Kerry Fox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kerry Fox
Kerry Fox (Berlin Film Festival 2009).jpg
Born (1966-07-30) 30 July 1966 (age 49)
Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation Actress

Kerry Lauren Fox[1] (born 30 July 1966) is a New Zealand actress.[2] She came to prominence playing author Janet Frame in the movie An Angel at My Table directed by Jane Campion,[2] which gained her a Best Actress Award from the New Zealand Film and Television Awards.


Kerry Fox was born in Wellington. She has gone on to build an international career, working far and wide in quality independent films and on television. She received praise and a nomination for the Australian Film Institute Awards for her leading role in Country Life, starred in Danny Boyle's breakout British hit Shallow Grave[2] with Ewan McGregor, and was nominated for the Canadian Academy Award (Genie Award) for her supporting role in The Hanging Garden.

In 2001 she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her role as Claire in Intimacy (directed by Patrice Chéreau) at the Berlin Film Festival. In this film she performed real, rather than simulated, fellatio.[3][4]

In autumn 2009 she appeared alongside John Simm, Lucy Cohu and Ian Hart in the Duke of York's Theatre production of Andrew Bovell's play Speaking In Tongues. In 2011 she played Oriel Lamb in the television adaptation of Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet.


See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c Darke, Chris (30 June 2001). "Truly, madly, explicitly". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ Linklater, Alexander (21 June 2001). "Dangerous liaisons". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Adams, Tim (26 November 2006). "Everybody's doing it...". The Guardian. 

External links[edit]