STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 57 this week

Brian Cox (I)


Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, 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. Cox first came to attention in the early ... See full bio »

IMDb's Guide to Streaming

Check out our Streaming Guide to find out what shows are trending, if your favorite streaming show has been canceled, and what to binge next.

Visit our Streaming Guide

"The Grand Tour: The Fall Guys"

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May try to find the fastest way from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls in Season 2, Episode 2 of "The Grand Tour." Episode 2 is available Friday, Dec. 15.

Watch the trailer

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 people
created 26 Feb 2012
 
a list of 40 people
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 24 people
created 18 Mar 2013
 
a list of 33 people
created 31 May 2013
 
a list of 32 people
created 14 Jun 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Brian Cox's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

X2
X2 William Stryker
(2003)
Troy
Troy Agamemnon
(2004)
Adaptation.
Adaptation. Robert McKee
(2002)
The Long Kiss Goodnight
The Long Kiss Goodnight Dr. Nathan Waldman
(1996)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (215 credits)
 2018 Succession (TV Series) (announced)
Logan Roy
- Pilot ... Logan Roy
 2018 Super Troopers 2 (completed)
Captain O'Hagan
 2017 Dark Highlands (post-production)
Opening Narrator
 2017 Kubrick by Candlelight (Short)
The Narrator
 2017 Churchill
Winston Churchill
 2017 Bob the Builder: Mega Machines
Conrad (UK & US) / Crunch (UK & US) (voice)
 2017 Urban Myths (TV Mini-Series)
Marlon Brando
- Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon ... Marlon Brando
 2016 Medici: Masters of Florence (TV Series)
Guadagni
- Epiphany (2016) ... Guadagni
- Purgatory (2016) ... Guadagni
- Ascendancy (2016) ... Guadagni
- Temptation (2016) ... Guadagni
- Judgement Day (2016) ... Guadagni
 2016 Morgan
Jim Bryce
 2016 Penny Dreadful (TV Series)
Jared Talbot
- No Beast So Fierce (2016) ... Jared Talbot
- This World Is Our Hell (2016) ... Jared Talbot
 2016 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
General Mikhail Kutuzov
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... General Mikhail Kutuzov
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... General Mikhail Kutuzov
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... General Mikhail Kutuzov
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... General Mikhail Kutuzov
 2016/I The Carer
Sir Michael
 2015 Killing Thyme (Short)
Norman
 2015/I Forsaken
James McCurdy
 2015 Pixels
Admiral Porter
 2015 The Slap (TV Series)
Manolis
- Ritchie (2015) ... Manolis
- Rosie (2015) ... Manolis
- Aisha (2015) ... Manolis
- Connie (2015) ... Manolis (credit only)
- Manolis (2015) ... Manolis
 2015 After Braveheart (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
 2014 Bob Servant (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Servant
- The Wedding (2014) ... Bob Servant
- Court (2014) ... Bob Servant
- The Van (2014) ... Bob Servant
 2014 The Game (TV Mini-Series)
Daddy
- Episode Six (2014) ... Daddy
- Episode Five (2014) ... Daddy
- Episode Four (2014) ... Daddy
- Episode Three (2014) ... Daddy
- Episode Two (2014) ... Daddy
 2014 The Gospel of John
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2014 The Great War: The People's Story (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Reverend Andrew Clark
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Reverend Andrew Clark
 2014 The Anomaly
Dr. Langham
 2014 Shetland (TV Series)
Magnus Bain
- Raven Black: Part 2 (2014) ... Magnus Bain
- Raven Black: Part 1 (2014) ... Magnus Bain
 2013 Tooned (TV Series)
- The Grand Finale (2013)
 2013 An Adventure in Space and Time (TV Movie)
Sydney Newman
 2013 La malédiction d'Edgar (TV Movie)
J. Edgar Hoover
 2013/VII Anna
Sebastian
 2013 Her
Alan Watts (voice)
 2013/I Believe
Sir Matt Busby
 2013 Blumenthal
Harold
 2013 RED 2
Ivan
 2013 M.I.High (TV Series)
The Mastermind
- The Final Endgame (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
- The Germinator (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
- Grosse Encounters (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
- Trojan KORPS (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
- The Fall of Skul (2013) ... The Mastermind (voice)
 2013 Bob Servant Independent (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Servant
- Election Day (2013) ... Bob Servant
- The Debate (2013) ... Bob Servant
- The Media (2013) ... Bob Servant
- Women and God (2013) ... Bob Servant
- A Local Man (2013) ... Bob Servant
 2012 I Missed My Mother's Funeral (Short)
Old Man
 2012/I Blood
Lenny Fairburn
 2012 A Touch of Cloth (TV Series)
Bill Ball
- The First Case: Part Two (2012) ... Bill Ball
