Mary Elizabeth Piper: Everything About James Fox’s wife

Mary Elizabeth Piper

Mary Elizabeth Piper was the ex-wife of James Fox. Mary Elizabeth Piper’s ex-husband is an English actor. He appeared in several notable films of the 1960s and early 1970s, including King Rat, The Servant, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Performance, before quitting the screen for several years to be an evangelical Christian.

How did Mary Elizabeth Piper and her husband meet

How did the two former love birds meet and started their relationship? The couple has not given any account of the events that lead to their paths crossing and hence their marriage. However, Fox married Mary Elizabeth Piper in September 1973. They got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones. Their marriage was blessed with five children: four sons, Robin, Thomas, Laurence, Jack, and a daughter, Lydia. Piper died at their home on 19 April 2020.

Through his daughter Lydia, his son-in-law is actor Richard Ayoade. His former daughter-in-law is actress Billie Piper, who was married to his son Laurence from 2007 to 2016.

Not much information is available about Mary Elizabeth Piper. Her family history, age, and educational background. She also went out of the limelight after she died at their home on April 19, 2020.

Mary Elizabeth Piper’s cause of death

Not much is known about what caused the death of Mary Elizabeth. The family has not opened up on the cause of her death. But according to the family, their beloved family member died peacefully in her home.

Mary Elizabeth’s husband James Fox

Fox first appeared on film in The Miniver Story in 1950. His early screen appearances, both in film and TV, were made under his birth name, William Fox.

He was working in a bank when Tony Richardson offered him a minor role in the film The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). Fox’s father attempted to forbid this, claiming that his son had no talent for acting and that it would disrupt his life for him to give up his job in the bank; nevertheless, Fox took the part.

After finishing work on Performance (released 1970, but shot in 1968), Fox suspended his acting career. The film co-starring James Fox and Mick Jagger was deemed so outrageous that critics at a preview screening walked out, with one film executive’s wife reportedly throwing up in the cinema.

In a 2008 interview, he said: “It was just part of my journey…I think my journey was to spend a while away from acting. And I never lost contact with it – watching movies, reading about it … so I didn’t feel I missed it.”

Mary Elizabeth Piper’s husband became an evangelical Christian, working with the Navigators and devoting himself to the ministry. During this time, the only film in which Fox appeared was No Longer Alone (1976), the story of Joan Winmill Brown, a suicidal woman who was led to faith in Jesus Christ by Ruth Bell Graham.

After an absence from acting for several years, in 1981 Fox appeared on TV in the Play for Today “Country” by Trevor Griffiths, a comedy-drama set against the 1945 UK parliamentary elections. In 2010, he filmed Cleanskin, a terrorist thriller directed by Hadi Hajaig, and in 2011 he played King George V in Madonna’s film W.E.

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