Laurence Fox
English film, television and stage actor
Laurence Fox
Laurence Fox is an English actor best known for his leading role as Detective Sergeant James Hathaway in the British TV drama series Lewis (2006–). 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).
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'Inspector Lewis' review: Ready for prime time
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'Inspector Lewis' review: Ready for prime time If last week's broadcast of "Endeavour" on "Masterpiece Mystery" left you wanting more reasons to remember John Thaw's 33 episodes as "Inspector Morse," how about some new episodes of the "Morse" spin-off, "Inspector Lewis," airing over the next four Sundays on PBS? The quartet of new mysteries begins with "The Soul of Genius" on Sunday night, in which Lewis and his partner, James Hathaway (Laurence Fox), investigate the discovery of a body buried in the woods near an exquisite garden famous because it was frequented by Lewis Carroll. The body is that of a loner named Murray Hawes, who had been sent to Oxford at 15 and became an English professor obsessed with solving the riddle of Carroll's nonsense poem "The Hunting of the Snark." Setting out to solve the murder brings Lewis and Hathaway to interview Hawes' arrogant brother, the Rev. Conor Hawes (Alex Jennings); two arty, narcissistic students who've named themse ...
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Billie Piper and Laurence Fox name their new son Eugene Pip
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Lewis actor proudly tweeted photos of his one-week-old son's tiny feet and hands.
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What's On Sunday
NYTimes - over 5 years
9 P.M. (13, 49) INSPECTOR LEWIS, SERIES IV: OLD, UNHAPPY, FAR OFF THINGS A new season of this ''Masterpiece Mystery!'' stalwart begins as Inspector Lewis, the long-suffering detective played by Kevin Whately (above left), and his erudite sidekick, Detective Sgt. James Hathaway (Laurence Fox, right), investigate the death of Poppy Toynton, a
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Contra Costa Times - Providence Journal
Google News - over 5 years
“Inspector Lewis” opens up a four-episode run as Lewis (Kevin Whately) and his partner DS Hathaway (Laurence Fox) cope with murder and mayhem in the seemingly idyllic academic mecca of Oxford. 9 pm, Ch. 2. There can never be enough about dinosaurs,
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Masterpiece Inspector Lewis: Dark Matter - PBS
Google News - over 5 years
Details When the Master of Gresham College, an amateur astronomer, is found dead at the foot of the Oxford Observatory stairs, Lewis (Kevin Whately) and Hathaway (Laurence Fox) find that the finger of suspicion points at not just family, but students,
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VMAs all about great TV moments - Edmonton Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Mature, sophisticated viewers who enjoy adult, sophisticated mysteries could do worse than to take in the Masterpiece Mystery episode, Inspector Lewis: Dark Matter, in which Kevin Whately's DI Robert Lewis and DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox)
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Diet secret of super slim Peaches Geldof: Swapped junk food for Japanese miso soup - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
'Billie joked that they should practise after having a few drinks first. They stayed true to their word and later shared a peck amid much giggling.' Billie attended the festival without husband Laurence Fox, 32, for the first time in two years
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TV Saturday-Sunday: Tony Bennett to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at MTV Awards - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
(PBS, 9 pm) episode, Inspector Lewis: Dark Matter, in which Kevin Whately's DI Robert Lewis and DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox) investigate the untimely demise of an Oxford astronomy professor who loudly proclaims he is about to have an “excess of joy
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Billie Piper upsizes to a family ride in new £50k Land Rover - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
The former Doctor Who star, who is married to 32-year-old Laurence Fox, has been open about her job search since leaving the Secret Diary hit series. But she has nabbed a guest appearance ton an upcoming Doctor Who episode, playing Rose Tyler
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Taking a smoke break? Scruffy Billie Piper clutches tightly onto her ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
The former Doctor Who star appeared to have left her two-year-old son Winston and husband Laurence Fox, 32, at home while she popped out. The couple, who married in 2007, were last seen together two weeks ago at the Glorious Goodwood horse racing event
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'Masterpiece Mystery' to air 'Inspector Morse' prequel - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
The new show followed Morse's (John Thaw) former partner and newly promoted Detective Inspector Robert Lewis (Kevin Whatley) and his new partner Detective Inspector James Hathaway (Laurence Fox). Monday, Deadline announced that ITV Studios and
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English teacher taught me to act, says Lewis star as he films show at old school - Evening Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Fourteen years ago the teenage Laurence Fox was expelled from Harrow School after an "indiscretion" with a girl at the sixth-form ball. He went back yesterday as a top actor to film the sixth series of TV detective show Lewis, in which he plays DS
