Edward Charles Morice Fox (born 13 April 1937) is an English stage, film and television actor. He played the part of the professional assassin who is hired to assassinate the French president Charles de Gaulle in the film The Day of the Jackal (1973). He is also known for his roles in Battle of Britain (1969), The Go-Between (1971), for which he won a BAFTA award, and The Bounty (1984). He also collaborated with director Richard Attenborough, appearing in his films Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), A Bridge Too Far (1977), and Gandhi (1982). He portrayed Edward VIII in the British television drama series Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978) and appeared in the historical series Taboo (2017). In addition to film and television work, he has also garnered acclaim as a stage actor. In 2003, Fox was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to Drama. Description above from the Wikipedia article Edward Fox (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.