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James Cosmo


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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Known For

Braveheart
Braveheart Campbell
(1995)
Trainspotting
Trainspotting Mr. Renton
(1996)
Troy
Troy Glaucus
(2004)

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 2016-2017 The Collection (TV Series)
Jules Trouvier
- The Weekend (2017) ... Jules Trouvier
- The Launch (2017) ... Jules Trouvier
- The Dress (2016) ... Jules Trouvier
- The Deal (2016) ... Jules Trouvier
 2016 The Durrells in Corfu (TV Series)
Captain Creech
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Captain Creech
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Captain Creech
 2016 Stag (TV Mini-Series)
The Game-keeper / The Gamekeper
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... The Game-keeper
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... The Gamekeper
 2016 Shetland (TV Series)
Arthur McCall
- Episode #3.6 (2016) ... Arthur McCall
- Episode #3.5 (2016) ... Arthur McCall
- Episode #3.4 (2016) ... Arthur McCall
- Episode #3.3 (2016) ... Arthur McCall
 2015 Magnum Opus (TV Series)
Moshe Navon
- Fuck Da Babylon (Pilot) (2015) ... Moshe Navon
 2014 New Worlds (TV Mini-Series)
Goffe
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Goffe
 2013 Case Histories (TV Series)
Len Lomax
- Started Early, Took My Dog (2013) ... Len Lomax
 2013 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Roger Seymour
- Episode #2.1 (2013) ... Roger Seymour
 2012 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Arnold Mears
- Paradise Lost: Part 2 (2012) ... Arnold Mears
- Paradise Lost: Part 1 (2012) ... Arnold Mears
 2010 The Santa Incident (TV Movie)
Nick
 2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
Phillip
- Revelation Zero: Part 2 (2010) ... Phillip
 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
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Mini-Series)
Galder Weatherwax
- Part 1: The Colour of Magic ... Galder Weatherwax
 2007 Futureshock: Comet (TV Movie)
Brenden Kelly
 2007 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Jack 'Axeman' McKinley
- The Axeman Cometh (2007) ... Jack 'Axeman' McKinley
 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 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Tchaikovsky (2004) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 Best of Both Worlds (TV Series)
William Landucci
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie)
McNab
 2000 Badger (TV Series)
Charlie Maddox
- Predators (2000) ... Charlie Maddox
 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: Lennox's Story / D.C.I. Cameron
- Haunted (1999) ... Patrick Grainger: Lennox's Story
- Seen to Be Done (1989) ... D.C.I. Cameron
 1999 Comedy Lab (TV Series)
David
- Heart and Sole (1999) ... David (voice)
 1999 Split Second (TV Movie)
Donald Paterson
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series)
Agrippa
- Part 1 (1999) ... Agrippa
- Part 2 (1999) ... Agrippa
 1998 Two Lives (TV Series)
Eddie
- Golden Wedding (1998) ... Eddie
 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 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 documentary)
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 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 Crossbow (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
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Primo
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Primo
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... 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 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)
Sergeant Carch / Sergeant. Carch
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... Sergeant Carch
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Sergeant Carch
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Sergeant Carch
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Sergeant. Carch
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Willis
- The Thirteenth Reunion (1980) ... Willis (as James Cosmos)
 1980 Take the 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
 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
 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 Softly Softly (TV Series)
McBride
- In at the Death (1969) ... McBride
 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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Audio Drama: Played the role of Sir Robert Gordon in Heirloom Audio's "The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty: In Freedom's Cause." Recorded at the Soundhouse in London. (Post-Production) See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Cosmos

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Trivia:

Son of James Copeland. See more »

Trademark:

Bulky build combined with strong commanding presence and coarse voice.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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