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Kjensler og klokskap - Nettavisen Liernett
Google News - over 5 years
Med Elaine Cassidy, Laurence Fox, Rafe Spall, Sophie Thompson og Sinead Cusack. Regi: Nicholas Renton. (15 år) Materialet på dette nettstedet er omfattet av åndsverklovens bestemmelser. Det er lagt ut for at du skal kunne lese det på skjerm (pluss ved
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Popular drama Lewis returns to STV - stv.tv
Google News - over 5 years
Kevin Whately continues in the lead role that he has made his own with his deceptively hang-dog Geordie policeman, with Laurence Fox as Hathaway. When Andrew Crompton, amateur astronomer and Master of Gresham College, is found dead at the foot of the
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Masterpiece Mystery! - Arizona Public Media
Google News - over 5 years
The much loved Oxford policeman is once again joined by Laurence Fox (A Room with a View) as Lewis' young partner DS Hathaway. And as the relationship between Inspector and Sergeant grows and develops we see new sides to the inimitable duo
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Must See on STV - July 13th - stv.tv
Google News - over 5 years
Guest starring Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), Juliet Aubrey (Primeval) and Stella Gonet (Holby City), with Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox. Most STV programmes are available to catch up with online on the STV Player,
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Drama back on the beat - Otago Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
Kevin Whately reprises his character as Morse's sergeant in the original series, with the help of DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox), a well-educated young fellow who is surely the very model of the modern British bobby. New Zealand is just a wee bit
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Madonna: a novembre in arrivo il nuovo album e il primo film da regista, "WE" - Sonorika.com
Google News - over 5 years
La scenografia a è stata scritta da Madonna insieme ad Alek Keshishian e nel cast ci sono Abbie Cornish, Oscar Isaac, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Dormer, Richard Coyle e Laurence Fox
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Madonna desperately seeking Oscar? - Vancouver Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Madonna's fairly impressive cast includes Abbie Cornish, Laurence Fox ("Gosford Park") and Oscar Isaac ("Robin Hood"). "I'm incredibly excited about this movie, and I wanted to give it a prominent release date," Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of TWC,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Laurence Fox
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    On 12 May 2016, it was announced that Fox and Piper had divorced after more than eight years of marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Fox's siblings are Tom (born 1975), Robin (1976), Lydia (1979), and Jack (1985); Lydia Fox is herself an actress. His uncles are the actor Edward Fox and the theatrical and film producer Robert Fox. The actors Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox are his first cousins, being the children of Edward Fox. Fox is also Richard Ayoade's brother-in-law. Some information in this table was obtained from. Some information in this table was obtained from. Some information in this table was obtained from the following websites:. Albums Singles
    On 24th March 2016, Fox announced on his Facebook page that the pair had split after eight years of marriage.
    More Details Hide Details He stated that no third party was involved in the separation.
    The audience saw Fox step out of character - that of French statesman Charles de Gaulle - and chastise the heckler with robust language. "If someone is hell-bent on heckling, they are ruining it for everybody," he explained to Sarah Montague on the Today programme on 10 March 2016. "It becomes an un-performable play, the play stops at that moment."
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    In March 2016 Laurence Fox apologised for swearing at a member of the audience who had been muttering audibly in the front row during a performance of The Patriotic Traitor at London's Park Theatre on 8 March.
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    His debut album, Holding Patterns, was released in February 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The third of five children of actor James Fox and his wife Mary Elizabeth Piper, His father James was the son of Major Robin Fox, theatrical agent, who married Angela Muriel Darita Worthington, a natural daughter of Frederick Lonsdale.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    On 21 October 2008, Piper gave birth to a son, Winston James Fox, by emergency Caesarean section. Piper gave birth to their second son, Eugene Pip, on 5 April 2012.
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    On 27 April 2008 The Sun, quoting an unnamed source, announced that Piper was three months' pregnant and that she and Fox were "absolutely over the moon".
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  • 2007
    Age 28
    As of 2007 Fox and Piper lived in a country cottage in the market town of Midhurst in West Sussex.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2008 it was reported that Piper had expressed to family and friends a desire to adopt children as well as to have children of her own with Fox.
