Actor, film director, producer
Brian Denis Cox was born June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland. Scottish actor who works with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. Cox is also known for appearing in Super Troopers, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, X2, Braveheart, Rushmore, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Troy, and Doctor Who. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in 1986's Manhunter. An Emmy Award-winner, Cox has also been nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2006, Empire readers voted him the recipient of the Empire Icon Award. He is divorced from his first wife, Caroline Burt. The couple has two children, Margaret and Alan, who is also an actor, best known for his roles in Young Sherlock Holmes, and playing the young John Mortimer in the television film of his play A Voyage Round My Father (1982) opposite Laurence Olivier. Cox wed his second wife, actress Nicole Ansari, in 2002. The couple has two boys and live in New York City.
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