Welcome to DARING :: CHARLIE COX ONLINE @ a site dedicated to British actor Charlie Cox. Best known as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Netflix Original Series DAREDEVIL and THE DEFENDERS, Charlie has quite a resume for such a young career. Starring on both big and little screens, Charlie's work includes KING OF THIEVES, EAT LOCAL, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, DOWNTON ABBEY, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, STARDUST, CASANOVA, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, THERE BE DRAGONS, and others. If you're a fan please make this your source for all things Charlie. We respect Charlie's privacy therefore this site has an explicit NO CANDIDS policy.

Charlie Cox :: Basic Information & Milestones

Basic Facts

  • FULL NAME: Charlie Thomas Cox
  • BIRTHDATE: 15 December, 1982
  • BIRTHPLACE: London, England; United Kingdom
  • BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius — The Archer
  • HEIGHT: 5’10”
  • HAIR: Dark Brown
  • EYES: Medium Brown
  • FATHER: Andrew Frederick Seaforth Cox (Publisher).
  • MOTHER: Patricia C. A. “Tricia” (née Harley).
  • SIBLINGS: Older brother Tobey Cox; Older half-siblings Emma Cox, Zoe Cox, and Oliver Cox from his father’s first marriage.
  • EDUCATION: 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.
  • RELIGION: Raised Roman Catholic.


  • Lives with his brother in London
  • He studied at Sherborne school in Dorset
  • He has traveled to Australia, parts of the USA, Europe and Hong Kong
  • Trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
  • He has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and is descended from many prominent figures, including Royal Navy captain Frederick Lewis Maitland, Colonial Governor of New York, Andrew Elliot, and several Baronets and Earls.
  • The first non-American actor to play Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
  • After Rex Smith and Ben Affleck, he is the third actor to play the role of the Marvel Comics’ hero Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
  • He didn’t know that his character in Daredevil (2015) was blind until the day before the audition.
  • He hadn’t read any Daredevil comics before receiving the part of Matt Murdock in Daredevil (2015), but has since become a big fan of the character and comics in general. He expressed hope that
  • Daredevil would appear in Captain America: Civil War (2016). To his disappointment, this didn’t come to pass.
  • During his filming of Daredevil, Charlie retains the American accent he learned, rather than going back and forth to his native British.
  • Charlie and Claire Danes referred to the skin-colored wet suits in Stardust as body condoms.
  • Charlie is an ambassador for the Starlight’s Children Foundation. On his birthday, Al Pacino called to greet him. Charlie considers that day to be one of the most bizarre things that has ever happened to him.

  • When he was in prep school, Charlie won the school’s Gerald Pitman Award for Drama two times.
  • Charlie’s father, Andrew, is a publisher. Her mother’s name is Trisha and he has an older brother, Toby. He also has three half-siblings: Ollie, Emma, and Zoe.
  • Charlie’s favorite scenes in Stardust were the earlier ones when he and Claire were constantly fighting and arguing. Those were the ones he enjoyed the most doing.
  • Charlie appeared in the TV-movie Lewis and in the films A for Andromeda and Tirante el Blanco, all in 2006.
  • Although Charlie always wanted to act, he also tried to be a photographer and worked as an assistant to one for about eight months.
  • In 2005, Charlie portrayed the role of Giovanni in John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore at the Southwark, Playhouse in London. He also performed in Harold Pinter’s The Lover and the Collection at London’s Ambassador’s Theatre in January 2008.
  • Charlie is five feet and eleven inches tall. He has brown eyes and brown hair.
  • Charlie attended the Sheborne school in Dorset, a county in Southern England.
  • As of January 2008, Charlie has been living in World’s End in Chelsea with his best friend Ned and dog Ralph.
  • Charlie is a big fan of motor bikes.
  • Charlie trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
  • Charlie has traveled to Australia, parts of the USA, Europe and Hong Kong.
  • Charlie has a dog named Dickon.


  • I left Britain in the mid-1990s when TV was going down the cundie – another good Dundee word – because I wanted a film career. But as I get older, I find myself being drawn back to my roots, and I’m loving it.
  • It’s so easy to become obsessed with the film industry and recognition that we can forget that we are not saving the world. We are just actors trying to entertain people.
  • I love New York, but I have to admit that I feel very English, and I do miss that sense of history that you have everywhere in Britain.
  • Claire Danes is lovely and a really great actress.
  • I’m a London lad, but I’m fascinated by America. I want to take a motorcycling trip across the country and see those wide open spaces.
  • Fame terrifies me. I can say that with honesty. You’re terrified that, when people know the real you, they won’t like you.
  • Of all the London theatres, the Donmar is the dream.
  • What I like about fairy tales is that they highlight the emotions within a story. The situations aren’t real, with falling stars and pirates. But what you do relate to is the emotions that the characters feel.
  • I am incredibly self-deprecating. It stems from self-doubt.
  • There’s something very special about seeing history so clearly in front of you through that architecture that you just don’t get in the U.S. If I was asked to choose where I’d most like to live, I would always choose London.
  • I really fell into drama school – I had a lot of lot of luck. I didn’t take criticism very well while I was there; in fact, I took it personally. With every note I got, I felt like they were telling me I was a bad person.
  • I was at a school in England, a prep school, from the ages of 8 and 13. And every play they did was a musical. Parents love musicals. And I don’t sing. It was driving me crazy. ‘We’re doing ‘Macbeth.” ‘Yes!’ ‘The musical!’ And I was always in the chorus, because of course, in all the main parts, you had to be able to sing.