Raphaël Coleman Bio – Wiki
Raphaël Coleman was born on 30 September 1994 in London, England, UK. He was a British activist and former actor. As a child, he acted in several films and was best known for his role as Eric Brown in Nanny McPhee.
He subsequently gave up acting, took the name James “Iggy” Fox, and became a climate change activist involved with the group Extinction Rebellion. He wrote that after seven years of studying towards an M.Sc. degree, he became an environmental activist.
His stepfather’s name is Carsten Jensen. His Mother’s name is Liz Jensen.
He was an actor, known for Nanny McPhee (2005), The Fourth Kind (2009) and It’s Alive (2009). He died on February 6, 2020. Coleman started his career at the age of 11 and he starred opposite Emma Thompson and Colin Firth in the 2005 family comedy and had subsequent roles in films such as It’s Alive, Edward’s Turmoil and The Fourth Kind.
Raphaël went on to study as a wildlife conservationist before joining Extinction Rebellion, for whom he worked as a video recorder and on its social media channels. It was then he assumed the name James “Iggy” Fox.
Raphael won an award in 2010 for his actions and he was given the best young actor award by the British Independent Film Festival for a performance in the short film Edward’s Turmoil. Then, he also won an award at the Brussels Short Film Festival in 2010.
Death / Cause of Death
On 7 February 2020 he passed away at the age of 25 and his death was confirmed by his mother Liz Jensen in a statement on Twitter. She wrote “he died doing what he loved” and added she wants to “celebrate all he achieved in his short life and cherish his legacy”.
According to the source he died after collapsing on a run and his stepfather said He had “no prior health problems.”
“Dear friends, readers, and followers. I have never wanted to use this Facebook page for private purposes. This is where I try to orient myself in a chaotic world, analyze and explain my attitudes. When I choose to tell you about Raph’s death anyway, it’s not just because the loss of him will affect me forever. It is also because I see in him the hope that a new youth in the midst of the climate crisis has kindled in us.”
Then, he wrote “Who was Raph? As a child, he was old-fashioned, extremely literate, and loved teaching the adults with his always astounding knowledge. He was a child actor, starring in the popular British comedy Nanny McPhee, where he played with great talent himself, a little red-haired boy who was always mixing explosive chemical ingredients. He had multiple roles, was awarded awards and could have chosen a career as an actor. But he wanted to be a scientist, not as a figure in Nanny McPhee to blow something up in the air, but to save the planet.”