5 Cool Things To Know About Marvel, Matt Murdock Star Charlie Cox
We know Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer who becomes a vigilante at night to protect Hell's Kitchen. Marvel's Matt Murdock is righteous, religious and skilled in boxing, but who is Charlie Cox, the man behind the mask?
Long before Cox was cast as the "Man without Fear" on Netflix's "Daredevil," he had played many roles in both films and TV.
Here are 5 fun facts you should know about Charlie Cox before "Daredevil" season 2 streams on Netflix in 2016:
1. He is the first non-American actor to play Matt Murdock/Daredevil
Charlie Cox may be the third actor to play blind lawyer Matt Murdock, but he's the first non-American actor to play him (he's British). Prior to Cox, Ben Affleck and Rex Smith played the comic hero.
2. Charlie Cox is a descendant of British nobility
The 33-year-old London born lad comes from a long line of English nobility.
Cox is the descendant of the 6th Earl of Lauderdale (Sir Andrew Agnew, 7th Baronet), Royal Navy captain Frederick Lewis Maitland, the 4th Earl of Findlater (James Ogilvy), the 4th Baronet Sir David Carnegie and a Colonial Governor of New York, Andrew Elliot.
3. Charlie Cox has played the Duke of Crowborough in ITV's "Downton Abbey" and the role of Owen Sleater in "Boardwalk Empire"
The "Daredevil" star has even portrayed British royalty in a popular series. He played the Duke of Crowborough in the pilot of hit ITV series "Downton Abbey."
Cox is even known for his role of Owen Sleater in "Boardwalk Empire."
The dashing British actor is no stranger to films either. He recently played Jonathan Hellyer Jones in the 2014 Oscar-winning movie "The Theory Of Everything" and Lorenzo in "The Merchant Of Venice" alongside legendary actor Al Pachino.
4. The Daredevil actor worked with a blind coach prior to starring in the hit Netflix series
Prior to filming "Daredevil" season 1, Charlie Cox worked with a blind coach in order act like a blind person. He even performed some actions blindfolded and used special contact lenses that would prevent him for seeing his surroundings.
Thanks to his amazing acting skills on the Marvel TV show, he bagged a Helen Keller Achievement Award. Way to go Charlie!
5. Both Murdock and Cox were born and raised in Roman Catholic families
Coincidentally, both Charlie Cox and his character Matt Murdock/Daredevil were born and raised in Roman Catholic families. Maybe he was destined to play the conflicted superhero?
Watch Charlie Cox play a blind lawyer by day and superhero by night in "Daredevil" season 2, releasing in 2016 (most likely in April).