||1 June 1946
||Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Cox family is descended from Irish immigrants.
Alan Cox (a professional actor) and
daughter Margaret, from his 18-year
marriage to Caroline Burt (they divorced in 1986.)
is married to German actress, Nicole
Ansari. The couple welcomed their first son together
to the world on 31 Jan 2002 and their second son on 26 Oct 2004.
Actor - Stage (especially Shakespeare!),
Film, Television series and mini-series, Radio, Voice.
Educator - Mr. Cox has spent some time passing along his
skills to future thespians through courses at Harvard University,
Cal Arts and via video training course, "Acting and Tragedy."
Writer of two non-fiction books: "The Lear Diaries," (a
journal of his experience playing the title role of King Lear for
the National Theatre) and "From Salem to Moscow" (about his
teaching at The Arts Theatre School in Russia.) Note
from Clair: if you can get your hands on a copy of either, they're
both good reads ... an excellent peek into the acting profession
and its affects on the people involved.
Zodiac: Gemini (May 21 - June
Chinese: Fire Dog (1886, 1946, 2006) "A
highly dramatic and attractive type of Dog who will be thrown into
the limelight by his alluring yet friendly personality. He will
be defiant and rebellious when forced to do something against his
will, but he will be very popular with the opposite sex. Although
he may be the life of the party type, he is still careful to practice
what he preaches and will not be spoiled by success and fortune.
Fire makes him very fierce when attacked; nor will he make threats
he cannot carry out. His bite is just as strong as his bark. The
buoyant and self-assured Fire Dog has greater magnetic charm and
can convince others to follow his lead. His independent spirit and
courage will see to it that he is never afraid of getting involved
with others. He will constantly thrill to new experiences and adventures.
But he needs a strong shining example to pattern himself after.
He will relate better to people older than himself, those from whom
he can learn a great deal or whom he can depend on to bring stability
into his life. Fire makes him or her more creative and pure in expression.
He will be charged with super willpower and a natural honesty that
people find hard to resist. His outgoing character combined with
the Dog's basic faith and idealism will help him to succeed in ambitious
endeavors and to overcome great barriers." - Twilight
"Brian Cox has the appearance of a rather
handsome and craggy bear." - Radio
"For those of us who had thought of Brian Cox as a largely
sombre actor his performance as Harold Hill [The Music Man] is an
eye-opener. ... he throws himself into the part with wild abandon.
Mr Cox plainly likes a bit of a cavort."
- Ian Shuttleworth
"If grinning and bearing it was an Olympic sport, he'd
be a gold medallist. " - Peter Ross
|Training & Experience:
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Royal Lyceum Edinburgh
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
4 Interview , Ian
Shuttleworth , IMDb
B/W photo of Alan Cox by Simon Annand
B/W photo of Nicole Ansari by ? (agentur-velvet.de)