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 12 April, 2016
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I’ve been going through some of Charlie’s interviews and this one really struck me as cute. Apparently Charlie’s mother sends him his bad reviews. Talk about counter productive for a parent, though my guess is that his mom knows Charlie well enough. There’s also some funny moments where Charlie talks about the language barrier between over The Pond. Read on.

Charlie Cox on playing Daredevil: ‘My Mum sends me all my bad reviews’

By day, he’s a blind lawyer. By night, he’s a fearless crimefighter who sees with his ears. As Daredevil returns, the first Brit to play him talks about disliking superheroes, glorifying violence and rejecting Downton

“I get to stand on a roof looking heroic,” says Charlie Cox. “I get to put on a Spandex suit and run around punching people.” He’s talking about playing Daredevil, The Man With No Fear (or Eyesight, though that doesn’t seem much of a hindrance to his super-violent, super-gymnastic super-heroics). So he likes the part? “I love it,” he says.

Cox, 33, has taken a role once played by Ben Affleck and made it his own – despite being largely unknown and the first non-American to play Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer who moonlights in tights and fights.

In season two, which launches on Netflix on Friday, DD is back in his now-souped-up supergear: pec-hugging body armour and, even better, a helmet with horns. This is a much-needed upgrade of his seriously uncool old outfit, which was topped by what can only be described as a tea cosy. He also gets not one but two love interests, as well as a smattering of new baddies to throw through flimsy sets, not to mention several personal dilemmas.

Cox plays Daredevil as The Man With No Fear But With Plenty of Flaws and Scars. “He has this Catholic guilt,” says Cox, “which is unusual in a superhero.” Cox really gets Murdock’s angst, he says, having been brought up in the faith himself.

It may be an adaptation of a comic book, but Marvel’s Daredevil is especially gruesome and definitely not for the squeamish: one villain impales himself on a spike headfirst; another is bludgeoned to death with a bowling ball; while a crime boss removes a Russian flunkey’s head with a car door.

Is Cox happy about all this gore? “I don’t feel comfortable with the glorification of violence,” he says. “But, as an actor who has had long periods of unemployment, you have to be lenient with your convictions.”

Sitting in a suite at the Mandarin hotel in Paris, Cox certainly seems more comfortable centre-stage than he was back in 2007 when he said: “Fame terrifies me.” But he’s still not entirely at ease: “My reaction when I hear the word celebrity is, ‘Who, me?’ It doesn’t feel like I’m famous. I don’t get hounded in the street. I live in New York, where people don’t give a shit who you are. Thus far, touch wood, my life has changed very little.”

Cox discovered a passion for acting at Sherborne school in Dorset, though he was frustrated that all its productions were musicals (he can’t sing, he says). With his parents’ encouragement, he shunned university and went to Bristol Old Vic drama school. In 2007, he played Tristan Thorn in Stardust opposite Robert De Niro and Michele Pfeiffer.

He also played the Duke of Crowborough in the Downton Abbey pilot, but by the time the series was commissioned had signed up for the Martin Scorsese-produced show Boardwalk Empire. In that, he played Owen Sleater, a cheeky Irishman who works for (and falls for the wife of) Nucky, the corrupt politician brought so nastily to life by Steve Buscemi.

Doesn’t this suggest drama is more his thing? Cox admits he is “not a fan of the superhero genre”, but he was drawn to the script because it felt “like a crime drama with superhero peppering on top”.

Blinded in an accident as a child, Murdock’s hearing becomes so acute that he can hear a watch tick across a crowded courtroom or identify a lying witness by their racing heart. As Daredevil, he confronts baddies – from car thieves to bikers, from wife-beaters to gangs of Irish, Mexican and Russian psychopaths – in the rundown NY district of Hell’s Kitchen, leaving them down but never dead, in the style of the original comics.

