Very excited to welcome Brian Cox to the show this week. The veteran actor’s credits include Manhunter (where he played Hannibal Lecter five years before Anthony Hopkins), Rushmore, Braveheart, the first two Bourne movies, Adaptation, and a lot more. (Seriously, a lot.)
His new film is Churchill, in which Cox plays… wait for it… Winston Churchill. Specifically, Churchill just before Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in June of 1944. It opens Friday.
We talk about that performance, his life in Hollywood, what makes a great director, and more. (Including some bad news for people looking to eat well on a British film set.)