Brian Denis Cox CBE is a Scottish actor who works in film, television, and theatre. He has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He currently stars as media magnate Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession, a update to Lear you could say.
A stage actor of distinction who has also enjoyed a formidably prolific career in film and television, Cox is a performer of great versatility best known on screen for gruff authority figures, benign and malign, and for his skill at endowing even the most loathsome of them with an eerie humanity.
The youngest of five children, he was born in 1946 to a Roman Catholic family in Dundee. His father, a mill worker, died when Brian was eight, after which his mother suffered a series of nervous breakdowns and was eventually hospitalised.
Cox is now telling his life story without holding back. This is the autobiography of a star and a great character, demonstrating both his openness and gift for storytelling.