Cosmo, James 1948–

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COSMO, James 1948–

(James Cosmos)


Born 1948, in Clydebank, Scotland; son of James Copeland (an actor); married Annie Harris, May 24, 2000. Education: Attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; trained at the Bristol Old Vic Drama School, London.

Addresses: Agent—Lindy King, Peters Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Career: Actor.


Film Appearances:

Jamie, Battle of Britain, United Artists, 1969.

Waller, The Virgin Soldiers, Columbia, 1969.

Detective sergeant Beale, Assault (also known as The Creepers, In the Devil's Garden, Satan's Playthings, and Tower of Terror), 1971.

Bob Gillette, Doomwatch, 1972.

Officer on train, Young Winston, Columbia, 1972.

Angus MacLeod, Highlander, TIE, 1986.

Tony, Stormy Monday, Atlantic Releasing, 1988.

Mr. Bowring, The Fool, Barcino Barcino Films, 1990.

Jerry, Sin Bin, 1994.

Campbell, Braveheart, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Mr. Renton, Trainspotting, Miramax, 1996.

Mr. Weston, Emma, Miramax, 1996.

MacDonald, Sunset Heights, 1997.

Santa Claus, Santa/Claws, 1997.

Minister, Urban Ghost Story, 1998.

Voice of Thelonius, Babe: Pig in the City (also known as Babe in Metropolis and Babe 2), Universal, 1998.

Billy Bailey, The Match (also known as The Beautiful Game), Gramercy Pictures/USA Films, 1999.

Frank, One More Kiss, Metrodome Films Releasing, 1999.

Zorba, Billy and Zorba, 1999.

Tommy Chase, Honest, Pandora Film/Winchester Films, 2000.

Archie, All the Queen's Men (also known as Die Maenner Ihrer Majestaet), Strand Releasing, 2002.

Colonel Sutch, The Four Feathers, Miramax/Paramount, 2002.

McLean, To End All Wars, GMT Pictures, 2002.

Billy, Once upon a Time in the Midlands, Sony Picture Classics, 2003.

Donnie McGlone, Man Dancin', 1A Productions, 2003.

Finn, Solid Air, Momentum Pictures, 2003.

Robert, Skagerrak (also known as Sweet Dreams), Egmont Entertainment/Alta Films/Concorde Filmverleih/Monopole-Pathe/United King Films, 2003.

Big John, One Last Chance, Momentum Pictures, 2004.

Glaucus, Troy, Warner Bros., 2004.

Lambert, The Reckoning (also known as Morality Play and El misterio de Wells), Paramount Classics, 2004.

Brown, Greyfriars Bobby (also known as The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby), Storm Entertainment, 2005.

Father Christmas, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Buena Vista, 2005.

Reverend Auld, Burns, c. 2005.

Finlay, Half Light, Lakeshore International, 2006.

Hrothgar, The Last Legion, Weinstein Company, 2006.

Mr. Karva, The Lives of the Saints, Dazed Film and TV, 2006.

Voice of HudMaSpecs, Free Jimmy (animated), Animagic Net/Storm Studio, 2006.

Film Work:

Producer, Burns, c. 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Leading regulator Fuller, Warship, BBC, 1973–74, 1976–77.

Brigadier Calvert, Orde Wingate, BBC, beginning 1976.

Davey Scatcherd, Midnight Is a Place, beginning 1977.

Chief petty officer Hawkins, Thundercloud, Yorkshire Television, 1979.

Jock Anderson, Dick Barton—Special Agent, Southern Television, 1979.

Alex Geddes, Take the High Road (also known as High Road), Independent Television, beginning c. 1980.

Detective inspector McNeil, Running Scared, BBC, beginning 1986.

Screaming, BBC, 1992.

Tom, Roughnecks, BBC, 1994–95.

Lieutenant colonel Philip Drysdale, Soldier Soldier, Central Independent Television, 1997.

William Landucci, Best of Both Worlds, BBC, beginning 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Charlie Milne, Ransom for a Pretty Girl, BBC, 1966.

Sergeant Carch, The Nightmare Man, BBC, 1981.

Longfellow, Operation Julie, Tyne Tees Television and Chatsworth Television, 1985.

Inspector Furness, Lost Empires, Granada Television, 1986, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS.

Bonham, Codename: Kyril, Showtime, 1988.

Winners and Losers, [Great Britain], 1988.

Carmichael, Sharp End, BBC, 1989.

