Edward Fox

British stage, film and television actor

Edward Charles Morice Fox (born 13 April 1937) is an English actor.[1] His brother is actor James Fox.

Edward Fox
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Fox in 2011
Edward Charles Morice Fox

(1937-04-13) 13 April 1937 (age 84)
Chelsea, London, England
Years active1958–present
Tracy Reed
(m. 1958; div. 1961)

Joanna David (m. 2004)
Children3; including Emilia Fox and Frederick "Freddie" Fox
Parent(s)Robin Fox
Angela Worthington
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1958–1960
Service number446128
UnitLoyal Regiment (North Lancashire)

Fox played the part of the professional assassin, known only as the "Jackal", who is hired to assassinate the French President Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1963, in the movie The Day of the Jackal (1973). He played Edward VIII in the British television drama series Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978).


  1. "Person Page". Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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