The figure of Silas Ramsbottom in Despicable Me 2 looks like a British actor.

Look at the top half of his face, the bottom is too exaggerated. The resemblance is strongest when he lifts his eyebrows unevenly as in the second picture.

I am thinking of a spy movie... But I am unable to find who. Does anyone recognize the real life person?

[edited] Note: I'm not talking about the voice, but the ways he looks. It's not Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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  • I too thought Silas Ramsbottom reminded me of a British actor. Silas Ramsbottom reminds me of Robert Morley. The character certainly acts and sounds like Morley. – user40567 Aug 28 '16 at 0:29

Possibly English actor Edward Fox or his brother, actor James Fox.


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    Can you elaborate on your answer and give an explanation for why Edward Fox or his brother fits. – onewho Sep 21 '15 at 17:46

(Answering my own question). Lam's answer helped me find him: it is James Fox

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Many other people have noted the resemblance but I could not find an authoritative source.

Not surprisingly Silas also somewhat resembles Edward Fox, since they are brothers.

  • He definatly resembles James Fox. – Fiona Mackenzie Jan 15 '17 at 18:16

Since the new movie coming and Silas Ramsbottom is back, that character immediately reminded me of actor Robert Morley, didn't know his name before.

  • Not a bad match either, but I assume Silas would've had less hair then. – Jan Doggen Aug 8 '17 at 12:17

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