Julie Cox

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Julie Cox is an English actress. She played Princess Irulan in the Sci Fi Channel's 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune and its 2003 sequel, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune. She also played The Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story III.


One of Cox's earliest roles was the Childlike Empress in the 1994 film The NeverEnding Story III. She played Diana, Princess of Wales in Princess in Love by David Greene, a film released in 1996 based upon the publication by Anna Pasternak.[1] Cox played the character Sophie Aronnax in a remake of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea in 1997, and in 1999 she appeared as Giulietta in the film adaptation of Alegría.

Cox portrayed Princess Irulan in the 2000 Sci Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune and its 2003 sequel, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Cox starred with Jean-Claude Van Damme in Second in Command (2006) and in 2007 was the female lead in The Riddle alongside Vinnie Jones, Derek Jacobi, and Vanessa Redgrave. She starred in The Oxford Murders with Elijah Wood and John Hurt in 2008.

Cox portrayed a fictionalised Mary Shelley, a companion of the Eighth Doctor, in several Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio dramas, including The Company of Friends, The Silver Turk, The Witch from the Well and Army of Death.

Personal life[edit]

Cox lives in Bristol, with her partner and has a son named Luke.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 The NeverEnding Story III The Childlike Empress
1994 The Knickerbocker Gang: The Talking Grave Melissa Kramer
1998 Brand New World Angela AKA, Woundings
1999 Alegría Giulietta
1999 Felicia's Journey Marcia Tibbits
2001 The War Bride Sophie
2003 The Death of Klinghoffer Young Hannah
2005 The Headsman Margaretha
2006 Second in Command Michelle Whitman Video
2006 Almost Heaven Hilary Wooler
2007 The Riddle Kate Merrill
2008 The Oxford Murders Beth Eagleton
2012 The Prisoner Julia
2018 2036 Origin Unknown Lena Wilson


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Une maman dans la ville Betsy TV film
1995 Tears Before Bedtime Katherine TV series
1995 Zoya [fr; nl; ru] Maria TV film
1995 La vie de Marianne [fr] Mademoiselle Varthon TV film
1996 Tales from the Crypt Marlys "Last Respects"
1996 Princess in Love [it] Princess Diana TV film
1996 The Ring Giselle TV film
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Sophie Arronax TV film
1999 The Scarlet Pimpernel Helene de Rochambeau "Valentin Gautier"
2000 Frank Herbert's Dune Princess Irulan TV miniseries
2000 David Copperfield Dora Spenlow TV film
2002 King of Texas Claudia Lear TV film
2002 The American Embassy Fiona Humphrey Episode: "Long Live the King"
2002 An Angel for May [it] Alison Wheeler TV film
2003 Frank Herbert's Children of Dune Princess Irulan TV miniseries
2003 Spooks Maxi Baxter Episode: “Blood & Money” Broadcast in some countries as MI-5
2003 Byron Annabella Milbanke TV film
2003 Agatha Christie's Poirot Elsa Greer Episode: "Five Little Pigs"
2004 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Young Miss Marple Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"
2006 Nostradamus Gemelle TV film
2007 HolbyBlue Mandy French Recurring role (series 1)
2008 New Tricks Jacinta Felspar Episode: "Couldn't Organise One"
2011 Zen Mara Episode: "Cabal"
2012 Lewis Miranda Thornton Episode: "Generation of Vipers"
2013 Midsomer Murders Olivia Carr Episode: "The Sicilian Defence"
2013 Jo Sharon Episode: "Le Marais"
2017 Broadchurch Angela Dyer Episode #3.1


  1. ^ "Princess in Love - Diana in Film". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ Franklin, Garth (3 December 2005). "Review: Frank Herbert's Dune". DarkHorizons.com. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Dune: Cast & Details". Movies.TVGuide.com. 2000. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Children of Dune: Cast & Details". Movies.TVGuide.com. 2003. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  5. ^ Fritz, Steve (4 December 2000). "DUNE: Remaking the Classic Novel". Cinescape.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2008.
  6. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (3 December 2000). "COVER STORY: Future Myths, Adrift in the Sands of Time". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  7. ^ Wertheimer, Ron (15 March 2003). "TELEVISION REVIEW; A Stormy Family on a Sandy Planet". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  8. ^ Paterson, Robert (30 November 2000). "Dune's Princess Irulan Speaks". Space.com. Archived from the original on 20 August 2001. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  9. ^ "About". lukedrewthis. Retrieved 31 December 2020.

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