James Cosmo

1947 - Today

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James Ronald Gordon Copeland (born 1947), known professionally as James Cosmo, is a Scottish actor. Known for his character work, he has played supporting roles in films such as Highlander (1986), Braveheart (1995), Trainspotting (1996), Troy (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Ben-Hur (2016), and Wonder Woman (2017). On television, he appeared as Father Kellan Ashby on the third season of Sons of Anarchy (2010), Jeor Mormont on HBO's Game of Thrones (2011–2013), Farder Coram in the BBC series His Dark Materials (2019), and Luka Gocharov on the third season of Amazon Prime's Jack Ryan (2022). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Cosmo has received more than 4,648,736 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). James Cosmo is the 1,707th most popular actor (down from 1,568th in 2019), the 1,676th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,613th in 2019) and the 231st most popular British Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.32

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.55

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, James Cosmo ranks 1,707 out of 13,578Before him are Sofiko Chiaureli, Vladimir Menshov, Jason Miller, Choi Min-sik, Vic Morrow, and Aleksey Batalov. After him are Mirtha Legrand, Shintaro Katsu, Ruan Lingyu, Albert Austin, Liam Cunningham, and Mila Kunis.

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Among people born in 1947, James Cosmo ranks 200Before him are Murray Perahia, Jerry Rawlings, Riyoko Ikeda, Karol Dobiaš, Laurie Anderson, and Eliyahu M. Goldratt. After him are Jacob Bekenstein, Nick Castle, Bryan Brown, Mesut Yılmaz, Mitch Mitchell, and Harry Reems.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Cosmo ranks 1,676 out of 8,785Before him are Eric Campbell (1880), David Trimble (1944), David A. Stewart (1952), Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (1783), Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415), and Ken Russell (1927). After him are Peter Collins (1931), Eric Knight (1897), Albert Austin (1881), James McAvoy (1979), Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766), and Tim Staffell (1948).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, James Cosmo ranks 231Before him are Eileen Atkins (1934), Greer Garson (1904), Gemma Jones (1942), Paul Freeman (1943), Ralph Richardson (1902), and Eric Campbell (1880). After him are Albert Austin (1881), James McAvoy (1979), David Tennant (1971), Robert Brown (1921), Robert Pattinson (1986), and James Finlayson (1887).

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