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James Cosmo is a Actor British born on 24 may 1948 at Clydebank (United-kingdom)

James Cosmo

James Cosmo
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 24 may 1948 (68 years) at Clydebank (United-kingdom)

James Cosmo (born 24 May 1948) is a Scottish actor known for his appearances in films such as Highlander, Braveheart, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Trainspotting and Troy, and for his appearances in television series such as Game of Thrones.

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Filmography of James Cosmo (49 films)

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T2: Trainspotting
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy
Actors Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, James Cosmo
Roles Renton's Father
Rating76% 3.846343.846343.846343.846343.84634
La suite des aventures de Trainspotting, 20 ans après. Les protagonistes ont maintenant 40 ans.
Breakdown (2016)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Craig Fairbrass, James Cosmo, Bruce Payne, Tamer Hassan, Emmett J. Scanlan, Olivia Grant
Roles Albert Chapman
Rating50% 2.518032.518032.518032.518032.51803
A professional contract killer, haunted by visions of his violent past, spirals out of control. His work compromised as he reaches breaking point, he is forced to defend his family from his ruthless employers.
Ben-Hur (2016)
, 2h5
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Peplum
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Toby Kebbell, Jack Huston, Sofia Black D'Elia, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi
Roles Quintus Arius
Rating56% 2.8459652.8459652.8459652.8459652.845965
A nobleman Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is falsely accused of an assassination attempt by his boyhood friend Messala (Toby Kebbell). He survives years of slavery under the Romans and attempts to get revenge.
Tomorrow (2015)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Stephen Fry, Stuart Brennan, James Cosmo, Paul Kaye, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Stephanie Leonidas
Roles Mr. Charles

