Julie Cox

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Julie Cox
Born (1973-04-24) 24 April 1973 (age 44)
Ely, England
Residence Bristol
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Children Luke

Julie Cox (born 24 April 1973) is an English actress, perhaps best known for her role as Princess Irulan in the Sci Fi Channel's 2000 miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune and its 2003 sequel, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune.

Early life and education[edit]

Cox was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, to a father who worked as an engineer in the oil business, and a mother of Irish and Scottish ancestry who died when Cox was a child.[1]


One of Cox's earliest roles was the Childlike Empress in the 1994 film The NeverEnding Story III, she played Diana, Princess of Wales in Princess in Love by David Greene, a film released in 1996 based upon the publication by Anna Pasternak.[2] Cox played the character Sophie Aronnax in a remake of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea in 1997, and in 1999 she appeared as Giulietta in the film adaptation of Alegría.

Cox portrayed Princess Irulan in the 2000 Sci Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune and its 2003 sequel, Frank Herbert's Children of Dune.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Cox starred with Jean-Claude Van Damme in Second in Command (2006) and in 2007 was the female lead in The Riddle alongside Vinnie Jones, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Vanessa Redgrave. She starred in The Oxford Murders with Elijah Wood and John Hurt in 2008.

Cox portrayed a fictionalised Mary Shelley, a companion of the Eighth Doctor, in several Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio dramas, including The Company of Friends, The Silver Turk, The Witch from the Well and Army of Death.

Personal life[edit]

Julie lives in Bristol, U.K. with her partner, with whom she has a son, Luke. In addition to acting, Cox also runs a business called "Luke Drew This" (named after her son), which creates clothing and gifts for families from children's artwork using organic and locally sourced materials.


  2. ^ "Princess In Love - Diana In Film". Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Franklin, Garth (2000). "Review: Frank Herbert's Dune". DarkHorizons.com. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dune: Cast & Details". Movies.TVGuide.com. 2000. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Children of Dune: Cast & Details". Movies.TVGuide.com. 2003. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Fritz, Steve (December 4, 2000). "DUNE: Remaking the Classic Novel". Cinescape.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  7. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (December 3, 2000). "COVER STORY: Future Myths, Adrift in the Sands of Time". The New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ Wertheimer, Ron (March 15, 2003). "TELEVISION REVIEW; A Stormy Family on a Sandy Planet". The New York Times. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ Paterson, Robert (November 30, 2000). "Dune's Princess Irulan Speaks". Space.com. Archived from the original on 20 August 2001. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 

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