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Charlie Cox Biography

Charlie Cox

Biography


Date of Birth
15 December 1982, London, England, UK

Height
5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Biography
Charlie Thomas Cox was born in London, England, to Patricia C. A. (Harley) and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox, a publisher. He has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and descends from several prominent forebears (Baronets of Agnew and Carnegie, an Earl of Findlater, and a Colonial Governor of New York, Andrew Elliot).

Cox was educated and received his training in drama at Sherborne School in Dorset where he appeared in Dealer's Choice / Patrick Marber (Mugsy) The Writing Game (Leo) Code Crackers / Andy Wilkinson (Weasel) Confusions / Alan Aykbourne (Martin & Arthur) Henry V (Nym & John Bates). He received the Gerald Pitman Award for Acting from Sherborne School. He also appeared in Judge John Deed (2001) as the Young Vicar.

He starred in Things to Do Before You're 30 (2005) (formerly You Don't Have To Say You Love Me), with Dougray Scott, The Merchant of Venice (2004), with Al Pacino, and Dot the I (2003) (aka Obsession) with Gael García Bernal, which received rave reviews at The Sundance Film Festival.


Trivia
  • Lives with his brother in London
  • He studied at Sherborne school in Dorset
  • He has traveled to Australia, parts of the USA, Europe and Hong Kong
  • Trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
  • He has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and is descended from many prominent figures, including Royal Navy captain Frederick Lewis Maitland, Colonial Governor of New York, Andrew Elliot, and several Baronets and Earls.
  • The first non-American actor to play Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
  • After Rex Smith and Ben Affleck, he is the third actor to play the role of the Marvel Comics' hero Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
  • He didn't know that his character in Daredevil (2015) was blind until the day before the audition.
  • He hadn't read any Daredevil comics before receiving the part of Matt Murdock in Daredevil (2015), but has since become a big fan of the character and comics in general. He expressed hope that Daredevil would appear in Captain America: Civil War (2016). To his disappointment, this didn't come to pass.
  • One of his favorite Pixar films is Toy Story (1995).
  • Quotes
  • I left Britain in the mid-1990s when TV was going down the cundie - another good Dundee word - because I wanted a film career. But as I get older, I find myself being drawn back to my roots, and I'm loving it.
  • It's so easy to become obsessed with the film industry and recognition that we can forget that we are not saving the world. We are just actors trying to entertain people.
  • I love New York, but I have to admit that I feel very English, and I do miss that sense of history that you have everywhere in Britain.
  • Claire Danes is lovely and a really great actress.
  • I'm a London lad, but I'm fascinated by America. I want to take a motorcycling trip across the country and see those wide open spaces.
  • Fame terrifies me. I can say that with honesty. You're terrified that, when people know the real you, they won't like you.
  • Of all the London theatres, the Donmar is the dream.
  • What I like about fairy tales is that they highlight the emotions within a story. The situations aren't real, with falling stars and pirates. But what you do relate to is the emotions that the characters feel.
  • I am incredibly self-deprecating. It stems from self-doubt.
  • There's something very special about seeing history so clearly in front of you through that architecture that you just don't get in the U.S. If I was asked to choose where I'd most like to live, I would always choose London.
  • I really fell into drama school - I had a lot of lot of luck. I didn't take criticism very well while I was there; in fact, I took it personally. With every note I got, I felt like they were telling me I was a bad person.
  • I was at a school in England, a prep school, from the ages of 8 and 13. And every play they did was a musical. Parents love musicals. And I don't sing. It was driving me crazy. 'We're doing 'Macbeth.'' 'Yes!' 'The musical!' And I was always in the chorus, because of course, in all the main parts, you had to be able to sing.



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