Robert Fox (producer)
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|Born||Robert Michael John Fox
25 March 1952
Cuckfield, Sussex, England
|Occupation||Film producer, theatre producer|
|Spouse(s)||Celestia Fox (m. 1975; div. 1990)
Natasha Richardson (m. 1990; div. 1992)
Fiona Golfar (m. 1996)
Life and career
He was born the third son of theatrical agent Robin Fox and actress Angela Worthington. He is the younger brother of actors Edward Fox and James Fox. The actress Emilia Fox is his niece and the actors Laurence Fox and Freddie Fox are his nephews. His maternal grandfather was playwright Frederick Lonsdale. Fox was educated at Harrow School.
Fox has been a theatrical producer in the West End and on Broadway for over two decades. His productions include: Another Country, Burn This starring John Malkovich; the world premiere of Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan; Edward Albee's Three Tall Women; many plays by David Hare: Skylight with Michael Gambon and Lia Williams, Amy's View with Judi Dench, and The Breath of Life with Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. Other Fox productions include the recent Olivier Award-winning Hedda Gabler, Closer by Patrick Marber, The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett starring Maggie Smith and directed by Nicholas Hytner; a revival of Pinter's The Caretaker with Michael Gambon, Gypsy on Broadway; the Tony Award-winning production of The Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman which also recently finished a record-breaking tour of arenas in Australia; and The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh starring Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum. Fox is currently co-producing two new plays: on Broadway, The Vertical Hour by David Hare starring Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy, and in the West End, Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan with Frank Langella and Michael Sheen at the Gielgud Theatre.
Fox executive-produced the film of Closer (Columbia TriStar) directed by Mike Nichols and starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Natalie Portman. Before that he produced The Hours with Scott Rudin, directed by Stephen Daldry, starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore; and Iris (Miramax/Mirage) directed by Richard Eyre starring Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent, both of which garnered Oscars in 2003. Other credits include Executive Producer on Another Country; a television film of Suddenly, Last Summer with Maggie Smith; and A Month by the Lake for Miramax starring Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox and Uma Thurman. He co-produced Notes on a Scandal for Fox Searchlight starring Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench.