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Brian Cox
Born June 1, 1946 (1946-06-01) (age 61)
Dundee, Scotland

Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born June 1, 1946) is a Scottish actor. He is notable for being the first actor to play Hannibal Lecter, a role he took in the Michael Mann film Manhunter. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Dundee (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Dr Brian Cox (B E Cox) is an experimental physicist and Royal Society University Research Fellow. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bryan Cox was a linebacker in the NFL. He is currently on the New York Jets coaching staff. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in a series of novels by author Thomas Harris. ... Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943 in Chicago) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. ... Manhunter is a 1986 thriller film based on Thomas Harriss novel Red Dragon. ...

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Biography

Early life

Cox was born in Dundee, Scotland. His mother, Mary Ann Guillerline (née McCann),[1] was a Roman Catholic spinner who worked in the jute mills and suffered several nervous breakdowns during Cox's childhood. His father, Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, was a weaver who died when Cox was nine years old,[2][3] and Cox was subsequently raised by a sister and an aunt.[4] Cox's ancestors were 19th century Irish immigrants to Scotland.[3] Cox joined the Dundee Repertory Theatre at the age of fourteen and spent a season with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 1966. For other uses, see Dundee (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dundee Repertory Theatre has Scotland’s only full-time repertory company. ... Birmingham Rep (formerly Birmingham Repertory Theatre) is a theatre in Birmingham, England. ...


Career

Cox was trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He made his first television appearance as an extra in several episodes of The Prisoner in 1967 before taking a lead role in The Year of the Sex Olympics the next year. In 1978, he played King Henry II of England in the acclaimed BBC2 drama serial, The Devil's Crown, following which he starred in many other television dramas. His first film appearance was as Leon Trotsky in Nicholas and Alexandra in 1971. During the production of Manhunter, while he was playing Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins was playing King Lear on stage at the National Theatre. Years later, during the production of The Silence of the Lambs, when Hopkins took over as Hannibal Lecter, Cox was playing King Lear at the National Theatre. Main LAMDA building on Talgarth Road The MacOwan Theatre The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), founded 1861, is a leading British drama school in west London. ... For other uses, see The Prisoner (disambiguation) and Prisoner. ... The Live-Life Show, the horrific public entertainment depicted in The Year of the Sex Olympics. ... Henry II of England 5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Leon Trotsky (Russian:  , Lev Davidovich Trotsky, also transliterated Leo, Lyev, Trotskii, Trotski, Trotskij, Trockij and Trotzky) (November 7 [O.S. October 26] 1879 – August 21, 1940), born Lev Davidovich Bronstein (), was a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. ... Nicholas and Alexandra, ... is a 1971 biographical film which tells the story of the last of Russias monarchs, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife, the Tsarina Alexandra. ... Manhunter is a 1986 thriller film based on Thomas Harriss novel Red Dragon. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806-1864) King Lear is a play by William Shakespeare, considered one of his greatest tragedies, based on the legend of King Lear of Britain. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ...


In 1995, he appeared in both Rob Roy and Braveheart. His notable recent films include The Ring, X2, Troy and The Bourne Supremacy. He usually plays villains, such as a rogue colonel in X2, the tyrannical Agamemnon in Troy, Pariah Dark in the Danny Phantom television movie Reign Storm, and devious CIA officials in the Bourne films and Chain Reaction. He has on occasion played more sympathetic characters, such as Edward Norton's father in 25th Hour, a fatherly police superior in Super Troopers and Rachel McAdams' father in Red Eye. Cox has also been involved in the video game industry. Among his most prominent roles were Killzone, in which he played the ruthless Scolar Visari, and as the voice of a snuff film director in Manhunt.Cox has also made appearances in the comedy Frasier as Daphne Moon's father. Rob Roy is a movie that was released on April 7, 1995. ... For the moshing term Braveheart, see Wall of death (moshing). ... The Ring is a 2002 American film, a remake of the Japanese horror mystery Ring (1998). ... X2 is a 2003 superhero film based on the fictional characters the X-Men. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ... The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 film loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. ... This article is about a character in Greek mythology. ... Danny Phantom is an American childrens dbz created by Leopold for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... Chain Reaction is a 1996 film starring Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Morgan Freeman and Fred Ward. ... Edward Harrison Norton[1] (born August 18, 1969) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American film actor and director. ... This article is about the film. ... Not to be confused with Super Trouper. ... Rachel McAdams (born October 7, 1978) is a Canadian actress. ... Red Eye is a 2005 drama/thriller film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Carl Ellsworth. ... For other uses, see Kill Zone. ... Scolar Visari is leader of the Helghast empire. ... A snuff film, or snuff movie, depicts the actual killing of a human being - a human sacrifice (without the aid of special effects or other trickery) perpetrated for the medium of film for the purpose of entertainment. ... Manhunter: New York and Manhunter 2: San Francisco Manhunt is a controversial video game released by Rockstar Games in November, 2003. ... Frasier was an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... Daphne Crane (nee Moon) is a fictional character on the American television sitcom Frasier, played by Jane Leeves. ...


