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Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish descent. Cox first came to attention in the early ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Troy
Troy Agamemnon
(2004)
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Supremacy Ward Abbott
(2004)
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Identity Ward Abbott
(2002)
Braveheart
Braveheart Argyle Wallace
(1995)

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  Succession (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Logan Roy
 2017 Urban Myths (TV Mini-Series)
Marlon Brando
- Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon ... Marlon Brando
 2016 Medici: Masters of Florence (TV Series)
Guadagni
- Epiphany (2016) ... Guadagni
- Purgatory (2016) ... Guadagni
- Ascendancy (2016) ... Guadagni
- Temptation (2016) ... Guadagni
- Judgement Day (2016) ... Guadagni
 2016 Penny Dreadful (TV Series)
Jared Talbot
- No Beast So Fierce (2016) ... Jared Talbot
- This World Is Our Hell (2016) ... Jared Talbot
 2015 The Slap (TV Series)
Manolis
- Ritchie (2015) ... Manolis
- Rosie (2015) ... Manolis
- Aisha (2015) ... Manolis
- Connie (2015) ... Manolis (credit only)
- Manolis (2015) ... Manolis
 2015 After Braveheart (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
 2014 Bob Servant (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Servant
- The Wedding (2014) ... Bob Servant
- Court (2014) ... Bob Servant
- The Van (2014) ... Bob Servant
 2014 The Game (TV Mini-Series)
Daddy
- Episode Six (2014) ... Daddy
- Episode Five (2014) ... Daddy
- Episode Four (2014) ... Daddy
- Episode Three (2014) ... Daddy
- Episode Two (2014) ... Daddy
 2014 The Great War: The People's Story (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Reverend Andrew Clark
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Reverend Andrew Clark
 2014 Shetland (TV Series)
Magnus Bain
- Raven Black: Part 2 (2014) ... Magnus Bain
- Raven Black: Part 1 (2014) ... Magnus Bain
 2013 Tooned (TV Series)
- The Grand Finale (2013)
 2013 M.I.High (TV Series)
The Mastermind
- The Final Endgame (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
- The Germinator (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
- Grosse Encounters (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
- Trojan KORPS (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
- The Fall of Skul (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
 2013 Bob Servant Independent (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Servant
- Election Day (2013) ... Bob Servant
- The Debate (2013) ... Bob Servant
- The Media (2013) ... Bob Servant
- Women and God (2013) ... Bob Servant
- A Local Man (2013) ... Bob Servant
 2012 A Touch of Cloth (TV Series)
Bill Ball
- The First Case: Part Two (2012) ... Bill Ball
 2010 The Big C (TV Series)
Dad
- Two for the Road (2010) ... Dad
 2010 On Expenses (TV Movie)
Michael Martin - Speaker of the House of Commons
 2009 Lost & Found (TV Movie)
Burt Macey
 2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)
Dennis
- Part 2 (2009) ... Dennis
- Part 1 (2009) ... Dennis (credit only)
 2009 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Elder Ood
- The End of Time: Part One (2009) ... Elder Ood (voice)
 2009 The Take (TV Mini-Series)
Ozzy
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Ozzy
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Ozzy
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Ozzy
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Ozzy
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Part 2: The Light Fantastic (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
- Part 1: The Colour of Magic (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
 2007 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Last Duel (2007) ... Narrator
 2006 The Outsiders (TV Movie)
Gabriel
 2005 Danny Phantom (TV Series)
Pariah Dark
- Reign Storm (2005) ... Pariah Dark (voice)
 2005 Lost: The Journey (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Blue/Orange (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Smith
 2004 French and Saunders (TV Series)
King Lear
- Episode #6.4 (2004) ... King Lear
 2002 The Biographer (TV Movie)
Michael O'Mara
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Harry Moon
 2002 Masters of Darkness (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
- Queen Elizabeth's Magician (2002) ... Narrator
- Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Man in the World (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
- Rasputin: The Devil in the Flesh (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
 2000 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
Narrator
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Lord Morton
 1998 Family Brood (TV Movie)
 1998 Poodle Springs (TV Movie)
Clayton Blackstone
 1997 Food for Ravens (TV Movie)
Nye Bevan
 1997 Superman (TV Series)
Dr. Earl Garver
- Two's a Crowd (1997) ... Dr. Earl Garver (voice)
 1997 Red Dwarf (TV Series)
The King
- Stoke Me a Clipper (1997) ... The King
 1994 The Negotiator (TV Movie)
Charlie King
 1993 Scene (TV Series documentary)
P.O. Garvey
- Pig Boy (1993) ... P.O. Garvey
