Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor. Extremely prolific, Cox is a frequent face on stage, film and television. Although not a big household name, he's generally considered in critical circles to be one of the most talented actors working.
He can be considered a rock star of 'That Guy's
. He is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear
. He also has the distinction of being the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter, in the 1986 film Manhunter
Note: Not to be confused with the famous British physicist professor once part of D Ream