James Cosmo

James Cosmo

Highest Rated: 100% Urban Ghost Story (1998)

Lowest Rated: 7% All the Queen's Men (2001)

Birthday: May 24, 1948

Birthplace: Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

When you want an imposing, tough guy figure in your movie, James Cosmo is one of the leading go-to actors. He is beloved by Scottish audiences for his work in front of the camera but also for his tireless job promoting the country as a viable location for motion pictures and television programs. On-screen, he is best known internationally as the never-say-die warrior Campbell from Mel Gibson's thunderous historical epic "Braveheart"and for playing Angus MacLeod in the sci-fi/fantasy movie "Highlander" from 1986. Although his gruff masculinity serves him well in bold, larger-than-life period pictures like the above titles and others like "Troy" and "The Last Legion," he's also appeared in plenty of contemporary films, including his role as Ewan McGregor's father in Danny Boyle's cult classic "Trainspotting," in another role as an oil-rig worker in the television series "Roughnecks," and a part as a thug in the comedy "Once Upon a Time in the Midlands," to name just a few. Many United States television viewers may recognize the actor for his role on the cable show "Sons of Anarchy" and for his performance as Jeor Mormont on the HBO high fantasy series "Game of Thrones." Younger viewers may know him best as Father Christmas in the big screen adaptation of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

Highest rated movies

Estranged
One Last Chance
Urban Ghost Story
Wonder Woman
Trainspotting
Emma
The Hole in the Ground T2 Trainspotting

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breath Nick (Character) - 2022
69% 20% The Kindred Frank Menzies (Character) - 2021
30% 56% Suruli Peter Sprott (Character) - 2020
56% 26% Skylines Grant (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forget Me Not Benedict (Character) - 2019
83% 48% The Hole in the Ground Des Brady (Character) - 2019
29% No Score Yet Tomorrow Mr Charles (Character) - 2018
62% 67% Outlaw King Sir Robert VI de Brus (Character) - 2018
47% 34% In Darkness Niall (Character) - 2018
93% 83% Wonder Woman Field Marshall Haig (Character) $412.8M 2017
81% 78% T2 Trainspotting Renton's Father (Character) $2.4M 2017
No Score Yet 20% Bunker: Project 12 Brian Balanowsky (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monochrome Roger Daniels (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunned Down Ray Dixon (Character) - 2016
33% 35% Dark Signal Alan Keller (Character) - 2016
42% 50% Whisky Galore! Macalister the Minister (Character) - 2016
10% 36% Breakdown Albert Chapman (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 35% Eliminators Cooper (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pyramid Texts Ray (Character) - 2015
62% 52% The Legend of Barney Thomson James Henderson (Character) - 2015
100% 35% Estranged Albert (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 36% We Still Kill the Old Way Arthur (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Scallop Judge Wellington (Character) - 2013
13% 36% Justin and the Knights of Valor Blucher (Voice) - 2013
21% 74% The Christmas Candle Herbert Hopewell (Character) $2.1M 2013
No Score Yet 11% Get Lucky Mr. Zigic (Character) - 2013
29% 61% Hammer of the Gods King Bagsecg (Character) $438 2013
17% 67% Songs for Amy Murdo (Character) - 2012
56% 32% Citadel Priest (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Man Pecco (Character) - 2011
80% 68% The Runway Sutherland (Character) - 2010
64% 30% Outcast Laird (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 19% The Santa Incident Nick/Santa Claus (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 47% Donkeys Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Narnia Code Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 73% 2081 Unknown (Character) - 2010
14% 33% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Dawson (Character) $8.8M 2007
15% 34% The Last Legion Hrothgar (Character) $5.9M 2007
29% 46% Half Light Finlay Murray (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 68% Greyfriars Bobby James Brown (Character) - 2005
76% No Score Yet The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Father Christmas (Character) $291.7M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures on the Kansas Prairie Mr. Scott (Character) - 2005
54% 73% Troy Glaucus (Character) $133.2M 2004
100% 22% One Last Chance Big John (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 50% Man Dancin' Donnie McGlone (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 50% Skagerrak Robert (Character) - 2003
51% 45% Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Billy (Character) $171.8K 2002
41% 65% The Four Feathers Col. Sutch (Character) $18.3M 2002
62% 85% To End All Wars Lt. Col. Stuart McLean (Character) - 2001
7% 51% All the Queen's Men Archie (Character) $22.7K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebus Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 78% The Last of the Blonde Bombshells McNab (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 27% Honest Tommy Chase (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 45% One More Kiss Frank (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 52% The Match Billy Bailey (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 14% Split Second Donald Paterson (Character) - 1999
100% 43% Urban Ghost Story Minister (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunset Heights MacDonald (Character) - 1997
85% 77% Emma Mr. Weston (Character) $22.2M 1996
91% 93% Trainspotting Mr. Renton (Character) $16.6M 1996
76% 85% Braveheart Campbell (Character) $75.5M 1995
78% 48% Stormy Monday Tony (Character) $255.9K 1988
No Score Yet 62% The Stone Tape Cliff Dow (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 71% The Bay Bill Bradwell (Character) 2021
81% 85% His Dark Materials Farder Coram (Character) 2019-2020
56% 62% Hold the Sunset Bob (Character) 2018-2019
94% 89% The Durrells Captain Creech (Character) 2019
89% 88% SS-GB Harry Woods (Character) 2017
42% 95% The Collection Jules Trouvier (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 50% Stag The Gamekeeper (Character) 2016
89% 85% Game of Thrones Commander Mormont (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2011-2013
No Score Yet 81% Case Histories on Masterpiece Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 78% Death in Paradise Roger Seymour (Character) 2013
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
80% 77% FlashForward Phillip (Guest Star) 2010
82% 87% Castle Finn Rourke (Guest Star) 2010
85% 86% Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Jack 'Axeman' McKinley (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Malky Fraser (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror Unknown (Character) 1980