BRIAN COX is an award-winning actor of the stage, screen and television. This
summer, he was seen in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and IRONCLAD. Other recent
films include THE VETERAN; RED; WIDE BLUE YONDER; and AS GOOD AS DEAD. His
upcoming films include THE KEY MAN, which screened at the 2011 SXSW Festival,
EDWIN BOYD and PASSING HAROLD BLUMENTHAL.
Cox earned AFI and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his work in Michael
Cuesta's critically hailed independent film L.I.E., and also shared in a Screen
Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination as part of the ensemble cast in Spike
Jonze's ADAPTATION. His long list of film credits includes THE FANTATIC MR. FOX;
THE GOOD HEART; TELL-TALE; THE ESCAPIST; RUNNING WITH SCISSORS; MATCH POINT; RED
EYE; THE BOURNE SUPREMACY; THE BOURNE IDENTITY; ZODIAC; X2; 25th HOUR; THE RING;
TROY; 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.
Cox's recent television credits include the British miniseries THE SINKING OF
THE LACONIA, THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS, and THE TAKE; and a guest-starring role on
Showtime's "The Big C. " He received a 2001 Emmy Award for his performance as
Hermann Goering in the miniseries NUREMBERG, and was also nominated for Golden
Globe and SAG Awards. He also earned an Emmy Award nomination for his guest
appearance on the comedy series "Frasier, " and co-starred in the third season of
HBO's acclaimed 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.
originated the role of Max in the 2006 London premiere of Tom Stoppard's
acclaimed "Rock 'N Roll, " and subsequently reprised his role on Broadway the
Cox has also directed for the stage and television. His stage directing credits
include productions of "Mrs. Warren's Profession, " "The Philanderer,
" and "Richard III, " among others. 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
powerful British film stars in Hollywood today.
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