Glen, The Justice Game, BBC, 1989.

Big Malky Fraser, Ain't Misbehavin', Independent Television, 1997.

Cedric, Ivanhoe (also known as Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe"), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Agrippa, Cleopatra, ABC, 1999.

Woodsman and Juliet, The 10th Kingdom (also known as Das 10te Koenigreich and Das Zehnte Joenigreich), NBC, 2000.

Mr. Scott, "Little House on the Prairie" (also known as "Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House on the Prairie'"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cliff Dow, The Stone Tape, BBC, 1972.

Lone horseman, The Master of Ballantrae, CBS, 1984.

Redruth, Treasure Island (also known as Devil's Treasure), TNT and Fox, 1990.

Donald Paterson, Split Second (also known as The Cyclist), BBC, 1999.

McNab, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, HBO, 2000.

Morris Gerald Cafferty, Rebus: The Hanging Garden, Independent Television, 2000.

Morris Gerald Cafferty, Rebus: Mortal Causes, Independent Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Senior under officer Patterson, Sovereign's Company (also known as Wednesday Play: Sovereign's Company), BBC, 1970.

Ian Campbell, Sutherland's Law (also known as Drama Playhouse: Sutherland's Law—A Man Overboard), BBC, 1972.

Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil (also known as Play for Today: The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil), BBC, 1974.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Detective sergeant MacGregor, "Dover and the Deadly Poison Pen Letters," Detective, BBC, 1968.

McBride, "In at the Death," Softly Softly, BBC, 1969.

Hector, "A Woman or an Epitaph," The Borderers, BBC, 1970.

Detective constable Sanderson, "A Tale of Two Cities," The View from Daniel Pike, BBC, 1971.

Inspector Williams, "Element of Risk," The Persuaders!, Incorporated Television Corporation, 1971.

Lieutenant Anderson, "Reflections in the Water," UFO, Associated Television, Incorporated Television Corporation, and syndicated, 1971.

Ian Campbell, "The Sea," Sutherland's Law, BBC, 1973.

"Target North," Quiller, BBC, 1975.

Lenny Carter, "The Chosen," Survivors, BBC, 1976.

Keith, "The Dorothy Letters," George and Mildred, Independent Television, 1977.

Detective sergeant Davy Freeth, "Hard Men," The Sweeney, Independent Television, 1978.

"New Standards," The Standard, BBC Scotland, 1978.

Glover, "Runner," The Professionals, Independent Television, 1979.

(As James Cosmos) Willis, "The Thirteenth Reunion," Hammer House of Horror, Associated Television, 1980.

Detective sergeant Galbraith, "A Dear Green Place," Strangers, Independent Television, 1981.

Crazy Colin Carstairs, "The Pulses Quicken," Fairly Secret Army, Channel 4 (England), 1984.

Crazy Colin Carstairs, "Romance Plughole," Fairly Secret Army, Channel 4, 1984.

Dr. Ian McCarran, "The Legend of Das Geisterschloss," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1984.

Jock McLeish, "Senior Citizen Caine," Minder, Independent Television, 1984.

McNeill, "Under Plain Cover," Cats Eyes, Independent Television, 1985.

"Fit," Cats Eyes, Independent Television, 1986.

Victor Baird, "Dead Giveaway," Taggart, Independent Television, 1988.

Detective chief inspector Cameron, "Seen to Be Done," The Bill, Independent Television, 1989.

John Breckman, "A Grand in the Hand," Casualty, BBC, 1989.

"Into Africa," Saracen, Central Television, 1989.

Bigmac, "Hard Times, Hard Men," Stay Lucky, Yorkshire Television, 1991.

Matthew Chapman, "Nowt but a Prank," Heartbeat, Independent Television, 1992.

Teacher, "Lesson," Rab B. Nesbitt, BBC, 1992.

Deputy chief constable Birman, "Manoeuvre 11," Between the Lines, BBC, 1993.

Keith Ballantyne, "Dead Water," Alleyn Mysteries (also known as Inspector Alleyn and Ngaio Marsh's "Alleyn Mysteries"), BBC, 1994, PBS, c. 1994.

Tam Devlin, "Dead Men Don't Wear Bunnets," Bad Boys, BBC, 1996.

Patrick Grainger, "Haunted," The Bill, Independent Television, 1999.

Charlie Maddox, "Predators," Badger, BBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The Castle, ABC, 1998.



Scotland on Sunday, January 19, 2003.

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