Brian Cox

Age: 71
Born: June 1, 1946
Dundee, Scotland


Churchill 2017
The Carer 2017
Forsaken 2016
The Autopsy of Jane Doe 2016
The Anomaly 2015
The Key Man 2015
Therese Raquin 2015
Pixels 2015
The Slap 2015
The Game 2014
Mindscape 2014
Anna 2014
Believe 2014
Red 2 2013
Blood 2013
Blumenthal 2013
Coriolanus 2012 Menenius
Citizen Gangster 2012 Glover Boyd
The Sinking of the Laconia 2012
The Campaign 2012 Raymond Huggins
The Veteran 2012
Ironclad 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 John Landon
The Take 2010
The Good Heart 2010 Jacques
As Good As Dead 2010
Red 2010 Ivan Simanov
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 Action 12 Reporter (voice)
The Escapist 2009
Birdsong 2009
Tell-Tale 2009
Trick 'r Treat 2009 Kreeg
The Secret of the Nutcracker 2009
Battle for Terra 2009 (voice)
Red 2008 Avery Ludlow
Shoot on Sight 2008 Daniel Tennant
Agent Crush 2008 Spanners (voice)
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep 2007 Old Angus
The Flying Scotsman 2007
Frasier: The Ninth Season 2007
Running With Scissors 2006
The Ringer 2005
Match Point 2005
Hitler in Colour 2005 (voice)
Japan's War in Colour 2005 (voice)
Red Eye 2005
The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Ward Abbott
Troy 2004 Agamemnon
The Reckoning 2004 Tobias
X2: X-Men United 2003 William Stryker
Bug 2003
Sin 2003
Strictly Sinatra 2002
Broken Lizard's Super Troopers 2002
The Ring 2002
A Shot At Glory 2002
25th Hour 2002
Adaptation 2002
The Rookie 2002
The Trials Of Henry Kissinger 2002 (voice)
The Bourne Identity 2002
Nuremberg 2001
Retribution 2001
L.I.E. 2000
Mad About Mambo 2000
The Minus Man 1999
The Corruptor 1999
For Love Of The Game 1999
Poodle Springs 1998
Desperate Measures 1998
Rushmore 1998
The Boxer 1997
Kiss The Girls 1997 Chief Hatfield
Chain Reaction 1996
The Glimmer Man 1996
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996
Witness Against Hitler 1995
Rob Roy 1995
Prince Of Jutland 1994
Iron Will 1994
Royal Deceit 1994
Sharpe's: Set One - Eagle 1993
Sharpe's Rifles 1993
The Cloning Of Joanna May 1992
The Lost Language Of Cranes 1991
Secret Weapon 1990
Hidden Agenda 1990
Shoot For The Sun 1986
Manhunter 1986
Pope John Paul II 1984
The Pope 1984
A Cotswold Death 1981
Silent Scream 1981
In Celebration 1975


Scorpion Spring 1995


Chain Of Desire 1992
Terminal Bliss 1990

Executive Producer

Pulse 3 2008


The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers 2016
Kite 2014

Profile created on March 28, 2002.

Did you know?

  • Brian did a little work in Scotland in but his career took off on the London stage in 1967.
  • Brian mopped the floors in the local theater when he was fifteen. He watched and learned then left to study drama in London.
  • After Manhunter, Brian went back to England to be with his kids and to feed his hunger for the stage.
  • Brian does nothing in preparation for any of his roles. In fact, he is completely against "researching for roles." He says, "I don't do research. Research is bollocks. Research is an excuse for a lack of talent. People shouldn't research the role, its acting...this emphasis you Americans have on research drives me fucking nuts. It's like the death of acting. I think there should be an award for research -- for the best-researched role of the year. It's not about research -- it's about doing it. It's all about the imagination -- there's the script and you just do it."

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