Brian Cox

Birth Place: Dundee

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Brian Cox is a Scottish actor. He has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He currently stars as media magnate Logan Roy on HBO's Succession.

Cox is also known for appearing in Super Troopers, Super Troopers 2, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, X2, Braveheart, Rushmore, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Troy. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film, in 1986's Manhunter.

An Olivier Award, Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner, Cox has also been nominated for a BAFTA and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2006, Empire readers voted him the recipient of the Empire Icon Award

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[West End]
James Tyrone Sr.

Original Broadway Production, 2019

[West End]
West End Revival Production, 2014

Broadway Revival, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2007


Original Broadway Production, 1998
Marc [Replacement]


Edmund Darrell

Brian Cox Movies

[1971]Nicholas and Alexandra Trotsky

[1975]In Celebration Steven Shaw

[1986]Manhunter Dr. Lecktor

[1990]Hidden Agenda Kerrigan

[1991]The Lost Language of Cranes Owen Benjamin

[1992]Deceptions Carlton Heard

[1994]Iron Will Angus McTeague

[1994]Royal Deceit Aethelwine

[1995]Rob Roy Killearn

[1995]Braveheart Argyle Wallace

[1996]The Glimmer Man Mr. Smith

[1996]The Long Kiss Goodnight Nathan

[1996]Chain Reaction Lyman Earl Collier

[1997]The Boxer Joe Hamill

[1997]Kiss the Girls Chief Hatfield

[1998]Rushmore Dr. Nelson Guggenheim

[1998]Merchants of Venus Uncle Vladimir

[1998]Desperate Measures Captain Jeremiah Csidy

[1999]The Corruptor Sean Wallace

[1999]For Love of the Game Gary Wheeler

[1999]The Minus Man Doug

[2000]Mad About Mambo Sidney McLoughlin

[2000]Complicity Inspector McDunn

[2000]A Shot at Glory Martin Smith

[2000]Saltwater George Beneventi

[2001]Strictly Sinatra Chisolm

[2001]The Affair of the Necklace Minister Breteuil

[2001]Super Troopers Captain O Hagan

[2001]L.I.E. Big John Harrigan

[2002]The Ring Richard Morgan

[2002]Adaptation. Robert McKee

[2002]25th Hour James Brogan

[2002]Bug Cyr

[2002]The Reckoning Tobi

[2002]The Bourne Identity Ward Abbott

[2002]The Rookie Jim Morris Sr.

