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James Fox

Highest Rated:   100% Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Lowest Rated:   13% W.E. (2012)
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Born into a theatrical family, British actor James Fox made his film bow as a child actor in 1950, using his own name, William Fox. Fox's first movie was The Miniver Story (1950), a Hollywood-financed sequel to 1942's Mrs. Miniver. The best of the actor's earliest appearances was in The Magnet (1950), in which 11-year-old Fox played a fun-loving young boy at play with his mates. Fox changed his first name to James when he began assuming adult roles in the early 1960s, a period in which he played upper-class types. It was in one of these roles that Fox appeared with Dirk Bogarde in the brooding, Freudian Harold Pinter drama The Servant (1963); that same year, Fox appeared in the "angry young man" exercise The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, which starred Tom Courtenay With his Servant vis-a-vis Sarah Miles, Fox headlined an international cast in the comedy extravaganza Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965). Fox continued in films into the 1980s, generally in class-"A" items like A Passage to India (1984) and The Russia House (1989). Fox continues to play old-blood aristocrats in films, most recently as the foolishly fascistic lord of the manor in Remains of the Day (1993); he also appeared in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) and Heart of Darkness (1994).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
43% Effie Gray
  • Actor
2015
82% The Double
  • The Colonel
$0.6M 2014
No Score Yet The Falklands Play
  • Actor
2014
97% The Selfish Giant
  • Passerby
$12.7k 2013
38% A Long Way From Home
  • Actor
2013
13% W.E.
  • King George V
$0.6M 2012
56% The Kid
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Wide Blue Yonder
  • George
2010
70% Sherlock Holmes
  • Sir Thomas Rotheram
$208.8M 2009
47% Mister Lonely
  • The Pope
2007
No Score Yet Brando
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Celebration
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Goodbye Mr Snuggles
  • Mr. Tomly
2006
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Mr. Salt
$206.2M 2005
No Score Yet Colditz
  • Lt. Col Fordham
2005
No Score Yet The Freediver
  • Actor
2004
28% The Prince & Me
  • King Haraald
$28.2M 2004
No Score Yet Cambridge Spies
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Lost World
  • Prof. Leo Summerlee
2001
52% The Mystic Masseur
  • Mr. Stewart
$0.3M 2001
No Score Yet Armadillo
  • Sir Simon Sherriffmuir
2001
No Score Yet Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale
  • Jonas Collin
2001
No Score Yet Lover's Prayer
  • Narrator
2000
43% Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
  • Actor
2000
54% The Golden Bowl
  • Col. Bob Assingham
$2.2M 2000
46% Up at the Villa
  • Sir Edgar Swift
2000
86% Sexy Beast
  • Harry
$6M 2000
45% Mickey Blue Eyes
  • Philip Cromwell
1999
No Score Yet Jinnah
  • Lord Richard Mountbatten
1998
60% Rush Hour
  • Consul Han
1998
No Score Yet Shadow Run
  • Landon-Higgins
1998
30% Red Corner
  • Li Cheng
1997
No Score Yet Circle of Passion
  • Arthur Trevane
1997
26% Anna Karenina
  • Alexei Karenin
1997
27% Dante's Peak
  • Stan
1997
No Score Yet Gulliver's Travels
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Elgar's Tenth Muse: The Life of an English Composer
  • Sir Edward Elgar
1996
71% A Month by the Lake
  • Maj. Paul Winslow
1995
No Score Yet The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Single Gentleman
1995
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun
  • Willingham
1994
40% Heart of Darkness
  • Gosse
1994
No Score Yet Fall from Grace
  • Col. Henry Ridley
1994
No Score Yet The Dwelling Place
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Hostage
  • Hugo
1993
97% The Remains of the Day
  • Lord Darlington
1993
No Score Yet Afraid of the Dark
  • Frank
1993
75% Patriot Games
  • Lord Holmes
1992
No Score Yet Question of Attribution
  • Sir Anthony Blunt
1992
No Score Yet The Crucifer of Blood
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Perfect Hero
  • Angus Meikle
1991
75% The Russia House
  • Ned
1990
No Score Yet Never Come Back
  • Foster
1989
55% Farewell to the King
  • Col. Ferguson
1989
88% The Mighty Quinn
  • Elgin
1989
No Score Yet Comrades
  • Norfolk
1989
No Score Yet Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun
  • Actor
1988
86% The Whistle Blower
  • Lord
1987
60% High Season
  • Patrick
1987
75% Absolute Beginners
  • Henley of Mayfair
1986
85% A Passage to India
  • Richard Fielding
1984
69% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  • Esker
1984
No Score Yet Runners
  • Tom
1983
84% Performance
  • Chas
1970
No Score Yet Arabella
  • Giorgio
1969
No Score Yet Duffy
  • Stefane Calvert
1968
100% Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Jimmy Smith
1967
80% The Chase
  • Jason `Jake' Rogers
1966
No Score Yet King Rat
  • Peter Marlowe
1965
71% Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
  • Richard Mays
1965
88% The Servant
  • Tony
$37.2k 1964
74% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • Public School Boy in Race
1962
No Score Yet The Miniver Story
  • Toby Miniver
1950
No Score Yet The Magnet
  • Johnny Brent
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% London Spy
2015
  • James
  • 2016
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
  • Lord Aysgarth
  • 2014
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Professor Norman Deering Sir Anthony Blunt Lord Aysgarth
  • 2014
  • 2009
No Score Yet Merlin
2009-2012
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Utopia
2013-2014
  • The Assistant

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