Brian Cox

Biography

Date of Birth 1 June 1946, Dundee, Scotland, UK Birth Name Brian Denis Cox Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m) Mini Biography Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning actor, first coming to attention in the early 1970s with performances in numerous television films. His first big break was as "Dr. Hannibal Lecter (/Lecktor)" in Manhunter (1986). The film was not overly successful at the box office, although Cox's career prospects and popularity continued to develop. Throughout the 1990s, he appeared in nearly 20 films and television shows, as well as making numerous TV guest appearances. More recently Cox has had roles in some major films, including The Corruptor (1999), The Ring (2002/I) and X2 (2003). Spouse Nicole Ansari-Cox (2002 - present) 2 children Caroline Burt (1968 - 1986) (divorced) 2 children Trade Mark Often plays characters associated with the government or the military (or both). Trivia Scottish-born, but of Irish Catholic extraction. Has a son, Alan Cox, who starred in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). First actor to portray Dr. Hannibal Lecter on the screen. He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama. He played Hannibal Lecter in the film, Manhunter (1986). In 2002, he co-starred with Edward Norton and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the film 25th Hour (2002). In 2002, Norton and Hoffman also starred in Red Dragon (2002), which was a remake of Manhunter (1986). He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1985 (1984 season) for Best Actor in a New Play for "Rat in the Skull". He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1989 (1988 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Titus Andronicus". Son Alan Cox (a professional actor) and daughter Margaret, from his 18-year marriage to Caroline Burt (they divorced in 1986.). A second son was born 31 Jan 2002 from his wife Nicole Ansari-Cox. He was awarded the 1987 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performances in The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, and Fashion. He was awarded the 1984 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performances in Rat in the Skull and Strange Interlude. He does not watch or view his own work.

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Birth Name

Brian Denis Cox

Birth Place

Dundee, Scotland, UK

Birth Date

6/1/1946
Known For
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Tommy Tilden

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Ironclad

Baron William d'Aubigny

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Red Eye

Joe Reisert

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The Ring

Richard Morgan

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Coriolanus

Menenius

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Desperate Measures

Captain Jeremiah Cassidy

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Running with Scissors

Dr. Finch

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Churchill

Winston Churchill

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The Escapist

Frank Perry

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Tell Tale

Van Doren

Starring In
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Quasi

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Prisoner's Daughter

Max

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Mending the Line

Ike Fletcher

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The Independent

Nicholas Booker

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Die vielen Gesichter des Peter O'Toole

Self

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Separation

Rivers

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Last Moment of Clarity

Gilles

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Lawrence: After Arabia

Epilogue / Father (Voice)

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The Bay of Silence

Milton

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Strange But True

Bill

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Remember Me

Shane

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The Last Right

Father Reilly

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Super Troopers 2

Captain O'Hagan

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The Etruscan Smile

Rory MacNeil

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Pretenders

Henry

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Dark Highlands

Opening Narrator

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Churchill

Winston Churchill

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Bob le Bricoleur: Mega Machines - Le Film

Conrad (UK & US) / Crunch (UK & US) (voice)

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The Carer

Sir Michael

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Tommy Tilden

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Morgan

Jim Bryce

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Forsaken

James McCurdy

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Pacific Warriors

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Absolutely Anything

Himself (as Professor Brian Cox)

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Pixels

Admiral Porter

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Killing Thyme

Norman

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Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Himself (as Professor Brian Cox OBE)

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The Anomaly

Dr. Langham

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An Adventure In Space and Time

Sydney Newman

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Anna

Sebastian

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RED 2

Ivan

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Her

Alan Watts (voice)

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United: Lebe Deinen Traum

Sir Matt Busby

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Blumenthal

Harold

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Blood

Lenny Fairburn

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The Campaign

Raymond Huggins

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Gangster

Glover

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Exit Humanity

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

John Landon

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The Key Man

Irving

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Ironclad

Baron William d'Aubigny

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Coriolanus

Menenius

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The Veteran

Gerry

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RED

Ivan Simanov

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As Good As Dead

Reverend Kalahan

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The Good Heart

Jacques

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Action 12 Reporter (voice)

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Battle for Terra

General Hemmer (voice)

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Tell Tale

Van Doren

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Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword

Green Dragon (voice)

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Christmas in Canaan

Lewis Serrocold 1 episode, 2009

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The Colour Of Magic

Narrator (voice)

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Red (Cox)

Avery Ludlow

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The Escapist

Frank Perry

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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

Old Angus

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Trick 'R Treat

Mr. Kreeg

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Ward Abbott (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Zodiac

Melvin Belli

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The Secret of the Nutcracker

Drosselmeyer

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The Flying Scotsman

Douglas Baxter

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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

Old Angus

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Shoot On Sight

Daniel Tennant

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Running with Scissors

Dr. Finch

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Mysteriet Sherlock Holmes

Dr. Joseph Bell

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The Ringer

Gary Barker

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Red Eye

Joe Reisert

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Match Point

Alec Hewett

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Red Eye

Joe Reisert

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A Woman in Winter

Dr. Hunt

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The Bourne Supremacy

Ward Abbott

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Troy

Agamemnon

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The Reckoning

Tobias

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X-Men 2

William Stryker

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Sin

Captain Oakes

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Adaptation.

Robert McKee

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25th Hour

James Brogan

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The Ring

Richard Morgan

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The Rookie

Jim Morris Sr.

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The Bourne Identity

Ward Abbott

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Whacked!

CIA Assassins

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Bug

Cyr

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IMAX: Legend of Loch Lomond

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The Trials of Henry Kissinger

Narrator

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Super Troopers

Capt. John O'Hagen

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The Affair of the Necklace

Minister Breteuil

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L.I.E.

Big John Harrigan

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Saltwater

George Beneventi

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A Shot at Glory

Martin Smith

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Strictly Sinatra

Chisolm

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Complicity

Inspector McDunn

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Mad About Mambo

Sidney McLoughlin

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Whipped

Italian Bicycler

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Longitude

Lord Morton

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For Love of the Game

Gary Wheeler

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The Corruptor

Sean Wallace

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The Minus Man

Doug

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Rushmore

Dr. Nelson Guggenheim

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Poodle Springs

Clayton Blackstone

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Desperate Measures

Captain Jeremiah Cassidy

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A Dirty Little Business

Uncle Vladimir

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The Boxer

Joe Hamill

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Kiss the Girls

Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D.

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The Long Kiss Goodnight

Dr. Nathan Waldman

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The Glimmer Man

Mr. Smith

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Chain Reaction

Lyman Earl Collier

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Braveheart

Argyle Wallace

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Rob Roy

Killearn

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Iron Will

Angus McTeague

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Royal Deceit

Aethelwine

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Sharpe's Rifles

Hogan

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Sharpe's Eagle

Hogan

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The Lost Language of Cranes

Owen Benjamin

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Hidden Agenda

Kerrigan

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Secret Weapon

Andrew Neil

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Terminal Bliss

Dream Surgeon

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Regi Andrej Tarkovskij

Voiceover Narrator

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Grosse Liebe Afrika

Jock Purves

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Manhunter

Dr. Hannibal Lecktor

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King Lear

Burgundy

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Pope John Paul II

Father Góra

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In Celebration

Steven Shaw

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Nicholas and Alexandra

Trotsky

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