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James Cosmo was born on May 24, 1948 in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), Trainspotting (1996) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). He has been married to Annie Harris since May 24, 2000. See full bio »
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 2015 Magnum Opus (TV Series) (filming)
 2015 Monochrome (filming)
Roger
 2014/II Breakdown (post-production)
Albert Chapman
 2014/I Hole (Short) (post-production)
Cooper
 2014/I Estranged (post-production)
Albert
 2013 Dying Light (completed)
Policeman
 2015 The Pyramid Texts
Ray
 2014 Project 12: The Bunker
Brian Balanowsky
 2014 New Worlds (TV Mini-Series)
Goffe
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Goffe
 2013 Sea Out (Short)
Old Joe
 2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
Blucher (voice)
 2013 Hammer of the Gods
King Bagsecg
 2013 Case Histories (TV Series)
Len Lomax
- Started Early, Took My Dog (2013) ... Len Lomax
 2013 The Golden Scallop
Judge Wellington
 2013 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Roger Seymour
- Episode #2.1 (2013) ... Roger Seymour
 2012 Darksiders II (Video Game)
Maker Elder Eidard / Nephilim Wisper 1 (voice)
 2012 Game of Thrones (Video Game)
Jeor Mormont (voice)
 2012 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Arnold Mears
- Paradise Lost: Part 2 (2012) ... Arnold Mears
- Paradise Lost: Part 1 (2012) ... Arnold Mears
 2012 Songs for Amy
Murdo
 2012/I Citadel
Priest
 2011 The Glass Man
Pecco
 2011 No Saints for Sinners
Murphy
 2010 The Santa Incident (TV Movie)
Nick
 2010 The Runway
Sutherland
 2010 Donkeys
 2010 FlashForward (TV Series)
Phillip
- Revelation Zero: Part 2 (2010) ... Phillip
 2010 Outcast
Laird
 2010 Castle (TV Series)
Finn Rourke
- Sucker Punch (2010) ... Finn Rourke
 2010 One Night in Emergency (TV Movie)
 2009 Merlin (TV Series)
Hengist
- Lancelot and Guinevere (2009) ... Hengist
 2009 The Clan
Hector McKinley
 2009 2081 (Short)
George Bergeron
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Movie)
Galder Weatherwax
 2007 Futureshock: Comet (TV Movie)
Brenden Kelly
 2007 Where Have I Been All Your Life? (Short)
John
 2007 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jack 'Axeman' McKinley
- The Axeman Cometh (2007) ... Jack 'Axeman' McKinley
 2006 The Lives of the Saints
Mr. Karva
 2006 Free Jimmy
HudMaSpecs (English version, voice)
 2005 Little House on the Prairie (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Scott
- The Ingalls' Journey: Part 2 (2005) ... Mr. Scott
- The Ingalls' Journey: Part 1 (2005) ... Mr. Scott
 2004 Troy
Glaucus
 2004 One Last Chance
Big John
 2004 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Tchaikovsky (2004) ... Narrator (voice)
 2003 Solid Air
Finn
 2003 Man Dancin'
Donnie McGlone
 2003 Skagerrak
Robert
 2002/II The Reckoning
Lambert
 2001 All the Queen's Men
Archie
 2001 To End All Wars
Lt. Col. Stuart McLean
 2001 Best of Both Worlds (TV Series)
William Landucci
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie)
McNab
 2000 Reflections Upon the Origin of the Pineapple (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2000 Badger (TV Series)
Charlie Maddox
- Predators (2000) ... Charlie Maddox
 2000 Honest
Tommy Chase
 2000 Tales from the Madhouse (TV Mini-Series)
The Centurion
- The Centurion (2000) ... The Centurion
 2000 The 10th Kingdom (TV Mini-Series)
Blind Woodsman
 1989-1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Patrick Grainger / D.C.I. Cameron
- Haunted (1999) ... Patrick Grainger
- Seen to Be Done (1989) ... D.C.I. Cameron
 1999 One More Kiss
Frank
 1999 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
David
- Heart and Sole (1999) ... David (voice)
 1999 Split Second (TV Movie)
Donald Paterson
 1999 Billy and Zorba (Short)
Zorba
 1999 The Match
Billy Bailey
 1999 Sunset Heights
MacDonald
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
Agrippa
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City
Thelonius (voice)
 1998 Urban Ghost Story
Minister
 1998 Two Lives (TV Series)
Eddie
- Golden Wedding (1998) ... Eddie
 1997 Santa/Claws (Short)
Santa Claus
 1997 Ain't Misbehavin' (TV Mini-Series)
Malky Fraser
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Malky Fraser
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Malky Fraser
