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Brian Cox
Brian Cox
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Name Brian Cox
Aliases Brian Denis Cox
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Gender Male
Date of birth June 1st, 1946
Date of death N/A
First appearance Murder on the Moon (1989)


Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He is also known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained great recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. Cox's first role in a science fiction feature was the obscure 1989 film Murder on the Moon. Since then, he has appeared in episodes of television programs such as Red Dwarf, Doctor Who and The Day of the Triffids. In related media, Cox has also played the role of antagonist William Stryker in X-Men 2. In 2011, Cox played the role of John Landon in Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes; a role originally played by Robert Gunner in the first Planet of the Apes film in 1968.

Body of work Edit

Film Edit

Film Year Role
Murder on the Moon 1989 Voronov
The Cloning of Joanna May 1992 Carl May
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 John Landon

Television Edit

Series Episode Role
Red Dwarf Stoke Me a Clipper The King
Doctor Who The End of Time (Part 1) Elder Ood
Doctor Who The End of Time (Part 2) Elder Ood
The Day of the Triffids Part One Dennis Mason
The Day of the Triffids Part Two Dennis Mason


Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Was the first actor to play the role of fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter, five years prior to Anthony Hopkins' memorable portrayal of the character in Silence of the Lambs.

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