Frederick Samson Robert Morice Fox (born 5 April 1989) is an English actor. His screen career highlights include roles as singer Marilyn in the BBC's Boy George biopic Worried About the Boy (2010), King Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers (2011), Edwin Drood in the BBC's The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), and Freddie Baxter in the television series Cucumber (2015) and Banana (2015).His many notable theatre credits include starring as Oscar Wilde's young lover Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas in The Judas Kiss (2012–2013), opposite Rupert Everett, at London's Hampstead Theatre plus a UK tour and West End transfer.In 2016 he won third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards, for his 2015 performance as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the Sheffield Crucible. His proficiency with the role led him to be called into service again as Romeo, this time opposite Lily James in Kenneth Branagh's 2016 production at the Garrick Theatre, when the existing Romeo and his understudy were both injured. Fox took over the role on 26 July and performed it till the end of the play's run on 13 August 2016.
While promoting the Channel 4 comedy Cucumber in 2015, Fox said that he does not wish to define his sexuality, adding "I’ve had girlfriends, but I wouldn't wish to say 'I am this or I am that', because at some time in my life I might fall in love with a man." He also expressed that bisexuality is often misunderstood, and that people can have meaningful relationships "no matter what sex they are." In a later interview he drew back from those remarks, saying "my life... is my own business", while adding "I think as an actor you've got to try to preserve some of your mystery so that there’s still an element of surprise about where characters come from."His political views are not known, although in 2010 he joked "no one with a bad tie is getting my vote. Some Lib Dems wear the most shockingly awful ties." His cousin Laurence Fox has become well known for his anti-progressive beliefs (and the foundation of the conservative Reclaim party). Though Freddie said "I neither want to take sides nor reopen a debate that's already happened", he did acknowledge that "as a white man with a public school education, I am a product of white male privilege".
Frederick Samson Robert Morice Fox was born in Hammersmith, London. Fox comes from a thespian family: his mother is actress Joanna David (née Joanna Elizabeth Hacking) and his father is actor Edward Fox. His uncle is James Fox and his cousins Jack, Laurence and Lydia also have successful acting careers. His elder sister is the actress Emilia Fox.Fox was surrounded by actors and writers from a young age. His godfather was the barrister and writer John Mortimer, whom Fox described as "an incredible raconteur". He has also known actor Charles Dance since childhood through his father, and Dance described young Fox as being already "vocally like his father" aged 10. Other acting influences include his godfather John Castle, and the actors Maggie Smith and Phyllida Law.
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