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Malky Fraser
 1997 Ivanhoe (TV Mini-Series)
Cedric
- Part Six (1997) ... Cedric
- Part Four (1997) ... Cedric
- Part Three (1997) ... Cedric
- Part Two (1997) ... Cedric
- Part One (1997) ... Cedric
 1996 Emma
Mr. Weston
 1996 Bad Boys (TV Series)
Tam Devlin
- Dead Men Don't Wear Bunnets (1996) ... Tam Devlin
 1994-1995 Roughnecks (TV Series)
Tom
- Episode #2.7 (1995) ... Tom
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Tom
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Tom
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... Tom
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Tom
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Jerry
- Sin Bin (1994) ... Jerry
 1994 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Major Keith Ballantyne
- Dead Water (1994) ... Major Keith Ballantyne
 1994 The House of Eliott (TV Series)
James Maxton
- Episode #3.5 (1994) ... James Maxton
 1993 Between the Lines (TV Series)
D.C.C. Birman
- Manoeuvre 11 (1993) ... D.C.C. Birman
 1993 Scene (TV Series)
Reception Officer
- Pig Boy (1993) ... Reception Officer
 1989-1993 Casualty (TV Series)
Tony / John Breckman
- Cat in Hell (1993) ... Tony
- A Grand in the Hand (1989) ... John Breckman
 1992 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Teacher
- Lesson (1992) ... Teacher
 1992 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Matthew Chapman
- Nowt But a Prank (1992) ... Matthew Chapman
 1992 Medics (TV Series)
Harry Liverege
- Episode #2.4 (1992) ... Harry Liverege
 1992 Screaming (TV Series)
 1991 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Bigmac
- Hard Times, Hard Men (1991) ... Bigmac
 1991 Sharp End (TV Mini-Series)
Carmichael
 1990 The Fool
Mr. Bowring
 1990 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Sands
- Getting Even (1990) ... Sands
 1990 The Campbells (TV Series)
Sgt. Henderson
- Old Ways and New (1990) ... Sgt. Henderson
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
Redruth
 1989 The Nightwatch (TV Movie)
James Smithson
 1989 Saracen (TV Series)
Miekera
- Into Africa (1989) ... Miekera
 1989 The Justice Game (TV Series)
Glen
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Glen
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Glen
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Glen
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Glen
 1989 Winners and Losers (TV Mini-Series)
Frank Kerr
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Frank Kerr
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Frank Kerr
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Frank Kerr
 1989 William Tell (TV Series)
Anton
- Silver Rider (1989) ... Anton
 1988 Taggart (TV Series)
Victor Baird
- Dead Giveaway (1988) ... Victor Baird
 1988 Codename: Kyril (TV Mini-Series)
Bonham
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Bonham
 1987 Brond (TV Series)
Primo
 1987 Super Gran (TV Series)
Mr. McBigg
- Supergran Snookered (1987) ... Mr. McBigg
 1986 Lost Empires (TV Mini-Series)
Inspector Furness
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Inspector Furness
 1985-1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Howard / McNeill
- Fit (1986) ... Howard
- Under Plain Cover (1985) ... McNeill
 1986 Running Scared (TV Series)
Detective Inspector McNeil
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Detective Inspector McNeil
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... Detective Inspector McNeil
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Detective Inspector McNeil
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Detective Inspector McNeil
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Detective Inspector McNeil
 1985 Operation Julie (TV Movie)
Longfellow
 1985 Big Deal (TV Series)
McFee
- Down and Under (1985) ... McFee
 1985 Lytton's Diary (TV Series)
Harry Owen
- Daddy's girls (1985) ... Harry Owen
 1984 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Dr. Ian McCarran
- The Legend of Das Geisterschloss (1984) ... Dr. Ian McCarran
 1984 Murder Not Proven? (TV Series)
Sergeant Munro
- Death on the Mountain (1984) ... Sergeant Munro
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Jock McLeish
- Senior Citizen Caine (1984) ... Jock McLeish
 1982 Living Apart Together
Priest
 1982 King's Royal (TV Series)
Colin Lindsay
