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'Penny Dreadful' casts Brian Cox as Josh Hartnett’s father -- exclusive

The looming presence of Mr. Talbot will no longer be so looming! Brian Cox has been cast in the upcoming third season of Penny Dreadful, joining the motley crew as Jared Talbot, the father of Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett). Talbot is described as a “powerful rancher…who has long been on the hunt for his son. Talbot will stop at nothing to bring Ethan back west to settle the score.”

from the Guardian

Sir David Attenborough passes natural history crown to Brian Cox

Here, in the third part of our exclusive serialisation of his autobiography, he tells how the strict regime of his loving father set him - and his brothers - on the path to success.


Greek king of Mycenae, Agamemnon (Brian Cox) captures Achilles' love interest, Briseis (Rose Byrne) in 2004's "Troy"


"Troy" Brad Pitt (Achilles)... Julie Christie (Thetis, his mother)...Peter O'Toole (Priam, King of Troy)...Orlando Bloom (Paris, Prince of Troy)...Brian Cox (Agamemnon, King of Mycenae)...Diane Kruger (Helen)...Brandon Gleeson (Menelaus, King of Sparta)


Troy (1-Disc Edition) [DVD] [2004]: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Brian Cox, Julie Christie, Peter O'Toole, Trevor Eve, Saffron Burrows, Rose Byrne, Julian Glover, Nathan Jones, Adoni Maropis, Jacob Smith, John Shrapnel, Brendan Gleeson, Siri Svegler, Lucie Barat, Ken Bones, Mark Lewis Jones, Garrett Hedlund, James Cosmo, Nigel Terry, James Horner, Wolfgang Petersen, Diana Rathbun: DVD & Blu-ray

from Brain Pickings

Why Everything is Connected to Everything Else, Explained in 100 Seconds

All the universe is connected. Brian Cox explains the pauli exclusion principle in fermions.

from Esquire

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