 1993 Sharpe's Eagle (TV Movie)
Hogan
 1993 Sharpe's Rifles (TV Movie)
Hogan
 1993 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Michael Steppings
- Deadly Slumber (1993) ... Michael Steppings
 1992 The Big Battalions (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Macbeth
- Macbeth (1992) ... Macbeth (voice)
 1992 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Stefan Szabo
- The Ties That Bind (1992) ... Stefan Szabo
 1992 The Cloning of Joanna May (TV Movie)
Carl May
 1991 Red Fox (TV Mini-Series)
Geoffrey Harrison
 1990 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Father Amedy
- The Milk of Human Kindness (1990) ... Father Amedy
 1990 Secret Weapon (TV Movie)
Andrew Neil
 1989 Murder by Moonlight (TV Movie)
Voronov
 1988 Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun (TV Movie)
Jock Purves
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Henrik Ibsen
- Henrik Ibsen (1988) ... Henrik Ibsen (voice)
 1987 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Prosecuter
- George Grosz: Enemy of the State (1987) ... Prosecuter
 1986 The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest (TV Movie)
Waldemar Chrostowski
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Vic
- Home Cooking (1986) ... Vic
 1986 Shoot for the Sun (TV Movie)
Dunny
 1985 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
Dr. McGregor
 1984 Scotland's Story (TV Series)
Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun / Lord George Murray
- Act of Union (1984) ... Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun
- Disaster at Darien (1984) ... Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun
 1984 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Father Góra
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Hamish McFaul
- A Chamber of Horrors (1983) ... Hamish McFaul
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
Burgundy
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Frank
- In (1982) ... Frank
 1976-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dr. Gillespie / George Simpson
- A Cotswold Death (1982) ... Dr. Gillespie
- Clay, Smeddum and Greenden (1976) ... George Simpson
 1981 The House on the Hill (TV Series)
Leon Campbell
- Man of Straw (1981) ... Leon Campbell
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Chuck
- The Silent Scream (1980) ... Chuck
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Dalhousie
- Dalhousie's Luck (1980) ... Dalhousie
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Billy Voss
- Carve Up (1977) ... Billy Voss
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Harry
- The Blue Film (1975) ... Harry
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
William Wallace
- The Wallace (1975) ... William Wallace
 1974 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
PC Jock Dougall
- The Evidence (1974) ... PC Jock Dougall
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alsemero
- The Changeling (1974) ... Alsemero
 1973 Ego Hugo (TV Movie)
Victor Hugo
 1971 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Hastings
 1970 When We Dead Awaken (TV Movie)
Ulfhejm
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Anton
- Intent to Steal (1970) ... Anton
- Degrade and Rule (1970) ... Anton
- Confessional (1970) ... Anton
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Bill Owen
- Hear No Evil (1970) ... Bill Owen
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Phillip
- The Master and the Mask (1970) ... Phillip
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Ted Nuttall
- The Shooter: Part 2 (1969) ... Ted Nuttall
- The Shooter: Part 1 (1969) ... Ted Nuttall
 1968 Minding the Shop (TV Movie)
George
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Lasar Opie
- The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968) ... Lasar Opie
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Micky
- The Bridge (1967) ... Micky
 1967 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Apeman
- Children Playing (1967) ... Apeman
 1966 Redcap (TV Series)
Private Carr
- Crime Passionel (1966) ... Private Carr
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Nelson
- A Knight in Tarnished Armour (1965) ... Nelson
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Macbeth") in "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1980 (also in tour of India). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brian Cox CBE

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Spike Lee] Ah, there's a director. Astonishing, Spike Lee. A feisty guy, but a guy who's, I think, incredibly misunderstood. I think people review his politics or his color as opposed to his filmmaking sometimes. Because he's a wonderful, wonderful filmmaker and a lover of the art. He stands up for things, but he's also a brilliant storyteller who really understands the whole. See more »

Trivia:

Has two children: Alan Cox (a professional actor) and Margaret Cox, from his 18-year marriage to Caroline Burt (they divorced in 1986). A second son was born January 31, 2002 from his wife Nicole Ansari-Cox. See more »

Trademark:

Deep smooth voice See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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