- Episode #1.9 (1982) ... Colin Lindsay
- Episode #1.8 (1982) ... Colin Lindsay
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Colin Lindsay
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Colin Lindsay
 1981 Strangers (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Galbraith
- A Dear Green Place (1981) ... Det. Sgt. Galbraith
 1981 The House on the Hill (TV Series)
Bonfield
- Semper Fidelis (1981) ... Bonfield
 1981 The Nightmare Man (TV Series)
Sgt. Carch
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Sgt. Carch
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Sgt. Carch
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Sgt. Carch
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Sgt. Carch
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Willis
- The Thirteenth Reunion (1980) ... Willis (as James Cosmos)
 1980 High Road (TV Series)
Alex Geddes
 1979 The Professionals (TV Series)
Glover
- Runner (1979) ... Glover
 1979 The Onedin Line (TV Series)
Glasgow McDade
- To Honour and Obey (1979) ... Glasgow McDade
 1978 Kidnapped (TV Mini-Series)
Beggar
- Uncle Ebenezer (1978) ... Beggar
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Davy Freeth
- Hard Men (1978) ... Det. Sgt. Davy Freeth
 1978 The Standard (TV Series)
Harry Bray
- New Standards (1978) ... Harry Bray
 1977 George & Mildred (TV Series)
Keith
- The Dorothy Letters (1977) ... Keith
 1973-1977 Warship (TV Series)
L / Reg. Fuller
- Counter-Charge (1977) ... L / Reg. Fuller
- Rendezvous (1977) ... L / Reg. Fuller
- Wind Song (1977) ... L / Reg. Fuller
- Heart of Oak (1976) ... L / Reg. Fuller
 1976 Survivors (TV Series)
Lenny Carter
- The Chosen (1976) ... Lenny Carter
 1975 Quiller (TV Series)
Hamilton
- Target North (1975) ... Hamilton
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Robert Bruce
- The Wallace (1975) ... Robert Bruce
 1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Loch
 1973 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
Ian Campbell
- The Sea (1973) ... Ian Campbell
 1973 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Sgt. Robbins
- Professional (1973) ... Sgt. Robbins
 1972 The Stone Tape (TV Movie)
Cliff Dow
 1972 Sutherland's Law (TV Movie)
Ian Campbell
 1972 Young Winston
Officer on Train
 1972 Doomwatch
Bob Gillette
 1971 The View from Daniel Pike (TV Series)
Det. Con. Sanderson
- A Tale of Two Cities (1971) ... Det. Con. Sanderson
 1971 UFO (TV Series)
Lt. Anderson
- Reflections in the Water (1971) ... Lt. Anderson
 1971/I In the Devil's Garden
Det. Sgt. Beale
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Senior Under Officer Patterson
- Sovereign's Company (1970) ... Senior Under Officer Patterson
 1970 The Borderers (TV Series)
Hector
- A Woman or an Epitaph (1970) ... Hector
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers
Waller
 1969 Softly Softly (TV Series)
McBride
- In at the Death (1969) ... McBride
 1969 Battle of Britain
Jamie
 1965-1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Private Davidson / Peter Randall
- Single or Return (1969) ... Private Davidson
- The Vision (1965) ... Peter Randall
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. MacGregor
- Dover and the Deadly Poison Pen Letters (1968) ... Det. Sgt. MacGregor
 1967 The Revenue Men (TV Series)
Andrew
- A Pretty Flat Kind of Existence (1967) ... Andrew
 1967 St. Ives (TV Series)
Dalmahoy
- Journey's End (1967) ... Dalmahoy
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Douglas McGrath
- Nurinder (1966) ... Douglas McGrath
 1966 Ransom for a Pretty Girl (TV Mini-Series)
Charlie Milne
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Other Works:

He acted in Sharman MacDonald's play, "Shades," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Patricia Hodge and Rona Anderson in the cast. Simon Callow was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Cosmos

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Although audiences are used to seeing him as a tough, imposing character actor, he is renowned for 'getting the giggles' on set after muddling dialogue. He has featured on several outtakes & bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing take after take, giggling uncontrollably - and infecting others on set - bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt. See more »

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