Arthur Cox (actor)

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Arthur Cox
Born(1934-04-07)7 April 1934[1]
Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland
Died9 April 2021(2021-04-09) (aged 87)

Arthur Cox (7 April 1934 – 9 April 2021) was a British character actor, who appeared in a number of roles in television and on stage during a career which spanned from the mid-1950s to 2020.

Life and career[edit]

Cox was born in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland, in April 1934. He made his theatrical debut in Belfast during the mid-1950s, appearing in a production of A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller. His first appearance on stage in Dublin was as Ordulto in the play, The Masquerade of Henry IV in 1955.[1]


Cox played Cully in the 1968 Dr Who serial The_Dominators. In 1978 he played Sir Jasper Addleton in the Wodehouse Playhouse episode 'The Smile that Wins'. During the 1980s, Cox's profile on television was raised after portraying Inspector Marriott in the drama Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime, as well as starring in Yes Minister as George, the driver of cabinet minister Jim Hacker.[3][1]

He died on 9 April 2021, two days after turning 87.[4][5]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "C". 21 December 2011.
  2. ^ GRO Index (1984-2021)
  3. ^ The Films of Agatha Christie (1993), pg. 93
  4. ^ "Doctor Who Guide: Arthur Cox". Doctor Who Guide.
  5. ^ "Obituary: Arthur Cox".

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