    His tattoo, on his forearm, reads "Mrs Fox 31 December 2007," while hers states "Mr Fox."
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    On 31 December 2007 Fox married Piper in the 12th century parish church of St. Mary's in Easebourne, West Sussex.
    More Details Hide Details During a 21 February 2008 interview on ITV breakfast show GMTV, Fox revealed that after a "drunken lunch" during their honeymoon in Mexico he and Piper got matching tattoos to celebrate their marriage.
  • 2006
    Age 27
    Fox dated British actress Billie Piper in 2006 while they performed together in the stage play Treats.
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    Between 2006 and 2007 he starred in Treats by Christopher Hampton with his future wife, Billie Piper.
    More Details Hide Details In April 2007, Fox lost his temper with a paparazzi photographer outside the Garrick Theatre in London where he was performing in Treats and was arrested for assault. He was later released after receiving a police caution. Newspaper reports stated that the caution would remain on his record for three years and might prevent his obtaining a visa to perform in the US. In 2013, Fox played Guy Haines in Strangers on a Train at London's Gielgud Theatre. On 9 May 2015 he portrayed a wartime soldier composing a letter at VE Day 70: A Party to Remember in Horse Guards Parade, London that was broadcast live on BBC1. When filming, Fox often plays the jester to amuse the cast and crew. He has said, "I'd just rather have a good time than I would be Daniel Day-Lewis. There ain't no method to my acting."
  • 2002
    Age 23
    On stage, Fox appeared in Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw at the Strand Theatre (now the Novello Theatre) in London in 2002, and John Ford's 17th-century play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore in 2005.
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    He then donned uniforms in a slew of film and television features, including roles as a German airman in Island at War (2004), an SS officer in The Last Drop (2005), and as British soldiers in the 2002 films Deathwatch and Ultimate Force, and in Colditz (2005).
    More Details Hide Details In the last made-for-television film, Fox played Capt. Tom Willis who, after an unsuccessful attempt to break out of a prisoner-of-war camp, is brought to Oflag IV-C in Colditz Castle, one of the most infamous German POW camps for officers in World War II. Actor Kevin Whately caught Fox's performance in the last ten minutes of the film, which he characterised as "this young English boy going bonkers and wandering out to be shot", and thought "He's interesting." The next day, at a lunch meeting with "all the powers that be" regarding a new project, Whately mentioned that Fox "would be worth taking a look at". As a result, Fox was cast in the ITV detective drama Lewis as Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, a Cambridge-educated former trainee priest who becomes the partner of Detective Inspector Robert Lewis, played by Whately. The pilot of this spin-off from Inspector Morse (1987–2000), was ITV's highest rated drama of 2006.
  • 2001
    Age 22
    Fox, who graduated from RADA on 1 July 2001, followed up The Hole by appearing in Robert Altman's 2001 Academy Award-winning film Gosford Park.
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    One of these was his first break into film – the 2001 horror-thriller The Hole.
    More Details Hide Details Fox feels that in landing the role his name "probably helped – it's a combination of timing, luck and contacts". Nonetheless, "the name opens some doors, but then you have to show you can do the job".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Laurence Fox was born in 1978 in Yorkshire.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of thirteen he entered Harrow School where, according to him, he was "shy around women, sensitive and a bit naïve". Although he made friends and liked the drama teacher, he hated the school's strict regimen and felt despised and out of place among pupils with titles and wealth. Constantly in trouble for smoking, fighting, going into town and seeing girls, he was eventually expelled a few weeks before his A-levels. According to him, "It was something to do with a girl at a dance. I went back to take the exams, but I wasn't allowed to speak to anyone." With hindsight, Fox has said that his experience at Harrow enabled him to portray "toffs" – the upper-class boys looking down on him and whom he disliked – with much insight and cynicism. Despite doing well in his A-level examinations, because of his report from Harrow he was unable to obtain a place at any university. After working as a gardener for two years, and a stint as an office worker which he loathed, he discovered that he enjoyed acting and enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). During his time there he appeared in numerous theatre productions, including the lead roles of Gregers Werle in Ibsen's The Wild Duck, Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus, and Stephen Daedalus in an adaptation of James Joyce's novel Ulysses. However, he was disappointed to find that he was treated "like a nonce" for being an Old Harrovian.
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