The new season cranks up DD’s capacity for angst as the lines between good and evil blur, leaving him agonising over whether he has the right to play god. “Daredevil’s religion makes him unique,” says Cox. “He’s a vigilante, but he’s also a lawyer – and all the while, he believes only God is capable of bringing people to justice.”

Can these three conflicting things be reconciled? The battle to do so is what drew Cox to the character whose own flaws are all too evident. “I was interested in Matt’s inner demons. He’s like an alcoholic – he can’t stop. He puts on the suit and all bets are off.” Does Cox have his own inner demons? “Doesn’t everyone? I’ve struggled for confidence and had great doubts about myself. But, personally, I’m not riddled with guilt.”

Although he is no longer afraid of the spotlight, Cox still suffers flashes of insecurity. “I didn’t read the critics last year. I was very, very nervous – when I was cast there was a lot of, ‘This guy doesn’t look right.’ But my mum finds those comments rather amusing and forwards them to me. Good for her. It makes me take it all less seriously.”

Cox says one of the biggest challenges has been acting blind and using a white cane. He was blindfolded and taken round New York by Joe Strechey, who works as a consultant to the series and is himself blind. “It was quite literally the blind leading the blind,” he says. “Crossing roads was an ordeal. It seems archaic, in this day and age, that people with vision loss are still using a white cane to get around.”

Cox has had to perfect his New York accent for the part, but it’s not the only language issue he has faced. “The other day,” he says, “we were discussing something with the director. He said: ‘How important is it to you?’ I said: ‘Look, I’m not going to throw my dummy out of the pram.’ The whole crew stared at me as if I was insane. I could see them all trying to translate it, so I had to stop, think, then repeat: ‘I’m not going to throw my pacifier out of the stroller.’”

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 12 April, 2016
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Charlie has announced the start filming date on THE DEFENDERS. According to him they begin filming later this year with an airing date set for early 2017. Unfortunately there’s no word on a DAREDEVIL season three, but here’s hoping.

Daredevil actor Charlie Cox announces filming date for Netflix superhero series The Defenders

Netflix is hosting a two-day event in Paris, which will see the cast and crew of some of the streaming service’s most popular shows – including House of Cards and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – take to the stage for panel discussions and what has promised to be exciting new announcements.

British actor Charlie Cox took to the stage on Monday morning (11 April) to discuss Marvel television series Daredevil, the first of four standalone superheroes to be getting their own Netflix Original Series.

With season two having launched via the streaming service last month, the question on everybody’s lips was on a potential third outing for the superhero.

“We don’t know if there’s going to be a season three,” he revealed to a crowded room of journalists. “I certainly don’t know.”

Cox did go on, however, to announce that the planned Avengers-style series which will star all four of these characters – including Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage – is to start filming later this year.

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 11 April, 2016
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I have uploaded all event images I have of Charlie to the gallery. They are from 2003-2016. I hope you enjoy perusing the gallery and look at how Charlie has changed over the last decade or so. I’m hoping to get to Charlie’s film and television work soon. Please keep checking back. Enjoy.

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 10 April, 2016
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Marc Crabtree on Youtube posted two videos of Charlie and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) at the St. Louis Wizard World Comic Con. I’m not sure of the actual date, but Marc has allowed me to post his video here. Thanks Marc.


 08 April, 2016
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Charlie and his DAREDEVIL co-star Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) attended the Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis, and they answered questions about the show and whether Netflix will be producing a season three. Right now it’s undecided whether we’ll be getting a season three, but considering the massive success of season two….

Charlie Cox And Elden Henson Talk ‘Daredevil’ At Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

Daredevil fans recently got a chance to ask series stars Charlie Cox and Elden Henson questions at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con.

Those questions ranged from comments about the beard Henson sported at the Con to how the two actors believe the series will progress after its second season, which premiered on Netflix last month.

Season two of Daredevil saw Foggy, as portrayed by Henson, go through a huge transition, as he and Matt had a falling out and Foggy decided to strike out on his own. What’s in store for the future of that character?

