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BRIAN COX (John Landon) is an award-winning actor of the stage, screen and television. A veteran of more than 50 feature films, Cox recently starred in Coriolanus, directed by Ralph Fiennes, who also starred along with Vanessa Redgrave and Gerard Butler. Also upcoming is Ironclad, in which Cox stars alongside Paul Giamatti and Derek Jacobi. Last year, Cox was seen in the espionage thriller Red.

In 2009, Cox starred in the The Good Heart, and was a member of the voice cast for The Fantastic Mr. Fox directed by Wes Anderson. Cox starred in Tell Tale, directed by Michael Cuesta. Cox appeared in the independent films Red (2008) and The Escapist, both of which were official selections at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

He starred in The Day of the Triffids in the UK for the BBC with an all-star cast including Vanessa Redgrave, Dougray Scott, and Joely Richardson. Cox also starred in The Take, a mini-series for Sky TV in the UK. Cox appeared in Ryan Murphy's Running With Scissors, Woody Allen's critically acclaimed Match Point, Wes Craven's Red Eye, and in the hit action thriller sequel The Bourne Supremacy, reprising the role he first played in the 2002 blockbuster The Bourne Identity. Cox made a memorable cameo appearance as famed attorney Melvin Belli in the star-studded thriller Zodiac.

Cox earned AFI and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his work in the critically hailed independent film L.I.E., and shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as part of the ensemble cast in Spike Jonze's Adaptation. His long list of film credits also includes Troy, X2, 25th Hour, The Ring, The Rookie, The Affair of the Necklace, For Love of the Game, Rushmore, Desperate Measures, The Boxer, Kiss the Girls, Braveheart, Rob Roy, Hidden Agenda, and Nicholas and Alexandra. His first American film role was his chilling portrayal of the original Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann's Manhunter. On television, Cox delivered a striking performance as Hermann Goering in the miniseries Nuremberg, for which he won an Emmy Award and was nominated for Golden Globe and SAG Awards. Cox earned an Emmy Award nomination for his guest appearance on the comedy series Frasier. He co-starred as flamboyant theater producer Jack Langrish in the third season of HBO's original series Deadwood.

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 two 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. He spent eight months in London's West End, starring as Max in Tom Stoppard's Rock ‘n Roll, a role he reprised on Broadway.

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 has contributed to the New York Times Arts & Leisure section, and has written articles for a number of other publications.

In 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. In 2007, the UK Film Council named him one of the Top 10 most powerful British film stars in Hollywood today.


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