Having been in the business for over half a century, the Fox family acting dynasty are no strangers to talent or fame. The youngest and freshest face of the family to carry on the legacy of great acting is Freddie, brother of actress Emilia Fox and son of acclaimed actor Edward Fox. However, Freddie is rapidly gaining his own following in the acting world, showing that his last name is not all he has going for him.
Freddie with his sister, actress Emilia Fox.
He’s appeared in a wide array of theatre, TV, and film projects including a role as Oscar Wilde’s lover in a stage production of The Judas Kiss, as well as taking on a lead role in BBC’s Mystery of Edwin Drood. He shot his portrayal of singer, Marilyn in Boy George biopic Worried About the Boy, at just 20 years old while still a student at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Freddie has touched on what he has discovered while working on his breakout role, saying, ‘I have learned already that you have to work against people’s perception as they want to box you in very quickly. Marilyn was such fun to play and I was desperate to get the part because he was such a bonkers character.’
Freddie starring opposite Douglas Booth in Boy George biopic, Worried About the Boy
In his latest project, Freddie stars opposite Sam Claflin, Max Irons, and Douglas Booth in The Riot Club, a film about the handsome, spoiled, filthy-rich members of an elite Oxford University club. In the film, Freddie portrays Riot Club president James Leighton-Masters, who stops at nothing to maintain the secrecy and exclusivity of the Club. Off-screen Freddie has proven to be much different than his silver screen persona, showing that his famous last name isn’t all he has going for him. We personally cannot wait to see what he will do next.
Freddie, (bottom left), with the cast of The Riot Club
Here are some quick facts to help you get to know Freddie a little better:
He and Douglas Booth are real-life best friends. Amazing.
He loves a good party. (With wingman Doug, of course)
He can fish and shoot very well. But he fishes better than he shoots.
He thinks the most aristocratic thing is to take public transport, yet never admit to it.
His tried and true hangover cure, the “Sly Gwynnie,” is a “Sylvester Stallone-cum-Gwyneth Paltrow” concoction of raw eggs and hemp powder in water. Delicious.
He’s put an entire wheel of brie cheese on a sleeping person’s back. So there’s that.
But it’s okay, because he says he felt terrible afterwards.