James Fox
James fox
Character William Allsopp
Birthday May 19th, 1939
Birthplace London, England, United Kingdom
IMDB Profile James Fox at the Internet Movie Database
Appearances 2013 Christmas Special

James Fox (born as William Fox on 19th May 1939; London, England) is a veteran British actor who appeared in the 2013 Christmas Special of Downton Abbey as Lord Aysgarth.

His other screen credits include the TV show Merlin, the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


  • He is the brother of the actor Edward Fox. Edward Fox had been married to actress Tracy Reed (1958–1961). Reed is the granddaughter of the socialite Freda Dudley Ward, played by Janet Montgomery (who portrayed the daughter of James Fox's character in Merlin).
  • Fox had guest-starred on the show Death in Paradise. Gary Carr had previously been part of the show's main cast.

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