For other people of the same name, see Charles Cox. Charlie Thomas Cox (born 15 December 1982) is an English actor best known for his starring role as Tristan Thorne in Stardust and more recently for his supporting role in the second and third seasons of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Cox will play the title role of Marvel's upcoming Daredevil TV series. Early life: Cox, the youngest of five children, was born in London, England, and brought up in East Sussex. He is the son of Patricia C. A. "Trisha" (née Harley) and Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox, who is a publisher. His paternal ancestors include Sir Andrew Agnew, 7th Baronet, Royal Navy captain Frederick Lewis Maitland, James Ogilvy, 4th Earl of Findlater, Sir David Carnegie, 4th Baronet, and a Colonial Governor of New York, Andrew Elliot. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic. Cox was educated at two independent schools: at Ashdown House School in the village of Forest Row in East Sussex and Sherborne School in the market town of Sherborne in Dorset. He later trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol. Career: Cox played the role of Tristan Thorne in the 2007 film Stardust. He was next seen in the 2008 film Stone of Destiny in which he played Ian Hamilton. He made his West End debut in Harold Pinter's The Collection at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, and in the same year played the Duke of Crowborough in the pilot episode of the ITV drama series Downton Abbey. He also appeared in Kleist's The Prince of Homburg, playing the title role, at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 2010. He played the part of St. Josemaría Escrivá in the 2011 Roland Joffé film There Be Dragons. Also in 2011, Cox signed on to play a recurring role in the second season of the Martin Scorsese-produced HBO original series Boardwalk Empire as an Irish immigrant with ties to the IRA. His character became a regular for the series' third season, which began broadcast in September 2012. On May 28th, 2014, it was announced that Cox will portray Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel's upcoming Daredevil TV series. Filmography: Year Title Role Notes 2003 dot the i Theo 2004 The Merchant of Venice Lorenzo 2005 Things to Do Before You're 30 Danny 2005 Casanova Giovanni Bruni 2006 Inspector Lewis Danny Griffon Television film 2006 A for Andromeda Dennis Bridger Television film 2006 The Maidens' Conspiracy Diafebus 2007 Stardust Tristan Thorne 2008 Harry, Henry and the Prostitute Harry Short film 2008 Stone of Destiny Ian Hamilton 2009 Big Guy Chuck Short film 2009 Perfect Paul Short film 2009 Glorious 39 Lawrence 2011 There Be Dragons Josemaría Escrivá 2011 Nancy, Sid and Sergio N/A Short film 2012 A Sunny Morning Adam Short film 2013 Hello Carter Carter 2013 Legacy Charles Thoroughgood Television film 2014 Dracula Untold Emperor Caligula Post-production 2014 The Theory of Everything Jonathan Hellyer Jones Post-production Television: Year Title Role Notes 2002 Judge John Deed Young Vicar Episode: "Everyone's Child" 2010 Downton Abbey Duke of Crowborough Episode "1.1" 2011 Moby Dick Ishmael 2 episodes 2011-2012 Boardwalk Empire Owen Sleater 20 episodes 2013 The Ordained Tom Reilly Pilot 2015 Marvel's Daredevil Matt Murdock / Daredevil Stage: Year Title Role Notes 2005 'Tis Pity She's a Whore Giovanni Southwark Playhouse 2008 The Collection Bill Ambassadors Theatre 2010 The Prince of Homburg The Prince of Homburg Donmar Warehouse

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