Yorkshire born Laurence Fox is an English actor and with a passion for singing, songwriting, and playing the guitar. Having graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in 2001, where he played the lead in a vast number of theatre productions, Laurence is perhaps best known for his plethora of TV work including his leading role as DS James Hathaway in ITV’s Lewis (2006-2015). Other television credits include Foyle’s War (2003), Jericho (2005), Egypt (2005), Whatever Love Means (2005) and the award-nominated A Room With A View (2007).
Laurence also starred in The Frankenstein Chronicles, with Oscar-winning actor Sean Bean.
Laurence secured his first film role in Nick Hamm’s horror-thriller, The Hole (2001), with rave reviews Laurence quickly went on to appear in Robert Altman’s Academy Award winning Gosford Park (2001). Laurence has recently completed filming for US Title The Professor and The Madman which is set for a release later this year, Laurence stars opposite Mel Gibson and Sean Penn in this drama/ mystery/ thriller about Professor James Murrey who gave us the Oxford English Dictionary.
On stage, Laurence’s repertoire includes Strangers On A Train (2013-2014, Gielgud Theatre), Our Boys (2012, Duchess Theatre), Treats (2006-2007, various London theatres), ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore (2005, Southwark Playhouse) and more recently Laurence played the part of stern statesman and French General Charles de Gaulle to critical acclaim in Jonathan Lynn’s The Patriotic Traitor (2016, London’s Park Theatre).
Laurence has a longstanding passion for music which saw him release an album last February entitled HoldingPatterns. A keen guitarist, Laurence has spent many years playing open-mic nights and intimate gigs across the country.