Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Age
73
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
Shetland (UK) TV Show
Shetland (UK)
Succession TV Show
Succession
The Slap TV Show
The Slap
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 1987 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performances in The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, and Fashion.
  • 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).
  • First actor to portray Dr. Hannibal Lecter on the screen.
  • 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.
  • After graduating from LAMDA, he spent several seasons with the Royal National Theatre in London, England.
  • Has appeared in two films about legendary Scottish heroes. In 1995 he appeared in both _Braveheart (1995)_ (qv) and _Rob Roy (1995)_ (qv).
  • Father died when he was 9.


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