[2003]X2: X-Men United William Stryker

[2003]Sin Captain Oakes

[2004]The Bourne Supremacy Ward Abbott

[2004]Troy Agamemnon

[2005]Red Eye Joe Reisert

[2005]The Ringer Gary Barker

[2005]Match Point Alec Hewett

[2006]The Flying Scotsman Dougl Baxter

[2006]A Woman in Winter Dr. Hunt

[2006]Running with Scissors Dr. Finch

[2007]Battle for Terra General Hemmer

[2007]Shoot on Sight Daniel Tennant

[2007]Zodiac Melvin Belli

[2007]Trick 'r Treat Mr. Kreeg

[2007]The Water Horse Old Angus

[2008]Agent Crush Spanners

[2008]Red Avery Ludlow

[2008]The Escapist Frank Perry

[2009]Tell Tale Phillip Van Doren

[2009]Fantastic Mr. Fox Action 12 Reporter

[2009]The Good Heart Jacques

[2010]All at Sea Wally

[2010]As Good as Dead Reverend Kalahan

[2011]Rise of the Planet of the Apes John Landon

[2011]Ironclad Baron William d Aubigny

[2011]Exit Humanity Malcolm Young

[2011]The Veteran Gerry Langdon

[2011]Coriolanus Menenius

[2011]The Key Man Irving

[2011]Citizen Gangster Glover Boyd

[2012]Blood Lenny Fairburn

[2012]The Campaign Raymond Huggins

[2013]Her Alan Watts

[2013]Blumenthal Harold

[2013]RED 2 Ivan

[2013]Believe Sir Matt Busby

[2014]The Gospel of John Narrator

[2014]The Anomaly Dr. Langham

[2015]Pixels Admiral Porter

[2015]Forsaken James McCurdy

[2016]Morgan Jim Bryce

[2016]The Autopsy of Jane Doe Tommy

[2016]The Carer Sir Michael Gifford

[2017]Churchill Winston Churchill

[2017]Bob the Builder: Mega Machines Conrad UK & US, Crunch UK & US

[2018]The Pretenders Henry

[2018]Super Troopers 2 Captain O Hagan

[2018]The Etruscan Smile Rory MacNeil

[2018]Dark Highlands Opening Narrator

[2019]Remember Me Shane

[2019]The Last Right Father Reilly

[2019]Strange But True Bill

[2020]Last Moment of Clarity Gilles

[2020]The Bay of Silence Milton

[2021]Lawrence: After Arabia Epilogue, Father Voice

[2021]Separation Paul Rivers

[2022]Prisoner's Daughter Max

[2022]Mending the Line Ike Fletcher

[2022]The Independent Nichol Booker

[2023]The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Helm Hammerhand

Brian Cox TV Shows

Blade Runner: Black Lotus Niander Wallace Sr.

Crown Court Edward McLennan

Shetland Magnus Bain

Succession Logan Roy

Brian Cox Videos

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DROP THE DEAD DONKEY and THE KITE RUNNER Included in Richmond Theatre's Winter Season

With the New Year around the corner, Richmond Theatre are delighted to confirm the winter season. Running from January – March 2024, audiences will be treated to an array of theatrical delights from gripping dramas and hilarious comedies to special events and shows suitable for the whole family. If your New Year’s resolution is to see more theatre, then now is your chance!

Anthony Boyle Will Join The Cast of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; Plus Full Creative Team Revealed

Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) will join the cast of Long Day's Journey into Night, playing the role of Edmund Tyrone. He will be replacing Alex Lawther who has reluctantly withdrawn from the production due to a scheduling conflict. 

Mitski, Eboni Booth, and Whitney White Join THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT Broadway Creative Team

Mitski, Eboni Booth, and Whitney White have been announced as the newest additions to the creative team of the Broadway production, THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT. Learn more about these talented individuals and how they will contribute to the success of the show.

WHODUNNIT [UNREHEARSED], THE FORSYTE SAGA, and More Come to the Park Theatre in 2024

Park Theatre has announced a plethora of new shows for 2024, including the third installment of their hugely popular Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] series and a two-part adaptation of The Forsyte Saga. 


The Cosmic Shambles Network has announced the latest amazing list of confirmed guests for Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People at Contact in Manchester and Kings Place, London. 

Tickets From £27 for LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Brian Cox

Tickets from £27 for Long Day's Journey Into Night. The Emmy, Golden Globe and Olivier award-winning actor Brian Cox, makes his return to the London stage in Spring 2024.

INTERVIEW: 'The Play Couldn't Be More Timely': Actor Samuel Collings on Being in a 'Perfect Couple' and the Relevance of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN at Salisbury Playhouse

Samuel Collings, from Hammersmith in West London, is one of the UK’s most versatile actors and can be found on stage, screen, radio and voicing audiobooks. He spoke with BroadwayWorld about his journey into acting, being part of a 'perfect couple' and the relvance of the story today.

Count Binface Makes West End Debut in AN EVENING OF UNNECESSARY DETAIL

Independent political space warrior Count Binface (previously Lord Buckethead) will be making his West End debut as part of Festival of the Spoken Nerd's AN EVENING OF UNNECESSARY DETAIL.

Review: THE SCORE, Theatre Royal Bath

If the multi award-winning TV drama Succession taught us anything, it’s that no one can take Brian Cox’s place. Fans of the Scottish actor will be pleased to know that he commands centre stage – with Logan Roy-esque verve – in Trevor Nunn’s The Score, a new play by actor-playwright OIiver Cotton at Theatre Royal Bath.

