The enduring style of the Edward Fox
When the director Fred Zinnemann was looking for an actor to play the anonymous assassin in The Day Of The Jackal, some of the most exciting actors of a generation auditioned for him. He turned down Michael Caine, and rejected Roger Moore. The man he chose was a respected stage actor who had impressed in films like The Battle Of Britain and The Go-Between, but who not yet a star.
The Day Of The Jackal changed that. Cool, immaculately dressed, and with the requisite coldness of the hired killer he was playing, Fox was prefect as The Jackal – the apparently quintessentially English assassin. As exciting were the films locations. Shot across Europe – from Paris to Rome and, our favourite at Pankhurst London, the French Riviera – it is enough to make you want to jump into The Jackal’s Alfa Romeo Giulietta and take off for the Mediterranean yourself.
Get the look.
“It’s a classic, well-cut, side-parted, graduated haircut. It’s all about sleek lines and elegance. Alain Delon is another who wears it well.
Ask for a graduated, side-parted cut to be left slightly longer over the ears so the hair sits back nicely into the back of the neck.
Shampoo every other day. Then, for everyday use, towel-dry, then use our leave-inStyling Conditioner to finish the look. If you’re going out, add a touch of Moulding Cream to make it a little more malleable.”