Brian Cox
Birth Name Brian Denis Cox
Date of Birth June 1, 1946
Place of Birth Dundee, Scotland
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Brian Denis Cox (born June 1, 1946) 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 Hollywood productions playing parts such as Dr. Guggenheim in Rushmore, William Stryker in X2 and Agamemnon in Troy. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in the 1986 production of Manhunter.


Year Film Role Notes
1965 The Cincinnati Kid Ian
1967 Bonnie and Clyde Milo
1969 Hang 'Em High James
1970 M*A*S*H Roy
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra Leon Trotsky
1973 Westworld Hitch
1974 The Towering Inferno Kazar
1975 In Celebration Steven Shaw
1975 Nashville Ozzie
1977 A Bridge Too Far Lawernce
1979 Mad Max Flint
1979 The Muppet Movie General Hank
1980 Raging Bull Tim
1981 Excalibur Matt
1981 Outland Scott
1981 Time Bandits Henry
1981 The Road Warrior Flint
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Captain
1982 Kiss Me Goodbye Jerry
1984 This Is Spinal Tap Hal
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Rufus
1985 Brazil Al
1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Flint
1986 Manhunter Dr. Hannibal Lecktor
1986 Solarbabies Val
1987 Spaceballs Captian Hex
1988 Killer Klowns from Outer Space Raziel
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Washington
1990 Hidden Agenda Peter Kerrigan
1991 The Doors Fee
1991 Thelma & Louise Rex
1991 The Last Boy Scout Potato
1992 Wayne's World Johnny
1993 The Eye of Vichy Narrator
1993 Tombstone Chazz
1994 Iron Will Angus McTeague
1994 Prince of Jutland Æthelwine of Lindsey
1994 Speed Pip
1994 Airheads Randall
1995 Rob Roy Killearn
1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance Vic
1995 Braveheart Argyle Wallace
1996 Broken Arrow Stella
1996 Chain Reaction Lyman Earl Collier
1996 The Glimmer Man Mr. Smith
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Dr. Nathan Waldman
1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Clint
1997 The Full Monty Woody
1997 Kiss the Girls Chief Hatfield
1997 The Boxer Joe Hamill
1998 Desperate Measures Captain Jeremiah Cassidy
1998 Rushmore Dr. Nelson Guggenheim
1998 Soldier Sid
1999 The Minus Man Doug Durwin
1999 The Corruptor Sean Wallace
1999 For Love of the Game Gary Wheeler
2000 Complicity Inspector McDunn
2000 Mad About Mambo Sidney McLoughlin
2000 A Shot at Glory Martin Smith
2000 Saltwater George Beneventi
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Jim
2001 Super Troopers Captain John O'Hagen
2001 L.I.E. Big John Harrigan Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
2001 Strictly Sinatra Chisolm
2001 The Affair of the Necklace Minister Baron de Breteuil
2002 Bug Cyr
2002 The Rookie Jim Morris Sr.
2002 The Bourne Identity Ward Abbott
2002 The Ring Richard Morgan
2002 Adaptation. Robert McKee Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2002 25th Hour James Brogan
2002 The Trials of Henry Kissinger Narrator
2003 X2 William Stryker Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
2003 The Reckoning Tobias
2004 Troy Agamemnon
2004 The Bourne Supremacy Ward Abbott
2005 Match Point Alec Hewett
2005 Red Eye Joe Reisert
2005 The Ringer Gary Barker
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Hugh
2006 Firewall Gordon
2006 V for Vendetta Joseph Jackman
2006 The Flying Scotsman Douglas Baxter
2006 Running with Scissors Dr. Finch
2006 Blood Diamond Darwin
2007 Zodiac Melvin Belli Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2007 Battle for Terra General Hemmer Voice
2007 The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Old Angus
2008 Red Avery Ludlow
2008 The Escapist Frank Perry
2008 Agent Crush Spanners Voice
2008 Shoot on Sight Daniel Tennant
2009 Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Green Dragon Voice
2009 Trick 'r Treat Mr. Kreeg Nominated—Fright Meter Award for Best Supporting Actor
2009 Tell-Tale Det. Van Doren
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Dan Peabody Voice
2009 The Good Heart Jaques
2009 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva The Toad Voice
2010 Wide Blue Yonder Wally
2010 Red Ivan Simanov
2010 As Good as Dead Reverend Kalahan
2011 Coriolanus Menenius Agrippa
2011 Ironclad William d'Aubigny
2011 The Veteran Gerry
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes John Landon
2011 Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster Glover Boyd
2011 Exit Humanity Malcolm Young Voice
2011 The Revelation of the Pyramids Narrator[1] Documentary
2012 The Campaign Raymond Huggins
2012 My City The Journalist Short film
2013 Red 2 Ivan Simanov
2013 Blood Lenny Fairburn
2013 Mindscape Sebastian
2013 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Claire Voice
2013 Her Alan Watts Voice
2014 Believe Sir Matt Busby
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Colonel William Stryker Archive footage
2015 Pixels Admiral Porter
2015 Forsaken James McCurdy
2016 The Carer Sir Michael Gifford
2016 The Autopsy of Jane Doe Tommy Tilden
2017 Bob the Builder: Mega Machines Conrad (voice)
2017 Churchill Winston Churchill
2017 The Etruscan Smile Rory MacNeil Post-production
2017 The Blue Mauritius Jack Barnard Pre-production
2018 Super Troopers 2 Captain John O'Hagan
2018 Strange But True Bill Post-production


