BRIAN COX (Richard Morgan) is an
award-winning actor of the stage, screen and television. A veteran of more than
40 feature films, he most recently starred in the thriller "The Bourne
Identity," with Matt Damon; and the heartwarming family hit "The
Rookie," starring Dennis Quaid. Cox also starred in the acclaimed
independent film "L.I.E.," for which he earned AFI and Independent
Spirit Award nominations. His film work also includes "The Affair of the
Necklace," "A Shot at Glory," "For Love of the Game,"
"Rushmore," "Desperate Measures," "The Boxer,"
"Kiss the Girls," "Chain Reaction," "Braveheart,"
"Rob Roy," "Iron Will," "Hidden Agenda" and
"Nicholas and Alexandra." He was also the first to play Dr. Hannibal
Lecter on screen in "Manhunter."
This year, Cox was nominated for an
Emmy Award for his Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance
on "Frasier." He had earlier won an Emmy Award and was nominated for
Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his chilling portrayal of
Hermann Goering in the miniseries "Nuremberg." Cox has also starred in
a long list of notable television projects, both in the United States and Great
Britain, including "Longitude," "Witness Against Hitler,"
"Grushko," "Sharpe's Eagle," "Sharpe's
Rifles," "Six Characters in Search of an Author," "The
Cloning of Joanna May," "The Lost Language of Cranes,"
"Murder by Moonlight," "The Cantor of St. Thomas's" and
"King Lear," to name only a few.
Born in Scotland, Cox trained at the
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and has appeared in dozens of plays on
the stages of London, New York and Scotland. Repeatedly honored for his work in
the theatre, Cox won Olivier Awards for his performances in "Rat in the
Skull" and "Titus Andronicus"; British Theatre Association Drama
Awards for Best Actor for his work in "The Taming of the Shrew" and
"Strange Interlude"; and the Lucille Lortel Award, as well as Drama
Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, for "St. Nicholas."
In addition, Cox has helmed stage
productions of "I Love My Life," "Mrs. Warren's
Profession," "The Philanderer," "The Master Builder"
and "Richard III." He made his television directorial debut on the
critically acclaimed HBO prison drama "Oz."
Also a prolific writer, Cox has authored two non-fiction books: The Lear Diaries
and Salem in Moscow. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Times Arts
& Leisure section, and has written articles for such publications as
Esquire, UK, Tattler, Vanity Fair and The Guardian.
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