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Award winning actor Brian Cox CBE becomes Visiting Fellow and Artist in Residence

November 2, 2023

We are delighted to welcome the actor Brian Cox CBE to the College as Visiting Fellow and Artist in Residence.

Brian Cox was the lead of the hit HBO show “Succession”, for which he won a Golden Globe in 2020. He starred as ‘Winston Churchill’ in the 2017 feature film “Churchill”. He also plays ‘Rory’ in the film “The Etruscan Smile” and ‘Captain O’Hagan’ in “Super Troopers 2”. He starred alongside Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in “Pixels” and in “The Campaign” with Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell. He also starred in “Edwin Boyd” and “Coriolanus.” He has starred in many other renowned films and in 2001 he won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Nazi war criminal ‘Hermann Goering’ in TNT’s “Nuremberg” for which he was also a Golden Globe and SAG nominee.

A classically trained Shakespearean actor, Brian’s numerous accolades include two Laurence Olivier Awards, and he has collaborated with award-winning playwright Conor McPherson in several productions, including “The Weir,” and “Dublin Carol”. His autobiography, “Putting the Rabbit in the Hat” was published in 2021. He was appointed a CBE in 2003.

As Artist in Residence Brian will raise the profile of the creative arts within Kellogg and encourage wider and deeper inter-disciplinary discussion and engagement within the student body, and provide students from a wide range of disciplines with a more rounded experience.

On his appointment, Brian told us;

I am honoured to be one of Kellogg’s artists in residence. My vision is to share knowledge and exchange ideas with graduate students and researchers, and to learn from the most interdisciplinary college at Oxford.”

Meet Brian in College on Thursday 1 February 2024, as we hear him in conversation discussing ‘Braveheart and Beyond: Scripts and the Actor’ as part of the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing’s seminar series. Find out more.