Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Age
71
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

Guest TV Roles

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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.
  • First actor to portray Dr. Hannibal Lecter on the screen.
  • Youngest of 5 children.
  • He played Hannibal Lecter in the film, _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv). In 2002, he co-starred with 'Edward Norton (I)' (qv) and 'Philip Seymour Hoffman' (qv) in the film _25th Hour (2002)_ (qv). In 2002, Norton and Hoffman also starred in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv), which was a remake of _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv).
  • Appeared as an extra in several episodes of _"The Prisoner" (1967)_ (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".
  • 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).


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