Red Fox 31 years old

“Red Fox” tells a gripping contemporary tale of kidnapping, terrorism and political intrigue. Based on the book by Gerald Seymour, with a screenplay by James McManus, it tells the story of when Geoffrey Harrison (Brian Cox), a top executive with British Defence Industries, is kidnapped in Paris and, when held to ransom, his company and the British Embassy are unwilling to meet his captors demands. Wanting to avoid publicity and secure a lucrative French defence contract, matters are made worse when the British and French Governments refuse to negotiate with the kidnappers. Archie Carpenter (John Hurt), Head of Internal Security at BDI, is assigned to investigate the kidnapping, and finds an unexpected ally in an Paul de Vigny (Didier Flamand), an agent with the French MI5. As Harrison’s fate hangs in the balance, Carpenter risks his life in the fight to save him but the nightmare has only just begun…


Red Fox Cast

Name Character
John Hurt He was 50, 77 years old when he died as Archie Carpenter
Didier Flamand He was 43, now 75 years old as Paul De Vigny
François Négret He was 24, now 56 years old as Louis
Jane Birkin She was 44, now 75 years old as Violet Harrison
Geoffrey Whitehead He was 51, now 83 years old as Johnson
Brian Cox (actor) He was 44, now 76 years old as Geoffrey Harrison

Red Fox Crew

Name Department
Ian Toynton as Director. He was 45 (now 76) years old Directing
Red Fox (31 years)

  • Release day: Tuesday, January 01, 1991