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Brian Cox

​Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor. He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many Hollywood productions playing parts such as Dr. Guggenheim in Rushmore and William Stryker in X2. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in the 1986 production Manhunter. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brian Cox , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 1, 1946 In Dundee, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Vivaldi
Latest Project:
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim 2024-04-10
Known For
Poster of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Poster of Lost
Poster of 25th Hour
Poster of The Ring
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Helm Hammerhand (voice) 2024-04-10
Series Lost & Found Unknown 2024
Movie Vivaldi Merlino 2024
Movie There Are No Saints 2022-05-27
Movie Bonnie Self 2022-08-31
Movie Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story Narrator (voice) 2021-01-02
Movie Last Moment of Clarity Gilles 2020-10-29
Movie The Bay of Silence Milton 2020-08-20
Movie Timelapse of the Future: A Journey to the End of Time Narrator (archive sound) 2019-03-20
Movie The Etruscan Smile Rory MacNeil 2019-05-03
Series Good Omens Death (Voice) 2019-05-31
Movie Pretenders Henry 2019-09-27
Movie A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Self 2019-09-26
Movie Strange but True Bill 2019-10-17
Movie Remember Me Shane 2019-08-02
Movie The Day We Walked on the Moon Self 2019-07-08
Movie Super Troopers 2 Captain O'Hagan 2018-04-19
Series Succession Logan Roy 2018-06-03
Movie Kubrick by Candlelight The Narrator 2018-11-23
Movie The Infinite Monkey Cage: 100th Episode TV Special Self - Presenter 2018-07-13
Movie Churchill Winston Churchill 2017-05-25
Movie Bob the Builder: Mega Machines - The Movie Conrad (UK & US) / Crunch (UK & US) (voice) 2017-05-27
Movie The Carer Sir Michael 2016-08-05
Series War and Peace Mikhail Kutuzov 2016-01-03
Movie The Autopsy of Jane Doe Tommy Tilden 2016-12-21
Movie Morgan Jim Bryce 2016-09-01
Movie The Entire Universe Self - Presenter 2016-12-26
Series The Slap Manolis 2015-02-12
Movie Forsaken James McCurdy 2015-09-16
Movie Pixels Admiral Porter 2015-07-16
Movie Absolutely Anything Self 2015-06-26
Movie The Anomaly Dr. Langham 2014-06-19
Movie Monty Python Live (Mostly) Self 2014-07-20
Series Penny Dreadful Jared Talbot 2014-05-11
Series The Great War: The People's Story Rev. Andrew Clark 2014-08-10
Series The Game Daddy 2014-11-05
Movie Brian Cox: Space, Time & Videotape Self 2014-11-09
Movie Scotland In A Day 2014-09-18
Movie Monty Python: The Meaning of Live Self 2014-11-13
Movie RED 2 Ivan 2013-07-18
Series Shetland Magnus Bain 2013-03-10
Movie Blumenthal Harold Blumenthal 2013-08-03
Movie Believe Matt Busby 2013-10-04
Movie Her Alan Watts (voice) 2013-12-18
Movie Anna Sebastian 2013-10-13
Movie An Adventure in Space and Time Sydney Newman 2013-11-21
Movie The Curse of Edgar Edgar Hoover 2013-10-27
Movie I Missed My Mother's Funeral Old Man 2012-01-01
Series The Straits Harry Montebello 2012-02-02
Series A Touch of Cloth Bill Ball 2012-08-26
Movie Blood Lenny Fairburn 2012-10-09
Movie Wide Blue Yonder Wally 2012-05-25
Movie The Campaign Raymond 2012-08-09
Series Tooned The Mechanic 2012-07-08
Movie Coriolanus Menenius 2011-02-14
Series Stargazing Live Co-Presenter 2011-01-03
Movie The Key Man Irving 2011-02-18
Series The Sinking of the Laconia Captain Sharp 2011-01-06
Movie Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster Glover 2011-09-10
Movie Ironclad Albany 2011-03-03
Movie Exit Humanity Malcolm Young (voice) 2011-10-16
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes John Landon 2011-08-03
Movie The Veteran Gerry 2011-04-29
Movie A Night with the Stars Self - Presenter 2011-12-18
Movie As Good As Dead Reverend Kalahan 2010-01-25
Movie The Revelation of the Pyramids Narrator 2010-02-10
Series The Big C 2010-08-16
Movie On Expenses 2010-02-23
Movie RED Ivan Simanov 2010-10-13
Movie The Invocation Self 2010-09-01
Movie Tell-Tale Van Doren 2009-04-24
Movie Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Green Dragon (voice) 2009-04-07
Series The Take Ozzy 2009-06-17
Series The Day of the Triffids Dennis Masen 2009-12-28
Movie Fantastic Mr. Fox Action 12 Reporter (voice) 2009-10-23
Movie The Good Heart Jacques 2009-09-11
Movie Agent Crush Spanners (voice) 2008-01-01
Series The Colour of Magic Narrator 2008-03-23
Movie Shoot on Sight Daniel Tennant 2008-08-22
Movie Red Avery Ludlow 2008-08-08
Movie The Escapist Frank Perry 2008-06-20
Movie Zodiac Melvin Belli 2007-03-02
