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Rob Knox
Born Robert Arthur Knox
21 August 1989[1]
Medway, Kent, England, UK
Died 24 May 2008 (aged 18)
Sidcup, Greater London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–2008

Robert Arthur "Rob" Knox (21 August 1989 – 24 May 2008) was a British actor and Beths Grammar School Student who portrayed Ravenclaw student Marcus Belby in the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,[2] and had signed to appear in the planned film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.[3] He died after being stabbed outside a bar in Sidcup, England, in May 2008, when he intervened in a fight to protect his brother.


Early life and career

Knox was born to Colin and Sally Knox in 1989. He had been acting since the age of 11, and his first credited role was a small part in an episode of the ITV police drama The Bill and he also appeared in the Channel 4 reality show Trust me I'm a Teenager, and the BBC comedy After You've Gone. He had previously appeared as an extra in a number of productions such as the 2004 film King Arthur. He also appeared on Tonight with Trevor McDonald.[3][4] One of his better-known roles was Marcus Belby in the well-known Harry Potter series.


Knox died at the age of 18 after he was stabbed outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, south-east London, on 24 May 2008. He had intervened in a fight in order to protect his 17-year-old brother Jamie, who was being threatened by two men, one of whom was armed with two knives.[5][6][7] Warner Bros. released a statement concerning his death: "We are all shocked and saddened by this news and at this time our sympathies are with his family".[5]

Karl Norman Bishop (born 1987, Lewisham,[8] London),[9] from Carlton Road, Sidcup, was charged with the murder.[3] He was remanded in custody, and remained there until his trial, which began in February 2009.[10] Bishop was found guilty of murder on 4 March 2009,[11][12] and received a life sentence — to serve a minimum of 20 years before being considered for parole — the following day, Bishop also received three further concurrent life sentences for wounding Knox's friends.[13]


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