Brian Denis Cox (1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor, born in Dundee, Scotland.
He gained recognition working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His best role is King Lear.
Brian Cox also participated in such movies as Super Troopers, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, Braveheart, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Troy, and others.
He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter (movie Manhunter in 1986).
He won an Emmy Award (outstanding supporting actor in miniseries or a movie) for Nuremberg, where he portrayed Hermann Göring.
Brian Cox also is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.