Alan Cox (actor)

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Alan Cox
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Cox performing in the play Betrayal in 2012
Born Alan Douglas Cox
(1970-08-06) 6 August 1970 (age 46)
Westminster, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present

Alan Douglas Cox (born 6 August 1970) is an English actor.

Life and career[edit]

Cox was born in Westminster, London, and is the son of Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox and his first wife, actress Caroline Burt. Cox was educated at St Paul's School in London. He has a sister, Margaret, and a half brother Torin Kamran Charles.

Cox portrayed the young John Mortimer the 1982 TV adaptation of his play A Voyage Round My Father, starring opposite Laurence Olivier. He is probably most widely known for his role in Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), where he played a teenage version of Dr. Watson. Other films include An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Mrs. Dalloway (1997), and The Auteur Theory (1999). In 2011, Cox also co-starred as a nudist named Cory Beck in the independent comedy Act Naturally.



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Television films[edit]


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