|Birth Name||Brian Denis Cox|
|Date of Birth||June 1, 1946|
|Place of Birth||Dundee, Scotland|
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Brian Denis Cox (born June 1, 1946) is known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in many Hollywood productions playing parts such as Dr. Guggenheim in Rushmore, William Stryker in X2 and Agamemnon in Troy. He was the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter on film in the 1986 production of Manhunter.