Brian Cox

Brian Cox

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

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 1, 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.

Highest rated movies

An Adventure in Space and Time
Manhunter
Coriolanus
Adaptation Rushmore Zodiac The Autopsy of Jane Doe X2

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
7% 35% Separation Rivers (Character) $4.4M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawrence: After Arabia Epilogue / Father (Voice) - 2021
52% 47% The Bay of Silence Milton (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Moment of Clarity Gilles (Character) - 2020
67% 93% The Last Right Father Reilly (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 78% Remember Me Shane (Character) - 2019
55% 83% Strange but True Bill (Character) - 2019
70% 76% The Etruscan Smile Rory MacNeil (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Widdershins Unknown (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretenders Henry (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Highlands Narrator - 2018
35% 64% Super Troopers 2 Captain O'Hagan (Character) $30.6M 2018
20% 33% The Pretenders Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob the Builder: Mega Machines Conrad (Voice) - 2017
49% 54% Churchill Winston Churchill (Character) $1.3M 2017
67% 61% The Carer Sir Michael (Character) - 2016
87% 70% The Autopsy of Jane Doe Tommy Tilden (Character) - 2016
37% 30% Morgan Jim Bryce (Character) $3.9M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon Marlon Brando (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Thyme Norman (Character) - 2015
42% 87% Forsaken James McCurdy (Character) - 2015
18% 46% Pixels Admiral Porter (Character) $78.7M 2015
0% 24% The Anomaly Dr. Langham (Character) - 2014
56% 48% Blumenthal Harold (Character) - 2013
30% 30% Believe Matt Busby (Character) - 2013
33% 38% Anna Sebastian (Character) - 2013
96% 92% An Adventure in Space and Time Sydney Newman (Character) - 2013
94% 82% Her Alan Watts (Voice) $25.6M 2013
44% 63% Red 2 Ivan (Character) $53.2M 2013
55% 33% Blood Lenny Fairburn (Character) - 2012
66% 51% The Campaign Raymond Huggins (Character) $86.9M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Key Man Irving (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 39% Exit Humanity Narrator - 2011
56% 40% Citizen Gangster Glover (Character) $625 2011
60% 38% The Veteran Gerry (Character) - 2011
92% 58% Coriolanus Menenius (Character) $756.5K 2011
82% 77% Rise of the Planet of the Apes John Landon (Character) $176.7M 2011
42% 41% Ironclad Albany (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet All At Sea Wally (Character) - 2010
72% 72% Red Ivan Simanov (Character) $90.4M 2010
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 91% Wonders of the Solar System Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Tale Phillip Van Doren (Character) - 2009
30% 58% The Good Heart Jacques (Character) $20.0K 2009
No Score Yet 56% Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword Green Dragon (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: They Do It With Mirrors Lewis Serrocold (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 20% The Secret of the Nutcracker Drosselmeyer (Character) - 2008
64% 63% The Escapist Frank (Character),
Executive Producer
$13.0K 2008
70% 68% Red Avery Ludlow (Character) $3.2K 2008
84% 71% Trick 'r Treat Mr. Kreeg (Character) - 2007
48% 41% Battle for Terra General Hemmer (Voice) $1.6M 2007
20% 40% Shoot on Sight Daniel Tennant (Character) - 2007
74% 62% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Old Angus (Character) $40.4M 2007
89% 77% Zodiac Melvin Belli (Character) $33.0M 2007
50% 51% The Flying Scotsman Douglas Baxter (Character) $136.1K 2006
31% 56% Running With Scissors Dr. Finch (Character) $6.8M 2006
No Score Yet 56% A Woman in Winter Unknown (Character) - 2005
77% 81% Match Point Alec Hewett (Character) $23.1M 2005
40% 68% The Ringer Gary (Character) $35.4M 2005
No Score Yet 83% Hitler in Colour Narrator - 2005
79% 64% Red Eye Joe Reisert (Character) $57.9M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue/Orange Unknown (Character) - 2005
39% 56% The Reckoning Tobias (Character) $256.6K 2004
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Ward Abbott (Character) $176.0M 2004
54% 73% Troy Agamemnon (Character) $133.2M 2004
No Score Yet 20% Sin Captain Oakes (Character) - 2003
85% 85% X2 William Stryker (Character) $214.9M 2003
95% 78% The Trials of Henry Kissinger Narrator $515.7K 2002
79% 85% 25th Hour James Brogan (Character) $13.1M 2002
91% 85% Adaptation Robert McKee (Character) $22.2M 2002
71% 48% The Ring Richard Morgan (Character) $128.6M 2002
83% 93% The Bourne Identity Ward Abbott (Character) $121.5M 2002
84% 70% The Rookie Jim Sr. (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Biographer: The Secret Life of Princess Di Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 77% Bug Cyr (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 75% The Legend of Loch Lomond Narrator - 2001
63% 29% Strictly Sinatra Chisolm (Character) $1.2K 2001
35% 90% Super Troopers Captain O'Hagan (Character) $18.5M 2001
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Baron de Breteuil (Character) $430.3K 2001
84% 78% L.I.E. Big John Harrigan (Character) $1.1M 2001
57% 52% Mad About Mambo Sidney McLoughlin (Character) $61.7K 2000
67% 65% A Shot at Glory Martin Smith (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 50% Complicity Inspector McDunn (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 73% Nuremberg Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saltwater George Beneventi (Character) - 2000
58% 46% The Minus Man Doug (Character) $368.8K 1999
46% 75% For Love of the Game Gary Wheeler (Character) $35.2M 1999
48% 43% The Corruptor Sean Wallace (Character) $15.2M 1999
90% 91% Rushmore Dr. Nelson Guggenheim (Character) $17.1M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merchants of Venus Uncle Vladimir (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poodle Springs Clayton Blackstone (Character) - 1998
33% 62% Kiss the Girls Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D. (Character) $60.5M 1997
19% 37% Desperate Measures Captain Jeremiah Cassidy (Character) $13.7M 1997
80% 74% The Boxer Joe Hamill (Character) $5.8M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Food for Ravens Nye Bevan (Character) - 1997
70% 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight Dr. Nathan Waldman (Character) $33.4M 1996
18% 27% Chain Reaction Lyman Earl Collier (Character) $20.6M 1996
11% 38% The Glimmer Man Mr. Smith (Character) $20.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Witness Against Hitler Judge Freisler (Character) - 1996
73% 75% Rob Roy Killearn (Character) $30.4M 1995
67% 65% Iron Will Angus McTeague (Character) $20.6M 1994
No Score Yet 25% Prince of Jutland Aethelwine (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 83% Sharpe's Rifles Hogan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 83% Sharpe's Eagle Hogan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 62% L'oeil De Vichy Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 79% 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
93% 77% Manhunter Dr. Hannibal Lecktor (Character) $7.0M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shoot for the Sun Dunny (Character) - 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
93% 81% Succession Logan Roy (Character) 2018-2019 2021
85% 76% The Simpsons Kostas Becker (Guest Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jonathan Ross Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019 2021
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2020
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Russell Howard Hour Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet 100% Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet 91% Shetland Unknown (Character) 2016
65% 48% The Slap Manolis (Character) 2015
95% 89% 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 100% Addicted to Pleasure Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Straits Harry Montebello (Character) 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 No Score Yet Day of the Triffids Dennis (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 89% 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 67% Top Gear Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet French and Saunders King Lear (Character) 2004
93% 93% Frasier Harry Moon (Guest Star) 2002
92% 98% 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