Brian Cox Biography (1946-)

Full name, Brian Denis Cox; born June 1, 1946, in Dundee, Scotland; son of Charles McArdle Campbell (a weaver) and Mary Ann Guillerline (a spinner; maidenname, McCann) Cox; married Caroline Burt (an actress), 1968 (divorced, 1987); married Nicole Elisabeth Ansari; children: (first marriage) Alan (an actor), Margaret; (second marriage) Orson. Addresses: Agent: IFA Talent Agency, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 490, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Manager: Lesher Entertainment, 800 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035.; Contact: c/o Conway van Gelder, Ltd., 18-21 Jermyn St., London SW1Y 6HP, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
June 1, 1946
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Trotsky, Nicholas and Alexandra, Columbia, 1971
  • Steven Shaw, In Celebration, American Film Theatre, 1975
  • Dr. Lektor (Hannibal Lecter), Manhunter (also known as Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Narrator, Regi Andrej Tarkovskij (also known as Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky), 1988
  • Peter Kerrigan, Hidden Agenda, Hemdale Films, 1990
  • (English version) Narrator, L'oeil de Vichy (also known as TheEye of Vichy), 1993
  • Aethelwine, Duke of Lindsey, The Prince of Jutland (also known asRoyal Deceit, Amled, prinsen af jylland, and Prinsen af Jylland), 1994
  • Angus McTeague, Iron Will, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Killearn, Rob Roy, United Artists, 1995
  • Argyle Wallace, Braveheart, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Lyman Earl Collier, Chain Reaction, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Mr. Smith, The Glimmer Man, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Nathan, The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Chief Hatfield, Kiss the Girls (also known as Collector), Paramount, 1997
  • Joe Hamill, The Boxer, Universal, 1997
  • A New Window Pane, 1997
  • Dr. Nelson Guggenheim, Rushmore, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Merchants of Venus (also known as A Dirty Little Business),1998
  • Captain Jeremiah Cassidy, Desperate Measures, TriStar, 1998
  • Doug Durwin, The Minus Man, Tsg Pictures, 1999
  • Sean Wallace, The Corruptor, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Gary Wheeler, For Love of the Game, Universal, 1999
  • Sidney McLaughlin, Mad about Mambo, Gramercy, 2000
  • Dr. Morel, The Invention of Dr. Morel, 2000
  • Voice, The Green Man of Knowledge (animated short film), 2000
  • Italian bicycler, Whipped, Destination Films, 2000
  • Martin Smith, A Shot at Glory, Mac Releasing LLC, 2000
  • George Beneventi, Saltwater, 2000
  • Inspector McDunn, Complicity (also known as Retribution), Avalanche Home Entertainment, 2000
  • Captain John O'Hagen, Super Troopers (also known as Broken Lizard's Super Troopers), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2001
  • Big John Harrigan, L.I.E., New Yorker Films, 2001
  • Chisolm, Cocozza's Way (also known as Strictly Sinatra), Universal Focus, 2001
  • Rocket Post, 2001
  • Minister Baron de Breteuil, The Affair of the Necklace, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Cyr, Bug, Curb Entertainment, 2002
  • Jim Morris, Sr., The Rookie, Buena Vista, 2002
  • Ward Abbott, The Bourne Identity (also known as Die Bourne Identitaet), Universal, 2002
  • Narrator, The Trials of Henry Kissinger (documentary; also known as Le proces de Henry Kissinger), First Run Features, 2002
  • Richard Morgan, The Ring, DreamWorks, 2002
  • Robert McKee, Adaptation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002
  • James Brogan, 25th Hour, Buena Vista, 2002
  • William Stryker, X2 (also known as X-Men 2, X-2, X-Men 2: X-Men United, and X2: X-Men United), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Captain Oakes, Sin, Columbia TriStar, 2003
  • Himself, Spike Lee's "25th Hour": The Evolution of an American Filmmaker (documentary short film), Touchstone Home Video, 2003
  • Himself, The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men! Making "X2" (documentary), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Tobias, The Reckoning (also known as Morality Play), Paramount Classics, 2004
  • Agamemnon, Troy, Warner Bros., 2004
  • Ward Abbott, The Bourne Supremacy, Universal, 2004
  • The Ringer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Director, Scorpion Spring, 1997
