Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Highest Rated: 96% An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Anomaly (2014)

Birthday: Jun 01, 1946

Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland, UK

A leading man on the London stage since the 1960s, Brian Cox was most often cast in character and supporting roles when his career led him to Hollywood in the 1990s. The accomplished Shakespearean actor was well-known for his world tour as "King Lear" with the National Theater, and brought that same commanding delivery and strong presence to countless roles as movie bad guys, starting with his chilling portrayal of Hannibal Leckter in Michael Mann's cult thriller, "Manhunter" (1986). That film proved to be a false start in the American movie business, but Cox returned a decade later, and this time, his solid frame and mastery of accents made him a busy supporting player in blockbusters like "Rob Roy" (1995) and "The Bourne Identity" (2002), as well as acclaimed indie fare from Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, and Woody Allen. Cox's occasional leading roles did not go unnoticed, with the actor earning and Emmy for portraying infamous Nazi Hermann Goering in the TNT movie "Nuremberg" (TNT, 2000). Cox's key roles in comedies like "Super Troopers" (2001) further demonstrated his versatility across genres and nations, while his countrymen revered him as one of the finest actors ever to emerge from Scotland.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Moment of Clarity Gilles (Character) - 2020
50% 61% The Bay of Silence Milton (Character) - 2020
63% 100% The Last Right Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember Me Shane (Character) - 2019
54% 83% Strange but True Bill (Character) - 2019
20% 42% The Pretenders Unknown (Character) - 2018
70% 71% The Etruscan Smile Rory MacNeil (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Widdershins Unknown (Voice) - 2018
36% 64% Super Troopers 2 Captain O'Hagan (Character) $30.6M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretenders Henry (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Highlands Narrator - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob the Builder: Mega Machines Conrad (Voice) - 2017
49% 55% Churchill Winston Churchill (Character) $1.3M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon Marlon Brando (Character) - 2016
66% 61% The Carer Sir Michael (Character) - 2016
87% 70% The Autopsy of Jane Doe Tommy Tilden (Character) - 2016
38% 30% Morgan Jim Bryce (Character) $3.9M 2016
42% 87% Forsaken James McCurdy (Character) - 2015
17% 46% Pixels Admiral Porter (Character) $78.7M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Thyme Norman (Character) - 2015
0% 24% The Anomaly Dr. Langham (Character) - 2014
30% 30% Believe Matt Busby (Character) - 2013
33% 38% Anna Sebastian (Character) - 2013
56% 48% Blumenthal Harold (Character) - 2013
96% 92% An Adventure in Space and Time Sydney Newman (Character) - 2013
95% 82% Her Alan Watts (Voice) $25.6M 2013
44% 63% Red 2 Ivan (Character) $53.2M 2013
66% 51% The Campaign Raymond Huggins (Character) $86.9M 2012
55% 33% Blood Lenny Fairburn (Character) - 2012
53% 40% Citizen Gangster Glover (Character) $625 2011
82% 77% Rise of the Planet of the Apes John Landon (Character) $176.7M 2011
No Score Yet 40% Exit Humanity Narrator - 2011
60% 38% The Veteran Gerry (Character) - 2011
42% 41% Ironclad Albany (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Key Man Irving (Character) - 2011
92% 58% Coriolanus Menenius (Character) $756.5K 2011
No Score Yet 28% As Good as Dead Reverend Kalahan (Character) $1.5K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revelation of the Pyramids Narrator - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wide Blue Yonder Wally (Character) - 2010
72% 72% Red Ivan Simanov (Character) $90.4M 2010
No Score Yet 91% Wonders of the Solar System Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: They Do It With Mirrors Lewis Serrocold (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 55% Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Green Dragon (Voice) - 2009
30% 58% The Good Heart Jacques (Character) $20K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Tale Phillip Van Doren (Character) - 2009
70% 68% Red Avery Ludlow (Character) $3.2K 2008
No Score Yet 20% The Secret of the Nutcracker Drosselmeyer (Character) - 2008
64% 63% The Escapist Frank (Character),
Executive Producer
$13K 2008
20% 40% Shoot on Sight Daniel Tennant (Character) - 2007
81% 71% Trick 'r Treat Mr. Kreeg (Character) - 2007
89% 77% Zodiac Melvin Belli (Character) $33M 2007
49% 41% Battle for Terra General Hemmer (Voice) $1.6M 2007
74% 62% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Old Angus (Character) $40.4M 2007
50% 51% The Flying Scotsman Douglas Baxter (Character) $136.1K 2006
31% 56% Running With Scissors Dr. Finch (Character) $6.8M 2006
40% 68% The Ringer Gary (Character) $35.4M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 56% A Woman in Winter Unknown (Character) - 2005
79% 64% Red Eye Joe Reisert (Character) $57.9M 2005
