Directed "The Philanderer", Hampstead Theatre, London, England, 1991.
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Brian Cox CBE
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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I was living in London and I thought, "There's nothing here for me anymore". I don't want to become this actor who's going to be doing this occasional good work in the theater and then ever diminishing bad television. I thought I'd rather do bad movies than bad television because you get more money for it.
Rarely plays characters who are sympathetic or likable, from his egotistical take on Robert McKee
(2002) to the robust evil in his portrayal of Agamemnon in Troy
(2004). However, he has gone against type and played several likable characters, such as the gruff yet honorable Uncle Argyle in Braveheart
(1995) and the lovable, paternal Police Chief John O'Hagan in Super Troopers
Often plays characters associated with the government or the military (or both).