  • Director, The Remains of Glory, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Henry II, The Devil's Crown, 1978
  • Miniseries
  • Laurent Raquin, "Therese Raquin," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1981
  • Himself, "Brian Cox on Acting in Tragedy," Acting, BBC, 1987, thenArts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Voice of Henrik Ibsen, The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, 1988
  • Geoffrey Harrison, Red Fox, 1991
  • Edward Hoyland, The Big Battalions, 1992
  • Reichmarschall Hermann Goering, Nuremberg, TNT, 2000
  • Lord Morton, Longitude, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Movies
  • Father Gora, Pope John Paul II (also known as The Pope), CBS, 1984
  • Burgundy, King Lear, 1984
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, The Cantor of St Thomas's, 1984
  • Dr. McGrigor, Florence Nightingale, NBC, 1985
  • Duffy, Shoot for the Sun, BBC, 1986
  • Detective Chief Superintendent Haladene, The Fourth Floor, 1986
  • Waldemar Chrostowski, The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest, 1986
  • Alexander "Jock" Purves, Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun (alsoknown as Shadow on the Sun), CBS, 1988
  • Colonel Fedorenko Voronov, Murder by Moonlight (also known as Murder on the Moon), CBS, 1989
  • Andrew Neil, Secret Weapon, TNT, 1990
  • Carl May, The Cloning of Joanna May, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • The director, Six Characters in Search of an Author, 1992
  • Charlie King, The Negotiator, 1994
  • Colonel Yevgeni Grushko, Grushko, 1994
  • Judge Freisler, Witness against Hitler, 1996
  • Clayton Blackstone, Poodle Springs, HBO, 1998
  • Captain Oakes, Sin, Starz!, 2001
  • Michael O'Mara, The Biographer, CBS, 2002
  • Pilots
  • The Family Brood, CBS, 1998
  • Specials
  • Lasar Opie, The Year of the Sex Olympics (also known as Theatre625: The Year of the Sex Olympics), 1968
  • Hastings, She Stoops to Conquer (also known as Stage 2: She Stoops to Conquer), 1971
  • Alsemero, The Changeling (also known as The Play of the Month:The Changeling), 1974
  • Enemy of the State (documentary; also known as Omnibus: Enemy of the State), 1987
  • Owen Benjamin, "The Lost Language of Cranes," BBC, then Great Performances, PBS, 1992
  • Hogan, "Sharpe" (also known as "Sharpe's Rifles" and "Sharpe's Eagle"), Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1993
  • Voice of Macbeth, "Macbeth," Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, HBO,1993
  • Michael Steppings, "Deadly Slumber," Inspector Morse, Series X, PBS, 1997
  • Narrator, Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe, 1997
  • Narrator, Rasputin: The Devil in the Flesh (documentary), 2002
  • Narrator, Smallpox 2002: Silent Weapon, 2002
  • Murder by Numbers (documentary), Independent Film Channel, 2002
  • X-Pose: X2 Mutants Uncovered (documentary), Fox, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Stalin, "These Men Are Dangerous: Stalin," Thirty-Minute Theatre,1969
  • Owen, "Hear No Evil," Doomwatch, BBC, 1970
  • "Combing Down His Yellow Hair," Thirty-Minute Theatre, 1971
  • Billy Voss, "Carve Up," Target, BBC, 1977
  • Chuck Spillers, "The Silent Scream," Hammer House of Horror, 1980
  • "A Cotswold Death," Play for Today, 1982
  • Frank McFadden, "In," Minder, ITV, 1982
  • "The Milk of Human Kindness," Perfect Scoundrels, 1990
  • Brother Shaw, Sean's Show, Channel 4, 1993
  • The king, "Stoke Me a Clipper," Red Dwarf, BBC, 1997
  • Voice of Dr. Earl Garver, "Two's a Crowd," Superman (animated), The WB, 1997
  • Surgeon, "Type and Cross," Strong Medicine, 2002
  • Harry Moon, "The Guilt Trippers," Frasier, NBC, 2002
  • Harry Moon, "Moons over Seattle," Frasier, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2003
  • Himself, Today with Des & Mel, ITV, 2003
  • Himself, "Vince Vaughn, Cole Hauser, Rory Cochrane, Brian Cox," Dinnerfor Five, 2003
  • Other
  • Churchill's People: The Wallace, 1972
  • The Master of Ballantrae, 1976
  • Dalhousie's Luck, 1980
  • Bothwell, 1980
  • The Silent Scream, 1980
  • Bach, 1981
  • Blow Your Mind, See a Play, 1995
  • Also appeared in Shades of Green.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Orlando, As You Like It, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham,England, 1966, then (London debut), Vaudeville Theatre, 1967
