James Cosmo

James Cosmo Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: May 24, 1948

Age: 76 years old

Birth Place: Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

When you want an imposing, tough guy figure in your movie, James Cosmo is one of the leading go-to actors. He is beloved by Scottish audiences for his work in front of the camera but also for his tireless job promoting the country as a viable location for motion pictures and television programs. On-screen, he is best known internationally as the never-say-die warrior Campbell from Mel Gibson's thunderous historical epic "Braveheart"and for playing Angus MacLeod in the sci-fi/fantasy movie "Highlander" from 1986. Although his gruff masculinity serves him well in bold, larger-than-life period pictures like the above titles and others like "Troy" and "The Last Legion," he's also appeared in plenty of contemporary films, including his role as Ewan McGregor's father in Danny Boyle's cult classic "Trainspotting," in another role as an oil-rig worker in the television series "Roughnecks," and a part as a thug in the comedy "Once Upon a Time in the Midlands," to name just a few.

Many United States television viewers may recognize the actor for his role on the cable show "Sons of Anarchy" and for his performance as Jeor Mormont on the HBO high fantasy series "Game of Thrones." Younger viewers may know him best as Father Christmas in the big screen adaptation of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

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The Beast Within

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Movie
2024

Highland Cops

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Show
2023

The Three Musketeers

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Cardinal Richelieu
Movie
2023

Scrooge: A Christmas CarolStream

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Mr Fezziwig
Movie
2022
38%

Rakkaani merikapteeni

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Howard
Movie
2022

Breath

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Nick
Movie
2021

The KindredStream

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Frank Menzies
Movie
2021
44%

Jagame Thandhiram

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Peter Sprott
Movie
2020

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Grant
Movie
2020

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Farder Coram
Series
2019
84%

His Dark Materials FREE

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Farder Coram
Show
2019

The BayStream

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Bill Bradwell
Series
2019

The Name of the Rose

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Jorge
Miniseries
2019
53%

Fish Town

Narrator
Show
2019

The Hole in the GroundStream

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Des Brady
Movie
2019
83%

Forget Me Not

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Benedict
Movie
2019

This Is Me

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Show
2018

Tom Clancy's Jack RyanStream

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Luka
Series
2018
77%

Mystery of the Lost Paintings

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Show
2018

Hold the Sunset

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Bob
Show
2018

In Darkness

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Niall
Movie
2018

Outlaw KingStream

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Sir Robert VI de Brus
Movie
2018
62%

Tomorrow

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Mr Charles
Movie
2018

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Harry Woods
Show
2017

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Harry Woods
Show
2017

Wonder WomanStream

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Field Marshall Haig
Movie
2017
93%

T2 TrainspottingStream

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Renton's Father
Movie
2017
81%

The CollectionStream

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Jules Trouvier
Series
2016
42%

The Durrells in CorfuStream

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Captain Creech
Series
2016
94%

Stag

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The Gamekeeper
Show
2016

Breakdown

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Albert Chapman
Movie
2016

Project 12: The Bunker

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2016

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Alan Keller
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2016

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2016

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2016

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2016

Monochrome

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Roger Daniels
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2016

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Ray
Movie
2015

The Legend of Barney Thomson

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James Henderson
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2015

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Albert
Movie
2015

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Arthur
Movie
2014

Thronecast

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Show
2013

ShetlandStream

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Arthur
Series
2013

Get Lucky

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Mr. Zigic
Movie
2013

Justin and the Knights of Valour

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Blucher
Movie
2013

The Christmas Candle

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Herbert Hopewell
Movie
2013

The Golden Scallop

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Judge Wellington
Movie
2013

Hammer of the Gods

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King Bagsecg
Movie
2013

Songs for Amy

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Murdo
Movie
2012

Citadel

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Priest
Movie
2012

The Chase: Celebrity Special

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2011

Death in ParadiseStream

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Roger Seymour
Series
2011

Case Histories

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Show
2011

Game of Thrones FREE

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Commander Mormont
Show
2011

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Commander Mormont
Show
2011

Game of ThronesStream

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Commander Mormont
Series
2011
88%

Game of ThronesStream

Guest Star
Commander Mormont
Series
2011
88%

The Glass Man

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Pecco
Movie
2011

Versión española

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Show
2010

Donkeys

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Movie
2010

The Santa Incident

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Nick/Santa Claus
Movie
2010

Outcast

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Laird
Movie
2010

The Runway

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Sutherland
Movie
2010

FlashForwardStream

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Phillip
Series
2009
80%

CastleStream

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Finn Rourke
Series
2009
82%

The Clan

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Movie
2009

One Night in Emergency

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Movie
2009

MerlinStream

Guest Star
Series
2008
85%

Sons of AnarchyStream

Guest Star
Series
2008
87%

The Colour of MagicStream

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Galder Weatherwax
Miniseries
2008

The Colour of Magic

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Galder Weatherwax
Movie
2008

The Last LegionStream

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Hrothgar
Movie
2007
15%

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

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Dawson
Movie
2007

La double vie de Diane Sullivan

Actor
William Landucci
Show
2006

Half Light

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Finlay Murray
Movie
2006

The Lives of the Saints

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Mr. Karva
Movie
2006

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie

Guest Star
Show
2005

Adventures on the Kansas Prairie

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Mr. Scott
Movie
2005

Greyfriars Bobby

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James Brown
Movie
2005

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeStream

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Father Christmas
Movie
2005
75%

TroyStream

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Glaucus
Movie
2004
53%

One Last Chance

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Big John
Movie
2004

Man Dancin'

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Donnie McGlone
Movie
2003

Skagerrak

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Robert
Movie
2003

The Four FeathersStream

Actor
Col. Sutch
Movie
2002
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Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

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Billy
Movie
2002

All the Queen's Men

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Archie
Movie
2001

To End All WarsStream

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Lt. Col. Stuart McLean
Movie
2001
62%

Tales From the Madhouse

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2000

The 10th KingdomStream

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2000

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McNab
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2000

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Tommy Chase
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2000

Lo Mejor de Ambos Mundos

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2000

CleopatraStream

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Miniseries
1999

The Match

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Billy Bailey
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1999

Split Second

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Donald Paterson
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1999

One More Kiss

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Frank
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1999

Urban Ghost Story

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Minister
Movie
1998

Ain't Misbehavin'

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Malky Fraser
Show
1997

Midsomer MurdersStream

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Jack 'Axeman' McKinley
Series
1997

Sunset Heights

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MacDonald
Movie
1997

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Mr. Renton
Movie
1996
90%

EmmaStream

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Mr. Weston
Movie
1996
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BraveheartStream

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Campbell
Movie
1995
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Sin Bin

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Jerry
Show
1994

Between the Lines

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Show
1992

Soldier, Soldier

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Lt Col Philip Drysdale
Show
1991

Stormy Monday

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Tony
Movie
1988

Lytton's Diary

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Harry Owen
Show
1985

The Bill

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D.C.I. Cameron
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1984

Hammer House of HorrorStream

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Willis
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1980

Dick Barton: Special Agent

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Jock Anderson
Show
1979

Midnight Is a Place

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Davey Scatcherd
Show
1977

The SweeneyStream

Guest Star
Det Sgt Davy Freeth
Series
1975

The Stone Tape

Actor
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Movie
1972

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