The full name of James Fox is William James Fox. He is a famous actor with an English descent. He was born to Robin Fox and Angela Worthington, a theatrical agent and an actress respectively in London. He completed his education at the Harrow School like every other member of his family. His brothers
Edward Fox and Robert Fox were from the movie background. Edward Fox was an actor, and Robert Fox was a producer. His grandfather was Frederick Lonsdale, an English dramatist.
Fox initially appeared in the film sequel of 1950 named "The Miniver Story". In the year 1962, when he was a job holder in a bank, the producer, and director of films and the English theatre named Richardson gave him a small character to act in the movie named "'The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner". In spite of his father's attempt to forbid the opportunity, Fox agreed to participate in the film. His father's fear was that Fox would lose his prestigious job and spoil his life.
He started becoming popular as a star since the 1960s. He was the winner of the BAFTA Award in the year 1964 for being the best promising actor in the film named "The Servant" in the year 1963. His characters in movies like "King Rat", "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines", "The Chase", "Isadora", "Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Performance", etc. made him a famous media personality. In the year 1970, after he finished his work on the British crime drama film named Performance, Fox gave a break to his career in acting.
He wanted to spend some time doing different things without losing touch with the cinematic world. He acted in only one movie named "No Longer Alone" during this period, in the year 1978. He started his acting career again after a decade in the year 1983 with the movie named "Runners”. He also did the movie "Passage To India" in the year 1984, and "A Question Of Attribution", a one-act stage play.
He acted in the film named "Farewell To The King" as Colonel Ferguson and in the year 1993, he acted in the film named "
The Remains Of The Day" as Lord Darlington, a German aristocrat. In the year 2001, he appeared in the adaptation of the film named The Lost World. He also acted in the film named "Agatha Christie's Poirot - Death On The Nile" in the year 2004, and in the film named ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ in the year 2005 in the role of Mr. Salt.
After two years, he acted in the British science-fiction TV program named "Doctor Who". He was a guest-star in the British crime drama series named "Waking The Dead". In the year 2010, he acted in the film named "Cleanskin", which is a spy thriller film under the direction of Hadi Hajaig. In the year 2011, he acted in the British romantic drama film named ‘W.E.’.