Not to be confused with Robin Fox, the anthropologist.
The Robin Fox family is a family with several members in the acting and related professions over a number of generations. Robin Fox (1913-1971), an actor and theatrical agent, and his wife Angela Muriel Darita Worthington, actress and daughter of the English playwright Frederick Lonsdale, had three sons: the actors James and Edward Fox, and Robert, who became a theatrical agent. Their grandchildren include the actors Emilia Fox, Laurence Fox and Lydia Fox. Robin Fox is the grandson of Samson Fox (1838-1903), a British engineer, industrialist and philanthropist.
Robin Fox was born in St George Hanover Square, London, the son of Hilda Louise (Alcock), an actress, and Arthur William Fox. He was related to the great acting dynasty: the Neilson / Hanbury Family via his mother, and his aunt Lily Hanbury. His father was the son of industrialist Samson Fox. Hilda and Lily's first cousin Julia Neilson was married to the actor Fred Terry, brother of the late nineteenth century star Ellen Terry. In total seven first cousins including Hilda and Lily Hanbury were all actors in the Victorian Theatre.