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1966-1969 Star Trek: The Original Series Hank 80 episodes
1978 The Devil's Crown Henry II of England 7 episodes
1978 Out Tony McGrath 3 episodes
1980 Therese Raquin Laurent LeClaire 3 episodes
1980 Hammer House of Horror Chuck Spillers Episode: "The Silent Scream"
1981 The Muppet Show Brian Cox Episode: "Brian Cox"
1982 Minder Frank McFadden Episode: "In"
1984 Miami Vice Jason Episode: "Heart of Darkness"
1985 V Hader Episode: "The Return"
1987 Screenplay Seth Episode: "Road"
1991 The Big Battalions Edward Hoyland 5 episodes
1992 Inspector Morse Michael Steppings Episode: "Deadly Slumber"
1994 Grushko Colonel Grushko[2] 3 episodes
1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Himself Episode: "Get a Job"
1997 Seinfeld Buzz Episode: "The Yada Yada"
1997 Red Dwarf The King Episode: "Stoke Me a Clipper"
1998 Spin City John Episode: "Single White Male"
2000 Nuremberg Hermann Göring 2 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2001 Frasier Harry Moon 2 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2002 The Simpsons Fox (voice) Episode: "Poppa’s Got a Brand New Badge"
2005 Danny Phantom Pariah Dark Episode: "Reign Storm"
2006 Deadwood Jack Langrishe 9 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2009 Kings King Vesper Abedon 3 episodes
2009 The Take Ozzy 4 episodes
2009 The Day of the Triffids Dennis Masen Episode: "Part Two"
2010 Doctor Who Ood Elder (voice) Episode: "The End of Time"
2010 The Big C Donald Tolkey Episode: "Two for the Road"
2011 The Amazing World of Gumball Hal (voice) Episode: "The Spoon"
2012 The Straits Harry Montebello 10 episodes
2012 A Touch of Cloth Bill Ball Episode: "The First Case: Part Two"
2013 Bob Servant Independent Bob Servant 6 episodes
2013 Tooned The Mechanic with No Name Episode: "The Grand Finale"
2014 The Game "Daddy" 6 episodes
2014 Shetland Magnus Bain 2 episodes
2014 Bob Servant Bob Servant 3 episodes
2015 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Luke (voice) Episode: "Star Comes to Earth"
2015 The Slap Manolis Apostolou 7 episodes
2015 Harvey Beaks Stella (voice) Episode: "Nightclub Night"
2015 Steven Universe Flora (voice) Episode: "Keystone Motel"
2016 Penny Dreadful Jared Talbot 2 episodes
2016 War & Peace Mikhail Kutuzov 4 episodes
2016 Medici: Masters of Florence Bernardo Guadagni 8 episodes
2017 Urban Myths Marlon Brando Episode: "Elizabeth, Michael, and Marlon"
2017 Succession Logan Roy Upcoming series

Television filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1984 King Lear Duke of Burgundy
1984 Pope John Paul II Father Gora
1985 Florence Nightingale Dr. McGregor
1990 Secret Weapon Andrew Neil
1991 The Lost Language of Cranes Owen Benjamin
1991 Red Fox Geoffrey Harrison
1992 The Cloning of Joanna May Carl May
1993 Sharpe: Sharpe's Rifles Major Michael Hogan
2000 Longitude Lord Morton
2005 Blue/Orange Dr. Robert Smith
2008 The Colour of Magic Narrator Voice
2010 On Expenses Michael Martin MP
2011 The Sinking of the Laconia Captain Rudolph Sharp
2013 An Adventure in Space and Time Sydney Newman

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Manhunt Lionel Starkweather Voice
2003 Vexx Dark Yabu/ Darby Voice
2004 Killzone Scolar Visari Voice
2009 Killzone 2 Scolar Visari Voice
2011 Killzone 3 Scolar Visari Voice
2012 Syndicate Jack Denham Voice

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