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BRIAN COX (Dr. Finch) is an award-winning stage, screen and television actor. A veteran of more than 50 feature films, he most recently starred in Woody Allen's critically acclaimed "Match Point” and Wes Craven's thriller "Red Eye.” He also co-starred in the hit action thriller "The Bourne Supremacy,” reprising the role he first played in the 2002 blockbuster "The Bourne Identity.”

Earlier, Cox earned AFI and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his work in the urban drama "L.I.E.” and also shared in a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Spike Jonze's "Adaptation.” His prolific list of films includes "Troy,” "X2,” "25th Hour,” "The Ring,” "The Rookie,” "The Affair of the Necklace,” "For Love of the Game,” "Rushmore,” "The Boxer,” "Braveheart,” "Rob Roy,” "Hidden Agenda” and "Nicholas and Alexandra.” He was the first person to play Dr. Hannibal Lecter onscreen, performing the role in Michael Mann's "Manhunter.”

On television, Cox won the 2001 Emmy Award for his chilling portrait of Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering in the TNT original film "Nuremberg," for which he also received SAG and Golden Globe Award nominations. His guest-starring role as Harry Moon on the hit television series "Frasier" earned his second Emmy nomination in 2002. In addition, Cox has appeared in many notable television projects in both the U.S. and Great Britain, including "French and Saunders,” "Blue/Orange,” "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,” "Florence Nightingale” and "King Lear,” to name 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.”

A prolific writer, Cox has authored two non-fiction books: The Lear Diaries and Salem to Moscow: An Actor's Odyssey. He is also a regular contributor to The New York Times' Arts & Leisure section, and has written articles many other publications. At the beginning of 2003, Cox's contributions to the arts were honored by Queen Elizabeth II, who named him a Commander of the British Empire. In 2006, Empire Magazine (UK) honored his film achievements with the Empire Icon Award.

Cox is currently in London starring in Tom Stoppard's critically acclaimed new play "Rock n Roll” at the Royal Court Theater, and soon at the West End. He will next be seen guest starring on season 3 of the HBO series "Deadwood.”

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