James Cosmo is a renowned Scottish film and television actor. He was born on May 24, 1948, in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire in Scotland. He studied at Hartfield Primary School. His father, James Copeland, is also an actor. He got married to Annie Harris in the year 2000, and they have two children namely Findlay and Ethan Cosmo. During the late 60’s, he appeared in the British Second World War film, Battle of Britain and the comic novel, The Virgin Soldiers. In the 1970s, he appeared in films like Assault, Doomwatch, The Stone Tape, Young Winston, and Sutherland’s Law. From 1982 to 1983, he played as Alex Geddes in the British soap opera, Take the High Road.
James went on to appear in several films and became popular as Angus Macleod in the British-American film, Highlander in 1986; as Campbell in the historical drama war epic film, Braveheart (1995); and as Father Christmas in the high fantasy film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
and The Wardrobe (2005). Through the years, he had appeared in several films including the black comedy crime drama film, Trainspotting, which was helmed by
in 1996; Doug Lefler’s action adventure film, The Last Legion (2007); and the short science fiction film, 2081 (2009). In 2004, he was also seen as Glaucus in the epic adventure War film, Troy, along with
of Game of Thrones.
He was seen in many short films such as Santa/Claws (1997), Billy and Zorba (1999), Reflections Upon the Origin of the Pineapple (2000), Where Have I Been All Your Life (2007), Sea Out (2013), The Boogeyman (2014), Hole (2014), Carried (2015), and Milelis (2016). In 2013, James voiced the character of Blucher in the English-Spanish 3D computer-animated fantasy film, Justin and the Knights of Valour. He is currently working on the post-production of Gunned Down and the Scottish film, “Whisky Galore!”.He is set to play Quintus in the upcoming American epic historical action film, Ben-Hur, along with Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman.
James is also working on the upcoming films, Dark Signal, Tomorrow, Monochrome, Eliminators and The Ten Bells, which is set to release in 2017. Aside from working on the big screen, James has been on television since the 1960s up-to-the-present. He was seen in Dr. Finlay’s Casebook, St. Ives, Detective, Warship, and Dick Barton: Special Agent, Thundercloud, The Justice Game, Soldier, Soldier, Biography, and Life House on the Prairie, Game of Thrones, and a lot more. This 2016, he appeared in the television shows, Shetland, Stag and the sex-part drama series, The Durrells.