Laurence Fox was born in Yorkshire and educated at Harrow School from the age of 13. Laurence soon discovered his own passion for acting and enrolled at the acclaimed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), graduating in 2001. Having played the lead role in a number of theatre productions throughout his time at RADA, Laurence is perhaps best known for his plethora of TV work and leading role as DS James Hathaway in ITV drama, Lewis from 2006 to 2015. More recently, Laurence has extended his passion as a singer songwriter and launched his debut album, Holding Patterns in February 2016.
Amongst his numerous stage roles, Laurence’s repertoire includes: Strangers on a Train (Gielgud Theatre), Our Boys (Duchess Theatre), Treats (Garrick Theatre), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Southwark Playhouse) and Warren’s Profession (Strand). In early 2016, Laurence played the part of stern statesman and French General, Charles de Gaulle to critical acclaim, in Jonathan Lynn’s The Patriotic Traitor at London’s Park Theatre.
Having secured his first film role in Nick Hamm’s horror-thriller, The Hole in 2001, Laurence quickly went on to appear in Robert Altman’s Academy Award winning, Gosford Park, followed by a number of uniformed roles including Deathwatch, The Last Watch and Colditz. It was his role as Captain Tom Willis in Colditz which lead to Laurence’s casting as DS James Hathaway in Lewis, ITV’s highest rated drama of 2006. Other notable TV work has included Foyle’s War, Jericho, Egypt, Whatever Love Means and ITV’s adaptation of E.M Forster’s A Room with a View amongst others. Laurence is currently filming alongside Mel Gibson, Natalie Dormer and Sean Penn in The Professor and The Madman.
Adding to his résumé, Laurence released his debut album, Holding Patterns in February 2016. A keen guitarist, Laurence has spent many years playing open-mic nights and intimate gigs across the country and sees music as his biggest passion alongside his acting career.
Laurence has appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines including Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, London Evening Standard, GQ and Hello!.
Laurence released his second album A Grief Observed in November 2019, which was co-produced by the award-winning Jonathan Quarmby. The album went straight to the top of the Amazon’s Movers and Shakers chart.
Tuesday 18th February 2020
Price: £17.50 adv