Photos: First Look at Brian Cox and More in THE SCORE at Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre Royal Bath Productions production presents the world premiere production of THE SCORE, starring legendary stage and screen actor Brian Cox (HBO’s multi award-winning Succession) as Johann Sebastian Bach. Check out all new photos here!

BBC to Run Extensive Shakespeare Season to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of First Folio

The BBC is celebrating this extraordinary anniversary with an ambitious season of content across TV, Radio, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sounds exploring why, 400 years on, Shakespeare's relevance and influence is as strong as ever. A wealth of programming featuring major actors and leading experts, including new documentaries, performance, music, drama, comedy, news coverage and the best of the BBC archive, as well as special items on flagship BBC shows, will celebrate the man, his world and his timeless writing.

Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland Will Lead David Ireland's ULSTER AMERICAN at Riverside Studios

A new production of award-winning playwright David Ireland's Ulster American is headed to Riverside Studios this year, starring Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Michigan Playwrights Festival Submissions Now Open

After the success of the inaugural Michigan Playwrights Festival seven years ago, Theatre NOVA continues its semi-annual tradition, announcing a call for submissions for this season’s festival. Learn more about how to submit here!

Sam Graham, Original 'Eck' in DEAD DAD DOG, Joins Cast of John McKay's SUNNY BOY

Sam Graham, the original lead in 'Dead Dad Dog,' joins the cast of John McKay's 'Sunny Boy' 35 years later. Get the details on this unique casting announcement and the return of McKay's first play in over 30 years.

Richard Curtis Abandoned His Only Play on Advice of His Partner

Richard Curtis has revealed that he spent 15 years writing a play, but it has never been staged because his partner, Emma Freud, said it was good enough, according to The Times.

Full Cast Revealed to Join Brian Cox in THE SCORE at Bath Theatre Royal

As rehearsals begin this week for the Theatre Royal Bath Productions production of the world premiere production of THE SCORE, starring legendary stage and screen actor Brian Cox (HBO's multi award-winning Succession) as Johann Sebastian Bach, the complete cast and creative team are announced. Find out who is appearing in the production here!

Brian Cox to Join BBC Maestro's Online Platform

Globally renowned actor Brian Cox is the latest name set to join BBC Maestro’s online platform of world-class experts. His course, Acting, will shine a spotlight on how to deliver award-winning performances, capture — and hold — an audience’s collective attention, and embody a multitude of iconic characters.

BEDLAM Announces Cast of ARCADIA By Tom Stoppard

The critically acclaimed New York theatre company BEDLAM will present ARCADIA By Tom Stoppard this fall, off-Broadway at the West End Theater (263 W 86th Street).  Directed by Eric Tucker (BEDLAM Artistic Director), ARCADIA begins previews on October 27, 2023. The strictly limited 5-week engagement opens on November 12, 2023.

Cast Set for Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at BEDLAM

Immerse yourself in BEDLAM's captivating production of ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard. Don't miss the chance to witness this theatrical masterpiece at the Boston Theatre from November 1st to November 30th.

Russell Howard Will Embark on Australian Tour in 2024

After the global success of his second Netflix special Lubricant (streaming now), over 1 billion views on social media worldwide including 500+ million views spawned from six seasons of The Russell Howard Hour, and selling over 250,000 tickets over 100+ gigs in the UK alone with his brand-new show Russell Howard Live, British stand-up Russell Howard announces his eagerly anticipated return to Australia in February 2024.


Brian Cox has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Brian Cox has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Brian Cox's first West End show was The Weir which opened in 2014

Brian Cox has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for "St. Nicholas," Best Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "St. Nicholas," Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for "St. Nicholas," Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for "Fashion, RSC," Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for "Titus Andronicus," Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for "Misalliance," and Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for "Rat In The Skull."

Brian Cox has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable wins include Outstanding Lead Actor at The Lortels for his performance in "St. Nicholas," Actor of the Year in a Revival at the Olivier Awards for "Titus Andronicus," and Actor of the Year in a New Play at the Olivier Awards for "Rat In The Skull."

Brian Cox's next show will be Long Day’s Journey Into Night which opens on 3/19/2024 on West End.

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