Biography James Cosmo, The Santa Incident, Donkeys

James Cosmo filmography and biography

Date of birth: 24 May 1948, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK

James Cosmo trivia


- Often plays tough characters due to his imposing stature.
- Resides in London, England but hopes to buy a house in Perthshire, Scotland at some point.
- Although audiences are used to seeing him as a tough, imposing character actor, he is renowned for 'getting the giggles' on set after muddling dialogue. He has featured on several outtakes & bloopers shows in the UK, where he is seen blowing take after take, giggling uncontrollably - and infecting others on set - bringing the shoot to a laughter-filled halt.
- Also worked with Heath Ledger in The Four Feathers (2002). Ledger playing Harry Faversham, Cosmo playing Colonel Sutch. Ledger in turn worked with Mel Gibson in The Patriot (2000). Ledger playing Gabriel, son to Mel's Benjamin. Mel in turn worked with Cosmo in Braveheart (1995). Cosmo playing Scottish warrior Campbell, to Mel's hero William Wallace.
- Starred with Robert Carlyle in two movies. First was Trainspotting (1996) as Mr Renton, Carlyle's character was Begbie. Second was To End All Wars (2001) as McLean, Carlyle's character was named Campbell. Campbell was the name given to Cosmo's character in Braveheart(1995)
- Worked with both Brendan Gleeson and Brian Cox in Braveheart (1995). Gleeson played Hamish,son to Cosmo's character Campbell, while Cox played Argyle, uncle to Mel Gibson's Character William Wallace. In Troy (2004), Gleeson plays Menelaus, brother to Cox's character Agamemnon. Cosmo plays Glaucus, head soldier of Troy.
- Attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Also studied at the Bristol Old Vic drama school.
- Son of James Copeland (I).

James Cosmo filmography

Name Year
The Santa Incident 2010
Donkeys 2010
Hotel Caledonia 2010
Outcast 2010
No Saints for Sinners 2010
One Night in Emergency 2010
The Runway 2010
The Clan 2009
2081 2009
FlashForward 2009
Castle 2009
The Colour of Magic 2008
Merlin 2008
Sons of Anarchy 2008
Where Have I Been All Your Life? 2007
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising 2007
The Last Legion 2007
Comet Impact 2007
Half Light 2006
The Lives of the Saints 2006
Slipp Jimmy fri 2006
Greyfriars Bobby 2005
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005
Little House on the Prairie 2005
20 to 1 2005
Troy 2004
One Last Chance 2004
Man Dancin' 2003
The Reckoning 2003
Skagerrak 2003
Solid Air 2003
Once Upon a Time in the Midlands 2002
The Four Feathers 2002
Best of Both Worlds 2001
All the Queen's Men 2001
To End All Wars 2001
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells 2000
Honest 2000
The 10th Kingdom 2000
Rebus 2000
Billy and Zorba 1999
One More Kiss 1999
Split Second 1999
The Match 1999
Badger 1999
Cleopatra 1999
Urban Ghost Story 1998
Babe: Pig in the City 1998
Comedy Lab 1998
Santa/Claws 1997
Ain't Misbehavin' 1997
Sunset Heights 1997
Ivanhoe 1997
Midsomer Murders 1997
Emma 1996
Trainspotting 1996
Bad Boys 1996
Braveheart 1995
Roughnecks 1994
Screaming 1992
Between the Lines 1992
Heartbeat 1992
Sharp End 1991
The House of Eliott 1991
Soldier Soldier 1991
The Fool 1990
El C.I.D. 1990
Medics 1990
Rab C. Nesbitt 1990
Treasure Island 1990
Alleyn Mysteries 1990
The Nightwatch 1989
Stay Lucky 1989
Saracen 1989
The Justice Game 1989
Winners and Losers 1988
Stormy Monday 1988
Codename: Kyril 1988
Brond 1987
Highlander 1986
Lost Empires 1986
Running Scared 1986
Casualty 1986
Lytton's Diary 1985
Super Gran 1985
C.A.T.S. Eyes 1985
Operation Julie 1985
Screen Two 1985
Fairly Secret Army 1984
Big Deal 1984
Murder Not Proven? 1984
The Bill 1984
Taggart 1983
Scarecrow and Mrs. King 1983
Living Apart Together 1982
The Nightmare Man 1981
Hammer House of Horror 1980
Take the High Road 1980
Dick Barton: Special Agent 1979
Thundercloud 1979
Minder 1979
The Standard 1978
Strangers 1978
Midnight Is a Place 1977
The Professionals 1977
Orde Wingate 1976
George & Mildred 1976
Quiller 1975
The Sweeney 1975
Survivors 1975
Churchill's People 1974
Sutherland's Law 1973
Warship 1973
The Stone Tape 1972
Young Winston 1972
Sutherland's Law 1972
Doomwatch 1972
Assault 1971
The View from Daniel Pike 1971
The Persuaders! 1971
UFO 1970
Play for Today 1970
The Virgin Soldiers 1969
Battle of Britain 1969
The Borderers 1968
Scene 1968
St. Ives 1967
The Revenue Men 1967
ITV Playhouse 1967
Ransom for a Pretty Girl 1966
Softly Softly 1966
The Wednesday Play 1964
Detective 1964
Dr. Finlay's Casebook 1962