BRIAN COX (Jimmy Sr.) is considered one of the most prolific actors of his generation. Cox has two Olivier Awards for Best Actor to his credit for his performances in "Titus
Andronicus" at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre and "Rat in the Skull" for the Royal Court in London and New York. He recently returned to the London stage to star in the World Premiere of Conor McPherson's "Dublin Carol," which opened the new Royal Court Theatre. Recent New York theatre credits include "Art" on Broadway and "St. Nicholas" at Off Broadway's Primary Stages (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actor; Drama
Desk and Outer Critics' Circle nominations). Other theatre credits include "St. Nicholas" at the Bush Theatre in London and the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles; "King Lear" and "Richard III" at the National
Theatre in London and "Skylark" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
His film work includes "The Minus Man," "For the Love of the Game," "Rushmore," "The Corrupter," "The Boxer," "The Long Kiss Goodnight," the Academy
Award-winning "Braveheart," Academy Award -nominated "Rob Roy," "Hidden Agenda" (Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival), as well as originating the celluloid Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann's cult classic "Manhunter."
Cox recently received the Emmy Award, as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations, for his role as Nazi war criminal Hermann
Goering in the TNT original film "Nuremberg." He also received AFI and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his role of Big John in the critically acclaimed film, "L.I.E."
He recently completed filming on "Morality Play" with Willem Dafoe, and "The Bourne Identity," with Matt Damon. Cox made his television directorial debut for the hit HBO prison drama "Oz."
Cox is the author of two books, Salem to Moscow: An Actor's Odyssey and The Lear
Diaries. He will soon appear in "The Bourne
Identity," "Ring," and "Adaptation.
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