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Brian Cox: Life of Brian

Fri 9 Sep, 4pm

Celebrated Scottish actor Brian Cox has turned in one of the definitive TV performances of the last decade as Succession‘s Logan Roy, the formidable media mogul who is equal parts Rupert Murdoch and King Lear. It follows a five-decade career on stage and screen, as chronicled in Cox’s searingly candid memoir, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat, which traces his journey from a tough working-class childhood in Dundee to becoming one of Britain’s foremost Shakespearean actors and featuring in films such as Adaptation and The Bourne Identity. Don’t miss Cox live in person as he shares the setbacks and triumphs of his storied life and career with broadcaster Sally Warhaft.


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