Raised in Dundee, Brian Cox trained at the London Theatre of Music and Dramatic Arts. He spent many seasons with The Royal Shakespeare Company. He went on to star in a number of television series. However, his big break came in 1986 for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann’s Manhunter. He has become well known for playing villains in movies including The Bourne Identity and Troy. In 2003, he was awarded a CBE for his contribution to film, TV and theatre.Read more facts
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