Basic Information About James Cosmo
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1948-05-24 (75 years old)|
|Place of birth||Clydebank|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Bulky build combined with strong commanding presence and coarse voice.|
|Spouse||24 May - Annie Harris ( 2000 - present)|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did James Cosmo win?
James Cosmo roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Wonder Woman||Field Marshall Haig|
|The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||Father Christmas|
|Outlaw King||Robert Bruce Senior|
|T2 Trainspotting||Renton's Father|
|Battle of Britain||Jamie|
|Boyz in the Wood||Farmer|
|The Hole in the Ground||Des Brady|
|The Four Feathers||Col. Sutch|
|Ashes in the Snow||Mr. Stakas|
|We Still Kill the Old Way||Arthur|
|Babe: Pig in the City||Thelonius (voice)|
|The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising||Dawson|
|The Last Legion||Hrothgar|
|Hammer House of Horror||Willis 1 episode, 1980|
|Death in Paradise||Roger Seymour 1 episode, 2013|
|Sons of Anarchy||Father Kellan Ashby 8 episodes, 2010|
|Midsomer Murders||Jack 'Axeman' McKinley 1 episode, 2007|
|Soldier Soldier||Lt Col Philip Drysdale 9 episodes, 1997|
|Shetland||Arthur McCall 4 episodes, 2016|
|Alleyn Mysteries||Major Keith Ballantyne 1 episode, 1994|
|Case Histories||Len Lomax 1 episode, 2013|
|Merlin||Hengist 1 episode, 2009|
|The Collection||Jules Trouvier 4 episodes, 2016|
|Made in Hollywood||Self 1 episode, 2018|
|Rebus||Morris Cafferty / ... 2 episodes, 2000-2001|
|Between the Lines||D.C.C. Birman 1 episode, 1993|
|The Professionals||Glover 1 episode, 1979|
|His Dark Materials||Farder Coram 6 episodes, 2019|
|Silent Witness||Arnold Mears 2 episodes, 2012|
|The Bill||D.C.I. Cameron / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1999|
|Flashforward||Phillip 1 episode, 2010|
|The Durrells||Captain Creech 4 episodes, 2016-2019|
|Hold the Sunset||Bob 9 episodes, 2018-2019|
|Castle||Finn Rourke 1 episode, 2010|
|The Onedin Line||Glasgow McDade 1 episode, 1979|
|Casualty||John Breckman / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1993|
|The Sweeney||Det. Sgt. Davy Freeth 1 episode, 1978|
|Minder||Jock McLeish 1 episode, 1984|
|The Bay||Bill Bradwell 6 episodes, 2021|
|Rab C. Nesbitt||Teacher 1 episode, 1992|
James Cosmo's Quotes
- I do still sit back and wonder when I'm in LA if this is all really true or is it all kid-on. But it's great. I always bear in mind that the right place and time have a huge deal to do with it, and there are hugely talented actors who haven't had that break.
- Losing my teeth didn't impede my acting, but it was a constant worry and meant I was never completely relaxed.
- I've come off horses and fought in medieval battles using axes, hammers and swords as well as fists. Getting your teeth knocked out is an occupational hazard.
- I've spent my life doing action films and most of my own stunts, so my teeth have been knocked out along the way. It happened so frequently that I can't even remember where I lost most of them.
- Although I don't live there anymore, Scotland is a great place for the people coming over to visit and to tour around the Highlands, because it is a very magical place.
The Rise of James Cosmo and his Net Worth Details
Have you ever heard of James Cosmo? This Scottish actor has made his mark in the entertainment world with more than 180 acting credits under his belt. With an established career spanning over six decades, it’s no surprise that James Cosmo has a net worth of $8 million.
What is James Cosmo known for?
James Cosmo is a well-known character actor who has been making his presence felt in both television and film for over six decades. He is best known for his role as Jeor Mormont on the globally renowned series Game of Thrones. His work in the series got him international recognition. Later James went on to participate in the reality television series Celebrity Big Brother in 2017.
The Early Life and Education of James Cosmo
James was born in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, in May 1948. He showed a keen interest in acting from a young age and received formal drama training at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Career of James Cosmo
James Cosmo’s career has lasted over six decades and has been nothing short of eminent. James had showcased his excellent acting skills very early in his career. He landed the leading role of L / Reg. Fuller in the Warship series (1973-1977), which provided him exposure to a global audience. In television, he has also played roles such as Jock Anderson in Dick Barton: Special Agent (1979), Father Kellan Ashby in Sons of Anarchy (201), and Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones (2011-2013). He has portrayed convincing characterizations in movies like Braveheart, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, and Trainspotting. He has also acted in Ben Hur, providing his audiences with another glimpse of just how skilled an actor he is.
Achievements of James Cosmo
In 2011, James Cosmo was honored with a BAFTA Award for Best Actor/Actress – Film for his role in the feature film Donkeys. With over six decades of experience to his credit, he has proved his mettle over the years with his acting prowess and captivating screen presence. He has won the hearts of both audiences and critics alike.
A Final Word
James Cosmo’s immense talent and excellent body of work have cemented him as a leading actor in the entertainment industry. He has inspired an entire generation of aspiring actors with his craft and continues to work on some brilliant projects. Fans all over the world wait breathlessly for more of James’s brilliance on the silver screen and expect nothing less than a stellar performance every time!
Interesting Facts about James Cosmo
- He often plays tough characters due to his imposing stature.
- He resides in London, England but hopes to buy a house in Perthshire, Scotland at some point.
- Although audiences are used to seeing him as a tough, imposing character actor, he is renowned for 'getting the giggles' on set after muddling dialogue. He has featured on several outtakes & bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing take after take, giggling uncontrollably - and infecting others on set - bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt.
- He worked with Heath Ledger in The Four Feathers (2002). Ledger playing Harry Faversham, Cosmo playing Colonel Sutch. Ledger in turn worked with Mel Gibson in The Patriot (2000). Ledger playing Gabriel, son to Mel's Benjamin. Mel in turn worked with Cosmo in Braveheart (1995). Cosmo playing Scottish warrior Campbell, to Mel's hero William Wallace.
- He starred with Robert Carlyle in two movies. First was Trainspotting (1996) as Mr Renton, Carlyle's character was Begbie. Second was To End All Wars (2001) as McLean, Carlyle's character was named Campbell. Campbell was the name given to Cosmo's character in Braveheart (1995).
- He worked with both Brendan Gleeson and Brian Cox in Braveheart (1995). Gleeson played Hamish, son to Cosmo's character Campbell, while Cox played Argyle, uncle to Mel Gibson's character William Wallace. In Troy (2004), Gleeson played Menelaus, brother to Cox's character Agamemnon and Cosmo played Glaucus, head soldier of Troy.
- He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He also studied at the Bristol Old Vic drama school.
- He is the son of James Copeland.
- He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2018 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Drama. He is an actor in London, England.
- 2nd week of August filming Two Wolves for Lupine Films on location at Teeside Airport, near Darlington, the nearby King George Hotel, and the gardens and some rooms at Wynyard Hall, near Billingham, Teeside.
- Massive fan of The Simpsons (1989).
- Missed out on a part in A Passage to India (1984) following a "heated debate" with its' director David Lean at an audition.