Stage: Directed "Richard III" by William Shakespeare
, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London, England, 1995.
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Brian Cox CBE
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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[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.
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.
Often plays characters associated with the government or the military (or both).