Charlie Cox

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Charlie Cox
BornCharlie Thomas Cox
(1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 29)
London, England, UK
NationalityEnglish
OccupationActor
Years active2002–present
 
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Charlie Cox
BornCharlie Thomas Cox
(1982-12-15) 15 December 1982 (age 29)
London, England, UK
NationalityEnglish
OccupationActor
Years active2002–present

Charlie Thomas Cox[1] (born 15 December 1982) is an English actor best known for his starring role as Tristan Thorn in Stardust and more recently for his supporting role in HBO's Boardwalk Empire second season.

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Life and career

Cox, the youngest of five children, was born in London, England, and brought up in East Sussex. He is the son of Patricia C. A. "Trisha" (née Harley) and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox, who is a publisher.[2][3][4] His paternal ancestors include Sir Andrew Agnew, 7th Baronet, Royal Navy captain Frederick Lewis Maitland, James Ogilvy, 4th Earl of Findlater, Sir David Carnegie, 4th Baronet, and a Colonial Governor of New York, Andrew Elliot.[4] He was brought up as a Roman Catholic.[5]

Charlie was educated at two independent schools: at Ashdown House in the village of Forest Row in East Sussex and Sherborne School in the market town of Sherborne in Dorset. He later trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol.

Cox played the role of Tristan Thorne in the 2007 film Stardust. He was next seen in the 2008 film Stone of Destiny in which he played Ian Hamilton. He made his West End debut in a double bill of Harold Pinter's The Lover & The Collection at the Comedy Theatre in London, and in the same year played the Duke of Crowborough in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey. He also appeared in Kleist's The Prince of Homburg, playing the title role, at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 2010. He played the part of St. Josemaría Escrivá in the 2011 Roland Joffé film There Be Dragons. Also in 2011, Cox signed on to play a recurring role in the second season of the Martin Scorsese-produced HBO original series Boardwalk Empire as an Irish immigrant with ties to the IRA.[6][7]

Filmography

TV and Movie Credits

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Judge John DeedYoung VicarTV series (Episode: "Everyone's Child")
2003dot the ITheoFilm
2004The Merchant of VeniceLorenzoFilm
2005Things To Do Before You're 30DannyFilm
2005CasanovaGiovanni BruniFilm
2006Inspector LewisDanny GriffonTV Film
2006A for AndromedaDennis BridgerTV Film
2006The Maidens' ConspiracyDiafebusFilm
2007StardustTristan ThorneFilm
2008Harry, Henry and the ProstituteHarryShort Film
2008Stone of DestinyIan HamiltonFilm
2009Big GuyChuckShort Film
2009PerfectPaulShort Film
2009Glorious 39LawrenceFilm
2010Crossing the Wall: The Making of StardustTristan ThornVideo
2010Downton AbbeyDuke of CrowboroughTV Series
2011There Be DragonsJosemaría EscriváFilm
2011Moby DickIshmaelTV mini-series (part 1 & part 2)
2011-presentBoardwalk EmpireOwen SleaterTV series
2011Nancy, Sid and SergioN/AShort Film
2012A Sunny MorningAdamShort Film

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