James Cosmo

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James has recently won the Edinburgh Film Festival Best Actor award for his role in THE PYRAMID TEXTS, directed by the Shammasian brothers. In the past, he as also won the Scottish BAFTA award for Best Actor  in a Film in 2011 for his portrayal of Alfred in DONKEYS, directed by Morag McKinnon, which also won the Scottish BAFTA for Best Film.

He recently completed filming on David Mackenzie's OUTLAW KING for Netflix opposite Chris Pine. He can also be seen in IN DARKNESS opposite Natalie Dormer. Other recent film work includes Paramount Picture's production of BEN-HUR, and a cameo role in Marvel's WONDER WOMAN, as well as reprising his role in TRAINSPOTTING 2.

James can soon be seen starring in the BBC comedy sitcom HOLD THE SUNSET opposite Alison Steadman and John Cleese as well as THE NAME OF THE ROSE with Rupert Everett. Recent television projects for James include a leading role in SS-GB for BBC and THE COLLECTION for Amazon. In 2016 he appeared in various programmes including the 3 part mini-series STAG and SHETLAND for ITV, and he will appear in the third series of ITV's THE DURRELLS.

James is well known for his leading role in GAME OF THRONES for HBO, Jeor Mormont and as Father Kellan Ashby in SONS OF ANARCHY for FX.

To view James' showreel, please click here.

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

OUTLAW KING

David Mackenzie

Sigma Films

TOMORROW

Mr. Charles

Martha Pinson

ASHES IN THE SNOW

Mr Stakas

Marius A.Markevicius

Sorrento Pictures

THE HOLE IN THE GROUND

Des

Lee Cronin

Savage Productions

BOYS IN THE WOOD

Farmer

Ninian Doff

Sigma

WONDER WOMAN

Field Marshall Haig

Patty Jenkins

DC Entertainment

TRAINSPOTTING 2

Renton's Father

Danny Boyle

Sony

IN DARKNESS

Niall

Anthony Byrne

XYZ Films

THE PYRAMID TEXTS

Ray

Ludwig and Paul Shammasian

Solascope Motion Pictures

THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON

James Henderson

Robert Carlyle

Sigma Films

BEN-HUR

Quintus

Timur Bekmambetov

MGM/Paramount

FORGET ME NOT (Short)

Benedict

Keen City

MONOCHROME

Roger Daniels

Thomas Lawes

Electric Flix

CARRIED

Henry

Chris Turner

Miss T Films

MOONWALKERS

Dawson

Antoine Bardou-Jacquet

Partizan Films

THE HAMMER OF THE GODS

King Bagsecg

Farren Blackburn

Viking Films

THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE

Herbert Hopewell

John Stephenson

Pinewood Films

BREAKDOWN

Albert Chapman

Jonnie Malachi

Screen 360

GET LUCKY

Zigic

Sacha Bennett

Gateway Films

THE GLASS MAN

Pecco

Cristian Solimeno

Tigermoth

JANUARY

Albert

Adam Levins

Facefilms

7 SONGS FOR AMY

Murdo

Konrad Begg

Seafaring Films Ltd

CITADEL

Priest

Ciaran Foy

Sigma Films

THE RUNWAY

Sutherland

Ian Power

Fastnet Films

OUTCAST

Laird

Colm McCarthy

Makar Productions Ltd

DONKEYS

Alfred

Morag McKinnon

Sigma Films

THE CLAN

Hector McKinley

Lee Hutcheon

Clanfilm Productions

THE BUM'S RUSH

Big John

Stewart Svaasand

Hero Films

MANDACIN

Donnie

Norman Stone

Saltire Films

SOLID AIR

Finn

May Miles Thomas

Elemental Films

TROY

Gloucus

Wolfgang Petersen

Warner Bros

ROUNDING UP DONKEYS

Albert

Morag Mackinnon

Warp Films

WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL YOUR LIFE (Short)

John

Jim Field Smith

Idiotlamp Productions

THE DARK IS RISING

Old George

David Cunningham

Fox

THE LIVES OF SAINTS

Mr Cosmo

Rankin

Dazed Film and TV

THE LAST LEGION

Hrothgar

Doug Lefler

The Weinstein Company

GREYFRIARS BOBBY

Brown

John Henderson

Buena Vista

HALFLIGHT

Finlay Murray

Craig Rosenberg

Lakeshore Entertainment

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA

Father Christmas

Andrew Adamson

Lamp Post Productions

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

Mr Scott

 

Little House (Voice) Inc.

