Since the hit Channel 4 series Gogglebox first aired in 2013, it has proved a hit with TV fans everywhere.
Friends and families hit the sofa to catch up with all the week’s best telly and provide us with some hilarious commentary while doing so!
This year sees the return of the Celebrity Gogglebox spinoff, featuring the likes of mega-famous musicians, presenters and actors.
And the acting duo that makes up the Fox family has got everyone talking, as although Emilia Fox is instantly recognisable after years on our screens as Dr Nikki on Silent Witness, less is known about her cousin Laurence.
So who is Laurence Fox? Read on to find out everything you need to know…
Meet Laurence Fox…
Laurence is a 41-year-old actor and musician from Leeds, Yorkshire.
He comes from one of England’s acting dynasties, with most of his immediate relatives being involved in the industry. And although he now is a successful actor, it wasn’t the career path he set out on.
After being expelled from Harrow School for bad behaviour – think smoking, fighting, pursuing girls-type bad behaviour – Laurence was not accepted to any universities, despite his good grades.
But that led to Laurence applying to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and embarking on the career path that would change his life.
Laurence Fox’s acting family
Both Emilia and Laurence come from a long line of actors.
He is the son of actor James Fox, whose brothers are BAFTA-winning actor Edward Fox (who is Emilia’s father) and theatre agent Robert Fox.
James, Edward and Robert Fox are all sons of Robin Fox, the renowned actor and theatre agent who was married to an actress called Angela Worthington.
Laurence Fox has four siblings: actor Jack, Robin, Thomas and Lydia (who is married to Richard Ayoade).
What has Laurence Fox been in?
In 2001, Laurence landed his first film role in The Hole – alongside Keira Knightley – just after he had left RADA.
Since then he has been in a range of films, TV shows and stage plays.
Most notably, he starred as DS James Hathaway in Lewis from 2006 to 2015.
His most recent role was as Lord Palmerston in series 3 of the ITV hit Victoria.
Laurence has become known for accurately portraying ‘toffs’ – we’re guessing that his public school education helped him mastered this – and has done so in many period dramas such as Gosford Park, Becoming Jane and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.
Laurence Fox: Wife
He married fellow actress of Doctor Who fame Billie Piper in 2007 after they had finished performing together in the play Treats.
Together, Billie and Laurence had two sons. Winston James was born on October 21st, 2008 and Eugene Pip was born on April 5th, 2012.
After eight years of marriage, the couple decided to part ways. They announced their split on May 12th, 2016.
It is unconfirmed whether Laurence has yet moved on with someone new, but from the looks of his Instagram @lozzafox1, he is just focussing on his music and acting career and hanging out with his adorable sons.
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