Edward Charles Morrice Fox, OBE (born 13 April 1937) is an English stage, film and television actor.
He is generally associated with the role of an upper-class Englishman. He is known for playing the Jackal in the film The Day of the Jackal (1973) and for his portrayal of King Edward VIII in the serial Edward and Mrs. Simpson (1978).
Fox was born in Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, the son of Robin Fox, a theatrical agent, and Angela Muriel Darita Worthington, an actress and writer. He is the elder brother of actor James Fox and film producer Robert Fox, and an uncle of actor Laurence Fox. His maternal grandfather was the dramatist Frederick Lonsdale. Fox is also the great grandson of industrialist Samson Fox.
He was educated at Harrow School in northwest London and served as a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, a regiment of the British Army.
Fox's made his theatrical début in 1958, and his first film appearance was as an extra in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), he also had a non speaking part as a waiter in This Sporting Life (1963). Throughout the 1960s he worked mostly on stage, including a turn as Hamlet. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he established