The story deals with soldiers returning home from war with post-traumatic stress disorder and HIV, and their difficulties in resuming normal lives.
Moonwalkers, 1h47
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Shale, Stephen Campbell Moore, Kevin Bishop
Roles Dawson
Rating61% 3.051793.051793.051793.051793.05179
Juillet 1969. Tom Kidman, un agent spécial de la CIA, est envoyé à Londres pour trouver Stanley Kubrick et le convaincre de tourner un faux alunissage au cas où la mission Apollo échouerait. Il ne trouve pas Kubrick mais, à sa place, Jonny, manager minable d’un groupe de rock. Jonny est le mauvais rêve de Kidman. Kidman est le cauchemar de Jonny. Ils n’ont pas d’autre choix que de travailler ensemble pour accomplir leur mission, sauver leur vie et mettre en place la plus grosse escroquerie de tous les temps.
The Legend of Barney Thomson
Directed by Robert Carlyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Robert Carlyle, Ashley Jensen, James Cosmo, Tom Courtenay
Roles James Henderson
Rating62% 3.1484653.1484653.1484653.1484653.148465
Set in Glasgow, the film centers around Barney Thomson, an awkward, diffident barber living a life of desperate mediocrity whose uninteresting life gets turned upside down when he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of a serial killer after accidentally killing his boss.
We Still Kill the Old Way
Directed by Sacha Bennett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors Ian Ogilvy, Alison Doody, Lysette Anthony, James Cosmo, Christopher Ellison, Steven Berkoff
Roles Arthur
Rating59% 2.998852.998852.998852.998852.99885
A retired East End gangster, Ritchie Archer, returns to London from Spain to investigate the murder of his brother, Charlie, by a violent street gang.
Hammer of the Gods, 1h35
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age
Actors Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo, Elliot Cowan, Glynis Barber, Ivan Kaye
Roles King Bagsecg
Rating45% 2.252252.252252.252252.252252.25225
Britain 871 AD. Young Viking prince Steinar arrives in England with a complement of 500 reserve warriors to combat a Saxon uprising that is crushing the occupying forces led by his father, King Bagsecg. Arriving at his father's camp, Steiner attends a family meeting with his father, his older brother Harold, and their younger half brother Vali, who is disliked by everyone but Steinar for being half Saxon. Absent is Steinar and Harold's older brother Hakan, who has not been seen for over a decade due to a bitter falling out between him and their father, the cause unknown to Steinar.
The Christmas Candle, 1h40
Directed by John Stephenson, John Stephenson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films, Films about religion
Actors Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy, James Cosmo, Barbara Flynn
Roles Herbert Hopewell
Rating59% 2.952352.952352.952352.952352.95235
Dans le petit village anglais de Gladbury, une légende prétend que tous les vingt-cinq ans, à la Noël, un ange apparaît chez le fabricant de bougies et accomplit un miracle en effleurant une chandelle. Mais en l'an 1890, les anciennes croyances se heurtent aux esprits rationalistes comme celui du jeune pasteur David Richmond, au moment où Edward Haddington, confronté à une demande qui s'amenuise avec la venue des temps modernes, rencontre des difficultés avec son ancestrale fabrique de bougies…
Justin and the Knights of Valour, 1h30
Origin Espagne
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Freddie Highmore, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas, Julie Walters, Olivia Williams
Roles Blucher (voice)
Rating60% 3.0462953.0462953.0462953.0462953.046295
Justin (Freddie Highmore) lives in the kingdom of Gabylonia, where bureaucrats rule and knights have been ousted. His dream is to become one of the Knights of Valour, like his grandfather, Sir Roland. But his father Reginald (Alfred Molina), a widower and the chief counsel to the Queen (Olivia Williams), wants his son to follow in his footsteps and become a lawyer. After an argument with his father, Justin seeks comfort from his grandmother (Julie Walters), a friend of the Queen, who encourages him to follow his dreams. Justin notices that his grandfather's sword is missing. He decides to go and find his grandfather's sword as his quest. His grandmother gives him a key which originally belonged to his grandfather and tells him to go to an abbey where three wise monks would train him. Before Justin leaves on his quest, he visits his crush Lara (Tamsin Egerton) who is a spoilt brat and the daughter of the kingdom's greatest economic. He wants to say farewell to her, though she is not really listening.
Citadel (2012)
, 1h24
Directed by Ciarán Foy
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children
Actors Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Ian Hanmore
Roles Priest
Rating54% 2.749522.749522.749522.749522.74952
Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) and Joanne (Amy Shiels), who is pregnant, live in a dilapidated apartment complex. One day, when Tommy is in an elevator, Joanne is threatened by a group of teenagers, all wearing hoodies. Tommy watches helplessly as the gang attack his wife, desperately trying to exit the elevator. He finds her beaten, with a syringe in her stomach. In the hospital, Joanne survives and gives birth to Elsa (Harry Saunders), a healthy girl. However, Joanne remains in a coma for several months, eventually being taken off life support. Grief-stricken, Tommy is consoled by a friendly nurse, Marie (Wunmi Mosaku), who attempts to help him with his agoraphobia, the result of his traumatic experience.
Outcast (2010)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Actors James Nesbitt, Kate Dickie, James Cosmo, Karen Gillan, Ian Whyte, Ciarán McMenamin
Roles Laird
Rating54% 2.7038152.7038152.7038152.7038152.703815
Cathal (James Nesbitt) is a killer who is pursuing his former lover Mary (Kate Dickie). Mary, a woman who comes from an ancient and magical Celtic race, and her son Fergal (Niall Bruton) hide in an outlying district of Edinburgh and use magic to protect themselves, but Cathal is determined to outsmart them. Local residents begin to die at the hands of an unknown force, but is Cathal the killer, or is he trying to destroy the beast?
The Santa Incident, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Ione Skye, Greg Germann, James Cosmo, Jonathan Kerrigan, Michael McElhatton
Roles Nick
Rating51% 2.574932.574932.574932.574932.57493
Deux enfants, Daniel et Sophia, trouvent Nick, un vieillard ressemblant au Père Noël et le conduisent à l'hôpital, là où travaille leur mère. Il dit devoir retourner au pôle Nord pour reprendre son travail. Lorsqu'il découvre que le père de Sophia et Daniel a disparu le jour de Noël, Nick envisage de rester dans cette famille pour lui apporter un peu de bonheur...
2081 (2009)
, 25minutes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors James Cosmo, Julie Hagerty, Armie Hammer, Patricia Clarkson
Roles George Bergeron
Rating70% 3.546563.546563.546563.546563.54656
The film takes place in the dystopian American society of the year 2081, in which all individual inequality has been erased by the fictional 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution and the "unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General", after that cabinet office was created to ensure a "golden age of equality" in the United States. Exceptionalness in the world is destroyed in the name of equality, achieved through the use of "handicaps" - physical devices used to nullify every inborn advantage any person might have over another: "The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains."
Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic, 3h9
Directed by Vadim Jean
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, Jeremy Irons, Brian Cox
Roles Galder Weatherwax
Rating71% 3.558433.558433.558433.558433.55843
The plot of the adaptation largely follows the first two Discworld novels, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic. The story follows the exploits of Rincewind, a wizard who is expelled from Unseen University after spending 40 years failing to learn even the most basic magic. In fact, Rincewind's head holds one of the eight spells from the Octavo, the most powerful spellbook in the Discworld, and he has been unable to learn others because "they were afraid to be in the same head" as the Octavo spell. Rincewind is forced to act as a local guide for Twoflower, a property insurance salesman and the Discworld's first tourist, who is visiting Ankh-Morpork, and Twoflower's luggage, which is made from sapient pearwood and can run on its own legs.