Before he started dressing up in the night, beating up bad guys and putting Wilson Fisk in jail in Daredevil, he was a heartthrob, Tristan Thorn in the fantasy tale, Stardust of 2007. Charlie Cox is a famous actor who, to modern TV and Cinema fans, is known for his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel and Netflix eponymous TV show, Daredevil.
Charlie Cox has worked across different mediums in acting, from the big screen to stage work, the British actor is a dedicated and talented student of the acting medium of creative work. Here is a few more information about the movie and TV star.
Charlie Cox Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Charlie is the youngest child of the five children born to his parents, Patricia A. Tricia and his father, Andrew Seaforth Cox who had three children from a previous marriage. Charlie Cox, just like his famed TV character, Matt Murdock was raised a Roman Catholic. For his education, he attended the Ashdown House School and Sherborne School. Charlie did not enroll in any formal college or university, instead he enrolled in a theatre school, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to study acting.
Before appearing in his big break movie, Stardust in 2007 as Tristan Thorn, Cox on-screen acting debut was in the television film Judge John Deed, where he played Young Vicar in an episode. His first big screen role was as Theo in Dot the I, a 2003 thriller movie. Cox also made an appearance in Stone of Destiny, playing Ian Hamilton in the 2008 film.
Charlie Cox road to Hollywood fame started with the film Stardust, an adventure fantasy movie that featured him as the protagonist, Tristan Thorn. The movie which was a critical and financial success featured an array of established Hollywood stars such as Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ian McKellen, Ricky Gervais, and a few others. The movie earned $135.6 million on a budget of $70 million and was nominated for five awards, including the Saturn Awards in 2008.
Before striking magic again playing Daredevil, Cox spent some period appearing in stage plays. He made his stage debut at the Ambassadors Theatre in London for Harold Pinter’s The Collection. He further appeared in Kleist’s The Prince of Homburg, as the titular character at the Donmar Warehouse in 2010.
Outside of Daredevil, Charlie Cox has appeared in a few successful projects, especially on television. He played a role in the first episode of popular English series, Downtown Abbey. He also had a recurring role in Martin Scorsese-produced HBO TV show, Boardwalk Empire. In Downtown Abbey, he played a closet gay Duke of Crowborough and in Boardwalk Empire, as Owen Sleater, an Irish henchman, winning a Screen Actors Guild for his performances in the latter. Over the course of his career, he has managed to show the extensive range of his acting ability, playing different characters with differing personalities.
Cox, signed up for the career-changing role, Matt Murdock/Daredevil in 2015, becoming the first English to portray the Marvel superhero on screen. His performances as Matt Murdock has been hailed both by critics and fans as a defining and excellent portrayal of the blind lawyer/crime fighter. He won a Heller Keller Achievement Award for his performance on the show by the American Foundation for the Blind. Charlie Cox most recent acting works are for the show but the London based actor’s recent feature-length movie was 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’s also appeared in over 19 movies and 8 television shows. Cox has an extensive work on his resume and with an acting talent that is capable of leading a movie or TV show, it is no surprise that the English actor is worth $15 million with a yearly income of $2 million
Wife or Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Charlie is not married. However, a handsome face like his with his British heritage, the Daredevil star isn’t short of dating interests. He is currently in a long-term relationship with Marvel Television producer, Samantha Thomas and the couple live in London with their daughter, who was born in 2016.
Before his relationship with Samantha, Charlie had been in relationships with notable names such as Lynn Collins, Kate Mara, and Janet Montgomery. In view of the relationships he’s had, Charlie Cox isn’t gay.
The handsome British eye candy is not especially tall. He’s just 5 feet 0 inches and weighs 78 kg but his pretty face and well-defined body combined with his light brown hair and adorable light brown eyes make him the desire of many women.