Cox garnered critical acclaim for his performance in 2001's L.I.E., in which he played a pedophile who grows to genuinely (and platonically) care about a boy he had initially intended to molest. He won an Emmy Award that year for his portrayal of Hermann Göring in the television mini-series Nuremberg, which starred Alec Baldwin as former Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg prosecutor Robert H. Jackson. In 2002, he appeared in Spike Jonze's Charlie Kaufman-scripted Adaptation as the real-life screenwriting teacher, Robert McKee, giving advice to Nicolas Cage in both his roles, as Charlie Kaufman and Charlie's fictional twin-brother Donald. Cox provided the voice for the prophetic 'Director' in the popular 2003 cross platform video-game Manhunt. Cox was to play the lion Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but was replaced by Liam Neeson. He appeared on a 2006 episode of the British car programme Top Gear (as a Star in a Reasonably Priced Car). L.I.E. is an independent film, released in 2001, about a relationship between Howie, a 15-year-old boy, and a pederast known as Big John. The title is an acronym for the Long Island Expressway. ... Pedophilia, paedophilia, or pædophilia (see spelling differences), is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to pre-pubescent children. ... Child sexual abuse is an umbrella term describing criminal and civil offenses in which an adult engages in sexual activity with a minor or exploits a minor for the purpose of sexual gratification. ... An Emmy Award. ... Hermann Wilhelm Göring ( ) (also Goering in English) (January 12, 1893 – October 15, 1946) was a German politician and military leader, a leading member of the Nazi Party, second in command of the Third Reich, and commander of the Luftwaffe. ... Alexander Rae Alec Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an Emmy- and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe Award-winning, American actor. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the... Nürnberg redirects here. ... Robert Houghwout Jackson (February 13, 1892–October 9, 1954) was United States Attorney General (1940–1941) and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1941–1954). ... For the musician and bandleader, see Spike Jones. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... film poster Adaptation. ... Robert McKee is a creative writing instructor who is widely admired for his popular Story Seminars, which developed when he was a professor at the University of Southern California. ... Nicolas Cage (born January 7, 1964) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Manhunter: New York and Manhunter 2: San Francisco Manhunt is a controversial video game released by Rockstar Games in November, 2003. ... For other uses, see Aslan (disambiguation). ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish actor. ... For the original series, see Top Gear (original format). ...


Cox appeared in a supporting role as Jack Langrishe in the HBO series Deadwood. He is also filming Red, based on Jack Ketchum's novel and directed by Lucky McKee. It also stars Tom Sizemore, Amanda Plummer, and Angela Bettis. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Deadwood is an American television drama series that premiered in March 2004 on HBO. The series is a Western set in the 1870s in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. ... Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for author Dallas Mayr. ... Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr. ... Amanda Michael Plummer (born March 23, 1957 in New York, New York) is an Emmy and Tony Award-winning American actress. ... Angela Bettis (born January 9, 1975 in Austin, Texas) is an American actress best known for her lead role in the horror film May, for which she received several Best Actress awards at various film festivals. ...


Personal life

His son, Alan Cox, is also an actor, best known for his role in Young Sherlock Holmes. Cox is a diabetic and has worked to promote a diabetes research facility in his home town of Dundee. The producers of Super Troopers found this out the hard way, as one scene called for Cox to eat a white chocolate prop that resembled a bar of soap. Production was halted until a sugar-free substitute could be found. Alan Cox (born January 1, 1970) is a British actor, the son of the Emmy Award winning actor Brian Cox. ... Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), directed by Barry Levinson and written by Chris Columbus, depicts a young Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meeting and solving a mystery together at a boarding school. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ...


