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Laurence Fox

Laurence Fox is a multi-talented actor, broadcaster, musician, and political activist from England. Laurence Fox is widely known for portraying the role of DS James Hathaway in the ITV drama series “Lewis.”

Early Life

Laurence Fox was born in Leeds, England, United Kingdom, on 26 May 1978. Currently, he is 45 years old, and his zodiac sign is Gemini as per the astrological chart. He is British by nationality and his full name is Laurence Paul Fox. Additionally, he belongs to a mixed ethnicity and follows the Christian religion.

He was born to his father James Fox and his mother Mary Elizabeth. His father is a renowned English actor.  He was the third child of his parents and grew up with his three brothers; Tom, Robin, and Jack, and a sister, Lydia.

Being born into an actor family, he got a chance to learn about acting in his childhood days. Moreover, his grandfather, Robin Foo was also an actor and theatrical agent. His siblings, Lydia and Jack, as well as his first cousins Emilia and Freddie Fox, are also actors. His uncles, Edward and Robert Fox, are actors and theatre/film producers, respectively.

Laurence Fox – Education

Laurence attended Harrow School in London but was expelled a few weeks prior to his A-levels for being troublesome. As a result, he was unable to get admission to any university. After working as a gardener and an office worker, he ultimately followed in his family’s footsteps and enrolled at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), where he graduated in 2001.

Professional Career

During his time in RADA, Laurence Fox started appearing in stage production. ‘The Wild Duck,’ ‘Titus Andronicus,’ ‘Ulysses,’ ‘The Wild Goose Chase,’ and ‘The Provoked Wife’ are some of his stage works.

He made his acting debut playing the role of Geoff Bingham in the British psychological horror thriller film “The Hole.” That same year, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning satirical black comedy mystery film “Gosford Park” playing the role of Lord Rupert Standish.

In 2002, he portrayed the role of Captain Bramwell Jennings in the British-German horror war film “Deathwatch.” The same year, he made his television debut in the ITV drama series “Ultimate Force” where he is seen playing the role of Cpl. Mick Sharp in a couple of episodes.

During this period, he appeared on stage in Harold Brighouse’s play Hobson’s Choice (2001) as Fred Beanstock and George Bernard Shaw’s play Mrs Warren’s Profession (2002) as Frank Gardner.

In 2003, he played the role of Ralph Partridge in the Spanish-English romance comedy-drama film “Al sur de Granada.” He also played the role of Simon Walker in an episode of the detective drama series “Foyle’s War.”

In 2004, he played the German airman Bernhardt Tellemann in the British television miniseries “Island at War,” and the following year he was cast as SS officer Major Kessler in the British Romanian war film “The Last Drop” and a British soldier Capt. Tom Willis in the two-part miniseries “Colditz.”

He then was seen in an episode of ITV’s period crime drama miniseries “Jericho” and in a couple of episodes of BBC’s miniseries documentary “Egypt” in the year 2005. That same year, he portrayed the role of Prince Charles in the TV film “Whatever Love Means.”

Continued his successful acting career

His performance in ‘Colditz’ gained the notice of actor Kevin Whately, who suggested him for the character of Detective Sergeant James Hathaway in ITV’s 2006 detective drama series “Lewis,” a spinoff from Inspector Morse. Kevin Whately portrayed Sergeant/Detective Inspector Robert Lewis in both the original and the spinoff. Moreover, the series ran until 2015.

Caption: The poster of the ITV drama series, Lewis (Source: FilmAffinity)

In 2006, he was cast in the role of James Pearson in the detective television series “Agatha Christie’s Marple.” Additionally, he was associated with stage continued with playwright John Ford’s tragedy play Tis Pity She’s a Whore (2005) and Christopher Hampton’s romantic drama play Treats (2006–2007).

He played the role of Cecil Vyse in the ITV’s television movie “A Room with a View” in the year 2007. At the same time, he was seen in two biographical films; “Becoming Jane” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age.”

He was seen in the role of Philip Manningham in the ITV’s three-part thriller drama television miniseries “Wired” in the year 2008. In 2011, he played Bertie in the historical romantic drama film “W.E..”  He released his debut single, “Gunfight,” in 2012, and his first EP, “Sorry for My Words,” the following year. It received good airplay, mainly on BBC Radio 2.

Recent Works

He then appeared in two theatrical plays: Our Boys (2012), in which he played Joe, and Strangers on a Train (2013-2014), in which he played Guy Haines. Moreover, he performed Charles de Gaulle in another stage piece, The Patriotic Traitor (2016), a few years later.

He released his debut album, “Holding Patterns,” in 2016 on his own label, Fox Cub Records. In 2017, he was cast in the second season of the British historical crime drama series “The Frankenstein Chronicles,” and the following year he shot a pilot episode of the Canadian drama “Frankie Drake Mysteries.”

In 2019, he appeared in the historical drama series “Victoria” as Lord Palmerston and in the biographical drama film “The Professor and the Madman” as Philip Lyttelton Gell.

He also played Lawrence of Arabia in the historical drama “Born a King” in 2019 and Owen in the drama “Us Among the Stones.” Additionally, he released his second album, “A Grief Observed,” the same year.

Moreover, he appeared on Netflix in the British-Spanish mystery thriller series White Lines in 2020. He played Hunter Biden in filmmaker Robert Davi’s movie “My Son Hunter” in 2021, co-starring with fellow conservatives Gina Carano and John James.

Politics

Fox, a conservative, publicly criticized the George Floyd protests and the COVID-19 vaccines scheduled for release in 2020. He ran unsuccessfully in the 2021 London mayoral election after establishing the right-wing populist political party Reclaim in protest to what he called “extreme political correctness.” He received 1.9% of the vote, resulting in a loss of his election deposit. Several conflicts and legal battles have marred his political career.

Net Worth 2024

As per several online sources, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million while, he makes around $500,000 dollars annually from his acting career.

Relationship Status

Since late 2019, Laurence Fox has been dating Sara McKinnon. However,  McKinnon dumped Laurence after his controversial comments in Question Time.

Following that, he began dating journalist Madeline Grant. However, the couple split up after a short time, and he is now back with McKinnon. The pair are living together in Fox’s London home and isolating themselves during the Coronavirus outbreak that has affected the UK.

Caption: Laurence Fox with his girlfriend, Sara McKinnon (Source: Daily Mail)

Previously. he married to actress Billie Piper. With the marriage, the couple has two sons;  Winston James Fox and Eugene Pip. Laurence confirmed their split on his Facebook page on March 24, 2016. The couple announced their divorce on May 12, 2016.

Body Measurements

Caption: Laurence Fox posing for a photo (Source: The Telegraph)

This handsome actor is 6 feet 3 inches tall (190.5 cm) and weighs 82 kg (181 lbs). He has blue pair of eyes with blonde hair colour and he has got a slim body build.

Laurence Fox – Social Media

On his official Instagram page ‘@lozzafox1’ there are over 60.8k followers. Likewise, there are over 452.9k followers on his Twitter page ‘@LozzaFox’, and while he is not present on Facebook.

Laurence Fox has an official self-titled YouTube channel and uploads music videos. As per writing this content, there are over 9.69k subscribers on his channel.