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Brian Cox

Brian Cox is a Scottish actor who works in film, television, and theatre. He has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for portraying King Lear. He currently stars as media magnate Logan Roy on HBO's Succession. Cox appeared in Super TroopersThe Bourne IdentityThe Bourne SupremacyX2BraveheartRushmoreRise of the Planet of the Apes, and Troy. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in 1986's Manhunter.

Winning two Olivier Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Golden Globe Award, Cox also received nominations for a British Academy Television Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.

In Dundee, Scotland, he was born to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox (maiden surname McCann and 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.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

Blade Runner: Black Lotus (2021)
Starring as Niander Wallace Sr. (5 episodes)
Inside Culture with Mary Beard (2020)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
Good Omens (2019)
Starring as Death (3 episodes)
Succession (2018)
Starring as Logan Roy (29 episodes)
The Russell Howard Hour (2017)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
Medici (2016)
Starring as Guadagni (8 episodes)
War & Peace (2016)
Starring as General Mikhail Kutuzov (4 episodes)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Brian Cox (3 episodes)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
The Slap (2015)
Starring as Manolis (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x08: Ritchie (Apr 2, 2015)
  • Episode 1x04: Manolis (Mar 5, 2015)
  • Episode 1x02: Harry (Feb 19, 2015)
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After Braveheart (2015)
Starring as Narrator (2 episodes)
The Game (2014)
Starring as Daddy (6 episodes)
The Great War: The People's Story (2014)
Guest starring as Rev. Andrew Clark
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Guest starring as Jared Talbot (2 episodes)
Secrets from the Workhouse (2013)
Guest starring as Brian Cox (2 episodes)
Shetland (2013)
Guest starring as Magnus Bain (2 episodes)
Addicted to Pleasure (2012)
Starring as Presenter (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x04: Whisky (Dec 17, 2012)
  • Episode 1x03: Tobacco (Dec 10, 2012)
  • Episode 1x02: Opium (Dec 3, 2012)
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A Touch of Cloth (2012)
Guest starring as Bill Ball
The Straits (2012)
Starring as Harry Montebello (10 episodes)
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2011)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
The Sinking of the Laconia (2011)
Starring as Captain Sharp
The Take (2009)
Starring as Ozzy (4 episodes)
Kings (2009)
Guest starring as King Vesper Abaddon (3 episodes)
Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic (2008)
Starring as Narrator (2 episodes)
The Andrew Marr Show (2007)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
Mark Lawson Talks to... (2006)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
  • Episode 2010-02-23: Brian Cox (Feb 23, 2010)
Doctor Who (2005)
Guest starring as Elder Ood
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Guest starring as Lewis Serrocold
Breakfast (2002)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
  • Episode 2020-12-09: 09/12/20 (Dec 9, 2020)
Masters of Darkness (2002)
Starring as Narrator (4 episodes)
Nuremberg (2000)
Starring as Hermann Göring (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x02: Part 2 (Jul 16, 2000)
  • Episode 1x01: Part 1 (Jul 16, 2000)
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
Guest starring as Dr. Earl Garver
Grushko (1994)
Frasier (1993)
Guest starring as Harry Moon (2 episodes)
Sharpe (1993)
Starring as Major Hogan
The Cloning of Joanna May (1992)
Starring as Carl May
Red Fox (1991)
Starring as Geoffrey Harrison
Have I Got News for You (1990)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
This Morning (1988)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
  • Episode 33x216: 01/11/21 (Nov 1, 2021)
Red Dwarf (1988)
Guest starring as The King
Timewatch (1982)
Guest starring as Narrator
Hammer House of Horror (1980)
Guest starring as Chuck Spillers
Question Time (1979)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
The Emmy Awards (1949)
Guest starring as Brian Cox
Golden Globe Awards (1944)
Guest starring as Brian Cox

Crew Credits

Oz (1997)
Episode crew as Director
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