James Cosmo

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James Cosmo
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James Cosmo at the TGS SpringBreak event in France, in April 2014.
Born (1948-05-24) 24 May 1948 (age 67)
Clydebank, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Annie Harris (2000–present)
Children Findlay Cosmo
Ethan Cosmo

James Cosmo (born 24 May 1948) is a Scottish actor known for his appearances in films such as Highlander, Braveheart, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Trainspotting and Troy, and for his appearances in television series such as Game of Thrones.

Early life[edit]

James Cosmo was born in Clydebank, Scotland and attended Hartfield primary school in Dumbarton, the son of actor James Copeland.[1]


Cosmo is best known for his film roles as Angus MacLeod in Highlander, Campbell in Braveheart and as Father Christmas in the adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Over the years he has also had roles in other films such as Trainspotting, The Last Legion and 2081. He appeared in Troy with future Game of Thrones cast members Sean Bean and Julian Glover. He also appeared in Take the High Road as Alex Geddes from 1982 until 1983. He appeared as Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Drysdale in the seventh series of Soldier Soldier. He recently portrayed Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, in the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones. He is currently involved in the filming of the thriller Breakdown in which he appears alongside Craig Fairbrass, Bruce Payne, Emmett Scanlan, Olivia Grant and Tamer Hassan.


Other projects[edit]

  • The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty: In Freedom's Cause – 2014
  • Darksiders 2[2]




  1. ^ "James Cosmo Biography (1948–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  2. ^ John Gaudiosi (18 April 2012). "Comic-Con 2012: Actor James Cosmo Talks Game of Thrones, Brave, And Darksiders II". Forbes. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

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