London-born actor Charlie Cox got his start onscreen opposite Y Tu Mamá También star Gael García Bernal in the 2003 drama Dot the I before leaping into the celluloid time machine for back-to-back period roles in The Merchant of Venice and Casanova. Formally trained in his craft at the Sherborne School in Dorset, Cox immediately immersed himself in film following his graduation and never looked back. In 2007, Cox set out on the quest of a lifetime as the main protagonist of Matthew Vaughn's Stardust. Adapted from the Neil Gaiman graphic novel of the same name, Stardust tells the tale of a young man from a quiet village who ventures out into a magical land for the purpose of retrieving a fallen star for his true love.
Biography by Jason Buchanan
- Is the youngest of five children in his family.
- Won the Sherborne School's Gerald Pitman Award for Drama twice.
- Left drama school after he was cast in The Merchant of Venice opposite Al Pacino.
- Made his West End debut in The Collection, a play by Harold Pinter, in 2008.
- Became the first non-American actor to play the role of Matt Murdoch in the Netflix series Marvel's Daredevil.