Kerry Fox

Kerry Fox

Born (1966-07-30) 30 July 1966
Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation Actress

Kerry Lauren Fox[1] (born 30 July 1966) is a New Zealand actress.[2] She came to prominence playing author Janet Frame in the movie An Angel at My Table directed by Jane Campion,[2] which gained her a Best Actress Award from the New Zealand Film and Television Awards.


Kerry Fox was born in Wellington. She has had an international career, working in independent films and on television. She received praise and a nomination for the Australian Film Institute Awards for her leading role in Country Life, starred in Danny Boyle's breakout British hit Shallow Grave[2] with Ewan McGregor, and was nominated for the Canadian Academy Award (Genie Award) for her supporting role in The Hanging Garden.

For her role as Claire in Intimacy (2001), directed by Patrice Chéreau, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. In this film she performed real, rather than simulated, fellatio.[3][4]

In autumn 2009 she appeared alongside John Simm, Lucy Cohu and Ian Hart in the Duke of York's Theatre production of Andrew Bovell's play Speaking In Tongues. In 2011 she played Oriel Lamb in the television adaptation of Tim Winton's novel Cloudstreet.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Angel at My Table, AnAn Angel at My Table Janet Frame
1992 Last Days of Chez Nous, TheThe Last Days of Chez Nous Vicki
1993 Friends Sophie Gordon
1994 Last Tattoo, TheThe Last Tattoo Kelly Towne
1994 Country Life Sally Voysey
1994 Shallow Grave Juliet Miller
1995 Saigon Baby Kate Cooper
1997 Welcome to Sarajevo Jane Carson
1997 Hanging Garden, TheThe Hanging Garden Rosemary
1998 Sound of One Hand Clapping, TheThe Sound of One Hand Clapping Sonja Buloh
1998 Wisdom of Crocodiles, TheThe Wisdom of Crocodiles Maria Vaughan AKA, Immortality
1999 To Walk with Lions Lucy Jackson
1999 Darkest Light, TheThe Darkest Light Sue
1999 Thinking About Sleep Police Woman Short film
1999 Fanny and Elvis Katherine Fanny 'Kate' Dickson
2001 Intimacy Claire
2001 Point Men, TheThe Point Men Maddy Hope
2002 Black and White Helen Devaney
2003 Gathering, TheThe Gathering Marion Kirkman
2003 So Close to Home Maggie
2004 Niceland (Population. 1.000.002) Mary
2004 Bob the Builder: Snowed Under Charlene (voice) Video
2005 Rag Tale Peach James Taylor
2007 Ferryman, TheThe Ferryman Suze
2007 Intervention Kate
2007 He Said Julie Short film
2008 Inconceivable Kay Stephenson
2009 Storm Hannah Maynard
2009 Bright Star Mrs. Brawne
2010 Morning Echo Christine Moffatt Short film
2011 Burning Man Sally
2011 Intruders Dr. Rachel
2012 Mental Nancy
2012 Mr. Pip June Watts
2013 Trap for Cinderella Julia
2014 Patrick's Day Maura Fitzgerald
2014 War Book Maria
2015 Holding the Man Mary Gert Conigrave
2015 Downriver Paige Levy
2015 Dressmaker, TheThe Dressmaker Beulah Harridiene
2016 The Rehearsal


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Night of the Red Hunter Police Officer TV series
1993 Rocky Star Dianna Moore TV series
1993 Mr. Wroe's Virgins Hannah TV miniseries
1993 Rainbow Warrior, TheThe Rainbow Warrior Andrea Joyce TV film
1995 Village Affair, AA Village Affair Clodagh Unwin TV film
1995 Affair, TheThe Affair Maggie Leyland TV film
1996 Tales from the Crypt Dolores "Last Respects"
1999 Shockers: Deja Vu Jessica TV film
2003 40 Maggie TV miniseries
2004 Waking the Dead Elsbeth Varley "Anger Management: Part 1"
2005 Murder Room, TheThe Murder Room Muriel Godby TV miniseries
2005 Footprints in the Snow Claire TV film
2005 Cold Blood Jan TV film
2006 Nostradamus Catherine de' Medici TV film
2007 Whistleblowers, TheThe Whistleblowers Polly Lewington "Pandemic"
2008 Trial & Retribution DI Moyra Lynch "The Box: Part 1"
2008 Shooting of Thomas Hurndall, TheThe Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Jocelyn Hurndall TV film
2011 Vera Patricia Carmichael "Little Lazarus"
2011 Cloudstreet Oriel Lamb TV miniseries
2012 Midsomer Murders Betty DeQuetteville "The Dark Rider"
2012 New Tricks Jane Ross "Part of a Whole"
2012 Falcón Manuela Falcón "The Blind Man of Seville", "The Silent and the Damned"
2013-2015 Sex & Violence Brenda Shaw Recurring role
2014 Crimson Field, TheThe Crimson Field Sister Margaret Quayle TV miniseries
2014 Glue Jackie Warwick TV miniseries
2016 National Treasure Zoe Darwin TV miniseries

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