“The truth is I don’t really know,” Henson said. “And that’s fine. So far, the writers have done a good job making all the characters feel like they have their own journey and not just there to help someone else’s story along. The truth is that I don’t really know what’s going to happen to Foggy, but I feel like it will probably be something good. I mean, they’ve done such a great job so far and it’s a pleasure to be able to work on the show. And as the scripts come in, I’m excited to read them. I trust them completely, so whatever happens I’m sure it will be good.”

Of course, that begs the question: will there be more Daredevil on Netflix? How will its characters play into Netflix’s planned series on The Defenders?

“Sadly, that’s a very easy question to answer because they tell us absolutely nothing,” Cox, the actor who portrays Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, said. “And to the point that I didn’t even know how season two was going to end up, like I was reading episodes as they come in. So with The Defenders, I know we’re going to do it, I have no idea who’s going to be showrunning it, I don’t know what the story’s going to be, I don’t know — other than the four Defenders, I don’t know what the characters are going to be involved in it.

“And we have no idea if we’re going to be commissioned for a season three. I mean, I think they wrote season two with the intention of something to kind of unfold in other seasons, but until that’s actually official, you know …”

Season two saw Daredevil finally sporting his superhero suit. Cox discussed some of the more fine details of wearing such a thing, including how the designers put a lot of thought and effort into making it comfortable and easy for him to put on, joking about one particularly important feature.

“It’s actually [a] really, really brilliant suit and it’s very comfortable,” Cox said. “I’ve got it down now to about 15 or 20 minutes and I can do almost all of it by myself. I need a little help with a couple of areas. The thing is I read — I don’t know if it’s true — that Christian Bale had trouble peeing in his suit, and so this was a discussion that we had. And they fixed it. They had three zippers, right? So you can effectively create a hole without having to take off the top part of it. This is stuff you have to think about.”

When a fan asked Henson about how responsible he felt about creating Foggy according to how that character appears in the comic books, he admitted that he had some wiggle room.

“In the comic books, he’s just a bumbling partner,” Henson said. “He was kind of that for a long time, so I thought, ‘cool, there’s a lot I can do with this character.’ I think that, you know, there’s a lot of people around to make sure that I’m getting it right. I mean I hope I do. He didn’t have a lot of background in the comics and stuff like that. And I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare — my son was just born when we started shooting the show, I had just come from Germany and [it was] kind of crazy. So I actually really relied on Charlie. Charlie is one of the most thoughtful people I’ve ever worked with.

“And I mean this in a positive way: he’s relentless in making sure things are right. So I feel like my job on the show, as well just in life, is sort of the same: I just try to do whatever I can to help the show along. Ultimately, at the end of the day, it’s his show. It’s a show about Daredevil, so I just want to be able to facilitate that.”

Season two of Daredevil introduced the Punisher to Hell’s Kitchen, and he is someone that Matt ends up spending a lot of time with. Because of the Punisher’s attitude that it’s totally OK to kill bad guys, Matt seems to start questioning his own no-kill policy. By the end of the season, this leaves Matt conflicted: where does he stand on the issue now?

“I don’t know that he even knows,” Cox said. “This is something that I kind of thought a lot about towards the end of the second season. There’s a scene with the Punisher, with Jon Bernthal’s character, and I believe Matt says something like, ‘maybe your way is OK.’

“Basically, that was the only way [for] him to acknowledge just the possibility that Matt was conceding to the idea that his way wasn’t working. I don’t think he’d ever believe that killing someone is the right way to go.”

Cox continued to explain that the show brought in some more complications by including villains that are essentially not human.

“I also think the question is a little bit confusing, because when you mention Elektra, all those guys — do we think of them in the same way that we think of other people? Because, obviously, they don’t seem quite human in the same way like the characters in the other storylines do.”

Cox admitted that Matt will have a lot of thinking to do in the future about this specifically moral dilemma.

“I think he’s going to have to reevaluate his stances and decide how he wants to operate.”

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 08 April, 2016
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