77% 81% Match Point Alec Hewett (Character) $23.1M 2005
No Score Yet 83% Hitler in Colour Narrator - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue/Orange Unknown (Character) - 2005
39% 56% The Reckoning Tobias (Character) $256.6K 2004
54% 73% Troy Agamemnon (Character) $133.2M 2004
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Ward Abbott (Character) $176M 2004
No Score Yet 20% Sin Captain Oakes (Character) - 2003
85% 85% X2 William Stryker (Character) $214.9M 2003
No Score Yet 77% Bug Cyr (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Biographer: The Secret Life of Princess Di Unknown (Character) - 2002
84% 70% The Rookie Jim Sr. (Character) - 2002
71% 48% The Ring Richard Morgan (Character) $128.6M 2002
83% 93% The Bourne Identity Ward Abbott (Character) $121.5M 2002
78% 85% 25th Hour James Brogan (Character) $13.1M 2002
95% 78% The Trials of Henry Kissinger Narrator $515.7K 2002
91% 85% Adaptation Robert McKee (Character) $22.2M 2002
84% 78% L.I.E. Big John Harrigan (Character) $1.1M 2001
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Baron de Breteuil (Character) $430.3K 2001
35% 90% Super Troopers Captain O'Hagan (Character) $18.5M 2001
No Score Yet 75% The Legend of Loch Lomond Narrator - 2001
67% 29% Strictly Sinatra Chisolm (Character) $1.2K 2001
57% 51% Mad About Mambo Sidney McLoughlin (Character) $61.7K 2000
67% 65% A Shot at Glory Martin Smith (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 74% Nuremberg Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saltwater George Beneventi (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 50% Complicity Inspector McDunn (Character) - 2000
48% 43% The Corruptor Sean Wallace (Character) $15.2M 1999
58% 46% The Minus Man Doug (Character) $368.8K 1999
46% 75% For Love of the Game Gary Wheeler (Character) $35.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merchants of Venus Uncle Vladimir (Character) - 1998
89% 91% Rushmore Dr. Nelson Guggenheim (Character) $17.1M 1998
No Score Yet 20% Poodle Springs Clayton Blackstone (Character) - 1998
80% 74% The Boxer Joe Hamill (Character) $5.8M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Food for Ravens Nye Bevan (Character) - 1997
31% 62% Kiss the Girls Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D. (Character) $60.5M 1997
19% 37% Desperate Measures Captain Jeremiah Cassidy (Character) $13.7M 1997
18% 27% Chain Reaction Lyman Earl Collier (Character) $20.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Witness Against Hitler Judge Freisler (Character) - 1996
70% 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight Dr. Nathan Waldman (Character) $33.4M 1996
12% 38% The Glimmer Man Mr. Smith (Character) $20.4M 1996
73% 75% Rob Roy Killearn (Character) $30.4M 1995
62% 65% Iron Will Angus McTeague (Character) $20.6M 1994
No Score Yet 25% Prince of Jutland Aethelwine (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 62% L'oeil De Vichy Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 83% Sharpe's Rifles Hogan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 83% Sharpe's Eagle Hogan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 77% The Lost Language of Cranes Owen Benjamin (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cloning of Joanna May Carl May (Character) - 1991
85% 72% Hidden Agenda Kerrigan (Character) $69.2K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Weapon Andrew Neil (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder by Moonlight Voronov (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot for the Sun Dunny (Character) - 1986
93% 77% Manhunter Dr. Hannibal Lecktor (Character) $7M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pope John Paul II Father Gora (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Privilege Young Laird (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Cotswold Death Dr. Gillespie (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Scream Chuck Spillers (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 60% In Celebration Steven Shaw (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
92% 87% Succession Logan Roy (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet 91% Shetland Unknown (Character) 2016
67% No Score Yet The Slap Manolis (Character) 2015
95% 92% The Game Daddy (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob Servant Independent Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Addicted to Pleasure Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sinking of the Laconia Captain Sharp (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 93% The Take Ozzy (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 100% Kings Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
92% 96% Deadwood Jack Langrishe (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 66% Top Gear Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet French and Saunders King Lear (Character) 2004
93% 94% Frasier Harry Moon (Guest Star) 2002
89% 95% Oz Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nuremberg Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Succession Logan Roy (Character)

