If you are familiar with the “Inspector Morse” franchise, you will know of the actor Laurence Fox. Fox played DS James Hathaway in the series “Lewis.”

“Lewis,” the sequel to “Inspector Morse,” ran for nine years. By the end of the series, Fox’s character had been promoted to detective inspector.

Laurence Fox (26 May 1978-)

Not long after “Lewis” came to an end, Fox’s debut album, “Holding Patterns,” was released in February 2016.

Fox, born on 26 May 1978 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, is third of five children of actor James Fox and his wife Mary Elizabeth Piper.

A graduate of the famed RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Fox is an accomplished actor, musician and singer.

While studying at RADA, Fox was seen performing in several plays, the most prominent of which were “Titus Andronicus” and “The Provoked Wife.”

Fox made his film debut in the 2001 Nick Hamm directed mystery thriller “The Hole.”

“The Hole” revolved around four teenagers at a British private school. Possibly created as a bomb shelter, the four teenagers discover the hole and explore the hidden depths. Portraying Geoff, Fox was one of the four lead actors in the production.

Not long thereafter, the West Yorkshire born actor played Rupert Standish in the Robert Altman directed period drama “Gosford Park.”

Like a lot of British actors, having appeared in productions such as “Foyle’s War,” “Island at War,” “Colditz,” “Agatha Christie’s Marple,” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” Fox took to period drama like a duck to water.

Fox is currently working on the Dictynna Hood directed drama “This Family.” It is scheduled for release in late 2017.

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Shain E. Thomas, recently graduated with an M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas, is currently working on an M.Sc. in Library Science. Shain, the senior editor of "Harsh Light," is also the U.S. Correspondent for "The Welshman" and a regular contributor to the "North Texas Daily."