BILLY AND ZORBA

Zorba

Brian Kirk

Idealworld

THE MATCH

Bill Bailey

Mike Davis

Rafford Films

ONE MORE KISS

Frank

Vadim Jean

One More Kiss Prods

HONEST

Tommy

Dave Stewart

Honest Productions

TO END ALL WARS

McClean

David Cunningham

Argyll Film Partners

ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN

Archie

Stefan Ruzlwtzky

Streamline

FOUR FEATHERS

Colonel Sutch

Shekhar Kapur

Jaffilms

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE MIDLANDS

Billy

Shane Meadows

Filmfour

SKAGERRAK

Robert

Soren Kragh-Jacobsen

Nimbus Film/ Umbrella Productions

GOLDEN WEDDING

lead

John Tiffany

BBC

SUNSET HEIGHTS

McDonald

Colm Villa

Metrodome

AN URBAN GHOST STORY

Minister

Genevieve Joliffe

Living Spirit Pictures

EMMA

Mr Weston

Doug McGrath

Miramax

TRAINSPOTTING

Mr Fenton

Danny Boyle

Trainspotting Prods

BRAVEHEART

Campbell

Mel Gibson

Braveheart Prods

THE KEY

Gangster

Indigo Films

THE FOOL

Mr Bowring

Christine Edzard

Sands Films

TREASURE ISLAND

Redruth

Fraser Clarke Heston

Agamemnon Films

STORMY MONDAY

Tony

Mike Figgis

Moving Pic Co

HIGHLANDER

Angus MaLeod

Russell Mulcahy

EMI

ASSAULT

Det. Sgt. Beale

Sidney Hayers

Rank

YOUNG WINSTON

Officer on Train

Richard Attenborough

Columbia

VIRGIN SOLDIERS

Waller

John Dexter

Columbia

BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Jamie

Guy Hamilton

United Artists

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE NAME OF THE ROSE

Jorge

Giacomo Battiato

RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana

HOLD THE SUNSET

Bob

Sandy Johnson

BBC

THE DURRELLS

Captain Creech

Roger Golby

ITV

SS-GB

Harry Woods

Various

BBC

SHETLAND

Arthur Mclaughlin

Peter Hoar and various

BBC Scotland

THE COLLECTION

Trouvier

Dearbhla Walsh

Amazon UK

THE DURRELLS (Series 1, 3)

Captain Creech

Ken Loach

ITV

STAG

Gameskeeper

Jim Field Smith

BBC

CASE HISTORIES

Len Lomax

Kenny Glenaan

Ruby Film & TV / BBC

GAME OF THRONES

Mormont

Various

HBO

NEW WORLDS

William Goffe

Charles Martin

Company Productions / C4

MERLIN

Hengist

David Moore

Shine Ltd/ BBC

CASTLE

Finn Rourke

Thomas J. Wright

ABC

FLASHFOWARD

Phillip

Constantine Makris & John Polson

ABC

THE CASTLE

Marshall Herskovitz

Bedford Falls

THE TENTH KINGDOM

Bling Woodsman

Herbie Wise

Carnival Films

THE LAST OF THE BLONDE BOMBSHELLS

McNab

Gillies Mackinnon

Bombshell Productions

THE BILL

Patrick Granger

Chris Lovett

Thames TV

CLEOPATRA

Agrippa

Frank Rodham

Hallmark

SPLIT SECOND

Donald Paterson

David Blair

BBC

INSPECTOR REBUS

Cafferty

Maurice Phillips

STV

BADGER

Charlie Maddock

Paul Harrison

Feel Good Fiction

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

William

David Richards

Zenith Productions

INSPECTOR REBUS II

Cafferty

David Moore

BBC

MIDSOMER MURDERS

Axeman

Renny Rye

ITV

COMET

Brendan

Keith Boak

Darlow Smithson / Channel 5

THE COLOUR OF MAGIC

Galder Weathermax

Vadim Jean

The Mob Film co/SKY

HMS THUNDERCLOUD

CPO Hawkins

David Reynolds

YTV

MIDNIGHT IS A MAN

Davey Scratcherd

Chris McMaster

TVS

THE NIGHTMARE MAN

Sgt. Carch

Douglas Canfield

BBC

THE MACKENZIE AFFAIR

Joan Craft

South Pacific TV

THE JUSTICE GAME

Glen

Norman Stone

BBC

WINNERS AND LOSERS

Frank Kerr

Roger Tucker

STV

BROND

Primo

Michael Caton Jones

Channel 4

LOST EMPIRES

Inspector Furness

Alan Grint

Granada

SWEENEY

Det. Sgt. Davy Freeth

Graham Baker

LWT

WINGATE

Brigadier Calvert

Bill Hays

BBC

THE HOUSE ON THE HILL

 

STV

EL CID

Sands

 

Granada

SARACEN

Miekera

Tom Clegg

Euston Films

THE BILL

D.C.I. Cameron/Patrick Grainger

Various

Thames

CASUALTY

Tony/John Breckman

Various

BBC

STAY LUCKY

Bigmac

David Reynolds

YTV

SHARP END

Carmichael

Brian Parker/David Penn

BBC

MEDICS

 

Granada

RAB C NESBITT

Teacher

Colin Gilbert

BBC

CASUALTY

Guest Lead

Michael Ferguson/Charles Beeson

BBC

HEARTBEAT

Matthew Chapman

James Ormerod

YTV

SOLDIER SOLDIER

Lt. Col. Drysdale

Various

Carlton

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

Big Malky Fraser

Norman Stone

BBC

IVANHOE

Cedric of Rotherwood

Stuart Orme

BBC

BAD BOYS

Matt Devlin

John Stroud

BBC

SIN-BIN

Jerry

Charlie Pattinson/George Case

BBC

ROUGHNECKS

2 Series

Sandy Johnson

BBC

INSPECTOR ALLEYN

Major Ballantyne

John Woods

BBC

HOUSE OF ELLIOT

James Maxton

Jeremy Gwilt

BBC

PIG BOY

Reception Officer

Cas Lester

BBC

BETWEEN THE LINES

Det. Chief Con. Fisher

Peter Norris

BBC

THE WINDOW CLEANER

John Menzies

Gallus Besom

 

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

SHADES

Simon Callow

Albery Theatre