Before he started dressing up at night, beating up bad guys and putting Wilson Fisk in jail in Daredevil, he was a swarm of the heart, Tristan Thorn in the 2007 fantasy story Stardust, Charlie Cox is a famous actor known to modern TV and cinema fans through his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the TV show of the same name, Daredevil by Marvel and Netflix.
Charlie Cox has worked in acting in various media, from screen to stage. The British actor is a dedicated and talented student of the acting medium of creative work. Here you can find some more information about the film and television star.
Charlie Cox Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Charlie is the youngest child of his parents’ five children, Patricia A. Tricia and his father Andrew Seaforth Cox, who had three children from a previous marriage. Charlie Cox was raised Roman Catholic, just like his famous TV character Matt Murdock. For his education, he attended Ashdown House School and Sherborne School. Charlie did not enroll in an official college or university, but enrolled at a drama school, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, to study acting.
Before appearing as Tristan Thorn in his big break film Stardust in 2007, Cox made his on-screen debut in the TV movie Judge John Deed, in which he played the young vicar in one episode. His first major screen role was Theo in Dot the I, a 2003 thriller film, and Cox also appeared in Stone of Destiny, where he played Ian Hamilton in the film in 2008.
Charlie Cox’s path to fame in Hollywood began with the movie Stardust, an adventure fantasy film in which he appeared as the protagonist, Tristan Thorn. The film, which was a critical and financial success, featured a number of established Hollywood stars including Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ian McKellen, Ricky Gervais, and several others. The film earned $135.6 million on a budget of $70 million and was nominated for five awards, including the 2008 Saturn Awards.
Before returning to magic in Daredevil, Cox spent some time performing in plays. He made his stage debut at Ambassadors Theatre in London for Harold Pinter’s The Collection. He also appeared in Kleist’s The Prince of Homburg in 2010 as the title character in Donmar Warehouse.
Outside of Daredevil, Charlie Cox has appeared in several successful projects, especially on television. He played a role in the first episode of the popular English series Downtown Abbey. He also had a recurring role in the HBO television show “Boardwalk Empire” produced by Martin Scorsese. In Downtown Abbey he played a secret gay Duke of Crowborough and in Boardwalk Empire as Owen Sleater, an Irish henchman who won a Screen Actors Guild for his performances in the latter. Throughout his career, he has been able to show the wide range of his acting skills by playing different characters with different personalities.
Cox signed up in 2015 for the career-changing role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil, becoming the first Englishman to portray the Marvel superhero on screen. His performances as Matt Murdock were hailed by critics and fans alike as a formative and excellent portrayal of the blind lawyer/crime fighter. For his performance in the show, he received the Heller Keller Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. Charlie Cox’s most recent acting work is destined for the show, but the London-based actor’s latest full-length film was shot in 2018 for King of Thieves alongside Michael Caine and Ray Winstone.
His Net Worth
Charlie Cox is the star of one of the most-watched and successful shows currently on television. He has also starred in over 19 films and 8 television shows. Cox has an extensive body of work on his resume and with an acting talent capable of directing a film or television show, it is no surprise that the English actor is worth $15 million on an annual income of $2 million.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Charlie is not married. However, the Daredevil star, a pretty face like his with his British ancestry, has no shortage of dating interests. He is currently in a long-term relationship with Marvel television producer Samantha Thomas, and the couple lives in London with his 2016-born daughter.
Prior to his relationship with Samantha, Charlie had relationships with household names such as Lynn Collins, Kate Mara, and Janet Montgomery. Considering the relationships he has had, Charlie Cox is not gay.
The pretty British eye candy is not very big. He is only 1.80 m tall and weighs 78 kg, but his pretty face and well-defined body in combination with his light brown hair and charming light brown eyes make him a sought-after companion of many women.