 2012 The Campaign
Raymond Huggins
 2012 The Straits (TV Series)
Harry Montebello
- Fatherhood (2012) ... Harry Montebello
- Dead Reckoning (2012) ... Harry Montebello
- The Big Mistake (2012) ... Harry Montebello
- Poison (2012) ... Harry Montebello
- The Price (2012) ... Harry Montebello
 2012 Syndicate (Video Game)
Jach Denham (voice)
 2011 Exit Humanity
Malcolm Young (voice)
 2011 Citizen Gangster
Glover Boyd
 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes
John Landon
 2011 The Veteran
Gerry Langdon
 2011 The Key Man
Irving
 2011 Ironclad
Baron William d'Aubigny
 2011 Killzone 3 (Video Game)
Scholar Visari (voice)
 2011 Coriolanus
Menenius
 2011 The Sinking of the Laconia (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Sharp
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Captain Sharp
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Captain Sharp
 2010 The Big C (TV Series)
Dad
- Two for the Road (2010) ... Dad
 2010 RED
Ivan Simonov
 2010 Wide Blue Yonder
Wally
 2010 On Expenses (TV Movie)
Michael Martin - Speaker of the House of Commons
 2010 As Good as Dead
Reverend Kalahan
 2009 Lost & Found (TV Movie)
Burt Macey
 2009 The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series)
Dennis
- Part 2 (2009) ... Dennis
- Part 1 (2009) ... Dennis (credit only)
 2009 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Elder Ood
- The End of Time: Part One (2009) ... Elder Ood (voice)
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Action 12 Reporter (voice)
 2009 The Good Heart
Jacques
 2009 Kings (TV Series)
King Vesper Abaddon
- The New King: Part One (2009) ... King Vesper Abaddon
- Judgment Day (2009) ... King Vesper Abaddon
- Prosperity (2009) ... King Vesper Abaddon
 2009 The Take (TV Mini-Series)
Ozzy
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Ozzy
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Ozzy
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Ozzy
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Ozzy
 2009 Tell Tale
Phillip Van Doren
 2009 Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (Video)
Green Dragon (voice)
 2009 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Lewis Serrocold
- They Do It with Mirrors (2009) ... Lewis Serrocold
 2009 Killzone 2 (Video Game)
Scolar Visari (voice)
 2008 The Color of Magic (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Part 2: The Light Fantastic (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
- Part 1: The Colour of Magic (2008) ... Narrator (voice)
 2008 The Escapist
Frank Perry
 2008 Red
Avery Ludlow
 2008 Agent Crush
'Spanners' (voice)
 2007 The Secret of the Nutcracker (TV Movie)
Drosselmeyer
 2007 Shoot on Sight
Daniel Tennant
 2007 Trick 'r Treat
Mr. Kreeg
 2007 The Water Horse
Old Angus
 2007 Battle for Terra
General Hemmer (voice)
 2007 The Martyr's Crown (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 Zodiac
Melvin Belli
 2007 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Last Duel (2007) ... Narrator
 2006 Running with Scissors
Dr. Finch
 2006 The Outsiders (TV Movie)
Gabriel
 2006 Deadwood (TV Series)
Jack Langrishe
- Tell Him Something Pretty (2006) ... Jack Langrishe
- The Catbird Seat (2006) ... Jack Langrishe
- A Constant Throb (2006) ... Jack Langrishe
- Amateur Night (2006) ... Jack Langrishe
- Leviathan Smiles (2006) ... Jack Langrishe
 2006 The Flying Scotsman
Douglas Baxter
 2006 A Woman in Winter
Dr. Hunt
 2005 The Ringer
Gary Barker
 2005 Red Eye
Joe Reisert
 2005 Danny Phantom (TV Series)
Pariah Dark
- Reign Storm (2005) ... Pariah Dark (voice)
 2005 Lost: The Journey (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Match Point
Alec Hewett
 2005 Blue/Orange (TV Movie)
Dr. Robert Smith
 2004 French and Saunders (TV Series)
King Lear
- Episode #6.4 (2004) ... King Lear
 2004 Killzone (Video Game)
Scolar Visari (voice)
 2004 Get the Picture (Short)
Harry Sondheim
 2004 The Bourne Supremacy
Ward Abbott
 2004 Troy
Agamemnon
 2003 Sin
Captain Oakes
 2003 Manhunt (Video Game)
Director (voice)
 2003 X2
William Stryker
 2002/II The Reckoning
Tobias
 2002 25th Hour
James Brogan
 2002 Adaptation.
Robert McKee
 2002 The Ring
Richard Morgan
 2002 The Biographer (TV Movie)
Michael O'Mara
 2002 The Bourne Identity
Ward Abbott
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Harry Moon
- Moons Over Seattle (2002) ... Harry Moon
- The Guilt Trippers (2002) ... Harry Moon
 2002 The Rookie
Jim Morris Sr.
 2002 Masters of Darkness (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Narrator
- Queen Elizabeth's Magician (2002) ... Narrator
- Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Man in the World (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
- Rasputin: The Devil in the Flesh (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
 2002 Bug
Cyr
 2001 The Legend of Loch Lomond (Short)
Narrator
 2001 Zulu 9 (Short)
Storyteller (voice)
 2001 The Affair of the Necklace
