Birth Name: Brian Cox
Birth Place: United Kingdom
Born in Dundee, Scotland on June 1, 1946, Cox was the youngest of five and was raised primarily by his older sisters and aunt, following his father's untimely death and his mother's subsequent mental breakdowns. In school, he developed a reputation as the class clown, though in reality he was troubled by his home life and barely achieved passing grades. Fortunately, he discovered the Dundee Repertory Theatre when he was 14, and "knew I belonged there from day one." Cox made his debut with the local theater in "Dover Road," and spent the next several years there, honing his craft, before he was accepted into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In 1967, Cox made his London stage debu...
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