He is a patron of "THE SPACE", a training facility for actors and dancers in his native Dundee.


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Wolverine William Stryker Not Official, But Expressed interest
2007 Wilde Blue Yonder Wally
2007 Red
2007 Zodiac Melvin Belli
2006 Running with Scissors Dr. Finch
2005 Red Eye Joe Reisert
The Ringer Gary Barker
Match Point Alec Hewett
2004 The Bourne Supremacy Ward Abbott
Troy Agamemnon
2003 X2 William Stryker
2002 25th Hour James Brogan
Adaptation. Robert McKee
The Ring Richard Morgan
The Bourne Identity Ward Abbott
The Rookie Jim Morris Sr.
2001 The Affair of the Necklace Minister Breteuil
L.I.E. Big John Harrigan
Super Troopers Capt. John O'Hagen
2000 Mad About Mambo Sidney McLoughlin
Nuremberg Hermann Göring (TV Movie)
1999 The Corruptor Sean Wallace
The Minus Man Doug Durwin
1998 Rushmore Dr. Nelson Guggenheim
Desperate Measures Captain Jeremiah Cassidy
1997 Kiss the Girls Chief Hatfield, Durham P.D.
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Dr. Nathan Waldman
The Glimmer Man Mr. Smith
Chain Reaction Lyman Earl Collier
1995 Braveheart Argyle Wallace
Rob Roy Killearn
1993 Sharpe: Sharpe's Eagle Major Hogan (TV Movie)
Sharpe: Sharpe's Rifles Major Hogan (TV Movie)
1990 Hidden Agenda Kerrigan
1986 Manhunter Dr. Hannibal Lecktor (sic)
1983 King Lear Burgundy (TV Movie)
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra Trotsky

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For The Legend of Zelda episode with the same name, see The Ringer (episode) The Ringer is a 2005 comedy starring Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, and Brian Cox with cameos by Terry Funk and Jesse Ventura. ... Match Point is an Academy Award-nominated 2005 film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox and Penelope Wilton. ... The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 film loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ... This article is about a character in Greek mythology. ... X2 is a 2003 superhero film based on the fictional characters the X-Men. ... William Stryker is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, an enemy of the X-Men. ... This article is about the film. ... For other uses, see Adaptation (disambiguation). ... Robert McKee is a creative writing instructor who is widely admired for his popular Story Seminars, which developed when he was a professor at the University of Southern California. ... The Ring is a 2002 American film, a remake of the Japanese horror mystery Ring (1998). ... Richard Morgan (b. ... The Bourne Identity is a 2002 film loosely based on Robert Ludlums novel of the same name. ... The Rookie is a 2002 drama, directed by John Lee Hancock. ... The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 film directed by Charles Shyer and starring Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Baker, Adrien Brody, and Joely Richardson. ... L.I.E. is an independent film, released in 2001, about a relationship between Howie, a 15-year-old boy, and a pederast known as Big John. The title is an acronym for the Long Island Expressway. ... Not to be confused with Super Trouper. ... Mad About Mambo is a 2000 Irish film written and directed by John Forte. ... Nürnberg redirects here. ... 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References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/30/Brian-Cox.html
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800019602/bio
  3. ^ a b http://www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/biographies/brian_cox_biog.html
  4. ^ http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/whats_on/listings/article672139.ece

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Brian Cox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (519 words)
Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland) is a Scottish actor, notable for being the first actor to play Hannibal Lecter, a role he took in the Michael Mann film Manhunter.
Cox won an Emmy Award in 2001 for his portrayal of Hermann Göring in the television mini-series Nuremburg, which starred Alec Baldwin, who played former Supreme Court Justice and Nuremburg prosecutor Robert H. Jackson.
Cox was to play the lion Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but was replaced by Liam Neeson.
U of M MADRG: Dr. Brian Cox (1131 words)
Cox is a clinical research psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry where he holds the rank of Professor.
Cox's current research program is an examination of personality traits, thinking styles, and other psychosocialfactors that may play a role in the onset, exacerbation, and offset of anxiety disorders and depression.
Cox and others in the research group hope to eventually plan community-based, early intervention studies for youth who may be at risk for anxiety disorders or depression.
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