Minister Breteuil
 2001 Strictly Sinatra
Chisolm
 2001 L.I.E.
Big John Harrigan
 2001 Super Troopers
Captain O'Hagan
 2000 Saltwater
George Beneventi
 2000 A Shot at Glory
Martin Smith
 2000 Animated Tales of the World (TV Series)
Narrator
 2000 Nuremberg (TV Mini-Series)
Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring
 2000 Mad About Mambo
Sidney McLoughlin
 2000 Complicity
Inspector McDunn
 2000 The Invention of Dr. Morel (Short)
Dr. Morel
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Lord Morton
 1999 For Love of the Game
Gary Wheeler
 1999 The Corruptor
Sean Wallace
 1999 The Minus Man
Doug
 1998 Family Brood (TV Movie)
 1998 Rushmore
Dr. Nelson Guggenheim
 1998 Poodle Springs (TV Movie)
Clayton Blackstone
 1998 Merchants of Venus
Uncle Vladimir
 1998 Desperate Measures
Captain Jeremiah Cassidy
 1997 The Boxer
Joe Hamill
 1997 Food for Ravens (TV Movie)
Nye Bevan
 1997 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narration
- Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe (1997) ... Narration
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D.
 1997 Superman (TV Series)
Dr. Earl Garver
- Two's a Crowd (1997) ... Dr. Earl Garver (voice)
 1997 Red Dwarf (TV Series)
The King
- Stoke Me a Clipper (1997) ... The King
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
Dr. Nathan Waldman
 1996 The Glimmer Man
Mr. Smith
 1996 Chain Reaction
Lyman Earl Collier
 1996 Witness Against Hitler (TV Movie)
Judge Freisler
 1995 Braveheart
Argyle Wallace
 1995 Rob Roy
Killearn
 1994 I Was Catherine the Great's Stable Boy (Short)
Voice Over
 1994 The Negotiator (TV Movie)
Charlie King
 1994 Grushko (TV Series)
Colonel Yevgeni Grushko
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Colonel Yevgeni Grushko
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Colonel Yevgeni Grushko
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Colonel Yevgeni Grushko
 1994 Royal Deceit
Aethelwine
 1994 Iron Will
Angus McTeague
 1993 Sean's Show (TV Series)
Brother Shaw
- I'm Watching (1993) ... Brother Shaw
 1993 Scene (TV Series documentary)
P.O. Garvey
- Pig Boy (1993) ... P.O. Garvey
 1993 Sharpe's Eagle (TV Movie)
Hogan
 1993 Sharpe's Rifles (TV Movie)
Hogan
 1993 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Michael Steppings
- Deadly Slumber (1993) ... Michael Steppings
 1992 Deceptions
Carlton Heard
 1992 The Big Battalions (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Edward Hoyland
 1992 Performance (TV Series)
The Director
- Six Characters in Search of an Author (1992) ... The Director
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Macbeth
- Macbeth (1992) ... Macbeth (voice)
 1992 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Stefan Szabo
- The Ties That Bind (1992) ... Stefan Szabo
 1992 The Cloning of Joanna May (TV Movie)
Carl May
 1991 Red Fox (TV Mini-Series)
Geoffrey Harrison
 1991 The Lost Language of Cranes
Owen Benjamin
 1990 Hidden Agenda
Kerrigan
 1990 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Father Amedy
- The Milk of Human Kindness (1990) ... Father Amedy
 1990 Secret Weapon (TV Movie)
Andrew Neil
 1989 Murder by Moonlight (TV Movie)
Voronov
 1988 Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun (TV Movie)
Jock Purves
 1988 Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Henrik Ibsen
- Henrik Ibsen (1988) ... Henrik Ibsen (voice)
 1987 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Prosecuter
- George Grosz: Enemy of the State (1987) ... Prosecuter
 1986 The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest (TV Movie)
Waldemar Chrostowski
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Series)
Vic
- Home Cooking (1986) ... Vic
 1986 Shoot for the Sun (TV Movie)
Dunny
 1986 Manhunter
Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
 1986 The Fourth Floor (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Haladene
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Det. Chief Supt. Haladene
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Det. Chief Supt. Haladene
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Det. Chief Supt. Haladene
 1985 Florence Nightingale (TV Movie)
Dr. McGregor
 1984 The Cantor of St Thomas's (TV Movie)
Johann Sebastian Bach
 1984 Scotland's Story (TV Series)
Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun / Lord George Murray
- The '45 and the Aftermath (1984) ... Lord George Murray
- Act of Union (1984) ... Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun
- Disaster at Darien (1984) ... Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun
 1984 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Father Góra
 1983 Jemima Shore Investigates (TV Series)
Hamish McFaul
- A Chamber of Horrors (1983) ... Hamish McFaul
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
Burgundy
 1982 The Privilege (Short)
Young Laird
 1976-1982 Crown Court (TV Series)
Edward McLennan
