Paul Fox (actor)

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Paul Fox
Born(1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 35)
Truro, Cornwall, England
Years active1995–present
 
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For other people of the same name, see Paul Fox (disambiguation).
Paul Fox
Born(1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 35)
Truro, Cornwall, England
Years active1995–present

Paul Fox (born 20 March 1979) is an English actor, known for portraying Mark Redman in Coronation Street and Dr Jeff Goodwin in The Royal.

Background[edit]

Born in Truro, Cornwall, Fox moved to Birkenhead whilst still a baby. He has one older brother, Christian. He attended the Glenda Jackson Youth Theatre in Birkenhead, and studied for a BTEC in Performing Arts and an A Level in Theatre Studies at West Cheshire College.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Fox made his television debut playing the nephew of Christopher Eccleston's character in the Channel 4 drama Hearts and Minds. He won the role after a casting director visited the Glenda Jackson Youth Theatre, looking for people to play a group of schoolchildren in the drama.[1] Fox later won a role in the ITV children's drama Children's Ward, and went on to play Will Cairns in Emmerdale.[3]

Fox played Mark Redman, the long-lost son of Mike Baldwin, in Coronation Street from 1999 to 2000. Fox left the programme when Mark, who had started an affair with Mike's fiancé Linda Sykes, confessed to it on Mike and Linda's wedding day, and was thrown out by Mike. Fox reprised the role in 2001 and also in 2006, around the time of Mike's death from Alzheimer's.

Fox played Dr Jeff Goodwin in The Royal from 2003 to 2007 and also appeared in Casualty in 2008, playing Simon Tanner. His other television credits include Moving On, Doctors and the Canadian science fiction drama Starhunter.

Fox's film credits include Elizabeth (1998), Simon: An English Legionnaire (2002) and the short film Hero. He made his stage debut while appearing in Emmerdale in a production of Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal, York playing Romeo.[3][4] Fox's other stage credits include Salonika, Twelfth Night,[4] A Midsummer Night's Dream and Too Cold for Snow.[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Hearts and MindsTonyTelevision series
1996Children's WardTim O'HalloranMedical drama
1997EmmerdaleWill Cairns
(1997–99)
Soap opera
1998ElizabethMale MartyrFeature film
1999Coronation StreetMark Redman
(1999–2001, 2006)
Soap opera
2000Life ForceGreg WebberTelevision series
City CentralDenny
- No Direction Home (2000)
Police procedural
2001HeroMarkShort film
2002Simon: An English LegionnaireSimon MurrayFeature film
2003StarhunterMarcus Fagen
(2003–2004)
Science fiction drama
The RoyalDr Jeffrey 'Jeff' Goodwin
(2003–07)
Medical drama
2008DoctorsCal Robinson
- Groomed for the Game (2008)
Soap opera
CasualtySimon Tanner
(7 episodes)
Medical drama
2009Moving OnMike
- The Rain Has Stopped (2009)
Anthology series

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fox not foxy". Evening Chronicle. 19 January 2000. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ Fox, Paul - Who's who on UK TV from hellomagazine.com Retrieved on 2009-09-02.
  3. ^ a b Penfold, Phil (30 December 2004). "Bedside manner - Paul Fox". The Stage. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Salonika, West Yorkshire Playhouse". Northern Echo. 21 January 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  5. ^ The Royal Season Six Cast Profiles from Memorable TV See relevant listing. Retrieved on 2009-09-02.

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