Brian Cox

Brian Cox was born in the Royal Oldham Hospital, later living in Chadderton, Oldham, from 1971, Cox's parents worked in Yorkshire bank, his mother as a cashier and his father as a middle-manager in the same branch.He attended the independent Hulme Grammar School in Oldham from 1979 to 1986. Cox revealed on The Jonathon Ross Show that he performed poorly on his Maths A-level: "I got a D ... I was really not very good ... I found out you need to practice." He cites a lack of interest and fledgling band commitments as the reason for the result.

Cox was awarded a first-class Bachelor of Science degree and an MPhil in Physics. After D:Ream disbanded in 1997, Cox completed his Doctor of Philosophy in high-energy particle physics at the University of Manchester. His thesis, Double Diffraction Dissciation at Large Momentum Transfer,was supervised by Robin Marshall and drawn from work he did for the H1 experiment at the Hadron Elektron Ring Anlage (HERA) particle accelerator at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg, Germany.

Known For

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Cast Credits

Stargazing Live (2017)
Starring as Presenter
Brian Cox: Life of a Universe (2017)
Starring as Presenter (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x01: Creation (Mar 7, 2017)
  • Episode 1x02: The End (Mar 14, 2017)
Forces of Nature with Brian Cox (2016)
Starring as Brian Cox (4 episodes)
The John Bishop Show (2015)
Guest starring as Brian Cox (2 episodes)
The One Show (2015)
Guest starring as Brian Cox (2 episodes)
StarTalk (2015)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
Human Universe (2014)
Starring as Brian Cox - Presenter (5 episodes)
Weekend (2014)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
The Last Leg (2013)
Guest starring as Brian Cox (2 episodes)
Wonders of Life (2013)
Starring as Presenter (5 episodes)
Science Britannica (2013)
Starring as Presenter (3 episodes)
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2011)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
Stargazing Live (2011)
Starring as Presenter (23 episodes)
Wonders of the Universe (2011)
Starring as Presenter (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x01: Destiny (Mar 6, 2011)
  • Episode 1x02: Stardust (Mar 13, 2011)
  • Episode 1x03: Falling (Mar 20, 2011)
  • Episode 1x04: Messengers (Mar 27, 2011)
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The Rob Brydon Show (2010)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
Wonders of the Solar System (2010)
Starring as Presenter (5 episodes)
Channel 4's Alternative Election Night (2010)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
  • Episode 2010-05-06: 2010 (May 6, 2010)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)
Guest starring as Brian Cox (2 episodes)
QI (2003)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
  • Episode 10x12: Justice (Dec 7, 2012)
Top Gear (2002)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
  • Episode 23x04: Episode 4 (Jun 19, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
This Morning (1988)
Guest starring as Brian Cox