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Brian Cox

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Brian Cox as Henry II in The Devil's Crown.

Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born June 1, 1946) is a Scottish actor, notable for being the first person to play Hannibal Lecter, a role he took in the Michael Mann film Manhunter (1986).

Cox was born in Dundee, Scotland and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In 1978, he played King Henry II of England in the acclaimed BBC2 drama serial, The Devil's Crown, following which he starred in many other television dramas. One of his first film appearances, in 1971, was as Leon Trotsky in Nicholas and Alexandra. In 1995, he appeared in both Rob Roy and Braveheart. His notable recent films include L.I.E., The Ring, X2, Troy and The Bourne Supremacy. He played Daphne Moon's father in Frasier.

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