackal The Jackal (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Doll's House Nils Krogstad (Character) - 1973
100% 78% The Go-Between Hugh Trimingham (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 52% I'll Never Forget What's 'is Name Walter (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 43% The Naked Runner Ritchie Jackson (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Frozen Dead Norburg's Brother (Character) - 1967


No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaka Zulu Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man in a Suitcase Unknown (Guest Star) 1968


Gunsmith says: Over what range will you fire?

"The Jackal" says: I'm not sure yet but probably not more than 400 feet

Gunsmith says: Will the gentleman be moving?

"The Jackal" says: Stationary.

Gunsmith says: Will you go for a head shot or a chest shot?

"The Jackal" says: Probably head.

Gunsmith says: What about the chance of a second shot?

"The Jackal" says: Well I might get the chance but I doubt it. In any event I'll need a silencer to escape.

Gunsmith says: In that case you'd better have explosive bullets. I can prepare a handful along with the gun.

"The Jackal" says: Glycerin or mercury?

Gunsmith says: Oh mercury... much cleaner.