QUOTES FROM Brian Cox CHARACTERS

Ivan Simonov says: Your radiance is almost killin' me tonight.

Victoria says: *Almost*

Victoria says: Almost.

Agamemnon says: Achilles is one man!

Odysseus says: Achilles is one man!

Odysseus says: Hector is one man! Look what he did to us today!

Agamemnon says: Hector is one man! Look what he did to us today!

Agamemnon says: I don't care about the man's alliegence, I care about his ability to win battles!

Odysseus says: I don't care about the man's alliegence, I care about his ability to win battles!

Odysseus says: Hector fights for his country! Achilles fights only for himself!

Agamemnon says: Hector fights for his country! Achilles fights only for himself!

Dr. Finch says: You can't come in here, this is my mastabatorium!

Jack Flint says: Who dares play things that happen in this world?

Tobias says: It was just a question o time.

Tobias says: It was just a question of time.

Martin says: But this is the way plays will be made in times to come.

Tobias says: When I think of the respect our profession used to command.

Ivan Simonov says: I miss all this. I haven't killed anyone in years.

Agamemnon says: I have two wishes. If you grant them, no more of your people need die. First, you must give Helen back to my brother. Second, Troy must submit to my command, to fight for me whenever I call.

Prince Hector of Troy says: You want me to look upon your army and tremble? Well I see them. I see 50,000 men brought here to fight for one man's greed.

Agamemnon says: Careful boy, my mercy has limits.

Prince Hector of Troy says: And I've seen the limits of your mercy and I tell you now, no son of Troy will ever submit to a foreign ruler.

Agamemnon says: Then every son of Troy shall die.

Raymond Huggins says: You look like Richard Simmons crapped out a hobbit

Raymond Huggins says: You look like Richard Simmons crapped out a Hobbit!

Capt. John O'Hagan says: I swear to God I'm going to pistol whip the next guy who says, " Shenanigans."

Capt. John O'Hagan says: I swear to God I'm going to pistol whip the next guy who says, 'Shenanigans.'

Mac says: Hey Farva what's the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?

Farva says: You mean Shenanigans?

Mac says: OOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Thorny says: OOOOOOOOOOOOOO. [as they hand the Captain their pistols]

David Webb/Jason Bourne says: You killed Marie.

Ward Abbott says: *You* killed Marie. The moment you got into her car. The moment you entered her life, she was dead.

Killearn says: Would you like me to take your chamberpot?

Cunningham says: ...

Killearn says: I know many a Scotsman who would be glad of this on a cold morning; it's almost pure spirit, and I'm no judge of a pint of pish.

Robert McKee says: And God help you if you use voice-over in your work, my friends. God help you! That's flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can write voice-over narration to explain the thoughts of the character.

Robert McKee says: Nothing happens in the world? Are you out of your fucking mind? People are murdered every day. There's genocide, war, corruption. Every fucking day, somewhere in the world, somebody sacrifices his life to save someone else. Every fucking day, someone, somewhere takes a conscious decision to destroy someone else. People find love, people lose it. For Christ's sake, a child watches her mother beaten to death on the steps of a church. Someone goes hungry. Somebody else betrays his best friend for a woman. If you can't find that stuff in life, then you, my friend, don't know crap about life! And why the FUCK are you wasting my two precious hours with your movie? I don't have any use for it! I don't have any bloody use for it!

Frank Perry says: If I had my time again, if I could start over like re-reading this book, there'd be someone I'd sit down and talk to. I'd talk some sense into him, tell him how things really are. But I can't. That man's long gone, and I'm all that's left.

John Landon says: (to Will): "They're not people, you know."

John Landon says: [to Will] They're not people, you know.

Ward Abbott says: You're in a big puddle of shit, Pamela, and you don't have the shoes for it.

Mr. Kreeg says: Who the hell is that? I've got an NRA membership in my pocket, and a shotgun over the fireplace, so get outta here before I...

Steven says: It's me, Mr. Kreeg. Steven, Steven Wilkins.

Mr. Kreeg says: What in God's name are you doing down there Wilkins? Hiding Bodies? (Boy whimpers in grave) - What did you say?

Mr. Kreeg says: What in God's name are you doing down there Wilkins? Hiding Bodies? (Boy whimpers in grave) What did you say?

Steven says: Nothing, the uh, septic tank is acting up.

Mr. Kreeg says: Is that what that smell is?

Steven says: I'm afraid so.

Mr. Kreeg says: Then fix it; it stinks like a dead whore out here.

Mr. Kreeg says: Then fix it, it stinks like a dead whore out here.

Mr. Kreeg says: And keep your kid out of my yard.

Steven says: Happy Halloween!

Mr. Kreeg says: Screw you!

Mr. Kreeg says: (sees the Goblin regenerate himself) - You gotta be fu*king kidding me.

Mr. Kreeg says: (sees the Goblin regenerate himself) You gotta be fu*king kidding me.

William Stryker says: The tricky thing about adamantium is, that if you ever manage to process its raw, liquid form, you got to keep it that way, keep it hot. Because once the metal cools, it's indestructible. But you already know that.

Will Graham says: I know I'm not smarter than you.

Dr. Hannibal Lecktor says: Then how did you catch me?

Will Graham says: You had disadvatages.

Dr. Hannibal Lecktor says: What disadvantages?

Will Graham says: You're insane.

Ward Abbott says: Go on, go on, do it.

David Webb/Jason Bourne says: She wouldn't want me to, its the only reason you're alive.

Ivan Simonov says: Your radiance almost killing me tonight.

Victoria says: *Almost*