Brian Cox

Biography

​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.

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​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.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 146

Birthday 1946-06-01

Place of Birth Dundee, Scotland, UK

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Brian Denis Cox

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Carer as Sir Michael
2016 War and Peace as General Mikhail Kutuzov
2016 War and Peace(6 episodes) as General Mikhail Kutuzov
2015 Forsaken as James McCurdy
2015 Pixels as Admiral Porter
2015 The Slap(8 episodes) as Manolis
2014 The Jesuit
2014 The Game as Daddy
2014 The Game(6 episodes) as Daddy
2014 The Anomaly as Dr. Langham
2014 Penny Dreadful(9 episodes) as Jared Talbot
2013 Her as Alan Watts (voice)
2013 An Adventure in Space and Time as Sydney Newman
2013 The Curse of Edgar as Edgar Hoover
2013 Mindscape as Sebastian
2013 Believe as Matt Busby
2013 Blumenthal as Harold Blumenthal
2013 RED 2 as Ivan
2013 Shetland(2 episodes) as Magnus Bain
2013 Bob Servant Independent as Bob Servant
2012 Blood as Lenny Fairburn
2012 A Touch of Cloth(2 episodes)
2012 A Touch of Cloth(1 episode) as Bill Ball
2012 The Campaign as Raymond
2012 Tooned(8 episodes) as The Mechanic
2012 The Straits(10 episodes) as Harry Montebello
2012 I Missed My Mother's Funeral as Old Man
2011 Exit Humanity as Malcolm Young (voice)
2011 Citizen Gangster as Glover
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes as John Landon
2011 The Veteran as Gerry
2011 Ironclad as Albany
2011 The Key Man as Irving
2011 Coriolanus as Menenius
2011 The Sinking of the Laconia as Captain Sharp
2010 RED as Ivan Simanov
2010 The Big C(40 episodes)
2010 On Expenses
2010 The Revelation of the Pyramids as Narrator
2010 As Good As Dead as Reverend Kalahan
2009 The Day of the Triffids as Dennis Masen
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox as Action 12 Reporter (voice)
2009 The Good Heart as Jacques
2009 The Take
2009 The Take(5 episodes)
2009 Tell-Tale as Van Doren
2009 Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword as Green Dragon (voice)
2008 Red as Avery Ludlow
2008 Shoot on Sight as Daniel Tennant
2008 The Escapist as Frank Perry
2008 The Colour of Magic as Narrator (voice)
2008 The Colour of Magic(16 episodes) as Erzähler
2008 Agent Crush as Spanners (voice)
2007 The Water Horse as Old Angus
2007 The Secret of the Nutcracker as Drosselmeyer
2007 Trick 'r Treat as Mr. Kreeg
2007 Battle for Terra as General Hemmer
2007 A Woman in Winter as Dr. Hunt
2007 Zodiac as Melvin Belli
2006 Running with Scissors as Dr. Finch
2006 The Outsiders(1 episode)
2006 The Flying Scotsman as Douglas Baxter
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2005 The Ringer as Gary Barker
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2005 Red Eye as Joe Reisert
2005 Match Point as Alec Hewett
2005 Hitler in Colour as Narrator
2005 Blue/Orange(1 episode) as Dr. Robert Smith
2004 Lost(1 episode)
2004 The Tony Danza Show(1 episode)
2004 The Bourne Supremacy as Ward Abbott
2004 Troy as King Agamemnon
2004 Deadwood(9 episodes)
2003 Japan's War In Colour as Narrator
2003 One Life(1 episode)
2003 The Reckoning as Tobias
2003 X2: X-Men United as William Stryker
2002 25th Hour as James Brogan
2002 Adaptation. as Robert McKee
2002 Top Gear(2 episodes)
2002 The Ring as Richard Morgan
2002 The Bourne Identity as Ward Abbott
2002 The Rookie as Jim Morris Sr.
2002 Bug as Cyr
2002 Smallpox as Narrator
2001 Richard & Judy(2 episodes)
2001 The Affair of the Necklace as Minister Breteuil
2001 Strictly Sinatra as Chisolm
2001 Inside 'Manhunter' as Himself
2001 L.I.E. Long Island Expressway as Big John Harrigan
2001 Super Troopers as Captain O'Hagan
2000 Saltwater
2000 Nuremberg as Hermann Göring
2000 Nuremberg(2 episodes) as Herman Wilhelm Goering
2000 Complicity as Inspector McDunn
2000 Mad About Mambo as Sidney McLoughlin
2000 Longitude as Lord Morton
2000 1939-1945: The Seven Years That Shook the World
1999 The Corruptor as Sean Wallace
1999 The Minus Man as Doug
1998 Rushmore as Dr. Nelson Guggenheim
1998 Poodle Springs as Clayton Blackstone
1998 Desperate Measures as Captain Jeremiah Cassidy
1997 The Boxer as Joe Hamill
1997 Kiss the Girls as Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D.
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight as Dr. Nathan Waldman
1996 The Glimmer Man as Mr. Smith
1996 Superman: The Animated Series(1 episode)
1996 Chain Reaction as Lyman Earl Collier
1995 Braveheart as Argyle Wallace
1995 Rob Roy as Killearn
1994 Royal Deceit as Aethelwine
1994 Iron Will as Angus McTeague
1993 Frasier(2 episodes)
1993 Sharpe's Eagle as Major Michael Hogan
1993 Sharpe's Rifles as Major Michael Hogan
1993 Sharpe(2 episodes) as Hogan
1992 Six Characters in Search of An Author as The Director
1992 The Cutter
1992 The Lost Language of Cranes as Owen Benjamin
1992 The Cloning of Joanna May as Carl May
1990 Hidden Agenda as Kerrigan
1988 Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky as Voiceover Narrator
1988 Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun
1988 Red Dwarf(1 episode)
1987 French & Saunders(1 episode)
1987 Inspector Morse(1 episode)
1986 Manhunter as Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
1983 King Lear as Burgundy
1980 Hammer House of Horror(1 episode)
1980 Thérèse Raquin as Laurent LeClaire
1979 Minder(1 episode)
1978 Out
1978 The Devil's Crown(13 episodes) as Henry II of England
1975 In Celebration as Steven Shaw
1974 The Changeling
1972 Van der Valk(1 episode)
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra as Trotsky
1970 Play for Today(1 episode)
1968 The Year of the Sex Olympics as Lasar Opie
1900 Vivaldi as Merlino
1900 Churchill as Winston Churchill
1900 The Year of the Sex Olympics(0 episodes)
1900 Lost & Found(0 episodes)
1900 Out(6 episodes)

Directing

1997 Oz(1 episode) … Director

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