Freddie Fox is an English actor. His screen career highlights include roles as singer Marilyn in the BBC’s Boy George biopic Worried About the Boy (2010), King Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers (2011), Edwin Drood in the BBC’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), and Freddie Baxter in the television series Cucumber (2015) and Banana (2015). His many notable theatre credits include starring Oscar Wilde’s young lover Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas in The Judas Kiss (2012–2013), opposite Rupert Everett, at London’s Hampstead Theatre plus a UK tour and West End transfer.
In 2016 he won third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards, for his 2015 performance as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the Sheffield Crucible. His proficiency with the role led him to be called into service again as Romeo, this time opposite Lily James in Kenneth Branagh’s 2016 production at the Garrick Theatre when the existing Romeo and his understudy were both injured. He took over the role on 26 July and performed it till the end of the play’s run on 13 August 2016. From 1994 to 2002, he went to study at Arnold House School, a preparatory school for boys in the St John’s Wood area of London, followed by Bryanston School. He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, from which he graduated in 2010. He featured in St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold and Agatha Christie’s Marple before he left drama school. Fox portrayed the character Nathaniel in the BBC Radio 3 drama As Innocent As You Can Get (2016) by Rex Obano, and as Lord Byron in the BBC Radio 4 comedy Boswell’s Life of Byron (2018) by Jon Canter. He is set to appear in the film, The Pursuit of Love alongside Emily Beecham.
Freddie Fox Age
He was born Frederick Samson Robert Morice Fox on April 5, 1989, in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom.
Freddie Fox Family
He comes from a thespian family: his mother is actress Joanna David and his father is actor Edward Fox. His uncle is James Fox and his cousins Jack, Laurence, and Lydia also have successful acting careers. His elder sister is the actress Emilia Fox. He was surrounded by actors and writers from a young age. His godfather was the barrister and writer John Mortimer, whom Fox described as “an incredible raconteur”. He has also known actor Charles Dance since childhood through his father, and Dance described young Fox as being already “vocally like his father” aged 10. Other acting influences include his godfather John Castle, and the actors’ Maggie Smith and Phyllida Law.
Freddie Fox Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.