Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Age
69
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
Sharpe (UK) TV Show
Sharpe (UK)
Shetland (UK) TV Show
Shetland (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

2014 - X-Men: Days of Future Past
2013 - Her
2010 - Ironclad
2010 - RED
2010 - The Good Heart
2010 - As Good as Dead
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009 - Tell-Tale
2008 - The Escapist
2008 - Red
2007 - The Bourne Ultimatum
2006 - The Flying Scotsman
2006 - Running with Scissors
2005 - Red Eye
2005 - Match Point
2005 - The Ringer
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
2004 - Troy
2004 - The Bourne Supremacy
2003 - Sin
2003 - X2: X-Men United
2002 - Super Troopers
2002 - 25th Hour
2002 - Adaptation.
2002 - Bug
2002 - The Bourne Identity
2001 - The Affair of the Necklace
2000 - Mad About Mambo
1999 - For Love of the Game
1999 - The Minus Man
1999 - The Corruptor
1998 - Rushmore
1998 - Desperate Measures
1997 - Kiss the Girls
1997 - The Boxer
1997 - Kiss the Girls
1996 - Chain Reaction
1996 - The Glimmer Man
1996 - The Long Kiss Goodnight
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
The Mastermind (Voiced)
2
Ted Nuttall
2
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:
  • He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1989 (1988 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Titus Andronicus".
  • 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 1984 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performances in Rat in the Skull and Strange Interlude.
  • Based his portrayal of "Hannibal Lecter" on Scottish serial killer 'Peter Manuel (II)' (qv).
  • After graduating from LAMDA, he spent several seasons with the Royal National Theatre in London, England.
  • Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, England, where he is most recognized for his performance of 'King Lear'.
  • 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).
  • 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).


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