Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Age
68
Birthday
Jun. 1st, 1946
Born in
Dundee, Scotland, UK
Height
170 cm

Brian Cox's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Deadwood TV Show
Deadwood
Sharpe (UK) TV Show
Sharpe (UK)
The Day of the Triffids (2009) TV Show
The Day of the Triffids (2009)
Shetland (UK) TV Show
Shetland (UK)
The Big Battalions (UK) TV Show
The Big Battalions (UK)
The Devil's Crown (UK) TV Show
The Devil's Crown (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Anna
2014 - Believe
2010 - As Good as Dead
2010 - Ironclad
2010 - The Good Heart
2009 - Tell-Tale
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2008 - The Escapist
2008 - Red
2007 - The Bourne Ultimatum
2007 - Zodiac
2006 - Running with Scissors
2006 - The Flying Scotsman
2005 - The Ringer
2005 - Match Point
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2004 - The Bourne Supremacy
2004 - Troy
2003 - X2: X-Men United
2003 - Sin
2002 - Super Troopers
2002 - Bug
2002 - The Ring
2002 - The Bourne Identity
2002 - The Rookie
2002 - Adaptation.
2002 - 25th Hour
2001 - The Affair of the Necklace
2000 - Mad About Mambo
1999 - For Love of the Game
1999 - The Corruptor
1999 - The Minus Man
1998 - Rushmore
1998 - Desperate Measures
1997 - The Boxer
1997 - Kiss the Girls
1996 - The Glimmer Man
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 - Chain Reaction
1995 - Braveheart
1995 - Rob Roy
1994 - Iron Will
1990 - Hidden Agenda
1986 - Manhunter
1971 - Nicholas and Alexandra

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Tony McGrath
3
King Vesper Abaddon
3
Edward McLennan
3
Dr. Gillespie
2
Harry Moon
2
The Mastermind (Voiced)
2
Ted Nuttall
2
Dalhousie
1
Chuck Spillers
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning actor, first coming to attention in the early 1970s with performances in numerous television films. His first big break was as "Dr. Hannibal Lecter (/Lecktor)" in Manhunter (1986). The film was not overly successful at the box office, although Cox's career prospects and popularity continued to develop. Throughout the 1990s, he appeared in nearly 20 films and television shows, as well as making numerous TV guest appearances.

More recently Cox has had roles in some major films, including The Corruptor (1999), The Ring (2002) and X2 (2003).


TRIVIA:
  • Rarely plays characters who are sympathetic or likable, from his egotistical take on 'Robert McKee (I)' (qv) in _Adaptation. (2002)_ (qv) to the robust evil in his portrayal of Agamemnon in _Troy (2004)_ (qv). Howver, he has gone against type and played several likable characters, such as the gruff yet honorable Uncle Argyle in _Braveheart (1995)_ (qv) and the lovable, paternal Police Chief John O'Hagan in _Super Troopers (2001)_ (qv).
  • First actor to portray Dr. Hannibal Lecter on the screen.
  • Although it is indicated in _X2 (2003)_ (qv) that his character (William Stryker) is at least 20 years older than 'Bruce Davison' (qv)'s character (Senator Kelly), in real life, he is only 27 days older.
  • Father died when he was 9.
  • Scottish-born, but of Irish Catholic extraction.
  • Appears in _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv) with 'Joan Allen (I)' (qv). Each of them later went on to work with the other's successor. Cox's successor as Lecter, 'Anthony Hopkins' (qv), appeared in _Nixon (1995)_ (qv) with Allen. Cox worked with Allen's successor, 'Emily Watson (I)' (qv), in _The Boxer (1997)_ (qv).
  • He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.
  • He was awarded the 1984 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performances in Rat in the Skull and Strange Interlude.


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