Brian Cox

1946 - Today

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Brian Denis Cox (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor. He has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. He played supporting roles in Rob Roy (1995) and Mel Gibson's Academy Award-winning Braveheart (1995). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Cox has received more than 183,622 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Brian Cox is the 723rd most popular actor (down from 660th in 2019), the 901st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 888th in 2019) and the 110th most popular British Actor.

Brian Cox is a British physicist, professor, and television presenter. He is most famous for his work on the BBC series Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe.

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  • 180k

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  • 69.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Brian Cox ranks 723 out of 10,030Before him are Daniela Bianchi, Ian McDiarmid, Tom Berenger, Richard E. Grant, Kiefer Sutherland, and Martin Balsam. After him are Matt LeBlanc, Robert Loggia, Jeffrey DeMunn, Ewan McGregor, Amy Adams, and Mylène Demongeot.

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Among people born in 1946, Brian Cox ranks 92Before him are Laura Bush, Xanana Gusmão, Candice Bergen, Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, Peter Green, and Demetris Christofias. After him are Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Ahmed Zewail, Steve Biko, Aziz Sancar, Ajda Pekkan, and Alan Jones.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Cox ranks 901 out of 6,924Before him are William Carey (1761), Brian Josephson (1940), Ian McDiarmid (1944), Slash (1965), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), and Kiefer Sutherland (1966). After him are Ginger Baker (1939), Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton (1850), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Owen Tudor (1400), Robert Browning (1812), and Charles Spearman (1863).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Brian Cox ranks 110Before him are Michael York (1942), Julie Walters (1950), Bernard Hill (1944), Orlando Bloom (1977), Ian McDiarmid (1944), and Kiefer Sutherland (1966). After him are Ewan McGregor (1971), Tom Wilkinson (1948), Natasha Richardson (1963), Dominic Purcell (1970), Stephen Boyd (1931), and Daniel Radcliffe (1989).

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