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Laurence Fox : biography

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Laurence Paul Fox (born 1978) is an English actor best known for his leading role as Detective Sergeant James Hathaway in the British TV drama series Lewis (2006–2013). He is the son of a show business family: his father is the actor James Fox; Edward Fox and Robert Fox are both uncles, and his cousin Emilia and sister Lydia also have successful acting careers.

Fox's rebellious nature led to difficult times at Harrow School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). His first break into film was in the horror-thriller The Hole (2001), which he followed up with a part in Gosford Park (2001). After playing a number of German and British soldiers, his performance in Colditz (2005) was noticed. This led to his being offered the role in Lewis, seven series of which have been produced and aired between 2006 and 2013.

Fox has portrayed Prince Charles, in Whatever Love Means (2005); Wisley, one of Jane Austen's suitors, in Becoming Jane (2007); and Sir Christopher Hatton, the Lord Chancellor of England in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Fox was seen on ITV as Cecil Vyse in Andrew Davies' adaptation of A Room with a View (2007) based on E.M. Forster's 1908 novel.

On stage, Fox has appeared in George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession (2002), John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (2005), Christopher Hampton's Treats (2006–07), and the 2012 revival of Our Boys.



Year(s)of appearance Film Role Awards and nominations
2001 The Hole. Geoff Bingham
2001 Gosford Park Lord Rupert Standish
2002 Deathwatch Capt. Bramwell Jennings
2003 Al Sur de Granada (South from Granada) Ralph Partridge
2007 Becoming Jane Mr. Wisley
2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age Sir Christopher Hatton
2011 W.E. Bertie

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Year(s)of appearance Film or series Role Awards and nominations
2002(2 episodes) Ultimate Force (2002–2006)

"Something to Do with Justice""Natural Selection"

Cpl. Mick Sharp
2003(1 episode) Foyle's War (2002–present)"War Games" Simon Walker
2004 Island at War Airman Bernhardt Tellemann
2004 AD/BC: A Rock Opera Townsfolk
2005 Colditz. Capt. Tom Willis
2005 The Last Drop SS Maj. Kessler
2005(1 episode) Jericho

"The Killing of Johnny Swan"

Peter Bridgewater
2005(2 episodes) Egypt

"The Search for Tutankhamun""The Curse of Tutankhamun"

2005 Whatever Love Means Charles, Prince of Wales
2006–present Lewis. D.S. James Hathaway
2006 Agatha Christie's Marple: The Sittaford Mystery James Pearson
2007 A Room with a View Cecil Vyse
2008 Wired Philip Manningham
2011 Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me Jonathan Donald
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