James Cosmo is a Scottish actor, best known for a number of hit movies – Highlander (1986), Braveheart (1995), Trainspotting (1996), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Troy (2004) and TV series namely Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy.
Family & Personal Life Details :
- James Cosmo was born on May 24, 1948 in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.
- For his education, he went to Hartfield primary school in Dumbarton.
- He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and also studied at the Bristol Old Vic drama school.
- James is the son of parents – Father actor James Copeland.
- He has been married to Annie Harris since May 24, 2000.
Professional Life & Career :
- Worked with Heath Ledger in The Four Feathers (2002).
- Starred with Robert Carlyle in two movies. First was in Trainspotting as Mr Renton, Carlyle’s character was Begbie. Second was To End All Wars (2001) as McLean, Carlyle’s character was named as Campbell.
- Appeared in UFO as SHADO operative Lieutenant Anderson, and in “Take the High Road” as Alex Geddes from 1982 until 1983.
- He acted in Sharman MacDonald’s play, “Shades,” in 1992 at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Patricia Hodge and Rona Anderson in the cast. Simon Callow was director.
- Played the role of Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Drysdale in the seventh series of Soldier.
- In 2015, portrayed Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, in the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones.
- As of 2017, he is filming the thriller Breakdown in which he appears alongside Craig Fairbrass, Bruce Payne, Emmett Scanlan, Olivia Grant and Tamer Hassan.
Fun Facts, Net worth & Looks :
- His height is 6’ 2”
- Bulky built combined with a strong commanding presence and coarse voice.
- 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 mixing up dialogues.
- He has featured on several bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing away take after take, giggling uncontrollably – and infecting others with laughter on set – bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt.
Awards & Recognition :
- Won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor for the film Donkeys in 2010.
- Nominated for various “Behind the Voice Actors Awards” but bagged best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Darksiders II (2012).
- Winner of Best Performance Award in the British Feature Film The Pyramid Texts (2015) at Edinburgh International Film Festival.
- Won Jury Prize for Best Actor for Hole (2014) at The Raptor Film Short Scottish Film Festival.