Charlie Cox is an English actor who rose to fame for playing Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) media franchise, having appeared in Netflix series Daredevil (2015–2018) and The Defenders (2017), as well as the feature film Spider-Man: No Way Home.
He began his acting career in theater, before shifting to film and television. He has also played Jonathan Hellyer Jones in the 2014 drama The Theory of Everything (2014)and Owen Sleater on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (2011–2012).
Stardust, one of a series of parts he played during the first decade of his career, was his breakthrough role. In 2010, he made his West End debut in revivals of Harold Pinter’s The Lover and The Collection.
He subsequently acted in a 2019 stage production of Harold Pinteres’ Betrayal, which was performed first at the West End before moving to Broadway. Charlie Cox Parents: Meet Patricia And Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox.
Meet Patricia And Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox
Cox, the youngest of five children, was born in London, England and brought up in East Sussex. He is the son of Patricia (née Harley) and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox, a publisher.
He has one brother, Toby (born 1974) and three half-siblings from his father’s first marriage: Emma, Zoe and Oliver.
Cox was born and educated in England, both of which were Catholic institutions. After attending two independent boarding schools in the village of Forest Row in East Sussex and Sherborne School in the market town of Sherbone Dorset, he moved to London to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
During his last few years of school, he did not consider acting a career, but it was only after graduation that he began training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
In 2001, after graduating from Sherborne School, Cox moved to London and enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School the following year.