Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Age
70
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
The Slap TV Show
The Slap
Shetland (UK) TV Show
Shetland (UK)
War & Peace (UK 2016) TV Show
War & Peace (UK 2016)
Sharpe (UK) TV Show
Sharpe (UK)
The Day of the Triffids (2009) TV Show
The Day of the Triffids (2009)
The Game (UK) TV Show
The Game (UK)
The Straits (AU) TV Show
The Straits (AU)
Bob Servant, Independent (UK) TV Show
Bob Servant, Independent (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

2015 - Pixels
2014 - Blumenthal
2014 - X-Men: Days of Future Past
2013 - Her
2013 - RED 2
2012 - The Campaign
2011 - The Veteran
2011 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2011 - Coriolanus
2010 - RED
2010 - The Good Heart
2010 - Ironclad
2010 - As Good as Dead
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009 - Tell-Tale
2008 - The Escapist
2008 - Red
2007 - The Bourne Ultimatum
2007 - The Water Horse
2006 - Running with Scissors
2006 - The Flying Scotsman
2005 - The Ringer
2005 - Match Point
2005 - Red Eye
2004 - The Bourne Supremacy
2004 - Troy
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2003 - Sin
2003 - X2: X-Men United
2002 - Adaptation.
2002 - Super Troopers
2002 - The Bourne Identity
2002 - 25th Hour
2002 - Bug
2002 - The Trials of Henry Kissinger
2001 - The Affair of the Necklace
2000 - Mad About Mambo
1999 - The Minus Man
1999 - The Corruptor
1999 - For Love of the Game
1998 - Desperate Measures
1998 - Rushmore
1997 - Kiss the Girls
1997 - The Boxer
1997 - Kiss the Girls
1996 - Chain Reaction
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 - The Glimmer Man
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
McGrath
3
King Vesper Abaddon
3
Edward McLennan
3
Dr. Gillespie
2
Harry Moon
2
Jared Talbot
2
The Mastermind (Voiced)
2
Ted Nuttall
2
[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:
  • 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.
  • Second son Torin Kamran Charles born October 2004.
  • The scene in _X2 (2003)_ (qv) where Magneto escapes from prison is modeled after Hannibal Lecter's escape in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv) - the sequel to Cox's film _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv), in which he played Lecter.
  • Scottish-born, but of Irish Catholic extraction.
  • 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).
  • He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1985 (1984 season) for Best Actor in a New Play for "Rat in the Skull".
  • Backed out of his contract after filming the second of the BBC/Celtic Sharpe series of films after complaining of poor working conditions in the Ukraine as well as becoming repeatedly ill because of them. He was replaced by 'Michael Byrne (I)' (qv), who was featured in the next three Sharpe films.
  • Father died when he was 9.


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