Brian Cox (with Rose Byrne) in Troy

Brian Cox (1946 - )

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Chain Reaction (1996) [Lyman Earl Collier]: Shot to death by Morgan Freeman in an elevator as Brian reaches for a gun; he dies as Morgan sends the elevator down, resulting in his body being incinerated by a hydrogen blast).
  • L.I.E. (2001) [Big John Harrigan]: Shot to death by Walter Masterson in Brian's car.
  • The Ring (2002) [Richard Morgan]: Commits suicide by electrocuting himself with equipment in his bathtub while Naomi Watts looks on.
  • X2 (2003) [William Stryker]: Drowned when his secret facility floods the area he's in after Hugh Jackman chains him up to a helicopter outside to a concrete wall, as well as Ian McKellen tightening the chains.
  • Running with Scissors (2006) [Dr. Finch]: Dies (off-screen) of heart disease; his death is mentioned in the on-screen text at the end of the movie.
  • Battle for Terra (2007) [General Hemmer]: Killed in an explosion (along with the rest of his subordinates) when Luke Wilson crashes his ship into Brian's base.
  • The Escapist (2009) [Frank Perry]: Stabbed to death by Damian Lewis.
  • Ironclad (2011) [Albany]: Bleeds to death after Paul Giamatti has Brian's hands and feet cut off with an axe; his body is then thrown against a wall with a catapult to make certain he's dead.
  • Coriolanus (2011) [Menenius]: Commits suicide by slitting his wrists; his body is later shown laying on the ground.
  • Her (2013) [Alan Watts]: Voices an artificial intelligence entity derived from recordings of a deceased academic.
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) [Tommy Tilden]: Stabbed in the chest as a mercy killing by his son (Emile Hirsch) after supernatural forces crush the bones in his body. He is later seen as a spirit that causes the death of his son.
  • The Etruscan Smile (2018) [Rory MacNeil]: Dies of cancer with his grandson by his side.
  • Strange But True (2019) [Bill]: Commits suicide by shooting himself (off-screen) after Greg Kinnear and Amy Ryan walk in on him attempting to kill Nick Robinson.
  • The Bay of Silence (2020) [Milton]: Shot to death (off-screen) by Assaad Bouab; we only hear the gunshots as Claes Bang and Olga Kurylenko walk away. His body is seen shortly afterwards displayed on the doorstep of his house. 

Television Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Macbeth (1992) [Macbeth]: Decapitated by Clive Merrison during a swordfight.
  • The Cloning of Joanna May (1992) [Carl May]: Dies of a heart attack, it's later revealed that the clones of his ex-wife Patricia Hodge had Brian cloned after his death.
  • Nuremberg: Episode 1.2 (2000) [Hermann Goering]: Commits suicide by taking cyanide in his cell. (Thanks to Gary)
  • Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (2009) [Lewis Serrocold]: Commits suicide by drowning himself in the lake (pretending to make a rescue attempt on Tom Payne as a pretext for his act). (See also John Mills in the 1985 version and Joss Ackland in the 1991 version.) (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Sinking Of The Laconia (2010) [Captain Sharp]: Drowns after his ship sinks (off-screen); he is last seen talking to one of his officers. (Thanks to Brian)

Video Game Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Manhunt (2003) [Lionel Starkweather]: Decapitated and disemboweled with a chainsaw by Stephen Wilfong in Brian's office.
  • Syndicate (2012) [Jack Denham]: Commits suicide by falling over a ledge after being cornered by the player character.

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