- May 19, 1939 (age 81)
- Actor, Singer
- Mary Elizabeth Piper
- Robin Fox, Angela Fox
James Fox (born William Fox, 19 May 1939) is an English actor.
Fox was born in London, England to theatrical agent Robin Fox and actress Angela Worthington. He is the brother of actor Edward Fox and film producer Robert Fox. Actress Emilia Fox is his niece and the actor Laurence Fox is his son. His grandfather was playwright Frederick Lonsdale. Like his brother, Fox served with the Coldstream Guards. Like several members of the Fox family, including his brothers and his son, James was educated at Harrow School.
James Fox first appeared on film in The Miniver Story in 1950. His other early film appearances were made under the name William Fox.
During the 1960s he gained popularity and appeared to be heading for stardom. In 1964, he won a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role in The Servant (1963). His roles in films such as Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965), King Rat (1965), The Chase (1966), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Isadora (1968), and Performance (1970) (alongside Mick Jagger), as well as his relationship with actress Sarah Miles, had made him a media personality.
In the 1960s, Fox had a relationship with the actress Sarah Miles.
He married Mary Elizabeth Piper in 1973, with whom he has five children: actors Laurence, Lydia, and Jack Fox, and sons Robin and Thomas. In 2007 both Laurence and Lydia married actors Billie Piper and Richard Ayoade, respectively. Fox is grandfather to Laurence's two sons with Billie Piper. His niece, Emilia Fox, is also an actress. Both Emilia and James Fox have portrayed roles in BBC's hit TV series Merlin.