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Lydia Fox (actress)

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Lydia Fox
Born1979 (age 41–42)
🏳️ Nationality
Lydia Ayoade
🎓 Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
💼 Occupation
Actress, producer
👩 Spouse(s)
Richard Ayoade (m. 2007)
👶 Children3
👴 👵 Parent(s)
James Fox Mary Piper

Lydia Fox (born 1979) is an English film, television, and stage actress and producer. She is also known by her married name, Lydia Ayoade.

Background and early life[edit]

The only daughter of James Fox and Mary Elizabeth Piper, she has four brothers, including the actors Laurence and Jack Fox.[1] Her father's parents were the theatrical agent Robin Fox and the actress Angela Worthington, for whom Noël Coward wrote the song "Don't Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs Worthington". Fox and Worthington did not have any daughters; their two granddaughters, Lydia and Emilia Fox, are both actresses.[2]

Fox studied at Newnham College, Cambridge. While there, in 2001 she played Juliet in a Marlowe Society production of Romeo and Juliet, opposite Tom Hiddleston, to be reviewed as "a slightly nonchalant Juliet".[3]

Personal life[edit]

On 8 September 2007 Fox married the film director and comedian Richard Ayoade.[2] They have three children. [4]

Television and film work[edit]

  • Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (2004) – Rick's wife
  • AD/BC: A Rock Opera (2004) – Wise man
  • Someone Else (2006) – Matt's girl
  • Man to Man with Dean Learner (2006)
  • Holby City, episode "Blood Ties" (2007) – Paloma Duncan
  • Lilies (2007) – Marianne Parks
  • The IT Crowd, episode "The Work Outing" (2007) – Laura
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007) – Estate agent
  • Submarine (2010) – Miss Dutton
  • The Double (2013) – Invigilator
  • Gadget Man (2013-2015) - host, as herself
  • The Souvenir (2019) - Patrick's partner

Theatre work[edit]

  • The Holy Terror (2004, UK tour)
  • The Little Mermaid (2004, UK tour)


  1. HuffPost Staff, A Family of Foxes dated 15/10/2012 at Huffington Post online, accessed 23 September 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Alison Boshoff, The fabulously frisky Foxes in Daily Mail dated 23 January 2015
  3. Ayoade's In-laws at kinja.com, accessed 17 September 2015
  4. Adam White (23 June 2017). "The Crystal Maze 2017: everything you need to know about host Richard Ayoade". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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