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Fox 'had to walk through doors'

Freddie Fox has insisted that his career was not paved out for him just because he's a member of the famous acting dynasty.

The actor, the son of Edward Fox and younger brother of Emilia, starred as King Louis XIII in the film The Three Musketeers last year and as Edwin Drood in the recent BBC Two series The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

But he said: "It's never paved out for you. Perhaps there's a door here, or a door there that may be a little more available, but you still have to push it open and walk through it.

"You come out of school and you're in exactly the same place as everybody else and you've got to serve up the goods."

He added: "My parents gently tried to force me away from acting, saying I should maybe try university. If anything, I felt that I wasn't really good at anything else!"

The actor said he doesn't feel pressure from his family - but puts it on himself.

He said of The Three Musketeers, also starring Milla Jovovich and Matthew Macfadyen and out on DVD and Blu-ray this week: "It was a really joyous project, something I will always look back on as one of the best times of my life."

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