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Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Jun. 1st, 1946
Born in
Dundee, Scotland, UK
170 cm

Brian Cox's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Deadwood TV Show
The Slap TV Show
The Slap
Shetland (UK) TV Show
Shetland (UK)
Sharpe (UK) TV Show
Sharpe (UK)
War & Peace (UK 2016) TV Show
War & Peace (UK 2016)
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 - X-Men: Days of Future Past
2014 - Blumenthal
2013 - RED 2
2013 - Her
2012 - The Campaign
2011 - Coriolanus
2011 - The Veteran
2011 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2010 - Ironclad
2010 - As Good as Dead
2010 - RED
2010 - The Good Heart
2009 - Tell-Tale
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2008 - Red
2008 - The Escapist
2007 - The Water Horse
2007 - The Bourne Ultimatum
2006 - Running with Scissors
2006 - The Flying Scotsman
2005 - The Ringer
2005 - Match Point
2005 - Red Eye
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2004 - The Bourne Supremacy
2004 - Troy
2003 - Sin
2003 - X2: X-Men United
2002 - The Bourne Identity
2002 - 25th Hour
2002 - Bug
2002 - The Trials of Henry Kissinger
2002 - Adaptation.
2002 - Super Troopers
2001 - The Affair of the Necklace
2000 - Mad About Mambo
1999 - The Corruptor
1999 - For Love of the Game
1999 - The Minus Man
1998 - Rushmore
1998 - Desperate Measures
1997 - The Boxer
1997 - Kiss the Girls
1997 - Kiss the Girls
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
1996 - The Glimmer Man
1996 - Chain Reaction
1995 - Rob Roy
1995 - Braveheart
1994 - Iron Will
1990 - Hidden Agenda
1986 - Manhunter
1971 - Nicholas and Alexandra

Guest TV Roles

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


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).

  • 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.
  • Has performed in several movies playing a government official in which another actor has amnesia but later discovers they are secret government assasins: _The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)_ (qv) where the amnesia victim is actress 'Geena Davis' (qv), _The Bourne Identity (2002)_ (qv) with 'Matt Damon' (qv) having the amnesia, and also _X2 (2003)_ (qv) where the victim is played by 'Hugh Jackman' (qv).
  • First actor to portray Dr. Hannibal Lecter on the screen.
  • Has worked with two Eomers. In the Sharpe films (_Sharpe's Eagle (1993) (TV)_ (qv) and _Sharpe's Rifles (1993) (TV)_ (qv)), with 'Sean Bean' (qv), he appears with 'Anthony Hyde' (qv), who played the role in the BBC radio broadcast. In _The Bourne Supremacy (2004)_ (qv), he appears with 'Karl Urban' (qv), who played the role in 'Peter Jackson (I)' (qv)'s films.
  • 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).
  • Has no fewer than three roles in common with 'Anthony Hopkins' (qv). They have both played Titus Andronicus, and both of them played King Lear while the other was simultaneously playing Hannibal Lecter.
  • 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).
  • Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, England, where he is most recognized for his performance of 'King Lear'.

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