  • Title role, Peer Gynt, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1967
  • Ulfhejm, When We Dead Awaken, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland,1968
  • Steven, In Celebration, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1969
  • Gregers Werle, The Wild Duck, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, 1969
  • Alan, The Big Romance, Royal Court Theatre, 1970
  • Norman, Don't Start without Me, Garrick Theatre, London, 1971
  • Knight of Riprafratta, Mirandolina, Gardner Centre Theatre, Brighton, England, 1971
  • Brian Lowther, Getting On, Queen's Theatre, London, 1971
  • Gustav, The Creditors, Open Space Theatre, London, 1972
  • Eilert Lovborg, Hedda Gabler, Royal Court Theatre, 1972
  • Berowne, Love's Labour's Lost, Playhouse, Nottingham, England, 1972
  • Title role, Brand, Playhouse, 1972
  • Sergeant Match, What the Butler Saw, Playhouse, 1972
  • D'Artagnan, The Three Musketeers, Playhouse, 1972
  • Proctor, Cromwell, Royal Court Theatre, 1973
  • Sergius, Arms and the Man, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1974
  • Sir Henry Harcourt Reilly, The Cocktail Party, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1975
  • Emigres, National Theatre Company, Young Vic Theatre, 1976
  • Theridamas, Tamburlaine the Great, Olivier Theatre, London, 1976
  • Brutus, Julius Caesar. Olivier Theatre, 1977
  • De Flores, The Changeling, Riverside Studios, London, 1978
  • Title role, Herod, National Theatre, London, 1978
  • Ireton, The Putney Debates, National Theatre, 1978
  • Mickey, On Top, Royal Court Theatre, 1979
  • Macbeth, Cambridge Theatre, 1980
  • Summer Party, Crucible Theatre, 1980
  • Vicomte Robert de Trivelin, Have You Anything to Declare?, Royal Exchange Theatre, then Round House Theatre, London, 1981
  • Title role, Danton's Death, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, 1982
  • Edmund Darrell, Strange Interlude, Duke of York Theatre, London, 1984, then (Broadway debut), Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • D. I. Nelson, Rat in the Skull, Royal Court Theatre, 1984, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • The Danton Affair, 1986
  • Misalliance, 1986
  • Penny for a Song, 1986
  • The Taming of the Shrew, 1987
  • Paul Cash, Fashion, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Pit, London, 1988
  • Title role, Titus Andronicus, Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 1988
  • Johnny, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair-de-Lune, Comedy Theatre, London, 1989
  • The Three Sisters, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1989
  • The Master Builder, Edinburgh, 1993
  • Riverside, 1994
  • Richard III, Royal National Theatre, 1995
  • Harold Hill, The Music Man, Open Air Theatre, 1995
  • St. Nicholas, Bush Theatre, 1997
  • Also appeared as Captain Ahab, Moby Dick, Manchester.
  • Major Tours
  • Christian, The Pilgrim's Progress, Prospect Theatre Company, 1974
  • Macbeth, tour of India, 1980
  • Title role, Titus Andronicus, Royal Shakespeare Company, Madrid, Paris, and Copenhagen, 1988
  • Richard III, world tour, 1990-1991
  • Title role, King Lear, world tour, 1990-1991
  • Also toured in Rogues and Vagabonds.
  • Stage Director
  • The Man with a Flower in His Mouth, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1973
  • The Stronger, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1973
  • I Love My Love, Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, England, 1982
  • The Crucible, Moscow Arts Theatre, London, then Edinburgh, 1988-1989
  • Mrs. Warren's Profession, Orange Tree Theatre, 1989
  • The Philanderer, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1991
  • The Master Builder, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and Riverside, 1993-1994
  • Richard III, Regent's Park, London, 1995
  • St. Nicholas, London, Dublin, New York City, 1997, then Primary Stages, 1998
  • Art, The Royale Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Dublin Court, Royal Court, London, 1998
  • St. Nicholas, Nice Drama Festival, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Voice of the director, Manhunt, 2003
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Scorpion Spring, 1997
  • Books
  • Salem to Moscow: An Actor's Odyssey, 1991
  • The Lear Diaries, 1992

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