- A Candidate for the Alliance: Part 1 (1982) ... Edward McLennan
- Ends and Means: Part 1 (1976) ... Edward McLennan
- Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil: Part 1 (1976) ... Edward McLennan
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Frank
- In (1982) ... Frank
 1976-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Dr. Gillespie / George Simpson
- A Cotswold Death (1982) ... Dr. Gillespie
- Clay, Smeddum and Greenden (1976) ... George Simpson
 1981 The House on the Hill (TV Series)
Leon Campbell
- Man of Straw (1981) ... Leon Campbell
 1980 Hammer House of Horror (TV Series)
Chuck
- The Silent Scream (1980) ... Chuck
 1980 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Dalhousie
- Dalhousie's Luck (1980) ... Dalhousie
 1980 Thérèse Raquin (TV Mini-Series)
Laurent LeClaire
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Laurent LeClaire
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Laurent LeClaire
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Laurent LeClaire
 1978 Out (TV Series)
McGrath
- The Moment He Opened His Envelope (1978) ... McGrath
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Henry II
- Bolt from the Blue (1978) ... Henry II
- Richard Yea and Nay (1978) ... Henry II
- Before the Dark (1978) ... Henry II
- The Hungry Falcons (1978) ... Henry II
- A Rose, a Thorn (1978) ... Henry II
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Billy Voss
- Carve Up (1977) ... Billy Voss
 1977 Rooms (TV Series)
Eric Prentiss
- Episode #2.24 (1977) ... Eric Prentiss
- Episode #2.23 (1977) ... Eric Prentiss
- Episode #2.22 (1977) ... Eric Prentiss
- Episode #2.21 (1977) ... Eric Prentiss
- Episode #2.20 (1977) ... Eric Prentiss
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Harry
- The Blue Film (1975) ... Harry
 1975 The Master of Ballantrae (TV Series short)
Henry Durie
- Episode #1.6 (1975) ... Henry Durie
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Henry Durie
- Episode #1.4 (1975) ... Henry Durie
- Episode #1.3 (1975) ... Henry Durie
- Episode #1.2 (1975) ... Henry Durie
 1975 In Celebration
Steven Shaw
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
William Wallace
- The Wallace (1975) ... William Wallace
 1974 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
PC Jock Dougall
- The Evidence (1974) ... PC Jock Dougall
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alsemero
- The Changeling (1974) ... Alsemero
 1973 Ego Hugo (TV Movie)
Victor Hugo
 1971 Nicholas and Alexandra
Trotsky
 1969-1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Rod / Josef Stalin
- Combing Down His Yellow Hair (1971) ... Rod
- These Men Are Dangerous: Stalin (1969) ... Josef Stalin
 1971 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Hastings
- She Stoops to Conquer (1971) ... Hastings
 1970 When We Dead Awaken (TV Movie)
Ulfhejm
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Anton
- Intent to Steal (1970) ... Anton
- Degrade and Rule (1970) ... Anton
- Confessional (1970) ... Anton
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Bill Owen
- Hear No Evil (1970) ... Bill Owen
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Phillip
- The Master and the Mask (1970) ... Phillip
 1970 Bothwell (TV Movie)
James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Ted Nuttall
- The Shooter: Part 2 (1969) ... Ted Nuttall
- The Shooter: Part 1 (1969) ... Ted Nuttall
 1968 Minding the Shop (TV Movie)
George
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Lasar Opie
- The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968) ... Lasar Opie
 1967 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Micky
- The Bridge (1967) ... Micky
 1967 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Apeman
- Children Playing (1967) ... Apeman
 1966 Redcap (TV Series)
Private Carr
- Crime Passionel (1966) ... Private Carr
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Nelson
- A Knight in Tarnished Armour (1965) ... Nelson
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (88 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Titus Andronicus", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, England with Sonia Ritter, Estelle Kohler, Peter Polycarpou, Jim Hooper, Linus Roache, Piers Ibbotson and Richard McCabe in the cast. Deborah Warner was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brian Cox CBE

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The hardest thing to do in movies is be a day-part player. You have to go in, make your mark, and get out. There's a lot of leading actors who are not good for a lot of a movie, and then suddenly they have good moments, and they're like stepping-stones across a particularly feisty stream. They build careers out of that. See more »

Trivia:

Alumnus of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. See more »

Trademark:

Deep smooth voice See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show