Movie A Woman in Winter Dr. Hunt 2007-04-09
Movie Battle for Terra General Hemmer (voice) 2007-09-06
Movie The Water Horse Old Angus 2007-12-25
Movie Trick 'r Treat Mr. Kreeg 2007-10-26
Movie The Secret of the Nutcracker Drosselmeyer 2007-12-23
Movie Running with Scissors Dr. Finch 2006-10-27
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie The Flying Scotsman Douglas Baxter 2006-08-16
Movie End Day Self 2005-04-21
Movie Hitler in Colour Narrator 2005-04-30
Movie Japan's War In Colour Narrator 2005-01-17
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Match Point Alec Hewett 2005-10-26
Movie The Ringer Gary Barker 2005-12-23
Movie Red Eye Joe Reisert 2005-08-19
Movie The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle Joseph Bell 2005-09-08
Movie Murder by Numbers Self 2004-03-16
Movie The Reckoning Tobias 2004-02-26
Series Deadwood Unknown 2004-03-21
Movie The Bourne Supremacy Ward Abbott 2004-07-23
Series Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Other Voices (voice) 2004-09-04
Movie Troy King Agamemnon 2004-05-03
Movie Sin Captain Oakes 2003-01-01
Series One Life Unknown 2003-09-24
Movie X2 William Stryker 2003-04-27
Movie Rasputin: The Devil in the Flesh Narrator 2002-02-12
Movie Smallpox 2002: Silent Weapon Narrator 2002-02-05
Movie 25th Hour James Brogan 2002-12-19
Movie Bug Cyr 2002-02-28
Series Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
Movie Adaptation. Robert McKee 2002-12-06
Movie The Rookie Jim Morris Sr. 2002-03-25
Movie The Ring Richard Morgan 2002-10-18
Movie The Bourne Identity Ward Abbott 2002-06-14
Movie L.I.E. Big John Harrigan 2001-01-20
Movie Inside 'Manhunter' Himself 2001-02-13
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie Super Troopers Captain O'Hagan 2001-02-15
Movie Strictly Sinatra Chisolm 2001-06-29
Movie The Affair of the Necklace Minister Breteuil 2001-11-20
Series Longitude Lord Morton 2000-01-02
Movie Longitude Lord Morton 2000-01-02
Movie 1939-1945: The Seven Years That Shook the World 2000-01-01
Series Nuremberg Herman Wilhelm Goering 2000-07-16
Movie Saltwater George Beneventi 2000-09-29
Movie Complicity Inspector McDunn 2000-05-06
Movie A Shot at Glory Martin Smith 2000-05-03
Movie Mad About Mambo Sidney McLoughlin 2000-04-04
Movie The Minus Man Doug 1999-02-25
Movie The Corruptor Sean Wallace 1999-03-12
Movie For Love of the Game Gary Wheeler 1999-09-17
Movie Desperate Measures Captain Jeremiah Cassidy 1998-01-30
Movie Merchants of Venus Uncle Vladimir 1998-03-01
Movie Poodle Springs Clayton Blackstone 1998-07-25
Movie Rushmore Dr. Nelson Guggenheim 1998-12-11
Movie The Boxer Joe Hamill 1997-12-31
Movie Kiss the Girls Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D. 1997-09-29
Movie The Long Kiss Goodnight Dr. Nathan Waldman 1996-10-11
Movie Chain Reaction Lyman Earl Collier 1996-08-02
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Movie The Glimmer Man Mr. Smith 1996-10-04
Movie Braveheart Argyle Wallace 1995-03-14
Movie Rob Roy Killearn 1995-04-13
Movie Royal Deceit Aethelwine 1994-02-23
Movie Iron Will Angus McTeague 1994-01-14
Movie Sharpe's Rifles Major Michael Hogan 1993-05-05
Movie Sharpe's Eagle Major Michael Hogan 1993-05-12
Series Sharpe Hogan 1993-05-05
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie The Cloning of Joanna May Carl May 1992-01-16
Movie The Lost Language of Cranes Owen Benjamin 1992-02-09
Movie Six Characters in Search of An Author The Director 1992-12-12
Movie The Cutter 1992-08-10
Movie Red Fox Geoffrey Harrison 1991-01-01
Movie Hidden Agenda Peter Kerrigan 1990-11-21
Movie Secret Weapon Andrew Neil 1990-03-19
Movie Murder on the Moon Voronov 1989-01-01
Movie Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun Jack Purves 1988-05-15
Series Red Dwarf Unknown 1988-02-15
Movie Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Voiceover Narrator 1988-09-23
Series French & Saunders Unknown 1987-03-09
Movie Rat in the Skull Detective Inspector Nelson 1987-01-01
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Movie Manhunter Dr. Hannibal Lecktor 1986-08-14
Movie Florence Nightingale Dr. McGregor 1985-07-05
Movie King Lear Burgundy 1983-04-03
Series Hammer House of Horror Unknown 1980-09-13
Series Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
Series The Devil's Crown Henry II of England 1978-04-30
Series Out 1978-07-24
Movie Clay, Smeddum and Greenden George Simpson 1976-02-24
Movie In Celebration Steven Shaw 1975-03-17
Movie The Changeling Alsemero 1974-01-20
Series Van der Valk Unknown 1972-09-13
Movie Nicholas and Alexandra Trotsky 1971-11-29
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie The Year of the Sex Olympics Lasar Opie 1968-07-29