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Brian Cox is a Actor and Producer British born on 1 june 1946 at Dundee (United-kingdom)

Brian Cox

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Birth name Brian Denis Cox
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1 june 1946 (78 years) at Dundee (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

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 American films, such as Rushmore, Super Troopers, X2: X-Men United as William Stryker, and Troy as Agamemnon. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in the 1986 movie Manhunter.


Marriages and family
He is divorced from his first wife Caroline Burt. The couple have two children; their son Alan Cox, also an actor, is best known for his roles in Young Sherlock Holmes, and playing the young John Mortimer in the television film of his play A Voyage Round My Father (1982) opposite Laurence Olivier, their second child is daughter Margaret.

Brian married his second wife, actress Nicole Ansari, in 2002. The couple have two boys and live in New York City. Cox retains a home in Edinburgh.

Political views
In 2007, Cox campaigned for Labour in the run-up to that year's Scottish Parliamentary elections and he is a lifelong supporter of the party. Cox endorsed the Scottish National Party in the 2011 election, however, only because of their higher education policy.

On 25 May 2012, Cox spoke in support of Scottish Independence at the Yes Scotland campaign. Although a Labour Party supporter and saying he believed in democratic socialism, he felt that Independence was the best way forward for Scotland.

On 29 January 2015, Cox announced he had quit the Labour Party as he believed it had failed to live up to its basic principles and instead joined the Scottish National Party as he felt it was taking forward values of social justice and representing Scotland's best interests.

Civic activity
Cox is a patron for Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre "for and by" young people. Scottish Youth Theatre's building in Glasgow, The Old Sheriff Court, named their theatre the Brian Cox Studio Theatre in his honour. He is also a patron of "THE SPACE", a training facility for actors and dancers in his native Dundee, and an "ambassador" for the Screen Academy Scotland.

On 11 February 2010, Cox was elected as the 12th Rector of the University of Dundee by students of the institution. He was re-elected in January 2013. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Napier University in Edinburgh, awarded in July 2008.

In April 2010, Cox, along with Ian McKellen and Eleanor Bron, appeared in a series of TV advertisements to support Age UK, the charity recently formed from the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged. All three actors gave their time free of charge.

Cox has worked to promote a diabetes research facility in his home town of Dundee.

On 14 April 2012, Cox was the 10th Grand Marshal of the New York City Tartan Day Parade.

On 31 December 2002, Cox was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours List.

Best films

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Ring (2002)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Ring Two (2005)

Usually with

Bryan Singer
Bryan Singer
(3 films)
Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(2 films)
Rupert Wyatt
Rupert Wyatt
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brian Cox (104 films)

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There Are No Saints
Origin Mexique
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Tim Roth, Ron Perlman, Tommy Flanagan, José María Yazpik, Brian Cox, Karla Souza
Rating48% 2.421462.421462.421462.421462.42146
Au Mexique, de sortie de prison, un homme emprisonné par erreur se venge des personnes qui ont assassiné sa femme et enlevé son fils.
Super Troopers 2
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lynda Carter
Roles John O'Hagen
Rating59% 2.999272.999272.999272.999272.99927
Lorsqu'un différend frontalier surgit entre les États-Unis et le Canada, les Super Troopers sont chargés d'établir une station de patrouille routière dans la zone contestée.
Pretenders (2018)
, 1h30
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors James Franco, Jane Levy, Juno Temple, Brian Cox, Shameik Moore, Dennis Quaid
Roles Henry
Rating49% 2.467162.467162.467162.467162.46716
1979. Terry est étudiant en cinéma. Lors d'une projection de Une femme est une femme, il tombe amoureux de Catherine, qui disparait aussitôt. Il fait connaissance de Phil, photographe, dont il devient ami et assistant. A une autre projection, il retrouve enfin Catherine et lui propose de participer à son court-métrage; elle est actrice. Il la déclare son amour, Phil le déclare son désir. Ils vont vivre à trois une histoire compliquée, hommage à Godard et Truffaut.
Churchill (2017)
, 1h45
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Biography, Historical
Actors Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell
Roles Winston Churchill
Rating60% 3.0009353.0009353.0009353.0009353.000935
Juin 1944. 48 heures avant le débarquement de Normandie, Winston Churchill s'oppose à l'opération Overlord soutenue par le général américain Dwight Eisenhower.
Morgan (2016)
, 1h32
Directed by Luke Scott
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Boyd Holbrook, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie Harington
Roles Jim Bryce
Rating57% 2.899882.899882.899882.899882.89988
Lee Weathers, experte en gestion de risque, est envoyée dans un lieu isolé et secret pour examiner et évaluer les conséquences d'un accident inquiétant. Elle découvre que cet événement a été déclenché par un être créé en laboratoire en apparence humain et innocent, Morgane. Elle comprend que cette dernière est aussi précieuse que dangereuse.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe, 1h26
Directed by André Øvredal
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Witches in film
Actors Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophélia lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Parker Sawyers
Roles Tommy Tilden
Rating67% 3.3995453.3995453.3995453.3995453.399545
Tommy Tilden et son fils Austin sont médecins-légistes dans une morgue locale d'une petite ville. Un soir, le sheriff leur amène le cadavre d'une jeune femme à l'identité inconnue, surnommée « Jane Doe ». Ils décident de mener leur enquête pour connaître son histoire et la raison de sa mort.
Forsaken (2015)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors Donald Sutherland, Demi Moore, Kiefer Sutherland, Brian Cox, Landon Ryan Liboiron, Siobhan Williams
Roles James McCurdy
Rating63% 3.1963153.1963153.1963153.1963153.196315
Après avoir mis de côté son arme et sa réputation de tireur d'élite, John Henry retourne dans sa ville natale afin de resserrer les liens avec son père.
Forsaken (2015)

Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox, Siobhan Williams, Michael Wincott
Roles James McCurdy
Rating63% 3.196513.196513.196513.196513.19651
After abandoning his gun and reputation as a quick-draw killer, John Henry (Kiefer Sutherland) returns to his hometown in hopes of repairing his relationship with his estranged father (Donald Sutherland).
Absolutely Anything, 1h25
Directed by Terry Jones
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cleese
Roles lui-même
Rating59% 2.998622.998622.998622.998622.99862
Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) is a disillusioned schoolteacher, who suddenly finds and uses the ability to do anything he wants, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion and best friend Dennis (Robin Williams) to help him along the way.
Pixels (2015)
, 1h46
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about video games, Political films, Films based on video games, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Bean
Roles Admiral Porter
Rating56% 2.802912.802912.802912.802912.80291
In the summer of 1982, Sam Brenner and Will Cooper are thirteen-year-olds who love playing in the local arcade. Brenner enters an arcade game world championships. At the event, the MC tells that a time capsule will be launched into space containing a videocassette that includes scenes from the championships. Brenner and Cooper meet Ludlow Lamonsoff, a child who's in love with Lady Lisa, the main character of the game Dojo Quest. Brenner succeeds in every game, but finally loses to Eddie Plant in Donkey Kong.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2h11
Directed by Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Gary Oldman, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
Rating75% 3.7968453.7968453.7968453.7968453.796845
Ten years after the worldwide pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus (known as the Simian Flu), human civilization is completely destroyed following martial law, civil unrest and the economic collapse of every country in the world. Over 90% of the human population has died in the pandemic, while apes with genetically enhanced intelligence have started to build a civilization of their own.
Her (2014)
, 2h
Directed by Spike Jonze, Megan Ellison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Social science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future
Actors Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Samantha Morton, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Alan Watts (voice)
Rating79% 3.9985153.9985153.9985153.9985153.998515
In futuristic Los Angeles, Theodore Twombly is a lonely, introverted, depressed man who works for a business that has professional writers like himself compose letters for people who are unwilling or unable to write letters of a personal nature themselves. Unhappy because of his impending divorce from childhood sweetheart Catherine (Rooney Mara), Theodore purchases a talking operating system (OS) with artificial intelligence, designed to adapt and evolve. He decides that he wants the OS to have a female voice, and she names herself Samantha. Theodore is fascinated by her ability to learn and grow psychologically. They bond over their discussions about love and life, such as Theodore's avoiding signing his divorce papers because of his reluctance to let go of Catherine. Samantha proves to be constantly available, always curious and interested, supportive and undemanding.
X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2h11
Directed by Bryan Singer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Politique, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films, Robot films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Adan Canto, Peter Dinklage, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰)
Roles William Stryker (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating78% 3.946313.946313.946313.946313.94631
In the future, robots known as Sentinels are exterminating mutants and their human allies. A band of mutants, including Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Iceman, Bishop, Warpath, Blink and Sunspot, evade the Sentinels due to Pryde's ability to send a person's consciousness to the past. Pryde's group convenes with Logan, Storm, Professor Charles Xavier, and Erik Lehnsherr at a monastery in China. Pryde sends Logan's consciousness 50 years back in time to 1973 to prevent Mystique from assassinating Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. Following the assassination, Mystique was captured, and her DNA was used by Trask's company to improve the Sentinels, whose ability to adapt to any mutant power makes them almost invincible. Xavier and Lehnsherr advise Logan to find both of their younger selves for help.
The Anomaly, 1h37
Directed by Noel Clarke
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Films set in the future, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Alexis Knapp, Brian Cox, Alexis Knapp, Luke Hemsworth, Art Parkinson, Ian Somerhalder
Roles Dr. Langham
Rating47% 2.357492.357492.357492.357492.35749
The film is set in a futuristic setting involving a battle over control of the mind and of cutting-edge biotechnology. Ex-soldier Ryan Reeve (Noel Clarke) wakes up in the back of a van next to a young boy who is being held prisoner. He frees the boy and must work out what is happening in bursts of exactly nine minutes and forty-seven seconds, as the control and conscious awareness of his body is repeatedly being hijacked by another person. He teams up with the mysterious "Dana" (Alexis Knapp) as he battles a conspiracy known as "Anomaly" led by Harkin Langham (Ian Somerhalder).
An Adventure in Space and Time, 1h23
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about television
Actors David Bradley, Brian Cox, Reece Shearsmith, Jamie Glover, Jessica Raine, Sacha Dhawan
Roles Sydney Newman
Rating81% 4.091694.091694.091694.091694.09169
In 1966, William Hartnell (David Bradley) is in his dressing room at the BBC. He insults a stagehand who calls him to the set, where the delay caused by his absence is noticed. Hartnell enters in costume, ready to film his last moments as the First Doctor and stands in front of the TARDIS console.