Charlie Thomas Cox (born 15 December 1982) is an English actor best known for his roles as Tristan Thorn in Stardust, Owen Sleater in the second and third seasons of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, and Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel's Daredevil TV series.
Cox, the youngest of five children, was born in London, England, United Kingdom, and brought up in East Sussex. He is the son of Patricia C. A. "Tricia" (née Harley) and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox, who is a publisher. His paternal ancestors include 6th Earl of Lauderdale, 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. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic.
Cox was educated at two independent schools: at Ashdown House School 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 Thorn 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 Harold Pinter's The Collection at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, and in the same year played the Duke of Crowborough in the pilot episode of 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. His character became a regular for the series' third season, which was broadcast in September 2012.
Currently, Cox portrays Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel's Daredevil TV series, produced and released through Netflix and was given a Helen Keller Achievement Award for his role by the American Foundation for the Blind.
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St Josemaria is played by the English actor Charlie Cox, who is a Catholic. "I've been brought up a Catholic."
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