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Brian Cox – MovieActors.com

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About Brian Cox (1946 – )

Brian Cox was born on June 1st, 1946, in Dundee, Scotland.

Brian Cox, and his son Alan Cox, worked together in the film, YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES, in 1985.

In 1986, Brian Cox had his first big break as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in MANHUNTER. He was the first actor to portray Dr. Hannibal Lecter on the silver screen. Anthony Hopkins and Brian Cox have a thing or two in common. They have both played Titus Andronicus, and King Lear, while the other was simultaneously playing Hannibal Lecter.

In 1987, Brian Cox was awarded the London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performances in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, TITUS ANDRONICUS, and FASHION. This was not his first time nor will be be his last. In 1984, Cox also was awarded for RAT IN THE SKULL and STRANGE INTERLUDE.

On the 2002, New Year's Eve Honours List, Brian Cox was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the order of the British Empire).

Brian Cox has had three roles playing a government official in which other characters have amnesia but later discover they are secret government assassins: THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT (1996), where the amnesia victim is actress Geena Davis, THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2002), with Matt Damon having amnesia, and also X2, (2003,) where the amnesia victim is played by Hugh Jackman.

Throughout the 90s, Brian Cox appeared in nearly 20 motion pictures, television shows, and has made numerous TV guest appearances. For Best Actor, Brian Cox was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, in 1985. The award was for the New Play for RAT IN A SKULL. He won this award again in 1989 for the revival of TITUS ANDRONICUS.

Brian Cox's notable movie credits include...

Churchill (2017)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Morgan (2016)
The Carer (2016)
Forsaken (2015)
Pixels (2015)
The Anomaly (2014)
Anna (2013)
Believe (2013)
Blumenthal (2013)
RED 2 (2013)
THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2011)
THE KEY MAN (2011)
CORIOLANUS (2011)
RED (2010)
WIDE BLUE YONDER (2010)
AS GOOD AS DEAD (2010)
FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009)
THE GOOD HEART (2009)
TELL TALE (2009)
TRICK 'R TREAT (2009)
AGENT CRUSH (2008)
THE ESCAPIST (2008)
RED (2008)
SHOOT ON SIGHT (2007)
THE WATER HORSE (2007)
TERRA (2007)
THE KEY MAN (2007)
RUNNING WITH SCISSORS (2006)
THE FLYING SCOTSMAN (2006)
THE RINGER (2005)
RED EYE (2005)
MATCH POINT (2005)
THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004)
TROY (2004)
X2 (2003)
ADAPTATION (2002)
THE RING (2002)
THE BOURNE IDENTITY (2002)
SUPER TROOPERS (2001)
THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT (1996)
CHAIN REACTION (1996)
ROB ROY (1995)
NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA (1971)

Brian Cox's television credits include...

THE TOUCH OF CLOTH (2012)
THE STRAITS (2012)
THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA (2010-2011)
THE BIG C (2010)
ON EXPENSES (2010)
THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (2009)
DOCTOR WHO (2009)
KINGS (2009)
THE TAKE (2009)
MARPLE: THEY DO IT WITH MIRRORS (2009)
LOST IN FOUND (2009)
THE COLOR OF MAGIC (2008)
THE SECRET OF THE NUTCRACKER (2007)
DEADWOOD (2006)
THE STRANGE CASE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES & ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (2005)
LOST: THE JOURNEY (2005)
BLUE / ORANGE (2005)
FRENCH AND SAUNDERS (2004)
RASPUTIN: THE DEVIL IN THE FLESH (2002)
FRASIER (2002)
SMALLPOX ((2002)
GREAT PERFORMANCES (1991-1997)
WITNESS AGAINST HITLER (1996)
THE NEGOTIATOR (1994)
GRUSHKO (1994)
SCENE (1993)
SHARPE'S EAGLE (1993)
INSPECTOR MORSE (1993)
THE BIG BATTALIONS (1992)
PERFORMANCE (1992)
SHAKESPEARE: THE ANIMATED TALES (1992)
VAN DER VALK (1992)
THE LOST LANGUAGE OF CRANES (1991)
RED FOX (1991)
SECRET WEAPON (1990)
THE CLONING OF JOANNA MAY (1989)
MURDER BY MOONLIGHT (1988)
BERYL MARKHAM: A SHADOW ON THE SUN (1988)
THE CANTOR OF ST. THOMAS'S (1984)
JEMIMA SHORE INVESTIGATES (1983)
KING LEAR (1983)

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Brian Cox in THE BOURNE SUPREMACY(2004).



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Brian Cox in TROY (2004).



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Cox in THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT.



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Brian Cox in THE RING.



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Brian Cox in CHAIN REACTION (1996).



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Brian Cox in X2.